Columbus, Ohio — The field of contenders for Ohio’s $5 million Smart Mobility Infrastructure Project has been narrowed to four. The finalists, which DriveOhio announced March 16, are among those who responded to a search for teams to create a statewide plan and framework for connected and autonomous vehicles.

“We have some great projects already going on across Ohio,” said DriveOhio Executive Director Jim Barna. “To truly maximize our investments, we need to connect all of these individual projects under a statewide framework. I am excited about the proposals submitted by these finalists and look forward to hearing more details from them.”

The finalists are:

  • AECOM Technical Services, Inc. taking the lead and partnering with Cisco Systems, Inc.; Engage Public Affairs, LLC; M.H. Corbin LLC; OnBoard Security, Inc.; and Siemens Industry, Inc.
  • ARCADIS U.S., Inc. taking the lead and partnering with HERE Technologies; Iteris, Inc.; and OnBoard Security, Inc.
  • HDR Engineering, Inc. taking the lead and partnering with Gannett Fleming Engineers and Architects, P.C.; Google LLC; ICF Incorporated, LLC; KPMG LLP; OnBoard Security, Inc.; Synesis Partners, LLC; and The Ohio State University.
  • HNTB Ohio, Inc. taking the lead and partnering with Bishop Consulting; Consensus Systems Technologies; Engage Public Affairs, LLC; Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors, LLC; and WSP USA Inc.

Candidates were asked to propose how they would use equipment and applications to guide state and local government deployments of connected and automated vehicle technology. The teams will give formal presentations April 3, and a final selection will be announced April 5. The winning team will work together over an estimated 18 months to develop an approach that connects all of the smart mobility projects underway in Ohio.

DriveOhio, an initiative of the Ohio Department of Transportation, facilitates collaboration between the public and private sectors, bringing all the right people to the table and serving as the single point of contact for all things autonomous and connected in Ohio.