autonomous cars

Courtesy of Ohio Department of Transportation

Ohio continues to give the green light to businesses that want to help pioneer the development of self-driving vehicles. Just last week at a COSI conference, Lt. Governor Jon Husted was wooing Toyota, Waymo, Ford, the American Trucking Associations, AAA and others.

cincinnati edition
DriveOhio/Ohio.gov

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.   

Cincinnati Auto Expo Highlights Industry Trends

Feb 7, 2018
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The auto industry has been rapidly evolving thanks to new design and manufacturing methods and the increasing incorporation of new computer and communications technologies into vehicles. Electric cars, hybrids, smaller cars and bigger trucks, and now the reality of driverless vehicles, are all changing the attitudes of the American car buyer.

C. Suthorn

Greater Cincinnati transportation officials want to help drive the future of autonomous and connected vehicles. They are in the early stages of a plan to build a test track and deploy driverless shuttles.

Ohio Turnpike

In the next month you could start seeing self-driving vehicles in Ohio. The state has been quietly marketing itself to manufacturers as a ready, willing and able partner in the self-driving vehicle arena.