Our vision for the Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility (C2M2), a Tier 1 University Transportation Center, is to become a globally recognized multimodal mobility innovation center for moving people and goods, specializing in connectivity and data analytics. To achieve this bold vision, our multidisciplinary research team from five leading higher education and research institutions in the state of South Carolina 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 communication and computing technologies.
Welcome to our USDOT Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility (C²M²) Website. We are extremely honored to have been granted a Tier 1 University Transportation Center by the United States Department of Transportation, and cannot be more delighted to showcase the efforts of our multi-disciplinary collaboration. We are excited about the months and even years ahead as the vision for our center starts coming to life.
USDOT C²M² would be a tremendous boon to South Carolina universities in terms of prestige and resources, and would contribute to one of the most important economic sectors in our state. It will elevate 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.
The C²M² 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 it will provide a blueprint for addressing similar problems across the United States and around the world.
Dr. Ronnie Chowdhury