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    April 27, 2018

    Autonomous vehicle track and accelerator coming to Peachtree Corners

    Prototype Prime’s mascot, Proto, seen in an advanced vehicle prototype. (Design and photo by sQuishiepuss)

    The City of Peachtree Corners and Prototype Prime are proud to announce the creation of a city-owned and operated autonomous vehicle track and an Advanced Vehicle Technology Accelerator.

    The autonomous vehicle will operate on a 1.4-mile track within Technology Park, running from Peachtree Parkway to Spalding Drive. Construction will begin shortly and the track is anticipated to open by January 2019.

    The Advanced Vehicle Technology Accelerator is a partnership between Prototype Prime and TechConnectHub.com. The goal is to foster collaboration among major local brands, Fortune 500 companies, startups, and technologists, who will work with partners throughout the advanced vehicle ecosystem to focus on the transportation challenges of tomorrow. Companies interested in participating in the accelerator program can get involved by e-mailing Betsy Plattenburg at betsy@prototypeprime.com or submitting an inquiry at prototypeprime.com/vehicles.

    Prototype Prime will serve as the innovation, collaboration, and testing hub for the advanced vehicle project as the new track will be just outside of the building’s front door. With over 25,000 square feet of space, including a prototype design lab, Prototype Prime has the amenities and resources available to help startups and established companies dream, build, and scale the future of advanced vehicles together.

    “Advanced vehicles have the ability to improve the quality of life for people and success of businesses in many ways, and Prototype Prime is proud to be one of the innovators in this arena,” says Sanjay Parekh, Prototype Prime Co-Founder and Executive Director.

    TechConnectHub.com will provide open innovation scouting and bring industry expertise and a global network of corporate innovation leaders, who have real problems and solutions the tech community can work on, to the table.

    The National Highway Safety Administration anticipates that driving automation will go through multiple phases before being integrated with humans. The City of Peachtree Corners is already on the leading edge of smart city innovations having adopted lighting and parking solutions that enable its residents to take advantage of both the convenience and cost effectiveness of new technologies. Creating an autonomous vehicle track not only helps the city prepare for the future but also offers an opportunity for businesses to test new technology concepts.

    ABOUT US: Prototype Prime is an early stage technology incubator located in Peachtree Corners, GA, that focuses on hardware and software startups. The facility features a design & development lab, autonomous vehicle test track, flexible lease office space, a classroom, and a special events facility. The incubator is currently recruiting startups focused on advanced vehicle technologies. E-mail info@prototypeprime.com to become a member today, and follow Prototype Prime on social media @prototypeprime for the latest news and updates.

    About TechConnectHub.com: TechConnectHub.com helps companies access more than 43 tech-rich startup communities and a global Innovator’s Community of 1.5+ million techies, thought leaders, and researchers across the world. Our Corporate Innovation programs, such as micro-accelerators, bridge the gap between corporates with business needs and a tech community full of solutions. Using open innovation best practices, business needs are transformed into innovation challenges and scouted across a global Innovator’s Community to identify talent, opportunities, and technologies. PICK what’s interesting, PARTNER with the best, and PILOT solutions to accelerate innovation. E-mail Contact@TechConnectHub.com to request more information or to schedule a visit.

    Betsy Plattenburg
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