Toyota Tundra PIE Pro Serves Pizza Hut Pizza to Go
Car and truck companies usually turn up to the SEMA show with tricked out sports cars and hot rods. And while Toyota showed up this year with a selection of upgraded Corolla hatches, they also brought along a custom built Tundra that makes pizza. Yep, you heard me right.
Built by Toyota’s Motorsports Technical Center, the Tundra PIE Pro is no ordinary full-size pickup. The truck’s bed has been fitted with a complete pizza-making operation which lets it crank out pies fresh and hot while making its way to its destination.
The truck has been equipped with a restaurant grade, high-speed pizza oven, a refrigerator, and a set of industrial robots. A ‘bot grabs an uncooked pizza from a fridge, and puts it in the oven, while another takes it out, slices it up, and even boxes it for delivery.
Oh, did I mention that it does this all without using any fossil fuels? That’s right, the Tundra PIE Pro truck has a hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrain, which means its only exhaust is water, so you can eat your pizza, and feel better about the environment while you eat it.
The Tundra PIE Pro was borne out of a challenge between the CEO of Toyota North America and the CEO of Pizza Hut, in what was sure to be one of the more entertaining idea sessions in the history of their businesses.