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Curiosity Lab deploys digital displays to broadcast announcements

The pole-mounted, high-brightness screens share traffic-related updates, city announcements and other relevant information with the residents of Peachtree Corners

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The 5G-enabled autonomous vehicle and smart city living laboratory Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners has announced it is deploying high-brightness display screens to broadcast traffic-related updates, city announcements and other information.

 

The BoldVu screens provided by outdoor LCD display technology company LG-MRI feature 3,500 Nits daytime brightness, IoT-powered architecture, intelligent self-optimisation. The display units are enclosed in an environmentally sealed chassis which offer “extreme outdoor durability” and thermal management, the company reports.

 

Environmental factors

 

Each pole-mounted platform is equipped with an environmental sensor board to detect and track environmental factors, such as carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses. The sensor boards are currently monitoring Peachtree Corners’ local microclimate and generating anonymised traffic data as part of a research initiative with the Georgia Institute of Technology.

 

Formed in 2014, LG-MRI is a 50-50 joint venture between outdoor LCD technology company, Manufacturing Resources International, and consumer electronics giant, LG Electronics.

 

“Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners facilitates technology innovation by offering a real-world smart city ecosystem for testing,” said Betsy Plattenburg, executive director of Curiosity Lab.

 

“Peachtree Corners is building on its legacy of innovation while providing cutting-edge services for residents.”

 

“While budget is often a barrier to implementing smart city technology, BoldVu creates new opportunities for public-private partnerships where our displays can be funded through media partnerships or advertising,” added Eric Hornsby, vice president of sales, LG-MRI.

“Curiosity Lab offers a unique environment for us to continue enhancing our technology in a living environment where people live and work”

“LG-MRI’s BoldVu displays provide a significant first step towards becoming a true smart city, and Curiosity Lab offers a unique environment for us to continue enhancing our technology in a living environment where people live and work.”

 

Curiosity Lab said it is actively recruiting innovators working on mobility and smart city technologies. Infrastructure including 5G is available to test, demo and deploy new concepts.

 

Curiosity Lab is a 5G-enabled autonomous vehicle and smart city living laboratory located in Peachtree Corners, a northern suburb of Atlanta, Georgia.

 

The centrepiece of the lab is a three-mile test and demo track which seeks to provide a real-world environment to explore emerging technologies. Additional infrastructure includes a network operations centre, smart poles, DSRC units, dedicated fibre optic and a 25,000 square foot tech innovation centre.

 

BoldVu screens are designed, engineered, and manufactured in Alpharetta, Georgia.

 

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