33 Smart Mobility Corridor
The 33 Smart Mobility Corridor is a 35-mile stretch of U.S. Route 33 just northwest of Columbus, Ohio that serves as a real-world proving ground for automated and connected vehicle technology. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and local governments have equipped the road with fiber optic cable and roadway sensors that instantaneously link researchers and traffic monitors with data generated from communication units installed in vehicles and along the roadway.
The 432-strand fiber network allows automotive testing, research and development, and manufacturing facilities to deploy connected and automated vehicle technology on the road. Dozens of roadside units can deliver real-time information to vehicles equipped with on-board units, enabling drivers to make safer decisions. ODOT is currently in the process of transitioning the corridor from Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) devices to new C-V2X devices that use a cellular signal to transmit messages instead of Wi-Fi.
Considered one of the country’s premiere smart highways, the area is #2 in the U.S. for auto production and has $100 million invested in smart infrastructure to date.
Interested in learning more, or ready to test or deploy? Contact Andrew Bremer, Managing Director of Local Affairs at 614-359-2849.