Automotive technology

World’s First Automotive Infrastructure Technology Lab Celebrates First Anniversary; Announces the creation of the iATL partner alliance

ALPHARETTA, Georgia – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – The first tech lab bringing together automotive manufacturers, cellular network operators, traffic technology companies, semiconductor manufacturers and transport ministries to develop connected vehicle applications marked its first year of functioning.

The Infrastructure Automotive Technology Laboratory (iATL ™) opened on January 10, 2020 before the COVID pandemic, but quickly adapted to continue the development of connected vehicle safety applications. During the year, iATL continued its mission by transforming part of the laboratory into a television studio so that partners could virtually continue development activities.

The creation of the iATL Partner Alliance was also announced. The Alliance is made up of public and private organizations either directly connected to the laboratory or actively supporting the development and deployment of connected vehicle technology. (A list of the Alliance’s founding members is below.)

“Audi is excited to partner with public and private iATL stakeholders, together creating the future of connected vehicle safety innovations,” said Brad Stertz, director of government affairs at Audi of America. “With iATL’s partner organizations, we are able to introduce cellular vehicle-to-all (C-V2X) technologies that alert drivers when they approach school zones or buses, thus protecting children. In the future, when the C-V2X becomes available to the public, it will provide an immediate benefit to vulnerable road users.

“ITS America is proud to join the iATL Partner Alliance,” said Shailen Bhatt, President and CEO of ITS America. “The development and deployment of connected vehicle technology is the best tool in our toolbox for saving lives on American roads. ”

“AT&T is thrilled to be a founding member of the Alliance and the exclusive communications provider for iATL,” said Brian Greaves, AT&T AVP for Connected Car Solutions. “As a pioneer of IoT and vehicle communications, AT&T is proud to work with iATL and its Alliance members to make roads safer through solutions that improve driver awareness and support road users. vulnerable road. ”

“Qualcomm Technologies views the iATL partner alliance as an essential development to help put C-V2X on the road,” said Jim Misener, senior director, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “The alliance galvanizes the parties stakeholders in the Atlanta area and will help attract technology interests from across the country. We look forward to being part of this strategic alliance.

In 2020, several new connected vehicle applications and related products were announced, developed and deployed, including: (For a full list, visit

  • Priority to virtual transit buses (Georgia and Massachusetts)

  • Bike Detection and Platoon Priority for Traffic Lights (California)

  • Virtual Acceptance Testing and Certification of Intelligent Transportation Systems (California)

  • Emergency Vehicle Preemption Performance Monitoring System (Georgia)

  • Advanced Compatibility of Remote Smart Traffic Corridors (Hawaii)

  • FCC C-V2X Experimental License Program (Georgia, Texas)

  • Safety application for school buses in connected vehicles (Audi)

  • School zone safety application connected vehicle (Audi)

“IATL’s impressive list of accomplishments in 2020 despite the pandemic shows what a group of talented people can do when given the opportunity in the right environment, whether in person or virtually,” said said Bryan Mulligan, executive director of iATL. “The year 2021 promises to bring even more exciting innovations and partnerships. ”

The 4,400 square foot facility includes dozens of different types of electronic devices that control everything from traffic lights and school zone safety beacons to electronic crosswalks. Automakers and others can develop interactive safety applications that interact with devices in the lab and on roads within 5 miles with connected infrastructure.

Founding members of the iATL Partner Alliance

Audi of America


Applied information

Carbon film

Alpharetta City

Connex2x, Inc.


Golden wings

Grand North Fulton Chamber of Commerce

Holland and knight

JAM Services Inc.

Industrial remote monitoring, Inc.

STI America


Morris, Manning & Martin, srl

National Association of Electricity Manufacturers (NEMA)

NexTech Systems, Inc.,

North Fulton Community Improvement District


Master of the way

Pope & Earth

Ocean State Signal Company Inc.

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Ridar Systems

Traffic control company

Temple, Inc.

To learn more about the iATL Partner Alliance and to apply for membership, visit

About iATL

The Infrastructure Automotive Technology Laboratory, iATL ™, is the first facility in the world to develop connected vehicle applications for vehicles and traffic control devices such as traffic lights. The main function of iATL is to serve as an engineering technical facility to test the functionality and performance of vehicle applications connected between transport infrastructure and motor vehicles, infrastructure and road users. vulnerable, motor vehicles and vulnerable road users and other configurations. The iATL is surrounded by more than 120 connected devices operating in the city of Alpharetta, Georgia, which offer a diverse range of topography, flora, seasonal weather and construction for real-world testing in normal traffic. IATL is sponsored by Applied Information, Inc. For more information, visit

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IATL opening video:

5GAA video of some iATL connected vehicle projects: