Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners announced that Local Motors deployed its Olli electric autonomous vehicle shuttle on October 1 in its smart city living laboratory, a 1.5-mile-long autonomous vehicle test track. Olli is a smart, safe, sustainable transportation option suited for neighborhoods, campuses, hospitals and city centres.
The winner of Local Motors’ Atlanta Olli Fleet Challenge, the City of Peachtree Corners competed against several other municipalities, campuses and districts to propose a short-term, local use for Olli. Each entry was evaluated by a local panel of judges who selected Peachtree Corners due to its meaningful investment in Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners, an economic development initiative owned and funded by the City.
Launched on October 1, two Olli will shuttle Peachtree Corners residents and workers throughout Curiosity Lab’s 1.5-mile autonomous vehicle test track along Technology Parkway to various shops, office buildings and more. Launch attendees had the opportunity on Oct. 1 to take short rides on the driverless shuttle.
“We are excited to deploy Olli in Peachtree Corners and support the City’s and Curiosity Lab’s effort to further autonomous vehicle research and innovation,” said Vikrant Aggarwal, President of Local Motors. “We are pioneering the development of future mobility solutions, like Olli, and we look forward to providing an opportunity for the local community to experience true connected mobility and learn from this innovation.”
“Local Motors’ Olli is a perfect fit for Peachtree Corners and Curiosity Lab, and we’re excited to offer residents, workers and Lab users a fully autonomous vehicle experience,” said Brian Johnson City Manager of Peachtree Corners. “Olli demonstrates the future of autonomous vehicle technology, and Peachtree Corners is proud to collaborate with companies like Local Motors to further autonomous vehicle innovation.”