ODOT Autonomous Vehicle Testing Includes Smart Corridor Truck Applications

U.S. Route 33 will likely host truck platooning exercises in the future as research at Ohio’s Smart Mobility Corridor continues, according to James Barna, chief engineer and assistant director of transportation policy for the Ohio Department of Transportation.
U.S. 33 runs diagonally southeast-northwest through the center of Ohio, passing through downtown Columbus; the Smart Mobility Corridor is a 35-mile stretch of the road that ODOT uses for testing connected vehicle technology.
The corridor is part of Ohio’s larger Smart Mobility Initiative, a collaboration among ODOT, the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Case Western Reserve University, the Universities of Cincinnati and Dayton, Wright State University, the Ohio State University, the Transportation Research Center and the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission.