- Jan 7, 2020 5:13 pm GMT
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At the Consumer and Electronics Show (CES) yesterday, Toyota unveiled its concept of a smart city powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The city is a "living laboratory" and will have researchers and scientists living in it. They will conduct experiments relating to various aspects of city living, including robotics and mobility, in a real-world environment. Its groundbreaking ceremony will be held next year and the city will be situated at the base of Mount Fuji. As I mentioned earlier, the entire city is expected to be powered by hydrogen fuel cells. When I last checked, they were an expensive proposition, probably because they did not have sufficient economies of scale. I am guessing that the opportunity to work in a real-world environment will help Toyota develop methods and ways to make them more cost-effective for the grid.