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A US transport research organisation has partnered with the Georgia Institute of Technology and Delta Airlines to advance autonomous vehicle (AV) and infrastructure research. Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners is a 5G-enabled autonomous vehicle (AV) test bed with a 1.5 mile AV track.
The deal will provide Georgia Tech researchers with access to Curiosity Lab’s test track and laboratory. The lab features dedicated fibre, smart poles and a network operations centre for researchers to track data from connected Internet of Things devices.
Betsy Plattenburg, executive director of Curiosity Lab, says: “Curiosity Lab also will provide those researchers an opportunity to collaborate with other industry leaders and focus their research on immediate challenges and results.”
Curiosity Lab says Delta is considering using AVs to help people make connections across the airport and delivering delayed baggage to customers.
Last month, Curiosity Lab partnered with Smart City Expo Atlanta to allow “mature companies” to use the test track to better understand how their technology operates in a suburban community.