July 3, 2020 Megan Ryerson, Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning and Electric and Systems Engineering at the Mobility21 academic partner University of Pennsylvania, provided her input on how to navigate post-COVID19 with Politico magazine with her suggestion, “Replace Short Flights with Buses.” “You’re traveling to a neighboring city, either to visit or to … Continue reading “Exploring ‘Redesigning the World’”
June 30, 2020 With COVID-19 school closures, the continuity of education for the majority of Pennsylvania’s students is at risk. Inequities of resources, staffing, and lack of Internet connectivity are making online learning inaccessible for some of our most at-risk communities. This decrease in classroom learning time, both in-person and virtual, is leaving some students … Continue reading “The Robot Doctor: High School Math Education Through the Lens of Robotics”
ITS America Announces Winner of the America’s Region of the Emerging Leaders Program Global Challenge
June 25, 2020 ITS America has named University of Pennsylvania, a Mobility21 UTC academic partner, as the winner of the America’s region of the Emerging Leaders Program Global Challenge with their inclusive mobility plan for Philadelphia. “Move, Philadelphia! is an inclusive mobility model for the city that includes multiple strategies to limit private vehicle use within … Continue reading “ITS America Announces Winner of the America’s Region of the Emerging Leaders Program Global Challenge”
June 19, 2020 Roadbotics, a Mobility21 spin-off company, has been named a “World Economic Forum 2020 Technology Pioneer.” The Technology Pioneers of 2020 bring together 100 early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are pioneering new technologies and innovations, ranging from the use of artificial intelligence to diagnose cancers and quantum computing systems, … Continue reading “Roadbotics Named “World Economic Forum 2020 Technology Pioneer””
June 18, 2020 Mobility21 is pleased to welcome and support Beverley-Claire Okogwu and Fausto Vega as participants in the 2020 Robotics Institute Summer Scholars (RISS) Program. At Mobility21, we view research and education as two sides of the same coin. We cannot educate for future generations without exposing them to research, development and deployment. On … Continue reading “Mobility21 Welcomes 2 Robotics Institute Summer Scholars”
June 16, 2020 Traffic21 Institute Director and Mobility21 Researcher Chris Hendrickson met with new Transportation Research Board Cooperative Research Program staff to discuss the role of the TRB Division Committee in reviewing panel members and reports, and ensuring diversity and inclusion on panels.
June 9, 2020 Traffic21 Professor Rick Stafford and his Heinz College masters student, Demitra Kourtzidis, participated in the quarterly meeting of the Keystone Transportation Funding Coalition (KTFC) to engage with Pennsylvania transportation policy stakeholders. Rick and Demitra are conducting research on past and future transportation funding alternatives.
April 6, 2020 The Ohio State University student-turned-employee Max Wright is achieving his dreams in the Center for Automotive Research (CAR). The exploratory research program at the Mobility21 UTC academic partner is allowing him to help researchers and motorsports teams build custom parts to enhance leading research and winning vehicles. Learn more here.
June 4, 2020 Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell was a featured panelist for the ITS America Webinar, “Technology and the post COVID-19 Transportation Roadmap.” The session explored the changes that may be seen with transportation after COVID-19, as well how to build the transportation system in the 21st century. View the full webinar here.
ACT Creates Resource to Support Employers, Commuters, and Communities For Getting Back to the Workplace Safely
May 27, 2020 “The Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) has developed a resource guide to help inform employers, commuters, and communities on how we can all get back to the workplace safely and efficiently. Prepared by a task force of transportation demand management (TDM) professionals representing service providers, employers, and government agencies, this handbook provides … Continue reading “ACT Creates Resource to Support Employers, Commuters, and Communities For Getting Back to the Workplace Safely”
May 27, 2020 Today Mobility21 UTC released its latest “Research Recap.” The recaps are one-page overviews of the UTC funded research that describe the research project’s purpose, approach, key findings, conclusions, contact information for the research team and a link to the final research report. Check out the one page recap to learn more about … Continue reading “Research Recap: Understanding and Guiding Pedestrian and Crowd Motion”
May 20, 2020 Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell was an invited by Benjamin Schmidt, President of Roadbotics (a UTC spinoff company) to present as part of Roadbotics web discussion on lessons learned through the COVID-19 pandemic about the need for more resilient transportation organizations and cities. Watch the full web discussion here. #Mobility21 #CMU #Roadbotics
Mobility21 UTC Researcher and CMU Professor Costa Samaras Interviewed for Transportation Episode on PBS
05/18/20 Mobility21 UTC Researcher and CMU Professor Costa Samaras was interviewed as part of a transportation episode of Michael E. Webber‘s Power Trip: The Story of Energy documentary. Watch the interview here…
Metro21 Executive Director Karen Lightman Works with City of Pittsburgh to Aid Community During Pandemic
May 18, 2020 Metro21 Executive Director Karen Lightman was asked to work with the City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility Infrastructure (DOMI), as well as business owners, mobility leaders, technologists, and transportation officials to provide a report on the use of streets and mobility to aid the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the results … Continue reading “Metro21 Executive Director Karen Lightman Works with City of Pittsburgh to Aid Community During Pandemic”
May 14, 2020 Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell presented the Mobility21 UTC project “Changing Hunger: CMU Works with 412 Food Rescue and Allies for Children to Deliver School Lunches to Children due to COVID-19” during today’s Research, Education, and Training Reauthorization Coalition (RETRC) virtual spotlight for Congressional Offices and Transportation Stakeholders. There were 85 registrants … Continue reading “Mobility21 UTC Executive Director Stan Caldwell Presents During RETRC Spotlight”
May 11, 2020 Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell moderated the presentation for the Association for Pennsylvania Municipal Management (APMM) titled “Ready or Not, Here it Comes: How Disruptive Technologies coming out of the Pittsburgh region will impact our communities and what local governments can do to prepare for and utilize these innovations to deliver more … Continue reading “APMM Panel – New Tech for Local Government”
May 7, 2020 Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell was interviewed by WTAE-TV on the impact that COVID-19 has had on the flow of traffic in Pittsburgh and how people’s commute may change in the future. Watch the segment here.
Newly Published in the Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems – “The Covid-19 Pandemic and Transportation Engineering”
May 5, 2020 Co-authors Chris Hendrickson, Director of Traffic21 and Laurence Rilett, Director of the Nebraska Transportation Center and the Mid-America Transportation Center are both US DOT University Transportation Center funded faculty. Their article “The Covid-19 Pandemic and Transportation Engineering” will appear in the July edition of the Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems. … Continue reading “Newly Published in the Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems – “The Covid-19 Pandemic and Transportation Engineering””
April 29, 2020 CMU Professor, UTC Researcher, and former FCC Chief Jon Peha was featured in the Communications Daily article “Auto Industry’s New 5.9 GHz Offer Doesn’t Impress O’Rielly.” Dr. Peha is quoted in the article having: “… urged the FCC to pause. The NPRM “proclaims that it ‘believe[s] that ITS [intelligent transportation system] users … Continue reading “Auto Industry’s New 5.9 GHz Offer Doesn’t Impress O’Rielly”
April 28, 2020 Mobility21 UTC Director Raj Rajkumar has been named to the PAVE Academic Advisory Council, which aims to provide PAVE members with advice and recommendations on matters related to AV technology and its societal effects, as well as collaborating with PAVE members on tasks such as research, evaluation and polling. PAVE is a … Continue reading “Mobility21 UTC Director Raj Rajkumar Named to PAVE Academic Advisory Council”
Mobility21 UTC supports 2 regional high schools as they complete in the Autonomous Innovative Vehicle Design Challenge
April 28, 2020 The primary goal of Mobility21, a National University Transportation Center for Improving Mobility, is to develop and deploy technologies, policies, incentives and training programs for improving the mobility of people and goods in the 21st century efficiently and safely. We accomplish this through a comprehensive program of interdisciplinary research; education and workforce … Continue reading “Mobility21 UTC supports 2 regional high schools as they complete in the Autonomous Innovative Vehicle Design Challenge”
April 24, 2020 Today’s Smart Mobility Connection session featured Srinivasa Narasimhan and Robert Tamburo, CMU Principal Project Scientists and Mobility21 UTC researchers. They discussed their UTC project, “Visual Understanding of Traffic at Intersections: Access to real-time information.” Watch the full video here.
CMU Professor and UTC Researcher Jon Peha is Keynote Speaker at 2020 Wireless Telecommunications Symposium
April 23, 2020 CMU Professor and UTC Researcher Jon Peha gave a keynote speech at the 2020 IEEE Wireless Telecommunications Symposium today. His keynote, entitled “Spectrum Policy for Intelligent Transportation Systems,” investigates how much spectrum should be allocated to ITS, whether ITS spectrum not used for safety communications should be shared with unlicensed devices, and … Continue reading “CMU Professor and UTC Researcher Jon Peha is Keynote Speaker at 2020 Wireless Telecommunications Symposium”
Traffic21 Founder and UTC Researchers Part of Team Helping Provide Assistance to State Decision-Makers During Pandemic
April 22, 2020 “Carnegie Mellon University is playing a key role in Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s planning efforts to re-open the state’s economy.” CMU Traffic21 founder Rick Stafford and UTC researchers Lee Branstetter, Peter Zhang, and Hai Wang will be part of this team providing assistance to state decision-makers during COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here…
April 8, 2020 CMU Mobility21 UTC researcher and CEE’s Sean Qian studied the relationship between Uber and public transportation, demonstrating variance between time of day and location. His work was described in the following article published in CMU’s Civil & Environmental Engineering News Spring 2020 newsletter… In our modern world, it’s easy to get across … Continue reading “Quantifying Transportation Relationships”