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Webinar - Mobility in OHIO, Driving Toward a Safer, Smarter Automotive Future - July 2020

Introduction by Cédric Le Rouge, Executive Director at the French American Chamber of Commerce in Ohio Guest speakers:

  • Alina Harsatasanu, Sr Manager European Business Development at JOBSOHIO
  • Johnathan Bridge, Managing Director Automotive, Steel, & White Goods at JOBSOHIO
  • Kirt Conrad, CEO/Executive Director at Stark Area Regional Transit Authority
  • Vincent Padel, Product Manager at VALEO shared the experience of the French company in the mobility industry

Did you know that Ohio is a leading autonomous mobility state?

No other state can claim the diverse and comprehensive collection of physical assets, research partners, controlled and open-road test facilities, smart city initiatives and funding opportunities that make Ohio a living laboratory for smart mobility. This smart mobility innovation network gives researchers, developers and manufacturers at any stage of development a clear path of collaborative resources to design, test and commercialize autonomous and connected vehicle technologies. Quick facts: Ohio Automotive industry represents $15.97 billion of the Gross State Product. 670+ Establishments | 111,000+ Automotive Workforce 2nd Largest | 1.1 million vehicles produced, 4th Largest | #1 Producer of Engines |#2 Producer of Transmissions | 6 OEM Light Vehicle Assembly Plants, 2 Commercial Vehicle OEMs and the iconic Airstream Company Multiple R&D Resources and Innovation in Action Transportation Research Center (TRC, Inc.): the largest independent automotive proving ground in the North America, home to: • Smart Mobility Advanced Research and Test Center (SMART) • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Research and Test Center Six designated “smart” projects aimed at testing real-world autonomous and connected vehicle technologies: • U.S. 33 Smart Mobility Corridor • I-90 Lake Effect Corridor • I-670 Smart Lane • Smart Marysville • Smart Columbus • The Ohio Turnpike DriveOhio: The one-stop-shop for smart mobility cooperation and collaboration, offering faster access to resources by breaking down government barriers, and improves efficiencies. OSU Driving Simulation Laboratory: State-of-the-art lab with tools for evaluating in-vehicle systems for infotainment and vehicle guidance. The Smart Belt Coalition: Multi-state collaborative effort to create a smart corridor that will eventually stretch from the East Coast to Detroit and Chicago.

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