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Looking for a new home base? Ohio already has ground-based advanced mobility infrastructure in place, with the research and development, skilled talent, proving grounds, market access, and comprehensive supply chain you need. Ohio is poised and ready help support your efforts to design, develop, and deploy vehicles that are lighter, stronger, faster, and more environmentally-friendly.

Be Part of a Living Lab Ecosystem.

In Ohio, you’ll get to market by tapping into existing partnerships between public and private companies, state and federal agencies, and public and private institutions of higher learning. You’ll find the resources you need to design, test, and deploy smart mobility technology and components. You’ll change the way the nation moves—from electric vehicle batteries to connected infrastructures—all from a conveniently centralized hub of innovation.


Partner with Smart Columbus and The Ohio State University’s Center for Automotive Research (CAR) to make your mobility and tech concepts a reality. Collaboration with these smart mobility resources enables testing and insights for modifications to design in Ohio’s living lab.

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From the Transportation Research Center (TRC), the nation’s largest independent proving ground, to Connected Marysville, the first city in the world to have a fully connected community, Ohio is home to test grounds for all conditions in all seasons.

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Leverage Ohio’s relationships with automakers, suppliers, research and development capabilities, and talent to launch and commercialize smart mobility initiatives. AccelerateOhio is your go-to resource to find the ideal location to bring your smart mobility technologies to market.

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Ford Chooses Ohio to Meet EV Demand

The Ford Motor Company will assemble an all-new EV commercial vehicle in northeast Ohio. Ohio’s innovative ecosystem makes it a natural fit for the thriving electric vehicle supply chain and electric vehicle manufacturing opportunities.

Ford chose Ohio to assemble an all-new electric commercial vehicle

Meet Your New Partners.

Designing, testing, and deploying in a vacuum is less-than productive. When you set up shop in Ohio, you’ll have access to eager automotive partners who are just as interested in getting your ideas to market as you are. Partner with organizations including Smart Columbus and The Ohio State University’s Center for Automotive Research (CAR) to make your mobility and tech concepts a reality. Collaboration with the following smart mobility resources enables testing and insights for modifications to design in Ohio’s living lab.


Learn more about the partners and success of electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing in Ohio.


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With 4,500 acres of road courses and a 7.5-mile, high-speed oval test track, the TRC is the best place to test and validate nearly any vehicle in a controlled environment including off-road and multi-surface testing. The TRC has a 540-acre SMART Center that enables the testing of new technologies and autonomous and connected vehicles.



Ohio’s 35-mile Smart Mobility Corridor is a 432-strand redundant fiber network with 62 RSUs along US-33 and 32 traffic signal upgrades. The corridor supports Connected Marysville and City of Dublin initiatives with queue warnings, pedestrian safety and traffic management systems. Data centers offering co-location, cloud, and connectivity services.



Honda and the City of Marysville launched a replicable “smart intersection” that helps drivers detect and avoid potential crashes. Honda’s partnership with Marysville is part of the 33 Smart Mobility Corridor, a 35-mile stretch of U.S. Route 33 in Central Ohio where the state is investing $15 million to install advanced highway technology.



The Driving Simulation Lab at The Ohio State University offers a state-of-the-art facility for measuring driver behavior, providing tools for evaluating in-vehicle systems for infotainment and vehicle guidance. The lab can help you meet National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) guidelines, investigate driving tasks, and develop flexible schedules as you design and test.



The SBC is a strategic partnership comprised of five transportation agencies and seven academic institutions throughout Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. The coalition has established a high-profile, high-impact, long-distance, connected, and automated vehicular corridor with multi-jurisdictions, four distinct seasons, and both urban and rural roadways. The SBC supports testing and deployment of connected and automated vehicles as well as innovative and emerging technologies.



GM and LG Chem have a $2.3 billion joint venture to mass-produce battery cells for future battery-electric vehicles in a battery cell assembly plant on a greenfield manufacturing site in Northeast Ohio. The state-of-the art plant is designed to use the most advanced manufacturing processes all under one roof to produce cells more efficiently, benefitting from strong economies of scale throughout the value chain.

Get to Market. Faster.

Ohio has the automakers, suppliers, research and development capabilities, and talent to help you launch and commercialize your projects. AccelerateOhio is your go-to set of resources to understand how Ohio’s advanced mobility assets can work for you. Ohio is the ideal location to bring your automotive smart mobility technologies to market.

Reach out to us before you get too far along in the process, and we’ll help you find the perfect place to design, test, and build in Ohio.

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