Last week, Peachtree Corners officials unveiled a partnership with telecommunications company Sprint to build a connected and autonomous vehicle transportation lab. This Curiosity™ Lab at Peachtree Corners will accommodate real-world research on the city’s 1.5-mile autonomous vehicle test track in Technology Park Atlanta. The partnership means companies working on autonomous vehicle technology will have access to the latest Internet of Things technology.
Groundbreaking for the track is expected to take place in February and it should be ready for companies to use this summer. Sprint’s 5G wireless technology, which is not widely available yet, will be a big draw, as will Peachtree Corners’ Prototype Prime business incubator, which was developed with Georgia Tech and is located near the track.
Peachtree Corners is investing $2 million in the track, and city officials predict the innovations and technologies that result from the lab, along with recognition of its groundbreaking research, will result in significant economic development.
Rendering of a portion of the autonomous vehicle track and its proposed route provided by the city of Peachtree Corners.