August 13, 2020 Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell presented “Autonomous Vehicles: Why Now and Why Pittsburgh” at a webinar hosted by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar. This presentation on Caldwell’s University Transportation Center funded research highlighted industry and technology trends and public policies aimed put in place to enable innovation and mitigate … Continue reading “Stan Caldwell Presents at Pittsburgh Chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar”
August 11, 2020 The Women in Transportation Seminar Pittsburgh Chapter 2020 Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship Recipient honoree is CMU student Sharika Hegde. The award winner “Sharika J. Hegde is a senior at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) majoring in Civil & Environmental Engineering with a minor in Computer Science. Sharika is interested in intelligent … Continue reading “WTS Pittsburgh Chapter Honors CMU Student Sharika Hegde”
July 30, 2020 Mobility21 UTC welcomes Traffic21 Women in Transportation Fellow for 2020-2022, Hajra Shahab. Hajra Shahab grew up in Karachi [Pakistan], one of the largest and most populated cities in the world. Growing up, she witnessed complex deep-rooted problems in the city such as weak institutional capacity, absence of public transit system and marginalization … Continue reading “Welcoming New Traffic21 Women in Transportation Fellow – Hajra Shahab”
July 29, 2020 Graduate students from Carnegie Mellon University recently met with Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Yassmin Gramian and members of her executive team, to present a comprehensive policy study titled “Mobility, Accessibility, and Connectivity: Assessments and Recommendations Concerning Rural Transportation Equity in Pennsylvania.” Included in the report was a review of key … Continue reading “Traffic21 Students Present Rural Mobility Policy Study to PennDOT Secretary”
July 24, 2020 Mobility21 UTC’s Robotics Institute Summer Scholars (RISS) program participant Fausto Vega continues his work, exploring more about aerospace. “My experience with RISS has been great as I have learned about the aerospace field which is a career I hope to pursue in the future. I am grateful for the weekly workshops, speakers, … Continue reading “RISS Update – Participant Continues Progress with XPlane11 Flight Simulator”
July 20, 2020 Mobility21 UTC’s Robotics Institute Summer Scholars (RISS) program participant Beverley-Claire Okogwu continues to interact and excel as her project explores getting agents to overcome ambiguous and sub-optimal behaviors of humans in Human-Robot Interaction. “One thing I am certainly proud of while conducting my research is my ability to thoroughly read and understand … Continue reading “RISS Update – Program Surpasses Participant’s Expectations”
July 8, 2020 The Ohio State University doctoral candidates Rajakumar Deshpande and Shobhit Gupta are working with Mobility21 UTC academic partner, the Ohio State University’s Center for Automotive Research (CAR) to expand their knowledge and experience in the field of automated vehicles. “…Rajakumar Deshpande and Gupta are doctoral candidates in Mechanical Engineering at The Ohio … Continue reading “The Ohio State University Students’ Experience Impacted by NEXTCAR”
Speaking on Possibilities for Deep Decarbonization of US Transportation Modes at International Society of Industrial Ecology Americas 2020
July 6, 2020 Chris Hendrickson, Director of Traffic21, gave the keynote presentation today on “Possibilities for Deep Decarbonization of US Transportation Modes” to the International Society for Industrial Ecology Conference ISIE Americas 2020. Over 90 people were in attendance for this presentation. The mission of the ISIE is to promote the use of industrial ecology in … Continue reading “Speaking on Possibilities for Deep Decarbonization of US Transportation Modes at International Society of Industrial Ecology Americas 2020”
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.