Ohio City to Begin the Largest Real-World Test of Connected Cars in the U.S.

In January of this year, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed an Executive Order establishing DriveOhio, a division of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) tasked with developing a framework for the State’s smart mobility initiatives. DriveOhio is designed to be a single point of contact to coordinate state agency assistance in developing self-driving vehicles, “smart” roads and other technology, as Ohio looks towards a future as a burgeoning high-tech region.

One such project includes connecting all of the traffic signals in the town of Marysville to 1,200 private owned and government vehicles in the largest real-world test of connected vehicle technology in the United States. The vehicle will be equipped with sensors, transmitters and digital displays to communicate with all of the city’s traffic lights.