Normally when we speak of a ghost or uninhabited city, it is because of some disaster, be it natural or otherwise, but Washington DC based tech firm is planning on creating a 20 sq mile ghost city at a cost of around $200 million. This is simply so it can test out new technology such as cyber security, self driving vehicles, smart power grids and traffic control. Because the city is empty, there is little chance of injuries etc and the research can take place under normal city conditions, just without the public getting in the way.
According to a spokesperson from Pegasus Global Holdings;
“The Centre 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.”