A prototype city of the future in Japan will be build by Toyota

1 Day Ago, Ulrike Hahnich Schneider

Toyota disclosed the bold plan for what it will call "Woven City", in a relation to its origins as a loom manufacturer, at the big annual technology industry show, CES. The plan for a futuristic community on 175 acres (71 hectares) is a big step beyond proposals from Toyota's rivals.

LAS VEGAS: Toyota Motor Corp said on Monday it planned to make a prototype "city of the future" at the base of Japan's Mt. Fuji, powered by hydrogen fuel cells and functioning as a laboratory for autonomous cars, "smart homes," artificial intelligence and other technologies.

"It's hard to learn something new" .

Toyota did not disclose costs for the project, whose construction is scheduled to start next year, and which seeks to re-imagine a city, but executives said it had been extensively vetted and had a budget.

The plan for a futuristic community on 175 acres (71 hectares) is a big step beyond proposals from Toyota's rivals.

Executives at many major automakers have talked about how cities of the future could be designed to cut climate-changing emissions, reduce congestion and apply ..

Toyota said that it is open to partnerships with other companies looking to use the project as a testing ground for technology.

Still Toyoda acknowledged not all may see the wisdom of what could be an costly and lengthy project.

"You may be thinking, 'Has this guy lost his mind?'" Toyoda asked an audience in Las Vegas, to laughter. "'Is he like a Japanese version of Willy Wonka?' Perhaps."


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