Story excerpt provided by IoT Agenda.
Written by Linda Rosencrance.
The Columbus smart city vision began with the idea of reinventing mobility to transport the Ohio city to a “future beyond what anyone has yet imagined.”
To that end, the city participated in the $50 million Smart City Challenge launched by the U.S. Department of Transportation in 2015 and won due to its holistic vision for how technology can help all its residents move more easily and access more and better opportunities.
The challenge, which generated 78 responses, asked midsize cities across the country to develop ideas for an integrated, first-of-its-kind smart transportation system that would use data, applications and technology to help people and goods move more quickly, cheaply and efficiently.
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Originally published November 6, 2017.