Atlanta Smart Corridor Evolves into a Springboard for Autonomous Vehicles, IoT and More

Originally Published by Jason Shueh, StateScoop

Atlanta’s new Smart Corridor is not a place for theoretical technology initiatives — it’s a research and development hub to scale proven technology across the city.

City CIO Samir Saini and Kirk Talbott, the executive director of the smart city initiative SmartATL, are adamant about that point. They don’t want the corridor to be conflated with the common city “innovation zones” that are often more about short-term experimentation than long-term strategy.

The Smart Corridor has become a testing ground for autonomous cars, an incubator for connectivity solutions and an expansion point for the Internet of Things, the two told StateScoop. The corridor runs roughly five miles along North Avenue in… read more