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Toyota to begin construction of Futuristic Smart City in Shizuoka Prefecture in February

23:52 | 29/11/2020

(Construction) - Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corporation will break ground to construct a prototype of the smart city in Shizuoka Prefecture on February 23, 2021.

President Akio Toyoda revealed the schedule of the plan at the online press conference on November 6th. The company announced earlier a plan to develop a site of the car factory which is scheduled to close by the end of this year into a connected city experimentally introducing new technologies and services. Various experiments on autonomous driving, artificial intelligence, and robots will be conducted in the community.

Toyota to begin construction of Futuristic Smart City in Shizuoka Prefecture in February

Approximately 2,000 people, including the company's employees will live in the community called “Woven City”in the initial phase after completion. In addition to the elderly and children, inventors also lives and contributes to the creation of new ideas.

Woven City is expected to grow to a maximum of about 70.8 hectares. Danish architect Bjarke Ingels has been commissioned to design the city. Three traffic lanes, for automobiles, pedestrians, and small mobility vehicles will be constructed on the ground. According to the plan announced in January, the city will have wooden buildings with photo voltaic panels on the roof. All utilities including fuel cell power generation will be installed underground. (2020/11/11)

The Daily Engineering and Construction News of Japan

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