CMU grant shows Pittsburgh’s growth as a transportation innovation center

“The specific emphasis is how we can move everything more efficiently,” said Raj Rajkumar, the George Westinghouse Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Robotics who will head the program. Mr. Rajkumar also is co-director of the university’s General Motors Connected and Autonomous Driving Collaborative Research Laboratory, where he does research on self-driving vehicles. Among other things, the new program known as Mobility21 will work to develop road sensors, devices to allow vehicles to communicate road conditions with each other and other information that can be sent to a central data center and shared throughout the region. Researchers at Community College of Allegheny County, the University of Pennsylvania and Ohio State University with work with CMU.