- Toyota unveiled its self-driving e-Palette concept vehicle at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Monday.
- “Black Mirror” fans thought the vehicle resembled a self-driving pizza delivery vehicle that hits a pedestrian on an episode of the show.
- Toyota and Pizza Hut announced a partnership before the e-Palette reveal and suggested that the vehicle could be used to deliver pizza.
When Toyota unveiled its self-driving e-Palette concept vehicle at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Monday, the company touted the vehicle’s potential to serve as a multi-purpose delivery vehicle, mobile office, or storefront. Before the reveal, Toyota announced a partnership with Pizza Hut and suggested that the vehicle could be used to deliver pizza.
But fans of the show “Black Mirror” – whose episodes imagine dystopian futures based on modern trends and technology – were reminded of a similar-looking pizza delivery vehicle that hits a character in the episode “Crocodile.”
“We know how this goes,” the show’s Twitter account said in response to the e-Palette reveal.
“Nah, we aren’t Fence’s.
” Pizza Hut’s account replied, referring to the fictional pizza company whose autonomous vehicle strikes a pedestrian.
“Black Mirror” fans expressed their concern on Twitter.
Pizza Hut: doing design wrong since 2018 pic.twitter.com/HsFqw95fbR
— Cloud ????️???? Conjurer (@RODIem01) January 9, 2018
need i remind you of black mirror crocodile pic.twitter.com/GLybUdndu0
— becca ♡ (@instantpml) January 9, 2018