C2M2 Meets to Discuss Pilot Deployment of Smart City Tech in Charleston

Dr. Mashrur “Ronnie” Chowdhury, Director of  C2M2 and Dr. Mizanur Rahman, Assistant Director of C2M2, met Jim Armstrong, Deputy County Administrator Transportation and Public Works of Charleston, and his team on August 28, 2019 to discuss the possible pilot deployment strategy related to smart city technology in Charleston to improve traffic operation, safety and overall quality of life. The Charleston team included the following members: Kristen Hess, Deputy Clerk of Council (NASA team member); Doug Wurster, Project Officer for the CFO (NASA team member); Sunshine Trakas, Construction Project Manager II; Ryan Petersen, Planner III; and Kevin Limehouse, Innovation and Operation Officer. A number of areas of interest for the pilot smart city technology deployment were discussed including autonomous shuttle pilot, smart infrastructure improvements, and pedestrian safety. C2M2 participation in the local and regional symposium as well as in the American Public Works Association was also discussed in this meeting. C2M2 is really excited to start working together with the county for the deployment of smart city technology in Charleston, South Carolina.