Global automotive supplier Continental has pledged to spend at least $1 million to help the winning city in the Transportation Department‘s Smart City Challenge to build a modern transportation network.
Continental said Friday DOT selected Columbus, Ohio, as the competition’s winner and the company will provide sensing, vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to infrastructure communication technology for the city to manage traffic safety at intersections.
The goal is to develop a fully integrated city focused on data, technology and creativity.
“The Smart City Challenge aligns with our company’s mission of Vision Zero, which is our goal to globally eliminate traffic and road fatalities, making mobility safer, more convenient and more efficient for everyone,” noted Samir Salman, CEO of Continental North America.
Seval Oz, CEO of Continental‘s intelligence transportation systems business, said the organization will collaborate with DOT to help U.S. cities implement critical mobility systems.
Smart City Challenge finalists include Austin, Denver, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Portland and San Francisco.