Toyota Is Going To Build A Futuristic 175-Acre ‘Woven City’

Toyota announced at CES 2020 that it is building a futuristic city at the foot of Mount Fuji in Japan on a 175-acre plot.

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The city will be named “Woven City” and house roughly 2,000 people. The goal is for it to serve as a research and testing bed for autonomy, robotics, personal mobility, smart homes, and artificial intelligence technology.

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Toyota is also leaving an open invitation for commercial and academic partners to work with them in hopes that individual scientists and researchers will take advantage.

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Toyota went into specific detail about plans for the materials and housing:

The city is planned to be fully sustainable, with buildings made mostly of wood to minimize the carbon footprint, using traditional Japanese wood joinery, combined with robotic production methods. The rooftops will be covered in photo-voltaic panels to generate solar power in addition to power generated by hydrogen fuel cells. Toyota plans to weave in the outdoors throughout the city, with native vegetation and hydroponics.

Residences will be equipped with the latest in human support technologies, such as in-home robotics to assist with daily living. The homes will use sensor-based AI to check occupants’ health, take care of basic needs and enhance daily life, creating an opportunity to deploy connected technology with integrity and trust, securely and positively.

The automaker is aiming to break ground on this project in 2021 in order to begin filling it with company employees and their families, retired couples, businesses, scientists, and industry partners.