This £8 Billion ‘Living Laboratory’ City Built For Just 2,000 People Is Nearing Completion

The plans to build Japan’s perfect sustainable metropolis at the foot of an active volcano are almost near to fruition.

Toyota has been painstakingly constructing Woven City. It was first displayed in 2021 on the island of Honsh?, not far from Mount Fuji. By the end of 2024, the first 2,000 residents would move in.

Known as a “mass human experiment,” Woven City will serve as a “living laboratory” where Toyota may test-drive early versions of its energy-efficient and renewable “E-palettes” autonomous cars.

Toyota anticipates collecting data from the deployment of these driverless vehicles, which are monitored by sensors placed in city streets, buildings, and lighting. They will be better able to recognize patterns in both pedestrian and car traffic as a result.

Plus, “smart homes” that run almost exclusively on hydrogen are anticipated to be a component of Woven City, which would cost £7.8 billion. This will help minimize emissions and make the futuristic housing as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible.

“Even on a small scale like this, building a whole city from the ground up is a unique opportunity to develop future technologies, including a digital operating system for the city’s infrastructure,” Toyota’s president, Akio Toyoda, said.

Furthermore, most of the city’s structures will be constructed using traditional Japanese woodworking techniques. However, even these labor-intensive, handcrafted processes will be executed by robots that are specifically engineered to accomplish these demanding tasks.

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