Smart Circuit: Be a Part of the Start
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September 27 was the final day of operation for Smart Circuit, Ohio's first self-driving shuttle. From December 2018 to September 2019, more than 15,000 people rode the shuttles and became part of the start of a new era of mobility innovation in central Ohio. Shuttles enabled residents and visitors to experience autonomous vehicle technology firsthand and learn about the potential this groundbreaking technology holds to transform mobility. Learnings gained from this demonstration have informed operation of the self-driving shuttle that Smart Columbus will launch in Linden late this year, as well as deployments planned for Youngstown and Athens. On behalf of Smart Columbus and DriveOhio, thank you to the riders and partners who made this technology demonstration possible.


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Operation of Smart Circuit concluded on September 27, 2019.


Smart Circuit was the first deployment self-driving shuttle technology in Ohio. Three low-speed shuttles staffed by trained operators circled the Scioto Mile, transporting passengers to Columbus’ premier educational and leisure destinations: COSI, the National Veterans Memorial and Museum, the Smart Columbus Experience Center and Bicentennial Park. The shuttles offered Columbus residents and visitors a hands-on experience designed to educate local innovators on the capabilities and potential of autonomous vehicle technology, and inspire the community to envision how self-driving vehicles can transform our community’s future.

Smart Circuit Route


Smart Circuit is our community's opportunity to learn about self-driving vehicle technology together. Data we're tracking includes:

Rider Stat
16,062 Riders
Miles in Operation
19,118 Miles in operation
Surveys Completed
278 Surveys Completed


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Smart Circuit is made possible through the leadership and support of Smart Columbus, DriveOhio, May Mobility and The Ohio State University.

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