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Curiosity Lab Ribbon Cutting: America's First 5G-Powered Smart City Tech Proving Ground to Awaken Cloud Robots, Autonomous Vehicles and More
[September 10, 2019]

Curiosity Lab Ribbon Cutting: America's First 5G-Powered Smart City Tech Proving Ground to Awaken Cloud Robots, Autonomous Vehicles and More

The City of Peachtree Corners is celebrating the grand opening of Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners - the nation's first intelligent mobility and smart city living laboratory powered by cutting-edge infrastructure and Sprint's (News - Alert) True Mobile 5G- where companies will prove out Internet of Things (IoT/connected device) applications and technologies that will change the way people live and the way businesses operate in the near future.

"Companies that are paving the way forward with next-generation IoT technologies have been missing one step in the development process: a living laboratory environment to test the technology that has graduated from a controlled laboratory environment," said Brian Johnson (News - Alert), city manager for Peachtree Corners. "Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners provides a first-of-its-kind, real-world testing environment to prove out these technologies - creating realistic conditions that enable robotics, artificial intelligence solutions, autonomous services and countless more use cases to be optimized and ultimately scaled for the suburban and urban landscapes of tomorrow."


  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 11
    • Lieutenant Governor of Georgia - Geoff Duncan
    • Secretary of State of Georgia - Brad Raffensperger
    • Mayor of City of Peachtree Corners - Mike Mason
    • President of Sprint Business- Jan Geldmacher
    • Chairman, President & CEO, Georgia Power - Paul Bowers
  • Autonomous Machines and Services - Illustrating the Future at Curiosity Lab
    • Olli, the world's first co-created, self-driving, electric shuttle, will transport guests - Local Motors
    • Autonodyne and Valqari
    • Teleoperated e-scooter - Tortoise
    • Humanlike service robot with artificial intelligence in the cloud and a virtual avatar - CloudMinds Technologies, Inc.
      • "Cloud Pepper" is a humanoid robot - customized by CloudMinds - based on SoftBank Robotics' "Pepper," the world's first personal humanoid robot.
      • "Cloudia" digital avatar is a branded virtual personality on screens used across retail, hospitality and additional industries.
    • Autonomous vehicles and leading automotive technologies from Kia:
      • The Kia HabaNiro concept car - featuring all-electric design, augmented reality experiences and autonomous driving capabilities
      • The Kia Telluride midsize SUV - with autonomous technologies
    • Mercedes-Benz will be at the event showcasing their MBUX
    • Smart Delivery-Only Kitchen Solution by REEF KITCHENS
    • Autonomous commercial lawnmowers - Greenzie
    • Smart light poles with built-in connectivity for smart city infrastructure - Valmont (News - Alert) Industries


  • Real-World Smart City Connectivity:
    • Future technologies will come alive with Sprint's groundbreaking connectivity, designed specifically for smart cities and IoT technologies
      • Curiosity™ IoT: A dedicated low latency network, coupled with an operating system purpose-built for IoT/connected devices and complemented by LTE (News - Alert)/5G/LPWA Cat M connectivity
      • Designed to generate invaluable business intelligence from massive amounts of test data generated by IoT devices
  • Smart Power Solutions: Georgia Power
    • Georgia Power has been instrumental in the development of the lab by delivering smart power solutions for electric vehicle charging, smart streetlights and more
  • Advanced Mobility Corridor:
    • A 1.5-mile track for testing autonomous vehicles and machines, complete with next-generation infrastructure - such as "smart pole" solutions and other fixtures with built-in sensors/small cells for connectivity
    • Pedestrian sidewalks and several bus stops are configured to demonstrate "smart transit" solutions
    • 13-degree slope with curve - critical for advanced autonomous machine use case testing
  • Technology Incubator Inside an Existing 500-Acre Technology Park:
    • 25,000-square-foot technology development space with hardware labs, classrooms, conference rooms and more facilities
    • Hotels, offices, retail locations and more facilities

Media/analysts interested in attending the grand opening ceremony can contact the City of Peachtree Corners public relations team at or by calling 310-374-6177.

About Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners

Curiosity Lab is a 5G-powered autonomous vehicle and smart city technology living laboratory located in Peachtree Corners, Ga. - a northern suburb of Atlanta. The centerpiece of the lab is a 1.5-mile test and demo track which provides a real-world environment to prove out emerging Internet of Things (IoT)/connected device technologies - from self-driving machines and services, cloud robotics to countless more applications that will redefine the way people live and businesses operate into the future. Additional infrastructure includes a network operations center, smart poles, DSRC units, dedicated fiber and a 25,000-square-foot technology incubator. Additional information can be found at

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