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Jacobs, Peachtree Corners, and Qualcomm Collaborate to Deploy Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything Technology in the City



Peachtree Corners and Qualcomm Technologies,

The city of Peachtree Corners and its Curiosity Lab utilize Qualcomm Technologies C-V2X solutions to enable advanced traffic efficiency and roadside safety

JacobsPeachtree Corners and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. today announced joint efforts to deploy end-to-end smart solutions in one of the nation’s first smart city environments powered by real-world connected vehicle technology and infrastructure. As a part of the working relationship, Qualcomm Technologies serves as ecosystem enabler by providing technology solutions, while Jacobs manages the installation commission project delivery. The program aims to demonstrate the continued momentum of smart cities and spaces, with Peachtree Corners serving as a model for other municipalities as they look to deploy smart solutions and programs.

Peachtree Corners is home to one of the nation’s most advanced smart city ecosystems, with smart connected technologies actively being developed and deployed in real-world conditions. Its Curiosity Lab is home to technology developers and companies enabling the future, while smart connected solutions are being deployed across the community, bringing the region to the forefront in the development of next-generation, Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. Jacobs, Peachtree Corners and Qualcomm Technologies are working together to deploy the company’s technology solutions, focusing initially on roadside infrastructure, traffic management and road safety, with the implementation of Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technology. As a part of the program, the city will work with Commsignia to feature roadside units (RSUs) equipped with Qualcomm Technologies’ C-V2X solution. Utility vehicles equipped with Qualcomm Technologies’ C-V2X solutions will also be utilized to demonstrate vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) direct communications.

The implementation of C-V2X within the smart city environment not only demonstrates the benefits of C-V2X communications in a real-world setting at scale but showcases C-V2X’s safety critical communication capabilities needed to meet the evolving needs of transportation.

“We are pleased to be working with Jacobs and Peachtree Corners to build out a progressive smart city deployment. This implementation further exemplifies the value and leadership in the Qualcomm® Smart Cities Accelerator Program ecosystem and streamlined end-to-end deployment model capabilities,” said Sanjeet Pandit, senior director, business development and global head of Smart Cities, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “This C-V2X program with the Curiosity Lab and Jacobs not only highlights the ability to implement digital road infrastructure to optimize traffic and enable safer streets across global cities, but our continued commitment to offer advanced solutions for traffic safety. This project is paving the way as an example of what communities can replicate and I expect these advanced end-to-end solutions to be an integral part of future smart city and smart connected spaces rollouts.”

“In addition to procuring, installing and testing the Internet of Things infrastructure, we’re bringing planning expertise to help Peachtree Corners realize its smart city vision,” said Jacobs People & Places Solutions Senior Vice President and Regional Director Tom Meinhart. “From procurement to closeout, Jacobs and our partners work to improve safety and connectivity, while enhancing digital infrastructure and smart capabilities in the city.”

C-V2X direct communication is designed to serve as a key feature for safety and mobility applications. Additionally, C-V2X aids in enabling cleaner and sustainable mobility alternatives as the technology is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions between 5-20%, according to the 5GAA.

C-V2X is globally compatible with 5G networks and complements other Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) sensors, such as cameras, radar and Light Detection and Radar (LIDAR). The C-V2X direct communications is designed to offer vehicles low latency communications for vehicles to broadcast to other vehicles, roadside infrastructure and, in the future and with further optimizations, to pedestrians and other vulnerable road users without the involvement of a cellular network, or cellular network subscription, by operating in globally harmonized 5.9 GHz ITS spectrum.

“We’re delighted to welcome Qualcomm Technologies to Peachtree Corners – reinforcing our shared leadership in bringing the smart city vision to life in the United States,” said Brandon Branham, assistant city manager and chief technology officer of Peachtree Corners. “We’ve always stressed the importance of smart connected infrastructure to support all parts of an ecosystem – from autonomous vehicles and shuttles deployed for residents, pedestrians crossing the road, smart traffic management, public safety to other areas of everyday life. Qualcomm Technologies’ industry-leading C-V2X technologies will greatly elevate our infrastructure, making it second-to-none for both technology developers and our residents as we connect more of society and business.”

Through the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program, Qualcomm Technologies has acted as a catalyst in enabling end-to-end smart deployments and the digital transformation of smart cities and smart connected spaces globally.  Peachtree Corners intends to roll out additional smart solutions in the future by collaborating with Qualcomm Technologies smart cities ecosystem and Qualcomm® IoT Services Suite verticals.    

For more information on the Peachtree C-V2X project, please log onto Qualcomm C-V2X site. To schedule a briefing with city leadership, contact Peachtree@GoDRIVEN360.com.

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Gwinnett County Solicitor-General Brian Whiteside to hold records restriction info session at Juneteenth Celebration



The Gwinnett County Solicitor General’s Office will be compiling information from eligible past defendants for records restricting purposes, as well as instructing individuals on how to get their records restricted at the Juneteenth Kickoff Celebration hosted by The Promised Land Community on Saturday, June 12, 2021, from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. at 4540 Lee Rd SW Snellville, Ga. 30039.

Records restriction means that eligible misdemeanor records on your criminal history report are restricted from public view. Your criminal history may be restricted if you meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Arrested in Gwinnett County jurisdiction.
  • Must not be convicted/found guilty at trial.
  • Did NOT plead guilty/nolo contendere.
  • Certain misdemeanors while under the age of 21.
  • Completed a Pre-Trial Diversion Program.
  • Completed “First Offender” case.

The Juneteenth Kickoff Celebration is free and open to the public.

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View Board of Commissioners meeting on Facebook Live



You can now watch Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners meetings on Facebook Live at @GwinnettGov. Broadcasting meetings on Facebook Live is another way to connect with residents and keep them informed about their County government. People without Facebook can still watch the Board of Commissioners meetings live on TV Gwinnett or stream them online at TVGwinnettLive.com.

See the full list of upcoming Board of Commissioners meetings.

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City’s History Book Now Available



From a farming settlement to a technology mecca, Peachtree Corners has a rich history.

Centuries ago, Native Americans roamed the land bordered by the Chattahoochee River, later strong and resilient families settled in the area and farmed the fertile land.

The history of its storied past has been captured in the community’s first history book. The book titled Peachtree Corners, the History of an Innovative and Remarkable City 1777-2020, is filled with stories of long ago. Numerous historical photographs add to the story of the community’s rich past. The 230-page coffee table-style book is now on sale in the city’s online store.

Well-known author Carole Townsend tells the story of the early days when the Creek Indians claimed the land as their own, then takes the reader on a journey of the early settlers through the eyes of long-time residents who recall farm life. That life was often hinged on a good crop year which determined if the farmer’s children would have new shoes for the coming school year.

The city’s history ends with its modern-day transformation that began in the 1970s when Georgia Tech engineer and developer Paul Duke began purchasing land for Technology Park and the surrounding community.

“This book thoughtfully recounts the past and present of our community through personal narratives of the people who lived here and knew it best,” said Mayor Mike Mason. “It’s their memories and photographs that we set out to capture and preserve.”

The book is available for purchase on the city’s online store. Autographed copies available while supplies last. 

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