The hydrogen-powered city will be built in Japan
Toyota to realize Woven City to test solutions for sustainable mobility, smart home and artificial intelligence
In 2021 Toyota will start works to build hydrogen-powered “prototype city of the future.” Woven
City will be built in Japan in the Japanese prefecture of Shizuoka on a site of about 175 hectares
at the foot of Mount Fuji, not very far away from the headquarters of the automotive giant.
The mega “completely eco-sustainable” project was presented in recent days at CES in Las Vegas by President Akio Toyoda. Fuel cell technology will be used to energize the city where self-driving cars, new mobility forms, robotics, smart home technologies and artificial intelligence will be tested and developed.
The Japanese group explained that only “completely autonomous and zero-emission vehicles” will be used. There will be three different types of roads. Those intended for faster vehicles, others for vehicles traveling at lower speeds, those specific for micro mobility reserved for pedestrians and areas intended for the exclusive pedestrian traffic. Woven City is a “unique opportunity” to bring forth and grow the technologies of the future, “including a digital operating system for city infrastructure,” commented Toyoda from Las Vegas.
The new city, which will initially be inhabited by 2,000 residents, was designed by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels and will be built on the foundations of an automobile factory.
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08 January 2020 - 16:06 CET