Smart Columbus Projects Poised to Shake Up Logistics

The cornerstone of the overall project is the Smart Columbus Operating System, which will collect, fuse and disseminate data to enable the various initiatives to communicate with one another.

The logistics project is an example of combining next-generation communication systems with real-life conditions.In the field of logistics, high levels of activity come with complications. A recently updated Smart Columbus project portfolio notes freight-induced congestion and queuing as “significant challenges.”

Two related initiatives—electronically connected vehicles and truck platooning—are high-priority components of the Smart Columbus logistics project aimed at improving safety and efficiency on the road.