Clemson Announces Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility

Research partnership between USC, Benedict College, The Citadel, and South Carolina State University

Last month, Clemson University announced the development of the Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility. Clemson was one of 19 universities in the nation chosen by the U.S. Department of Transportation to lead a transportation center.  Clemson was awarded a $1.4 million grant from the Department to open the center, which will focus on the development of technology to assist with traffic issues in South Carolina.

The technology would sync communication between vehicles, pedestrians, and infrastructure, which would hopefully lead to fewer traffic accidents and seamless travel on some of the state’s busiest roads. The center will partner with the SC Department of Transportation to test the software.

Clemson civil engineering professor Mashrur (Ronnie) Chowhurdy will lead the center and researchers from the University of South Carolina, Benedict College, The Citadel, and South Carolina State University will also be housed at the center. An academic advisory board and an industry advisory board will provide oversight and monitor progress.
As the need for on-demand solutions in the logistics industry continues to grow, this research will have implications nationwide.

This post contains excerpts from an article published by Upstate Business Journal.  Read the full article here>>