Smart mobility ecosystem launched in Dublin, Ohio
Denso announced that it is investing $1.42 million to launch a smart mobility ecosystem in Dublin, OH, designed to enhance transportation. In the project, Denso is working with a coalition of municipal, state, business, and academic partners to test and implement infrastructure technologies, create value-added mobility services, and gather previously untapped data the company says are vital to increasing road and pedestrian safety and reducing travel times.
“Creating smart mobility ecosystems in urban, suburban, and rural communities is vital to better understanding how things and people move in different environments and ensuring transportation is as safe, sustainable, and efficient as possible,” said Roger Berg, Vice President of Research and Development, North America, Denso. “In this project, we and our partners are leveraging advanced technologies to improve road infrastructure, better identify traffic patterns, and gather and analyze key data that can ultimately increase safety, reduce congestion, and provide better transportation services to a wide range of geographies.”
The company says that mobility is a critical component in communities of all densities and moving toward a more connected society. Denso aims to be a key resource for new customers in this domain by leading the development of smart mobility ecosystems. These are connected environments that, through wireless devices, cloud computing, and a network of sensors, cameras, and data, make transportation safer, more sustainable, and efficient for those in transit on and around roadways. Such technologies, which are being used in Dublin, OH, enable collection of real-time traffic data, measurement of transportation patterns, identification of new economic opportunities, optimized governance, and proactive responses to potential issues and crises.
“The City of Dublin has a long history of innovation in service delivery and community development,” said Megan O’Callaghan, City of Dublin Public Works Director. “This collaboration with Denso demonstrates an important partnership we are actively engaging in to shape the future of smart mobility, which will ultimately make roads safer and more efficient.”
Denso is currently working with various partners in Ohio to implement its smart mobility ecosystem. The City of Dublin will beta-test a strategically targeted transportation corridor that includes both roundabouts and signalized intersections, while researchers at Ohio State University’s Center for Automotive Research will provide a range of smart mobility solutions, including data services and analytics. Other partners include Connected Signals, a creator of predictive V2I technology that makes cars, transit, pedestrians, and cyclists safer and more fuel-efficient; DERQ USA, an AI platform developer that integrates with existing traffic and sensor systems and powers real-time advanced analytics and connected vehicle safety applications to help cities and road authorities eliminate road accidents and better manage traffic; and No Traffic, an AI-powered traffic signal platform that solves today’s traffic management challenges while preparing cities for the connected and autonomous era.