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Woven City: Futuristic City Costs $10 Billion Near Japan Mount Fuji

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Imagine a city that mirrors a futuristic world, nestled in the shadow of the majestic Mount Fuji on the island of Honshu. This visionary metropolis, aptly named Woven City, is on the brink of completion, thanks to the pioneering efforts of automobile giant Toyota.

A Glimpse into Tomorrow

In a world where science fiction often paints fantastical futures, Woven City promises a tangible glimpse into what lies ahead. Japan, a nation that has faced the devastating impact of nuclear weapons yet emerged as a technological powerhouse, is now home to this groundbreaking project.

The Woven City Blueprint

  • Autonomous Vehicles: At the heart of Woven City are its autonomous vehicles called E-palettes. These driverless cars will glide along dedicated lanes, separate from pedestrian and cyclist pathways. Toyota aims to collect valuable data on local traffic behavior through these innovative vehicles.
  • Smart Homes: The city’s smart homes, equipped with specialized sensors, foster seamless communication between residents, buildings, and vehicles. These interconnected dwellings combine traditional Japanese architecture with modern amenities.
  • Robotic Techniques: The construction of Woven City employs cutting-edge robotic techniques specifically designed for this purpose. The city’s initial inhabitants—primarily Toyota employees—will move in by the end of this year.
  • Sustainable Living: With a strong focus on hydrogen-based technology, Woven City strives to reduce emissions.
  • Three Types of Roads: The city’s roads will be categorized into three types: one exclusively for pedestrians, another for fast traffic, and a third for slower vehicles. Only zero-emission vehicles will ply these thoroughfares, ensuring a cleaner environment.

Architectural Vision

Toyota has entrusted the architectural vision of Woven City to Danish architect Bjarke Ingels. The total cost of this ambitious project stands at a staggering Rs 82,000 crore1.

As the first 360 citizens prepare to call this futuristic city home, we eagerly await the dawn of a new era—one where innovation, sustainability, and connectivity converge against the backdrop of Mount Fuji.


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