Toyota unveils transportation solution for 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo

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Southwest Airlines has taken the Boeing 737 Max out of its schedule through November. Southwest is the largest U.S. operator of the Boeing jets. It comes after similar cancellations from United and American Airlines. The planes have been grounded since mid-March after two fatal crashes. Regulators have not yet said when they will allow the 737 Max to return to the skies. Southwest is also pausing pilot hiring and promotions because of the grounding.

Thousands of people will travel to Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Olympics, and Toyota has unveiled a new solution to help transport them around the city. It has designed the APM, or accessible people mover, to provide mobility for all. Toyota will deploy 200 of the vehicles to operate around the events. Each will hold 6 passengers and can be modified to accommodate wheelchairs. Toyota says the vehicle is designed to include the elderly, families with young kids and people with disabilities

Soccer star Alex Morgan is looking to launch a female-focused media company. She says it will focus on content for girls that is created by female athletes. The media venture does not yet have a name. Morgan is co-captain of the U.S. women's soccer team that just won its second World Cup.

 

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