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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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Smart Columbus Launching Experience Center Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Smart Columbus Launching Experience Center Downtown

Last week, representatives from the Smart Columbus program unveiled plans to open the Smart Columbus Experience Center along the Scioto Mile this summer, showcasing the program’s tech-centric transportation initiatives. “Our future is going to be big in ways that have yet to be imagined,” stated Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther. “Technology and innovation in transportation will grow […]

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Dublin’s Cresttek Leading the Way on Route 33 Smart Mobility Corridor

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Dublin’s Cresttek Leading the Way on Route 33 Smart Mobility Corridor

No one is immune to change. Just consider your cell phone and the number of times it needs to update, or the rate at which new phone models are designed, or the proliferation of applications that you can download on it to make your life easier and simpler. It’s not stopping, and it’s actually getting […]

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Study Asks: How Will Driverless Cars Change Downtown Columbus?

Brent Warren Brent Warren Study Asks: How Will Driverless Cars Change Downtown Columbus?

The 2016 Smart City Challenge win put Columbus at the forefront of a national conversation about autonomous vehicles, and plenty of people have since weighed in with opinions about what the technology will mean for the future of cities. A group of City and Regional Planning students at OSU recently studied the issue for a studio […]

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Self-Driving Shuttle Bus Shows up on Campus & OSU is Looking to Buy One

Brent Warren Brent Warren Self-Driving Shuttle Bus Shows up on Campus & OSU is Looking to Buy One

Sharped-eyed observers on Ohio State University’s main campus might have spotted an unusual-looking vehicle cruising around on Tuesday. Olli is the brand name of a 12-passenger van produced by an Arizona-based company called Local Motors. Designed to be fully autonomous, the rectangular-shaped shuttle was on campus for a “promotional and video shoot,” according to Benjamin […]

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What to Expect from Smart Columbus in Year Two

Brent Warren Brent Warren What to Expect from Smart Columbus in Year Two

It’s been a little over a year since Columbus beat out six other finalists to win the US Department of Transportation’s Smart City challenge. The win came with a $40 million grant from the US DOT as well as a $10 million grant from Vulcan, Inc. Local corporate and institutional partners have chipped in significant […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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