Curiosity Lab recently announced its strategic collaboration with Georgia Tech and Delta Air Lines to advance autonomous vehicle and infrastructure research.
Curiosity Lab is a 5G enabled autonomous vehicle and smart city living laboratory located in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, 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 explore emerging technologies.
The Georgia Institute of Technology is a leading technological university, that has more than 100 centers focused on interdisciplinary research that consistently contribute vital research and innovation to American government, industry, and business. Delta Air Lines is the U.S. global airline leader in products, services, innovation, reliability and customer experience.
As Georgia furthers its position as a testbed of autonomous mobility and smart city technology, Delta and Curiosity Lab’s collaboration will provide critical seed funding for Georgia Tech researchers. Equally important, the researchers will have access to the Lab’s one-and-a-half-mile autonomous vehicle test track and living laboratory.
As autonomous vehicle research advances across the world, Delta sees potential applications for autonomous cars, trucks or buses at airports and beyond. For example, autonomous vehicles could help customers make tight connections across an airport, they could deliver delayed baggage to customers or transport aircraft parts to airports. This program is thus an important part of the global airline’s strategy to invest in solutions that empower customers and employees, reduce the stresses of travel and redefine flying over the next five years and decades to come.
Debra Lam, Managing Director for smart cities and inclusive innovation at Georgia Tech. commented on the development “This is a wonderful example of industry-university-local government coming together to advance innovative solutions to the built environment and mobility. Providing access to such infrastructure will help our researchers test new technologies and further our mission of serving our community through innovation.”
Source: Press Release