Here’s what makes Japan’s futuristic city so smart
Residents of Woven City will eat innovative foods based on cutting-edge molecular science. On April 26, Toyota signed an agreement with Nissin Food Products, known for its instant meals. Under the agreement, the company will develop “complete nutritional meals” for Woven City. Nissin says it will create delicious, healthy and personalized nutritional meals that go “beyond instant food.” These meals will provide all the necessary nutrients for residents while controlling calories, salt, sugar and fat. With these nutritious meals, Japan is testing solutions to address issues such as access to healthy and affordable food, food supply chain issues, food price inflation, and food waste issues.
Woven City’s energy projects are also progressing. In March 2022, Toyota signed an agreement with ENEOS Corporation to build the first CO2-free hydrogen production and supply system for Woven City. Hydrogen fueling stations will power industries, businesses, residents and fuel cell electric vehicles. Woven City will also use the Internet of Things, smartphones and the expanding network of connected devices to collect and analyze data. Powered by AI analytics, the data will reveal patterns and produce policies to help fight crime, reduce pollution, decrease traffic, prepare for weather events, and much more.