Toyota wants to give a new meaning to the term “company town.”
The Japanese auto giant said it will transform the 175-acre site of a former car factory into a “prototype city of the future” where it can test autonomous vehicles, innovative street design, smart home technology, robotics, and new mobility products on real people who would live there full-time.
The site, which will be designed by famed Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, will house up to 2,000 people and will break ground in 2021, said CEO Akio Toyoda at CES on Monday.
Toyota is calling the site “Woven City.”
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