IBM, Bombardier, and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have collaborated to develop an advanced infrastructure technology that would utilize computers and sensors to applications such as detecting cracks in oil pipelines. In addition, the partnership will allow the development of navigation systems for use in public transit vehicles.
Officials from the university and both the companies attended a ceremony at the campus of CMU in Oakland as part of the celebration of the $2.2 million research centers. The research centers will house the IBM Smart Infrastructure Laboratory and the Bombardier Smart Infrastructure Collaboration Center. In addition, the centers will be placed in the current facilities on the Carnegie Mellon University campus. The research will aid in the modification of electric car technologies for public transportation, and in the development of navigation systems for advanced public transit vehicles.
Bombardier is a manufacturer of airborne and ground-based transportation, and electric vehicles. In addition, the company has a Pittsburgh plant situated in West Mifflin.