Here’s What Makes Japan’s Futuristic City So Smart
The World Economic Forum released a video revealing Japan’s vision for the futuristic Woven City. The city will be a test track for smart mobility with three different roads: one strictly for autonomous vehicle roads powered and managed by AI, another green road for cyclers and scooters, and a third green road for pedestrians. Toyota calls the city a “living lab.” It will run on hydrogen fuel cell energy technology and solar power. Breakthroughs for logistics, agriculture and food, IoT and robotics, healthcare and education, payments and finance, and smart houses and smart offices will be tested in the city. Now more than one year into construction on a 175-acre land that used to be a Toyota factory, the city begins to take form at the base of Mount Fuji.
The President of Toyota, Akio Toyoda, said in January 2020 that Woven City will be a “prototype city where people, buildings, and vehicles are connected through data and sensors.” Under the concept of “mobility for all,” fleets of autonomous electric shuttles will deliver goods, homes made of wood will reduce carbon footprint, and residents will monitor their health using AI-powered sensors while robots assist people daily. The city is expected to be home to 2,000 people and act as a lab for scientists, engineers, and researchers to test the latest technologies in real urban environments.
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May 12, 2022 at 04:58PM