Peachtree Corners, US is preparing
Peachtree Corners was created in the 1960s by developer Paul Duke, who saw opportunity in the brain drain that–at the time–meant Georgia Tech grads typically headed North and West in search of jobs. Duke’s planned community attracted firms like General Electric and Scientific Atlanta (which was by Cisco Systems in 2005).
Today, city officials are capitalizing on the advent of the driverless revolution to appeal to a new generation of talent and companies. Peachtree Corners plans to upgrade 1.4 miles of Technology Parkway, the city’s main street, to pilot a driverless shuttle service. Together with its partners, Prototype Prime, a city funded tech incubator, Partnership Gwinnett, and engineering firm Atkins, the city will soon begin its search for a vendor but has already earmarked $2 million for the design and procurement process.