Chris Hendrickson gave keynote at the University Transportation Center for Advance Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education Research Symposium

August 6th, 2018

August 6, 2018

Chris Hendrickson, Director of Traffic21 Institute, gave a keynote presentation at the University Transportation Center for Advance Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education Research Symposium today in Charlotte, NC. His talk was titled ‘Transition to Connected and Automated Vehicles.’ He also served as a judge for the student poster competition. Pictured are Hendrickson and some of the symposium participants.

Traffic21 Program Manager and Vanpool Council Chair for the Association for Commuter Transportation, led the Vanpool Council meeting at the organization’s international conference

July 30th, 2018

July 30, 2018

Today Traffic21 Program Manager and chair of the Vanpool Council for the Association for Commuter Transportation, Lisa Kay Schweyer, led the Vanpool Council meeting at the organization’s international conference in California. The Vanpool Council addresses and shares information related to vanpools, vanpool programs, public-private partnerships for delivery of vanpool services, contracting, program management, customer services, and promotional issues.

 

PennDOT Issues Guidance for Increased Safety Oversight of Highly Automated Vehicles

July 24th, 2018

July 24, 2018

PennDOT Issues Guidance for Increased Safety Oversight of Highly Automated Vehicles. Raj Rajkumar, Director of CMU’s Mobility21 National University Transportation Center and Stan Caldwell, Executive Director, Traffic21 Institute and Mobility21 and T-SET National University Transportation Centers serve on the PennDOT Automated Vehicle Policy Task Force and participated in deliberation and provided feedback for the development of this policy.  Read the press release about the new guidance here.

 

Update on Traffic21’s Robotics Institute Summer Scholars (RISS) participant, Hameed Abdul

July 18th, 2018

July 18, 2018

Traffic21’s RISS participant, Hameed Abdul is now about half way through the scholar’s program. He describes his experience thus far as “broadening.” Hameed reports that he has “visited labs, discussed thoroughly [his] research ideas with [his] mentor and grad students, had the opportunity to do outreach, worked on an abstract, and attend a research-focused conference.” In addition, yesterday, Hameed was a speaker at the AI for All, where he presented his research to high school students.

Director of the Traffic21 Institute, Prof. Chris Henrickson speaks at the ASCE International Conference

July 16th, 2018

July 16, 2018

Pittsburgh hosted the American Society of Civil Engineers’ International Conference on Transportation & Development 2018.  Pictured is Prof. Chris Hendrickson, Director of the Traffic21 Institute, speaking from the plenary podium.

Mobility21 Diversity Fellow Participates in Poster Session at the Automated Vehicle Symposium

July 10th, 2018

July 10, 2018

Mobility21 Diversity Fellow Allanté Whitmore attended the Automated Vehicle Symposium in San Francisco.  She participated in one of the poster sessions, sharing her recent work on AV ethics.

UTC Researchers were featured speakers at the Accessible Transportation Symposium

June 27th, 2018

June 26, 2018

UTC Researchers Steve Smith and Aaron Steinfield were featured speakers at the Accessible Transportation Symposium. Over 80 people attended the event. The event was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Community Living, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research.

Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell participated in the Federal Highway Administration’s National Dialogue on Highway Automation

June 27th, 2018

June 26 & 27, 2018

Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell participated in the Federal Highway Administration’s National Dialogue on Highway Automation to provide input from the University Transportation Center perspective and share both technology and policy research on vehicle automation. This two day workshop in Philadelphia focused on Planning and Policy is was the first of five national.

Read a complete summary of the two-day symposium here.

Stan Caldwell is a featured keynote panelist at Council of University Transportation Center’s conference

June 5th, 2018

June 5, 2018

Stan Caldwell, the Executive Director for the CMU Traffic21 Institute and the T-SET and Mobility21 National University Transportation Centers, was a featured keynote panelist at this morning’s Council of University Transportation Center annual conference. His presentation highlighted ways Traffic21 conducts “Community and Publicly Engaged Research.”

CMU Dean and T-SET/Mobility21 Director Present at WABTEC Global Leadership Summit

April 25th, 2018

April 25, 2018

The Dean of the Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering, Jim Garrett, and the Director of the CMU T-SET National USDOT University Transportation Center for Safety, Mobility21, a USDOT National University Transportation Center for Mobility, Raj Rajkumar, were invited by Ray Betler, CEO of WABTEC, to speak at the WABTEC Global Leadership Summit on April 25.  Raj gave the keynote presentation on “Challenges and Opportunities in Rail Automation” to the more than 200 WABTEC executives from around the world.

Traffic21 Director, Stan Caldwell Featured on Our Region’s Business

March 2nd, 2018

March 2, 2018

Traffic21 UTC researchers Srinivasa Narasimhan and Robert Tamburo win the 3Rivers Venture Fair, for their Smart Headlight project

October 20th, 2017