Prepare His Royal Highness Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince and chairman of NEOM, has built a network of smart cities in which there will be no cars or roads.
This network of smart cities is called The LineBecause they organize future highly connected societies.
The Line is part of NEOM, a $ 500 billion project that was announced in October 2017.
According to His Royal Highness, the project provides high-speed transportation solutions, facilitating mobility, along with autonomous vehicles, and urban planning that ensures that basic facilities, such as schools and medical clinics, are no more than five minutes’ walk away.
The project organizers said in a press release: The journey is expected to take no more than 20 minutes.
A million people should live within The Line, which stretches 170 kilometers and is 100 percent clean energy.
The city is focused on nature, with a pedestrian layer on the roof and two additional layers, for infrastructure and transportation, hidden underneath.
In addition, the organizers claim that artificial intelligence will be able to monitor the city and use data and predictive models to discover ways to improve everyday life.
This city is one of the most complex and challenging infrastructure projects in the world, construction is supposed to begin this quarter, and it forms part of Saudi Vision 2030, a project designed to create 380,000 jobs and 180 billion Saudi riyals ($ 48 billion) in GDP. Total by 2030.
Many governments and companies have tried to build smart cities over the years, the most famous of which is Songdo, a technology-fueled city built 40 miles west of Seoul, the capital of South Korea.
Singapore and Barcelona have both tried to modify their cities with sensors that can monitor energy use, air quality and parking spaces.
Sidewalk Labs, a company owned by Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has set up a smart neighborhood in Toronto called Quayside.
Sidewalk Labs abandoned the project in May due to unprecedented economic instability and faced the smart neighborhood Quayside is resistance from Toronto residents, privacy professionals, and technology industry members throughout the planning process.