Japanese automaker Toyota is building a futuristic city full of tech gadgets for its employees.
Dubbed the “Woven City,” Toyota has enlisted the help of famed Danish architect Bjarke Ingels to construct a “prototype city of the future” capable of housing 2,000 of the company’s employees and their families. Located at the foot of Mount Fuji, the entire ‘city’ will be powered by Toyota’s own hydrogen fuel cell technology, and heavily features a whole array of technological gadgets developed by the company, including automated self-driving vehicles, in-home robots, and even sensor-based artificial intelligence that can “take care of basic needs and enhance daily life, creating an opportunity to deploy connected technology with integrity and trust, securely and positively.”
“We welcome all those inspired to improve the way we live in the future, to take advantage of this unique research ecosystem and join us in our quest to create an ever-better way of life and mobility for all,” said Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota.
Announced at CES, Toyota hopes to begin construction of the Woven City in 2021.
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