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Our MissionBuilding the Future Fabric of Life in a City as a Test Course for Mobility.
Woven City is a test course for mobility to realize our dream of creating well-being for all.
Starting from Susono by Mt. Fuji, we will conduct trials of new ideas for systems and services that expand mobility and unlock human potential.
Here we will build the future fabric of life.
Woven City Leaflet
Please check out this leaflet introducing Woven City.
Located in Susono City at the site of the former Toyota Motor East Japan, Higashi-Fuji plant, Woven City is how Toyota will integrate automobile manufacturing "Monozukuri" (craftsmanship) with the latest technologies.
- Site size:
- 708,000 sq. metre 175 acres
- Initial residents:
- 360 people
- Future residents:
- 2,000 people
Woven City will feature multiple types of above- and below-ground human-centered movement and navigation. To enable safe and efficient mobility, commercial deliveries, urban logistics, pedestrians, and personal and public transportation will each have a separate pathway.
On the surface of the city, there will be three distinct pathways. One for automated mobility, another for pedestrians, and a third for both pedestrians and personal mobility.
Beneath the ground, there will be a fourth pathway specifically for the movement of goods where the city's logistics network will also be installed.
Our definition of mobility goes well beyond cars and transportation. We have defined 12 distinct areas of daily life where we can further empower people, amplify their capabilities, and increase the ways that mobility can positively impact society.
President of Toyota Motor Corporation, Akio Toyoda believes, “As a global society we need to come together to heal, grow, learn, and create new possibilities for a collective future.” He also stated, “It is only through partnership and collaboration that we will realize the dream of not just mobility for all but a better quality of life for all. In fact, if it were up to me, I would add an 18th goal to the SDG's list - Happiness!”
CEO James Kuffner
Dr. James Kuffner received a Ph.D. from Stanford University Dept. of Computer Science Robotics Laboratory in 2000 and headed Google's Robotics Div. In 2016, he joined the Toyota Research Institute as CTO and since 2020 serves as Chief Digital Officer of Toyota's driving D/X. As CEO of Woven Planet Holdings, he aims to strengthen the business and technology of the Woven Planet Group companies and create safe mobility for how people live, work, learn, interact, communicate, and move in the future.
Senior Vice President, Woven Planet Holdings Head of Woven City Management Daisuke Toyoda
Daisuke Toyoda is a founding member of the Toyota Research Institute - Advanced Development (TRI-AD), and now a head of Woven City Management. He has worked to create an innovative environment that maximizes employee productivity. Currently, through Woven City, he continues to take on the challenge of creating a city realizing well-being for all. He also competes in endurance races to make ever-better motorsports-bred cars.
A safety prayer ceremony for Woven City Phase 1 was held
We participated in the 2022 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2022 KYOTO)
We participated in the “Community Friendship Festival - Susono” held in Susono City, Shizuoka Prefecture, where Woven City will be constructed
Rinnai and Toyota Start Exploring Hydrogen-Powered Cooking Methods
We hosted our first Woven City Diversity Event!
We want to partner with people who are as thrilled as we are to work on a mobility test course of the future. Success starts by celebrating and fostering our team member's individual skills, talents, and ideas.
Our mission is to engage with society in this unique community as we develop, build, and test applications and processes that will form the future fabric of life. Woven City welcomes a diverse array of inventors, engineers, designers, and organizations who are excited to work on a city built as a testing ground for mobility.