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22 July 2019

TRC to open C/AV testing facility in Ohio

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
The Transportation Research Center (TRC), an automotive proving ground in North America, has opened a connected and autonomous vehicle (C/AV) testing facility in Ohio.

The $45 million site, called SmartCenter, is to test advanced automotive and mobility technologies in a repeatable real-world environment before vehicles are deployed on public highways.

Governor John R. Kasich says the centre will allow researchers, developers and manufacturers “to test, build, and deploy advanced mobility solutions that will make our roads safer and less congested”.

The facility features 1.2 miles and six lanes of connected, signalised intersection, an urban network consisting of moveable intersections, a 10,000 square foot control building with garage and office space as well as an underground power distribution and fibre network.

Construction of the centre is expected to be completed by the end of 2019. The project is being funded by the State of Ohio, JobsOhio, and The Ohio State University.

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