Toyota looks to lead world in smart city tech with focus on mobility

Toyota Motor Corp. is aiming to become a world leader in smart city technology with its ambitious project to build Woven City, a fully-connected, human-centered city at the base of Mt. Fuji.

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted a rethink of how people move and live, and reinforced the need to create technology that supports “happy, healthy” human life, Toyota Chief Digital Officer James Kuffner said…

For countries like Japan, it is an urgent task to address the challenges posed by the graying of society such as mobility and healthy living. In Woven City, autonomous buses will transport people and smart homes with sensors will check the health of their residents.

Sustainability is also another key theme across the globe in the struggle for decarbonization to bring carbon dioxide emissions to net zero before or by 2050.