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Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility

The Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility (C²M²), is a United States Department of Transportation Tier 1 University Transportation Center, a consortium of five higher education and research institutions in the state of South Carolina who are working together to create and develop new initiatives and inventions by combining our complementary research strengths, our education and workforce development activities, our commitment to diversity, and our expertise in emerging connected and autonomous vehicles technology. Clemson University is the lead institution in this consortium which has Dr. Mashrur “Ronnie” Chowdhury, the Eugene Douglas Mays Professor of Transportation in the Glenn Department of Civil Engineering, as our C²M² Director.

 C²M² is a tremendous boon to South Carolina universities in terms of prestige and resources and contributes to one of the most important economic sectors in our state. It has elevated our state’s reputation as a hub of transportation technology research and development. South Carolina is an ideal location for C²M², the first USDOT Tier 1 University Transportation Center in the state, due to the diversity of the state’s transportation system and the rapid growth of its transportation industrial base, including high-tech companies. C²M²’s research, education, workforce development, technology transfer, and diversity activities will enable students and professionals from diverse socioeconomic groups throughout the state to develop the skills necessary to solve some of the state’s most pressing mobility problems, and will provide a blueprint for addressing similar problems across the United States and around the world. Our vision for C²M² is to become a globally recognized multimodal mobility innovation center for moving people and goods, specializing in connectivity and data analytics.