Smart Mobility

Design, Test, Deploy. Ohio is Driving the Future of Smart Mobility.

Advancing smart mobility technology in a living lab ensures getting to market faster and easier.

There’s really no better place than Ohio when it comes to smart mobility. With an unmatched combination of assets, tech and auto companies alike can find the resources they need to design, test and deploy the products that are changing the automotive landscape. By creating an environment to support changing how we move, from developing batteries for electric vehicles to connected infrastructures, Ohio is the perfect place to drive the future of smart mobility. We invite you to come along for the ride as we build a safer, more reliable transportation system in Ohio.

Smart Mobility Research Test Deploy


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.


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


We have automakers, suppliers, R&D capabilities and the talent to launch and commercialize smart mobility initiatives. JobsOhio is the go-to resource for companies to find the ideal location to bring your smart mobility technologies to market.

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Jonathan Bridges
Jonathan Bridges
Automotive, Steel and White Goods

TRC’s New Smart Mobility Advanced Research and Test (SMART) Center is Ready for Action in Ohio

The state-of-the-art testing facility specifically for automated and connected vehicles opens its doors
August 8, 2019

The Transportation Research Center, North America’s largest automotive proving ground, cut the ribbon on its Smart Mobility Advanced Research and Test (SMART) Center. The SMARTCenter is designed to test advanced automotive and mobility technologies in a safe, secure and replicable real-world environment before the vehicles are deployed on public roads and highways.



Pillar Technology prides itself on rapid innovation of the most complex technologies. The tech solutions company is rapidly evolving in its home state and nothing is slowing it down. The company’s latest venture is focused on today’s “space race” and smart mobility. Ohio is playing an important role in supporting Pillar’s momentum.

Honda Partners with Marysville to Test Smart Intersection Technology

Honda Partners with Marysville to Test Smart Intersection Technology

Public-Private Partnerships in Ohio Benefit Companies Involved with Autonomous/Connected Vehicle Technologies
Jonathon Bridges, director of automotive, JobsOhio
December 3, 2018

Honda partnered with the city of Marysville in a pilot project testing its new “smart intersection” technology. The collaboration between Honda and Marysville is just one of several examples showing the value of public-private partnerships, something very much encouraged in Ohio.

Research & Development Center Grant

At the heart of corporate success is innovation. Every day the world is evolving, and companies are competing to stay ahead by improving what works and discovering the next state-of-the-art breakthrough. JobsOhio is committed to supporting pioneers in the state and driving industry-changing innovation. That’s why we created the JobsOhio Research & Development (R&D) Center Grant in 2016.