COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State University is spending a small fortune on a research project involving technology embedded into Ohio's transportation system.
Self-driving cars and sensors embedded in roads are two things Ohio State's $25 million investment will be funding. University President Michael Drake points out it's an effort to keep Ohio on the federal radar.
"This affirms our commitment to work with the state, the auto industry and the federal government as we lead the charge in automated vehicle testing and research," Drake said.
The university is also pledging time at its Center for Automotive Research on campus.