According to the Global Smart City Index, Columbus has not done enough to get on the top list, according to the global Smart City Index.
The index is topped by Singapore, followed by Zurich and Oslo.
Asia's population growth has forced cities to make better use of technology, leading to the acceleration of smart cities in the region, according to experts. Taipei is fourth on the Index, while Seoul is number 13 on the Index.
Asia has exploded in population growth faster than European or American markets. A senior fellow from the Brookings Institution, Adie Tomer said they had to figure out how to house all those people in small places.
Columbus hopes to give the US a fighting chance with its smart transport boost.
The city has become a living lab for transport initiatives and has made life easier for residents with innovative technology on road sides and inside cars.
One such resident in the suburb of Marysville, northwest of Columbus, fitted his car with a sensor that will interact with the roadside sensors in his hometown.
It's amazing that a town of Marysville's size got involved. John Wall, a Marysville resident, said he thinks it's really cool and that's just glad to be involved.
Users can gather data from street sensors and cameras along the smart mobility corridor in the suburb of Dublin.
The people behind the project said that the possibilities are endless and they are striving to become the smartest community in the country.
Dublin aspires to be the most connected community in the United States. On many different levels, we mean that, said Ms Jeannie Willis, director of transportation and mobility in Dublin city.
We mean that in terms of transportation. We mean that in terms of smart mobility. We also mean that in terms of innovative technologies that connect people. It's limited to the human imagination, and where it goes. The state university said its centre for automotive research is focused on helping the country and world switch to clean and efficient propulsion systems.
The technology is accepted now, and we're in the mass roll out, said David Cooke, senior associate director at Ohio State University's Center for Automotive Research.
He said that there was a lot of work as we go from concepts that we knew could work to getting those out in masses, seeing the problems in the field and helping to innovate the technologies.