The Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners was recently named the winner in the transportation category in the third annual ID C Smart Cities North America Awards for its connected and autonomous vehicles project. (Courtesy City of Peachtree Corners)

Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners wins Smart Cities Award

The 5G-enabled 1.5-mile autonomous vehicle test track and smart city laboratory, Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners, was recently named the winner in the transportation category in the third annual ID C Smart Cities North America Awards for its connected and autonomous vehicles project.

Curiosity Lab was one of 11 category winners receiving awards for a wide range of categories including civic engagement, smart buildings, adaptive signal control technology and transportation.

“We have created an environment where new AV and smart city technologies can be tested and perfected. Our city is the first in the United States to offer a real-world test track for autonomous vehicle research,” said Peachtree Corners Mayor Mike Mason.

“Curiosity Lab is a unique economic development investment that helps advance new technologies and grow the employment base of the city,” said Betsy Plattenburg, Curiosity Lab’s executive director. “We have had interest in testing from both startups and Fortune 500 companies.”

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