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Toyota Wants to Build the City of the Future in Japan

Toyota plans to break ground on the "Woven City" future city prototype in 2021.
January 8, 2020, 12pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Toyota revealed plans to build a prototype 'city' of the future on a 175-acre site at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan," according to a press release coinciding with the announcement at CES in Las Vegas.

"Called the Woven City, [the prototype city] will be a fully connected ecosystem powered by hydrogen fuel cells," according to the press release

"Envisioned as a "living laboratory," the Woven City will serve as a home to full-time residents and researchers who will be able to test and develop technologies such as autonomy, robotics, personal mobility, smart homes and artificial intelligence in a real-world environment."

The press release includes details on the master plan of the city, including a scheme to create a taxonomy of street types based on vehicle speeds. Details on how the city would achieve sustainability are also included.

Hat tip to Katie Pyzyk, who reports the news including details of the company's presentation at CES.

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Published on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 in Toyota
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