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Industry and Academia Come Together at Inaugural Summer School in Advanced Mobility

More than 25 individuals from both industry and academia had the opportunity to learn from each other at the inaugural Summer School in Advanced Mobility, May 6-8, 2019.

students getting hands on experience with autonomous vehicleThis three-day program provided a high level overview of topics related to automotive mobility including electrification and storage, connected and autonomous vehicles and multi-modal transportation and security, all taught by Ohio State faculty experts.

“With the proliferation of sensing, communication, control, electrification and automation technologies, the boundaries among the various services and automotive aspects of transportation are blurring,” said Rabi Mishalani, Mobility School presenter and professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering. “As a result, it is essential that practitioners in all aspects of transportation practice, spanning all levels of government, consulting and industry, be aware of the aspects of transportation that are not within the immediate scope of their expertise. Our intensive three-day summer course serves this increasingly important continuing education need.”

student teacher interactionIn addition to classroom learning, students had the unique opportunity to visit state of the art facilities for electric and autonomous vehicles R&D, including the Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research and the new SMARTCenter at the Transportation Research Center, which gave participants an even more thorough understanding of the work currently taking place around mobility.

“The Ohio State Summer School in Advanced Mobility provided an opportunity to expand understanding of this rapidly evolving automotive space,” said Jonathan Bridges, JobsOhio director of automotive. “Ohio is poised to lead in Smart Mobility due to assets such as the Transportation Research Center, Smart Columbus and educational opportunities such as this, which generates talent that can positively impact transportation safety and efficiency on a global scale.”

Dates for the 2020 Summer School in Advanced Mobility will be available soon. Additional information on this year’s Summer School can be found here.