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January 8 09:06

Toyota plans to build a "city of the future" in Japan

The company expects that up to two thousand people will be able to live in Woven City. 
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Toyota wants to build the city on a 175-acre site at the base of Mount Fuji, which would accommodate up to two thousand people who would be able to live and work on Toyota projects.
Construction will begin in 2021, with Danish architect Bjarke Ingels working on the project. Woven City will allow the people that live there to study and test autonomous vehicles, robotics, smart home technologies and AI in a real world environment, the company said.
UAVs will travel around the city, which will perform the functions of personal and public transport, and also as serve clinics and retail stores. The houses will be equipped with robotics and smart systems that will help monitor the health and wellbeing of residents.
Toyota did not discuss confidentiality or non-disclosure agreements, which most likely will have to be signed by the future residents of the concept city, as The Verge clarified.