May 17, 2020

Curiosity Lab announces strategic partnership with Smart City Expo Atlanta

Curiosity Lab
Smart City Expo
Atlanta
US
Sophie Chapman
2 min
Curiosity Lab to launch 5G autonomous lab
Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners has announced its partnership with Smart City Expo Atlanta (SCATL).

SCATL, which is the only US edition of the Smart...

Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners has announced its partnership with Smart City Expo Atlanta (SCATL).

SCATL, which is the only US edition of the Smart City Expo World Congress, has partnered with the lab to promote Atlanta’s autonomous mobility ecosystem.

“Startups and mature companies around the world are interested in using the Lab’s test track to better understand how their technology operates in a suburban community with people working and living around them,” stated Brian Johnson, City Manager for Peachtree Corners.

“Our partnership with Smart City Expo Atlanta offers companies the opportunity to demonstrate their technology firsthand and jumpstart the Expo.”

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“It will also provide citizens and conference attendees a glimpse of what the future test site will look like.”

Curiosity Lab also revealed the grand opening of its 5G enabled autonomous vehicle and smart city living laboratory.

“As the Southeast’s largest and most advanced technology hub, Atlanta is a natural location for the development of IoT, mobility, and smart city technology,” remarked Aarti Tandon, Co-Founder and CEO of Smart City Expo Atlanta.

“Our partnership with Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners is a transformative way to exhibit real-world IoT technology in action, and will help conference attendees visualize the future of their communities. We are thrilled to be working together on this cutting-edge demonstration.”

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May 17, 2020

Top 10 industries to be improved by smart city technology

Smart city
Technology
Transport
healthcare
Sophie Chapman
2 min
Which industries will be the improved by new innovations?
Forbes Technology Council has released a list of the top 10 industries and services to be improved by smart city technologies.

10. Healthcare

“A tru...

Forbes Technology Council has released a list of the top 10 industries and services to be improved by smart city technologies.

10. Healthcare

A truly smart city will impact the healthcare industry to ensure faster and more accurate healthcare delivery because residents will be more connected to their healthcare practitioners.

9. Public safety

“Public safety “can use real-time crime mapping to highlight patterns and anticipate crime before it occurs.”

8. Property management

“In a smart city, self-service will disrupt how we view and lease properties. Schedule an appointment, unlock the door with your phone, self-tour and ask a virtual assistant any questions.

7. Infrastructure maintenance

“Analysts say that 38 percent of all bridges in the U.S. are in need of repair and that it would take 80 years to complete it all.

6. Marketing and advertising

“This could take the form of a digital billboard that is customized to nearby people, hyper-focused notifications that entice customers to shop and purchase frictionlessly, or incentives to share and increase social chatter.

5. Water treatment

“One surprising innovation is in sewer-line routing, where sensors on the underside of manhole covers communicate with each other what the levels are.”

4. Urban planning

“Citizens will start demanding features and functions that will impact urban and real estate planners the most.”

3. Transportation

“It could also help fast-forward municipal regulations over whether to even allow ride-sharing tech, how to implement bike lanes, how many tour bus companies they will allow to operate, etc.

2. Commercial real estate

“From designing spaces for mixed use—blending nature, art and business for the gig society—to developing buildings through 3D printing, this is an amazing space to watch.

1. Clean energy

“These cities have a goal in mind—to be cutting-edge and advanced. In these times, it’s very difficult to do this without considering the cost to the environment, which is where clean energy alternatives, such as solar, come in.

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