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The car’s gull-wing doors flew open, and my team and I hopped inside, a swell of triumphant music and dry-ice underscoring our journey into the future.

It’s all true, every word — except for the dry-ice part. And the music was probably just in my head.

Autonomous vehicle (AV) technology is the wave of the very-near future, and competitive regions everywhere, including Atlanta, are preparing their infrastructure to make the most it.

Internet of Things technologies have been positioned as the cure-all for numerous urban challenges ranging from public safety to sustainability commitments to transportation issues. Cities are increasingly using IoT both reactively — to address obstacles like crime as they arise — and proactively — to collect and analyze data and inform future policy. But understanding and tackling these complex obstacles requires not only deploying the technologies, but the know-how and experience of experts in each of these sectors.

The proliferation of smartphones in the last 10 years has turned industries sideways and made convenience ubiquitous. But smartphones and traffic often draw a negative connotation, because of distracted driving. While that will likely stay a growing problem for years to come, the city of Atlanta and a Suwanee technology company are finding ways use your smartphone and smart car to make traveling safer.

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