Connected and Autonomous Vehicles to Play a Major Part in Smart Columbus Projects

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Written by Stan Goff.

If all goes as planned, Columbus, Ohio will become one of the smarter cities around, using drones to deliver medical supplies, autonomous shuttles for college students, and a smart infrastructure that will help with buses, traffic congestion, collision avoidance for both vehicles and pedestrians, and much more.

Columbus has been awarded up to $40 million from the federal government to implement these innovative, data-driven ideas to help make transportation safer, easier and more reliable. The Department of Transportation (DoT) grant is part of the Smart City Challenge, and Smart Columbus — with a vision to reinvent mobility with a big lift from connected vehicles — competed against 77 cities across the nation before recently winning the challenge.

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Originally published October 11, 2017

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