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Mobility21 Director, Raj Rajkumar, Keynote Speaker at The Flagstaff Festival of Science

September 21st, 2018

September 21, 2018

Mobility21 Director, Raj Rajkumar, was the keynote speaker at The Flagstaff Festival of Science. The Flagstaff Festival of Science serves to connect and inspire the citizens of Northern Arizona, particularly youth, with the wonders of science and the joy of scientific discovery.

Learn more about the event here.

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Smart Mobility Connection: Can Ridesharing help the Disadvantaged Get Moving?

September 21st, 2018

September 21, 2018

The Smart Mobility Connection Series continued with an exciting presentation from Lee Branstetter, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Branstetter’s seminar “Can Ridesharing help the Disadvantaged Get Moving” proved to be an exciting topic as we became standing room only and ran out time before Branstetter could answer all the questions.

Watch the full seminar

 

Director of Mobility21 Quoted in Axios

September 21st, 2018

September 21, 2018

Raj Rajkumar, Director of Mobility21 is quoted in Axios: “Driving is the most complex activity that most adults engage in on a regular basis, just because we do it doesn’t mean we can teach computers to easily do it. It will be many more years for full automation.”

Read the full article “A car that’s better without a driver”

Register Now! Moving America Forward: Next Generation of Truck Freight Transport Summit

September 18th, 2018

The Mobility21 Center, in partnership with the PRECISE Center, at the Engineering School of the University of Pennsylvania will be hosting a two-day event entitled “Moving America Forward: Next Generation of Truck Freight Transport Summit.” The keynote speakers for the summit will be Raymond P. Martinez, administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and Leslie Richards, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

The event will be held on October 24-25, 2018 at the Singh Center for Nanotechnology, University of Pennsylvania. More details about the event can be found on PRECISE’s website

International Workshop on Next-Generation Cyber-Physical Systems

Mobility21 Director, Raj Rajkumar, joins Panel at University of Virginia

September 15th, 2018

September 15, 2018

Mobility21 Director, Raj Rajkumar attended the International Workshop on Next-Generation Cyber-Physical Systems at the University of Virginia. He participated on a Panel Discussion: Future of Cyber-Physical Systems with – Chenyang Lu (moderator), Tarek Abdelzaher, Chris Gill and Al Mok.

Learn more about the event here.

Raj Rajkumar at Intersect CMU

Mobility21 Director, Raj Rajkumar Moderates Panel at Intersect@CMU

September 14th, 2018

September 14, 2018

Mobility21 Director, Raj Rajkumar, moderated a panel on the Intersection of Tech & Business: Smart Home, Smart Car and Smart City at Intersect@CMU during the Tepper Quad Grand Opening, featuring Secretary Anthony Foxx, Homaira Akbari, Brian Olsavsky & Jay Apt.

Mobility21 Director on Panel at Value of Data Bloomberg Conference

September 13th, 2018

September 13, 2018

Mobility21 Director, Raj Rajkumar attended the Value of Data: How Emerging Technologies are Redefining our Future Bloomberg Conference in New York, New York. He was on a panel titled “Driverless Cars Run on Data Not Gasoline.”

Watch the full video of the panel

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National Electric Drive Week’s Electric Lunch in Market Square (Pittsburgh)

September 12th, 2018

September 12, 2018

Duquesne Light Company and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, with support from Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities, teamed up to celebrate National Drive Electric Week in downtown Pittsburgh.  Traffic21 Institute’s Program Manager, Lisa Kay Schweyer stopped by the Market Square Electric Lunch today to check out the electric cars, busses, scooters and bicycles.

Congressman Bill Shuster and State Senator Guy Reschenthaler visited Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center

September 11th, 2018

September 10, 2018

Congressman Bill Shuster, Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and State Senator Guy Reschenthaler visited Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center for a tour and round table discussion with representatives from local autonomous and connected vehicle companies. Mobility21 UTC faculty member Chris Hendrickson moderated the discussion and Mobility21 UTC faculty member Steve Smith represented his spin off company Rapid Flow Technologies. Also participating was Raodbotics, another UTC spin off company.

UTC Researcher Fei Fang in the Qatar Tribune

September 11th, 2018

September 11, 2018

UTC Researcher Fei Fang is quoted in the Qatar Tribune’s article today titled “AI Helps Humans Bring Poachers To Justice.”  Click here to link to the article: http://www.qatar-tribune.com/news-details/id/138612.

 

 

Mobility21 Faculty Awarded 2.5 Million in Combined Funding from the DOE

September 11th, 2018

To continue to improve energy efficiency and increase mobility intelligence, Sean Qian and Costa Samaras were awarded over $2.5 million in combined funding from the Department of Energy. This funding will be used to advance Sean Qian’s project in understanding and improving energy efficiency of regional mobility systems leveraging system-level data and Costa Samaras’ project on drones, delivery robots, driverless cars, and intelligent curbs for increasing energy productivity of first/last mile goods movement.

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