Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners To Feature 1.5 Mile Test Track for Self-Driving Shuttles and More

The City of Peachtree Corners, Georgia has partnered with Sprint to build an intelligent vehicle test track featuring Sprint’s low-latency 5G technology combined with Curiosity IoT and micro-positioning. “Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners” will consist of a 1.5-mile (~2.5 km)  test track that will be used to develop and test self-driving shuttles in actual driving conditions, as well as act as a test bed for advanced vehicles and IoT services.

The 5G wireless connectivity will allow for the testing of vehicle-to-vehicle communication, vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, and “over the horizon” warnings.

“The addition of the 5G network is a big leap from our announcement last year in which we unveiled our plans for an AV track,” said councilmember Alex Wright. “Adding 5G will enable developers using the city’s test track the ability to develop and test the most advanced technologies in the industry.”

“This state-of-the-art lab will serve as a testing facility for the most advanced automotive technology,” said Ivo Rook, senior vice president of IoT and product development for Sprint. “This is much more than self-driving cars, Sprint is bringing together Curiosity IoT, micropositioning and HD mapping, all enabled by our upcoming mobile 5G network, to develop and test the most advanced technologies in the industry. We are honored to work with Peachtree Corners to drive AI, robotics and autonomous.”

Peachtree Corners’ Prototype Prime, a 501(c)3 non-profit incubator focused on early stage software and hardware technology startups, is actively recruiting startups who want to be among the first to deploy 5G.