Mobility21 will be housed under CMU’s new National University Transportation Center, one of five national UTCs funded in 2016 by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act. The center will be shared by the school’s College of Engineering and the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy and helmed by Raj Rajkumar, CMU’s George Westinghouse professor of electrical and computer engineering and robotics. Rajkumar is also the co-director of the GM-CMU Connected and Autonomous Driving Collaborative Research Laboratory. His work will build on existing cross-disciplinary smart city projects Metro21 and Traffic21.
“Carnegie Mellon’s research has helped establish Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania as a national hub for developing safe automated vehicles and has attracted technology companies to Pennsylvania,” Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie S. Richards said in a release.