Toyota is scoping out a new frontier: lunar rovers.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is teaming up with the automaker to build a six-wheeled self-driving transporter that can carry two humans for a distance of about 6,200 miles (10,000 km). They are aiming to land a vehicle on the moon in 2029.
The announcement comes less than a week after Tesla co-founder Elon Musk’s SpaceX docked a craft at the International Space Station. Toyota’s fuel cell technology will power the rover, which will be big enough for two astronauts. They will be able to take their suits off and live in the vehicle as they explore the lunar surface, said Shigeki Terashi, an executive vice president at Toyota.