Self-driving vehicle testing expands on Ohio's Smart Mobility Corridor via new partnership

A new public-private partnership entered by Ohio State University (OSU) and the city of Dublin, Ohio, is bringing new connected and self-driving vehicle research to the state’s Smart Mobility Corridor.

A partnership between Dublin, OSU, the Transportation Research Center (TRC), and the Intel-owned software firm Wind River will look to “develop strategies and technologies that safely and securely increase the pace, quality, development, testing, and deployment of self-driving and other connected vehicle technologies,” according to a June 7 announcement from Wind River. The alliance builds on two years of self-driving vehicle technology research in Ohio, a state that has begun to make a name for itself in an emerging technology sector.

Gov. John Kasich committed $15 million towards a Smart Mobility Corridor along U.S. Route 33 in December to serve as a live research environment for self-driving vehicles, while TRC, the nation’s largest transportation testing facility and home to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Research and Test Center, also operates out of the region.

Read the full story at statescoop.com.

Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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