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See the site of the future autonomous vehicle test track, which will run on Technology Parkway from Spalding Drive to S.R. 141.

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Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners

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Project Description

The City of Peachtree Corners is currently constructing Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners , a 1.5-mile intelligent mobility and smart city laboratory featuring Sprint’s 5G and IoT technology. This state-of-the-art living laboratory is located within a 500-acre technology park in metro-Atlanta and Diagram of cars with curb, gutter, and sidewalk information.offers a unique opportunity for testing to be done in a 5G and IoT environment that includes interaction with real-world vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The lab’s 5G wireless network coupled with its dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) channels also allows for companies to test Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communications. Smart poles with video cameras are located throughout the laboratory to provide complete video coverage as well as a location to install additional technology as needed. As a strategic partner, Sprint provides subject matter experts at no charge to startups and other companies who want to explore emerging technologies and 5G utilization.

The autonomous vehicle test track has a slight elevation change, a curving alignment and tall, mature trees that provide shade variation. There is one three-way intersection which has stop sign traffic control but can be transitioned to a traffic signal for testing purposes. There are 18 driveways along the northbound side of the track, with one additional side road intersection. The southbound side includes two side road intersections and 13 driveways.  The track includes two vehicular lanes for bi-directional traffic and two outside lanes for testing of autonomous vehicles and intelligent mobility technologies.

Aerial view of Technology Park with a colored line indicating the proposed vehicle track.Also located along the laboratory is Prototype Prime , a city funded technology incubator that provides 25,000 square feet of innovation space for early stage software and hardware startups as well as companies who want to move from ideation to proof-of-concept testing to commercialization. A network operations center at Prototype Prime allows for the monitoring of all video feed and data collection from the connected DSRC units and IoT devices.

The test track and the associated transportation and smart city technologies within the laboratory are all owned, operated, and regulated by the City. This single point of contact eliminates bureaucratic red tape and expedites the speed with which a company can conduct testing or organize a demonstration.

For more information contact Betsy Plattenburg, Executive Director, via email at:  betsy@prototypeprime.com, or by phone at (470) 550-1727.