Ohio is home to dozens of public and private entities all involved in the design, development, testing, use and regulation of autonomous and connected technologies. DriveOhio, the state’s new center for smart mobility, brings all of these organizations together under one umbrella, serving as the hub for all things autonomous and connected in Ohio.
Supported by the Ohio Department of Transportation, DriveOhio also works to ensure Ohio’s regulatory environment and public policies are conducive to the development of the infrastructure and technologies needed for smart mobility.
As the single point of contact for all of Ohio’s smart mobility initiatives and advancements, DriveOhio fosters cooperation and collaboration, offers faster access to resources by breaking down government barriers, and improves efficiencies for people and organizations that want to be part of this industry.
Simply put, DriveOhio is committed to advancing smart mobility in Ohio and being a one-stop shop for those looking to develop, test and deploy advanced mobility solutions in Ohio.
DriveOhio's Unmanned Aviation Administration and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) launched SkyVision in April 2019 with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorization to test defense-related drone technology without reliance on visual observer or chase aircraft.
On a recent cold November weekend, nearly 20 students came together for the latest INNOVATE-O-thon, hosted by the Ohio State University Institute for Materials Research (IMR), sponsored by DriveOhio in collaboration with Smart Columbus and the Ohio State University Center for Innovation Strategies.