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Re: Columbus: Smart Cities
« Reply #60 on: July 01, 2018, 07:28:51 PM »
So three years into this we'll have a 'shuttle' that loops around a single block? They could at least try out a routing that people actually travel, and that can't be walked in 5 minutes

Hey now!  There's the Smart Columbus Experience Center that opened downtown this weekend.  ;)

Photo-tour of the inside of Smart Columbus Experience Center at CU:  https://www.columbusunderground.com/first-look-smart-columbus-experience-center-bw1



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Re: Columbus: Smart Cities
« Reply #61 on: July 03, 2018, 05:02:06 PM »
Driverless shuttles to circuit Scioto Mile, COSI, Vets Memorial this winter in ODOT pilot



Driverless shuttles are expected to start circuiting downtown by December along the Scioto Mile to COSI and the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in a joint project of Smart Columbus and Ohio Department of Transportation. After that, they will head to Ohio State University's campus.

Not only a tourist service, the shuttles are a research project.

The Smart Columbus initiative is delaying a plan to provide Easton-area employees a driverless shuttle from COTA's Morse Road transit center because the vehicles on the road today aren't fast enough to safely cross traffic on Morse. The calmer route along the river will provide data on operations and rider experience before deploying an OSU route and searching for a replacement to the Easton route that would help get workers to jobs.

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Re: Columbus: Smart Cities
« Reply #62 on: July 03, 2018, 05:13:10 PM »
Behold the smartness:

ODOT's DriveOhio smart mobility initiative released a request for proposals Tuesday for a company to provide, operate and maintain the vehicles along the Scioto route, starting with a two-month test period in October. Rides would be free to passengers in the first year, but fares could be charged after that, onboard or via an app. A human operator is required to be aboard to explain the technology to passengers and take control of driving if needed.

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Re: Columbus: Smart Cities
« Reply #63 on: July 04, 2018, 05:30:40 PM »



S-M-R-T!

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Re: Columbus: Smart Cities
« Reply #64 on: July 12, 2018, 04:32:17 PM »
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 be the continued development of the Smart Columbus Operating System, a project that was pitched as the key element of a reorganization of the Smart Columbus portfolio at the end of last year.

Bob Myers, Pillar’s CEO, is a Columbus native who has overseen the company’s growth from a small outpost in Michigan (founded by partner Gary Gentry), into a company that is nearing 400 employees and opening offices all over the country.

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Re: Columbus: Smart Cities
« Reply #65 on: July 26, 2018, 08:05:07 PM »
Smart Columbus plans connected vehicle tech along High Street, Cleveland, Morse, Easton area



Sensors and transmitters communicating with cars and trucks will be tested as early as next summer along high-traffic Columbus corridors, including High Street and Cleveland Avenue, in a Smart Columbus initiative to reduce crashes and increase pedestrian safety.

Smart Columbus has released its plan for testing connected vehicle technology, a $17 million, four-year program under the city's $40 million smart city grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The system will include roadside equipment to collect and send data between vehicles, signals and central traffic management, and transmitters inside 1,800 public and private vehicles that will talk to the system and one another.

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Re: Columbus: Smart Cities
« Reply #66 on: August 11, 2018, 08:21:12 PM »
Smart Columbus, COTA seek app to plan/pay for trips by bus, car, ride-share or all of the above

Smart Columbus and COTA are seeking bids from software developers to build the nation's first all-in-one, door-to-door app to plan trips and decide whether to use car, bus, cab, ride-share, scooter or all of the above – and then pay for each leg at once.

The multimodal trip-planning app is one of the main projects under the $40 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant toward technology to make the city’s transportation system more efficient, safer, greener and better at connecting people with jobs. The specific app budget will depend on bids and negotiations.

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