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Ohio Eyes New Connected Vehicle Test


Connected vehicles on the road.

The Ohio Department of Transportation is planning a connected vehicle project in the city of Marysville, in collaboration with Honda.

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The Ohio Department of Transportation, in collaboration with Honda, is planning a connected vehicle project in the city of Marysville, to equip more than 24 traffic signals and about 1,200 vehicles with technologies to better monitor and manage traffic flow, and communicate with drivers about real-time traffic events.

This initiative will join a similar project in Columbus for linking up to 1,800 private and public vehicles and upgrading about 113 signalized intersections with technology to better manage traffic and improve safety. That project, called the Connected Vehicle Environment, is slated to go live in July 2020, as is part of a series of smart city and smart transportation projects operated under the Smart Columbus auspices.

These efforts are driven by the development of transportation tech by both automakers and transportation agencies.

Said DriveOhio's Jim Barna, "All the states are looking at this in some sort of fashion... there are so many advancements being made by automotive companies."

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