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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

  • Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners, powered exclusively by True Mobile 5G from Sprint, enables companies to prove out emerging technologies in a living environment with smart city infrastructure, next-generation connectivity and real-world conditions
  • Sprint’s groundbreaking Curiosity™ IoT dedicated network and advanced operating system, poised to enable a new world of applications
  • Kia autonomous vehicles, CloudMinds robots, Olli self-driving shuttles, Valqari drones, Greenzie autonomous lawnmowers, Valmont smart light poles, Tortoise teleoperated e-scooters to illustrate the future
  • Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan to open Sept. 11 ribbon cutting ceremony for 1.5-mile autonomous test track located within existing 500-acre technology park; 9:30 a.m. EST

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#5G–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 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, 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 GeorgiaGeoff Duncan
    • Secretary of State of GeorgiaBrad Raffensperger
    • Mayor of City of Peachtree CornersMike Mason
    • President of Sprint BusinessJan Geldmacher
    • Chairman, President & CEO, Georgia PowerPaul 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
    • Autonomous drones delivering packages – 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 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/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


City of Peachtree Corners – Communications


Jacob Hamilton

O: 404.929.0091 ext. 203

M: 678.863.9860


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