In January, Governor John Kasich signed an executive order establishing DriveOhio as a one-stop shop for researchers, developers and manufacturers to collaborate on autonomous and connected vehicle initiatives in Ohio. This May, Gov. Kasich signed an executive order to authorize autonomous vehicle testing in the state.
Ohio already has six designated “smart” projects aimed at testing real-world autonomous and connected technologies, and is home to the Transportation Research Center, North America's largest independent vehicle proving grounds.
As research and testing of autonomous vehicles and smart mobility programs in the state ramp up, we could see driverless vehicles on the streets of Cincinnati, in coordination with the ongoing Smart Cincy initiative.
Joining "Cincinnati Edition" to discuss why Ohio could be a leader in autonomous vehicle technology and how advances in smart mobility could affect our daily lives are University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science Assistant Professor Dr. Jiaqi Ma; Chief Executive Officer of the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI), Mark Policinski; DriveOhio Executive Director Jim Barna; and Venture Smarter President and Director of the Regional Smart Cities Initiative, Zack Huhn.
Tune into "Cincinnati Edition" June 18 starting at 1 p.m. to hear this segment.