Sometimes it seems that the fantastic city of the future, based on the use of high technology will never be created and will remain dreams, because in order to “modify” the modern city requires huge resources! However, the Chinese company Baidu plans to create a “future city” from scratch in just 100 kilometers from Beijing.
The construction of the city will be produced in the framework of the new economic zone Xiongan New Area, which is intended to be a test site to test new technologies associated first with artificial intelligence technologies. Large-scale urban project pursues several objectives. First, to relieve the extremely densely populated Beijing, and secondly, to create “environmentally friendly and technologically advanced city.” Initially, the city area will be 100 square kilometers and will eventually be expanded to 2,000 square kilometers. This area can accommodate from 2 to 2.5 million people.
In the new town provides for a fundamentally new infrastructure with the use of smart public transport and driverless cars, to the first test which Baidu has already begun. In addition, many urban facilities and communications will be managed by a special neural network with the capabilities of artificial intelligence.