Deploying drones to monitor highway traffic

DriveOhio, the state’s new center for smart mobility, is investing $5.9 million for a three-year project to study the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, to monitor traffic and roadway conditions from the air along the U.S. 33 Smart Mobility Corridor. Led by The Ohio State University College of Engineering, the research will include both air and ground vehicles and will complement DriveOhio’s current initiatives in autonomous and connected vehicle testing.

DriveOhio brings dozens of public and private entities involved in the design, development, testing, use and regulation of autonomous and connected technologies together under one umbrella, serving as the hub for autonomous vehicle testing and smart technology in Ohio.

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