DUBLIN, OH – Continuing to build its reputation as a world leader in smart mobility, including autonomous and connected vehicle research, Ohio is investing $15 million to install advanced highway technology along the Smart Mobility Corridor, a 35‑mile stretch of U.S. Route 33 in Central Ohio. Announcing the project today in Dublin, Gov. John R. Kasich said the state’s partnership with leading automotive research centers and local governments in the region will create an ideal proving ground to safely test innovative technologies that will change the way people and products are transported in Ohio and across the world.
At the conclusion of the event, a self-driving truck operated by Otto, a leading developer of self-driving vehicle technology, traveled from Dublin to East Liberty on the U.S. Route 33 Smart Mobility Corridor. Otto also plans for its truck to drive on the Ohio Turnpike later this week.
“Some of the world’s foremost automotive researchers are working here in Ohio, at both ends of this corridor, and this project provides them with the perfect location and state-of-the-art infrastructure for safely testing autonomous and connected vehicle technologies,” Gov. Kasich said. “Ohio has been at the heart of automotive manufacturing and innovation since the industry’s earliest days. Those ties strengthen with each passing year and innovations developed here will continue to build on our state’s historic role as a world leader in transportation technology,” he said.
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