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A real modern city without people!

Last updated on: May 15, 2012 09:00 IST

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This will be a high tech city comprised of urban, suburban and rural environments and a mix of new and aging infrastructure.

Pegasus Global Holdings LLC has chosen Lea County and Hobbs in New Mexico as the location for the Centre for Innovation, Testing and Evaluation (CITE).

With an investment of $1 billion, CITE will be the first of its kind fully integrated test, evaluation and certification facility replicating a true modern day city in size and scope, without people.

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CITE will consist of a fully integrated physical facility modeled on a medium-sized American city, including its urban, suburban, and rural areas, built with standard roads, buildings, power, water, telecommunications and operating systems, says the Pegasus Global Holdings release.

CITE will be give clients the one-of-a-kind opportunity to test and evaluate their technologies in a facility that most closely simulates real-world applications.

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Image: City Lab is an above ground, unpopulated, fully operating, and real-world lab environment representative of a mid-sized American city.


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It will provide a proving ground for technologies arising from the federal laboratories, universities, not-for-profit technology centers, federal departments and agencies, and the private sector.

CITE will create 350 new direct jobs and it is expected to create more than 3,500 new indirect jobs through construction of the facility, supporting industry, and contractors, Pegasus Global Holdings release adds.

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CITE will be home to a transportation highway/road network consisting of both high-speed, urban canyon, suburban and rural roads permitting testing and demonstration of new Intelligent Transportation System technologies, which are advancing rapidly in Europe and Asia.

CITE will provide a highway infrastructure that will allow clients to test and evaluate unmanned vehicle technologies, traffic management systems, and vehicle-based applications without endangering other drivers.

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Homeland security is a key component of the plan for CITE, which will include a secure testing area for first responder technology with the benefit of proximity to the civil and commercial infrastructure.

A next-generation wireless infrastructure - terrestrial and satellite - is planned to serve CITE, permitting the development, installation, testing and commercialisation of high speed broadband technologies across all sectors of the economy.



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