Carnegie Mellon University

Montgomery Alabama

November 14, 2018

Metro21 is tied to Montgomery, Alabama's Smart City Award

Metro21’s faculty Christopher Mertz was a driving force in Montgomery, Alabama being recognized nationally as one of the most technologically advanced cities in the country. The City of Montgomery was awarded the 2018 Digital Cities Survey from the Center for Digital Government. This was due in large part to a Mertz’s company RoadBotics. RoadBotics is a Carnegie Mellon spin-out founded by Professor Mertz, which analyzes roads around the world to give cities deep insight into the condition of their paved roads. The award is given to cities that, “leveraging technology to solve civic challenges, boost cybersecurity, increase transparency and improve overall quality of life.” The survey directly mentions RoadBotics saying that “Montgomery worked with RoadBotics to track street conditions, the findings from which will help prioritize repairs.” 

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