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UPenn ESE Team Wins FAA Raise Award

January 15th, 2019

December 19, 2018

The University of Pennsylvania ESE team was selected for the Federal Aviation Administration Raise Award. This award from the FAA is going to the student team of Max Li, Sahithya Prakash, Will Tam, and Jack Kearney. The students designed a deconfliction algorithms for UASs. The team was advised by Megan Ryerson during their Senior Design in the 2017-2018 school year.


CCAC Hosts Student Automotive Competition

December 13th, 2018

December 13, 2018

CCAC and Greater Pittsburgh Automotive Dealers Association hosted a student automotive competition event at CCAC.  During the competition, Bob Koch, talked to both students and instructors about “Intelligent Transportation Careers” and how these students fit into the workforce with their knowledge and skills they’re currently learning.  They discussed what they can do to help prepare these high school seniors for various transportation careers.  They also talked about various opinions regarding vehicle to V2V, V2I and autonomous vehicles, and what can we do to help them prepare the technicians of the future.



GHSA Visits CMU for AV Tour

December 11th, 2018

December 11, 2018

The Government Highway Safety Association visited Carnegie Mellon University to learn more about Mobility21’s policy, technology, people in autonomous vehicles. They spent time learning more about the AV’s here on campus and visiting the Navigation Lab.


Mobility21 Director Shares Expertise on Autonomous Vehicles in Axios Article

December 7th, 2018

December 6, 2018

Raj Rajkumar, Director of Mobility21, the National USDOT University Transportation Center for Mobility, shares his expertise on autonomous vehicles in Axios article “1 big thing:  The price of driverless cars.”  Read the full article here:  https://www.axios.com/newsletters/axios-future-e692a32f-6272-4add-bd11-2e450c1f5967.html?chunk=0#story0.



Mobility21 Program Manager Attends PAIC Groundbreaking

December 6th, 2018

December 6, 2018

Mobility21 Program Manager, Lisa Kay Schweyer, joined Carnegie Mellon’s Chief of Staff and Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Daryl Weinhert at the Pittsburgh Airport Innovation Campus (PAIC) Groundbreaking. The PAIC will provide space at the airport for innovation testbeds for aviation and customer service technologies.    


Elsie Hillman Honors Scholar Presents Research at PennState

December 6th, 2018

December 6, 2018

Teresa Leatherow, an Elsie Hillman Honors Scholar working with Traffic21, presented her semester’s research on automation and long-haul trucking at the Pennsylvania State University Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference. Other topics that were presented on by students include dedicated bus lanes, network resilience, and parking demand models for urban areas. Conference attendees were able to participate in various breakout sessions on safety, operations, planning, design, and technology and had the opportunity hear from Pennsylvania Secretary of Transportation Leslie Richards!

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Project Presentations for the User-Centered Research and Evaluation

December 5th, 2018

December 5, 2018

Project presentations for the Carnegie Mellon University User-Centered Research and Evaluation class, in which students investigated user needs for transportation on campus, were displayed today in the University Center.  Students collected data from participants using a wide variety of methods, and used their insights to propose new solutions to address these needs for more visibility, efficiency, and opportunities with campus transportation.  The results will be shared with the Graduate Student Assembly who will determine next steps.

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CMU Research Drives Economic Case for Electric Semi-Trucks

December 5th, 2018

December 5, 2018

Scott Institute & Mobility21 UTC Faculty Venkat Viswanathan and Ph.D. student Shashank Sripad published new research comparing the cost of traditional semi-trucks to electric semi-trucks, and suggest that it might be time to make the switch.  Read more:  https://www.cmu.edu/energy/news-multimedia/2018/economics-semi-trucks.html.

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Ohio State helps introduce new smart shuttles to Columbus

December 4th, 2018

December 4, 2018

Engineers from Ohio State’s Center for Automotive Research are playing a key role in a new line of self-driving shuttles expected to debut in Columbus next month. Maryn Weimer, senior associate director of CAR, said DriveOhio goes to CAR for research purposes to make sure safety and efficiency goals are met. Read the full article



Smart Mobility Connection Features Fei Fang

November 30th, 2018

November 30, 2018

The final Smart Mobility Connection (SMC) of Fall 2018 Spring featured Fei Fang, Assistant Professor in the Institute for Software Research at CMU. Fei described her work with peer-to-peer ridesharing programs, including incentivizing both riders and financial supporters and pricing.

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