Woven City on Mt. Fuji is the Toyota City of the Future
At this year’s CES event in Las Vegas, Toyota revealed that it plans to build a unique city prototype at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. Called Woven City, this Toyota city of the future will leverage fuel-cell technology to create an interconnected ecosystem that Toyota calls a “living laboratory.”
“Building a complete city from the ground up, even on a small scale like this, is a unique opportunity to develop future technologies, including a digital operating system for the city’s infrastructure,” says Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda.
Woven City will be designed by Bjarke Ingels, whose Bjarke Ingels Group has designed everything from 2 World Trade Center to Google HQ in London and Mountain View. The city will be fully sustainable and make full use of robotics and artificial intelligence to benefit residents. Fully autonomous, all-electric Toyota vehicles like the Toyota e-Palette will provide transportation.
The Toyota city of the future concept is expected to accommodate 2,000 people at the jump, which will include industry partners, scientists, retailers, and Toyota employees and retirees. The groundbreaking is expected to take place early next year.
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