A few days back at CES 2020 event, Toyota announced that at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan, the company is planning to create a futuristic prototype city powered by hydrogen fuel cells on a 175 acre site. Toyota also revealed that if they become successful in creating such a city then they will dub it as Woven City. Right now, the company has a short term plan of creating a fully connected ecosystem of researchers for this project.
Toyota stated that mainly, the pool of researchers will focus on cutting-edge technologies that include autonomy, robotics, personal mobility, AI, and smart homes.
Akio Toyoda, President of Toyota Motor Corporation said: “With people, buildings and vehicles all connected and communicating with each other through data and sensors, we will be able to test connected AI technology.”
Toyota said that there will be three types of streets in this city so they have named the city as Woven City. There will be three types of streets. One street will be dedicated for faster vehicles, while another street will be dedicated to different lower speed vehicles and the third street will be dedicated to the pedestrians.
Bjarke Ingels, a well known Danish architect and his team will be designing the final layout of the city. It must be noted that this architect is very popular. In fact, he was the one behind some remarkable projects like two World Trade Center in New York, Google’s Mountain View and London headquarters, and Lego House in Denmark.
In order to make sure about the quality of life, there will be numerous sensors powered by AI to monitor the health of the residents even in their homes. Buildings will be made by using not only Japanese construction methodology but also modern age robotics. Moreover, the rooftops of all buildings will be equipped with solar panels that will generate electricity and hydrogen fuel cells.
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