Smarter Government: Peachtree Corners, Ga., Puts Autonomous Vehicles in a Living Lab
Peachtree Corners, Ga., hosts one of the most advanced smart city test beds operating in a real-world environment in the United States. The city's Curiosity Lab industrial park manages autonomous shuttles that run a 3-mile segment of road, ferrying passengers across town every day. Along the way, Curiosity Lab integrates other tools, like video surveillance and communication devices, to augment the capabilities of the smart city network.
All of this is possible thanks to the roadway's robust 5G environment, established for the city by T-Mobile. Peachtree Corners City Manager Brian Johnson explains how it all comes together.
- Mike Mason, Mayor, Peachtree Corners, Ga.
- Brian Johnson, City Manager, Peachtree Corners, Ga.
- David Bezzant, Vice President, Public Sector, T-Mobile USA
- Joe Moye, CEO, Beep
- In Peachtree Corners, Ga., autonomous vehicles operate on a public road and interact with personal vehicles in a real-world test bed.
- The test bed environment is supported by a robust 5G network, and Peachtree Corners integrates smart city tools, like video surveillance, into that environment.
- The city plans to add more tools to the enterprise, potentially including drones, robots, connected lighting, connected buildings and more.