Ohio Announces DOT Grant for Automated Driving Program

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded an Ohio-based team of industry, academic and community partners a $7.5 million grant to develop self-driving vehicles.

The grant, which the Ohio Department of Transportation announced Sept. 10, will be used to develop and deploy automated transportation systems on the state’s rural roads and highways.

DriveOhio and the Transportation Research Center (TRC) will lead a team of partners, including Ohio State University, Ohio University and the University of Cincinnati, to test the safe integration of automated driving systems over four years…

The total investment in this project will be $17.8 million: $7.5 million from the federal government and $10.3 million from the partners in matching funds.