Toyota To Present Prototype 'city Of The Future' At CES 2020

Posted: Jan 6 2020, 6:01pm CST | by , in CES

Toyota to present prototype 'city of the future' at CES 2020

The Japanese carmaker will reveal its concept for a sustainable smart city.

The annual Consumer Electronics Show is just hours away and exhibitors are gearing up to present all of their latest products and concepts.

Among the biggest companies to walk the show from January 7 to 10 are automakers including Toyota Motor.

Toyota has just unveiled its plans to build a prototype "city" of the future at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. Mt. Fuji is perhaps the most iconic mountain in the country.

The company said its planned city of the future will be called Woven City and it will span 175 acres of space. The city will provide a fully connected ecosystem that is powered by hydrogen fuel cells.

The city will have three street designations: for faster vehicles only, for a mix of lower speed, personal mobility and pedestrians, and for a park-like lane for pedestrians.

Despite being futuristic, Toyota said the buildings of the city will be made mostly of wood, building on the company's sustainability initiatives.

Woven City will be home to full-time residents and researchers specializing in autonomy, robotics, personal mobility, smart homes and artificial intelligence, Toyota said.

Residents will be able to navigate the city through fully-autonomous, zero-emission vehicles.

"Building a complete city from the ground up, even on a small scale like this, is a unique opportunity to develop future technologies, including a digital operating system for the city's infrastructure," Toyota Motor President Akio Toyoda said in a statement.

Toyota will be inviting other commercial and academic partners from across the globe to come to Woven City and work on their own projects.

The CES 2020 is coming up in a few hours, so make sure to catch the latest updates on the biggest consumer electronics trade show at I4U News’ dedicated CES 2020 News Hub.

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