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The Automated Driving Lab (ADL) is the main research lab for connected and autonomous driving technologies at the Ohio State University (OSU). ADL research focuses on ADAS systems and connected and automated driving at both higher speed highway driving and lower speed urban driving in a smart city. The Automated Driving Lab was formed in 2014 at the Ohio State University and follows the tradition of Mekar Labs dating back to 1997 and the AUTOCOM Center of Excellence in Automotive Control dating back to 2004. Vehicle dynamics modeling, validation, simulation and control; development of advanced driver assistance systems; hardware-in-the-loop system development; cooperative mobility; connected vehicles; on-demand autonomous shuttles for smart cities; socially acceptable colision avoidance; automated driving; connected and autonomous driving for improved fuel economy and improved mobility form the main research expertise of the lab along with applied robust control based on parameter space and frequency domain methods. We offer a full research solution for the automotive industry starting with model in the loop simulation followed by hardware-in-the-loop simulation and ending in road testing. We use a modular and scalable approach of automating and working with research vehicles ranging from small smart city personal mobility units all the way to trucks. We have built nine connected and automated research vehicles in the past including four that were built at OSU.