Ohio Jockeys for Top Spot in AV Development, Testing

Gov. John Kasich’s Drive Ohio initiative is putting the state on the map when it comes to the development of the rapidly evolving technology.

(TNS) — While many look to the coasts for the latest tech innovations, Ohio is making a move to be a driving force behind the development of autonomous vehicles.

Under the Drive Ohio initiative, Gov. John Kasich authorized autonomous vehicle testing in the state, and since January, six autonomous vehicle development projects have began throughout the state under its umbrella.

Altogether, 164 miles of road in Ohio are currently under construction to serve smart mobility projects, representing roughly $500 million in public and private investment in Ohio. Some of that testing isn’t too far from Lima.

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