Toyota announced it will build a prototype city of the future in Japan

Written by on January 29, 2020

Japanese automaker Toyota announced it is planning to build a prototype “city of the future” at the base of Japan’s Mt. Fuji, powered by different hydrogen fuel cells and functioning as a laboratory for autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, “smart homes” and other technologies.

During the Monday CES technology industry show, the Japanese company unveiled its plan and pointed out that the development, to be built at the site of a factory that will be closed will be called “Woven City,” which is a reference to Toyota’s start as a loom manufacturing plant. Toyota also said that this city would serve as a home to full-time researchers and residents.

Executives of some of the most important automakers in the world have been talking over the last few years about how cities of the future could be designed to cut climate-changing emissions from buildings and vehicles, apply internet technology to everyday life and also reduce congestions in big cities.

Toyota’s plan to build a futuristic community on 71 hectares represents a major step beyond what some of its competitors have proposed.

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