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.

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