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Linden Shuttle Cleared to Operate, But No Date Set for Return

Brent Warren Brent Warren Linden Shuttle Cleared to Operate, But No Date Set for Return

The EasyMile shuttles that were barred from operating nationwide after an incident in Linden last February are now cleared to run again, but don’t expect to see the self-driving vehicles back on local streets any time soon. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced late last week that they had approved the company’s return-to-service plan […]

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Agency Shuts Down Self-Driving Shuttles After Linden Incident

Brent Warren Brent Warren Agency Shuts Down Self-Driving Shuttles After Linden Incident

Editor’s Note (2/27/20, 9:43 a.m.): this article was updated to include more information from Smart Columbus. A February 20 incident in which a self-driving shuttle in Linden stopped suddenly has led to the vehicles being taken off the road, not only in Columbus but in 15 other cities around the country. Two shuttles began running […]

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New CoGo Stations Will Be Part of ‘Smart Mobility Hubs’

Brent Warren Brent Warren New CoGo Stations Will Be Part of ‘Smart Mobility Hubs’

Four new CoGo stations will be in place before the weather thaws in the spring, expanding the bike share system into Linden for the first time. The new stations, which were approved by City Council earlier this month, will come online as 33 traditional bikes and 30 electric bikes are added to the network. Although […]

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Self-Driving Shuttle Planned for Linden

Brent Warren Brent Warren Self-Driving Shuttle Planned for Linden

A second self-driving shuttle could be roaming the streets of Columbus as soon as this fall. Smart Columbus has announced plans to establish a route in Linden for a vehicle that would function like the Smart Circuit shuttle that started operating downtown in December. The new route would connect the St. Stephens Community House, at […]

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Self-Driving Shuttles Arrive in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Self-Driving Shuttles Arrive in Columbus

On Monday, curious riders can take a spin in an autonomous vehicle in Downtown Columbus, traversing a short span in the RiverSouth area along the Scioto Mile. New vehicles will offer free rides on a loop — dubbed “Smart Circuit” — between the Smart Columbus Experience Center and COSI. “Smart Circuit gives us an opportunity […]

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Self-Driving Shuttle Unveiled, Test Runs Starting this Week

Brent Warren Brent Warren Self-Driving Shuttle Unveiled, Test Runs Starting this Week

A plan to run a self-driving shuttle bus in a loop between the Scioto Peninsula and the new Smart Columbus Experience Center was first announced last summer. Today it was revealed that Michigan-based startup May Mobility will be operating the shuttles, and that other routes could be added in the future. Testing of the all-electric […]

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Tech Company Taking on Larger Role in Smart Columbus Projects

Brent Warren Brent Warren Tech Company Taking on Larger Role in Smart Columbus Projects

Pillar Technology, a growing Columbus-based company that has been active in the autonomous vehicle field for years, is now also playing a significant role in the Smart Columbus initiative. A group of Pillar employees were among the first occupants of the recently-opened Smart Columbus Experience Center. The focus of their work in the new space will […]

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