The Infrastructure-Automotive Technology Laboratory (iATL) opened in January this year. It is the world’s first laboratory to help connected and autonomous vehicles talk to traffic signals. Here, Bryan Mulligan, president of Applied Information and executive director of iATL, provides an exclusive tour of the new tech hub.
Based in Alpharetta, Georgia, USA, the 4,400ft2 facility includes dozens of different types of electronic devices that control everything from traffic signals and school zone safety beacons to electronic crosswalks. Auto makers will be able to develop interactive safety apps that interact with the devices and cellular network operators will work out communications including 5G.