Called the Woven City, it will be a fully connected ecosystem powered by hydrogen fuel cells.
Envisioned as a "living laboratory," the Woven City will serve as a home to full-time residents and researchers who will be able to test and develop technologies such as autonomy, robotics, personal mobility, smart homes and artificial intelligence in a real-world environment.
"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. With people, buildings and vehicles all connected and communicating with each other through data and sensors, we will be able to test connected AI technology... in both the virtual and the physical realms... maximizing its potential," said Akio Toyoda, president, Toyota Motor Corporation.
This state-of-the-art facility is representative of Toyota’s ‘Built for a Better World’ brand promise, where innovation and technology converge to improve the future of our precious planet. Commenting on the Woven City, Steve Tormey Toyota Ireland CEO said: “The Woven City is an incredible and totally unique opportunity for Toyota and the world at large.
Innovation is at the heart of Toyota and the cornerstone of the brand’s DNA and our plans for the Woven City is a real testament of that. By creating a fully connected ecosystem powered through hydrogen fuel cells we are cementing Toyota’s place as being a leader not only in the motoring field but also in additional technologies including robotics, personal mobility, smart homes and artificial intelligence. We look forward to the creation of the Woven City and to continue to play our part in creating a better world for our children’s children.”