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Ohio officials expect driverless cars to be here sooner than later, so to get a jump-start, the state opened its SMART center in Logan County.

The SMART – or Smart Mobility Advanced Research Test – includes a six-lane, high-speed “smart” intersection, complete with a traffic light, which companies and researchers can use to test new vehicle technology.

The $45 million SMART facility measures 540 acres. The north-south leg of the six-lane intersection measures 1.2 miles, which officials tout as the longest in the industry. Honda uses the track since its manufacturing plant is nearby in Marysville.

Edward Stevens, Stevens Strategic Communications

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