Toyota to Build Sustainable Smart City

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With the developing technology, different sustainable products and projects from many countries are being implemented day by day, but there are some that make us feel that we are not far from science fiction films. Here is one of them Japanese giant ToyotaThe city of the future, designed by Woven City project. 

Introduced at the CES 2020 (Consumer Electronics Show) held in Las Vegas in the past few days and will be installed near Mount Fuji. Woven City, It is planned to be the "prototype city of the future" with wooden buildings and autonomous vehicles.

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The smart city is the Danish architecture studio that is the architect of Google's headquarters in London and Silicon Valley, and the 2 World Trade Center in New York. BIG (Bjarke Ingels) will be designed by

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All kinds of high technology will be tested, planned to be powered by hydrogen sustainable smart city, at the foot of Mount Fujiwill be located on the 175-decare area where the old automobile factory is located.

Woven City will host 2000 people who will test vehicles, robotics and smart homes in a "real world environment".

Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor Corporation “Building a complete city from the ground up is a unique opportunity to develop future technologies, including a digital operating system for infrastructure, even on a small scale like this. With people, buildings and vehicles connected and communicating with each other through data and sensors, we will be able to test and maximize the potential of AI technology in both virtual and physical spaces.” said.

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The story of Toyota, one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world, is the story of Sakichi Toyoda, a revolutionary for the Japanese textile industry in the late 19th century. It begins with Japan's invention of the first automatic loom. Woven City, which is a Woven City in Turkish, got its name from here.

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The Woven City, which is planned to start in 2021, is planned to be built around a street network that will serve transportation at three different speeds.

Main streets will be used by autonomous vehicles including the Toyota e-Palette, smaller streets will be for bicycles, scooters and other personal transportation modes such as Toyota's i-Walk, and the third street will be fully pedestrianised.

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BIG founder Bjarke Ingels said, “The system built today, when everything is together, is not working. With the Woven City, we transform three components of a typical road into a new urban fabric: a street optimized for automated vehicles, a promenade for micro-mobility and a linear park for pedestrians.” says.

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I'm all to be found in the Woven City autonomous vehicles It will be powered by hydrogen and reflect Toyota's commitment to hydrogen fuel cell vehicles as the transportation solution of the future.

Unlike electric vehicles, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have a fuel tank instead of a battery. Here, oxygen reacts with hydrogen to produce electricity and water. This is a chemical reaction, but only water comes out of the vehicle's waste pipe. So the only emission is water, which means zero carbon, zero emissions. needed in the electrolysis of hydrogen renewable energy resources are used.

Located in smart city to sustainable architecture appropriately structured buildings, It will be built of wood with solar panels placed on the roofs.

The blocks will be arranged in groups around central courtyards that will be connected by avenues and pedestrianized linear parks.

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development, Toyota's robotic structure, It will include research and development areas for the development of 3D printing and mobility designs.

Alongside the Toyota facilities, there will be residences for employees, their families, scientists and retirees. Residential buildings will feature in-home robots to “meet basic needs and improve daily life,” and artificial intelligence-connected sensors to monitor occupants' health.

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The Community has renewable and sustainable energies as its energy source. solar energy, geothermal energy and will use hydrogen fuel cell technology. 

By simply 'reprogramming' existing streets Tokyo, New York, Copenhagen or Barcelona Re-establishing the balance between people, mobility and nature in different cities such as

The Woven City can serve both as a prototype for future cities and as a retrofit for existing cities.

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