Grant Program Deploys Smart City Tech for a Variety of Purposes Around Georgia

A grant program under the direction of Georgia Tech, with support from Georgia Power and the Atlanta Regional Commission, among others, has awarded grants for the development of "smart community" technology.
June 15, 2018, 11am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"The next generation of transportation technology is to be developed in Chamblee and Gwinnett County, which on Tuesday were awarded cash grants and year-long technical support from a Georgia Tech research team," reports David Pendered. "They were among the four winners of the first Georgia Smart Communities Challenge."

"Chamblee intends to study the use of shared autonomous vehicles," according to Chamblee. Much of the potential benefit from autonomous vehicles is predicated on the idea of shared vehicles fleets.

Gwinnett County will take a different approach to transportation technology, studying and implementing technology "to improve safety and mobility along a 20-mile section of Peachtree Industrial Boulevard," according to Pendered.

Each grant is worth $50,000, along with $25,000 of researcher support. Chatham County and Albany won the other two awards, but their work will focus on sea level rise and housing, respectively.

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Published on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in SaportaReport
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