autonomous vehicles

SMARTCENTER site
Dan Konik

Ohio has opened its newly built SMARTCENTER, a connected vehicle testing facility near Marysville. The operation is being billed as the largest independent automotive proving ground in North America. 

A few autonomous vehicle shuttles, including this one parked in the garage at COSI, are now running in downtown Columbus.
Karen Kasler

Both outgoing Gov. John Kasich and incoming Gov. Mike DeWine have talked about autonomous vehicles in Ohio’s economy. State lawmakers say they’ve been studying the industry for the last 14 months, and they’ve now issued a report on what they can do to help.

Karen Kasler

Gov. John Kasich talked about one of his favorite subjects – partnering with community colleges to develop workers’ high tech skills – as he opened the Midwestern Governors Association workforce summit Wednesday.  But he also talked about what he says won’t be changing when it comes to Ohio’s workforce.

Karen Kasler

The Republican candidate for governor says Ohio should be a leader in using technology to improve government services and the climate for business. And he wants his running mate to head up the effort to do that.

Jo Ingles

A vehicle testing facility that’s three times as big as Disneyland is now under construction about an hour northwest of Columbus. 

Karen Kasler

Gov. John Kasich has signed an executive order opening up any public road around the state for testing for driverless vehicles.

Martial Red/SHUTTERSTOCK

We are likely still a generation away from seeing self-driving cars as the main mode of transportation. But for the Ohio Department of Transportation, the future is now.