Winning $40 million in the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DoT) Smart City Challenge has proven to be only the first of many steps for Columbus, Ohio to become the nation's first city to fully integrate self-driving cars, connected vehicles, and smart sensors into its transportation network.
"It's a four-year grant cycle, and in year one there's a lot of planning going into effect," said Jeffrey Ortega, assistant director of the Columbus Department of Public Service and spokesman for Smart Columbus, the city's smart city initiative.
Columbus won the DoT challenge in June, and deployment of smart transportation will begin at some point in late 2017 or early 2018, or even beyond, Ortega said.
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