Category: Mobility21 News

  • 17-06-22
    Council of University Transportation Center’s Annual Meeting

    June 15 – 17, 2022 Held earlier this week, the Annual Council of University Transportation Center‘s  summer meeting brought together the nation’s leading transportation professionals from academia and industry along with U.S. DOT and other transportation agency officials.  Raj Rajkumar, Director, Stan Caldwell, Executive Director and Lisa Kay Schweyer, Program Manager of Mobility21 participated in do whatever you want to update

  • 15-06-22
    AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia

    June 15, 2022 Mobility21 UTC researchers Nik Martelaro and Jodi Forlizzi along with CMU President Farnam Jahanian were part of a panel organized by the CMU Block Center at the AFL-CIO’s 29th Constitutional Convention, to discuss building workers’ input on the future of technology in a groundbreaking new strategy.  Watch the panel recording here.

  • 27-05-22
    Traffic21 Researchers Publish Policy Brief

    May 27, 2022 Mobility21 researchers Nik Martelaro and Sarah Fox from the Carnegie Mellon University Human-Computer Interaction Institute led a team of researchers in publishing the Traffic21 policy brief, “How to Make Sense of Bus Transit Automation: Considerations for policy makers on the future of human-automation teaming in the transit workforce.”  Learn more here.

  • 25-05-22
    Mobility21 Highlights the Work of Ding Zhao in U.S. DOT Video

    May 25, 2022 Mobility21 UTC produced a video to highlight projects by UTC researcher Ding Zhao for an upcoming U.S. Department of Transportation Forum on  Cybersecurity.  The video focuses on key projects funded by the Mobility21 UTC in which Ding Zhao focuses on trustworthiness, cybersecurity and privacy in transportation applications.  Ph.D. student, Diana Gomez is also do whatever you want to update

  • 04-05-22
    Mobility21 UTC Researcher Appointed to IIJA Study on Impacts of AVs

    May 4, 2022 As part of the Infrastructure, Investment and Jobs Act, Congress directed the Federal Highway Administration to conduct a study of the impacts of Automated Driving Systems (ADS) in consultation with a defined expert panel.  Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell was appointed to this panel as a representative from academia and participated in do whatever you want to update

  • 29-04-22
    Traffic21 Institute Launches New Donor Fund       

    April 29, 2022 The Director of the Traffic21 Institute, Chris Hendrickson is excited to announce the establishment of a new donor fund at Carnegie Mellon University to support the work at Traffic21.  “Since 2009, we have conducted research and partnered with the community and industry partners to produce mobility solutions that improve safety, equity and do whatever you want to update

  • 12-04-22
    Burcu Akinci Named Head of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

    April 12, 2022 Mobility21 UTC researcher and Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Burcu Akinci, Paul Christiano professor and leading researcher in the field of data-driven approaches to construction and infrastructure, has been named the next Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.  Read the full story here.

  • 04-04-22
    Mobility21 UTC Academic Partner Rahul Mangharam to Lead Autoware CoE

    April 4, 2022 Mobility21 UTC researcher, Rahul Mangharam from the University of Pennsylvania will be leading the Autoware Center of Excellence, with the objective of bringing together industry and academia to advance Autonomous Driving technology based on Autoware Open-Source Software. “The Autoware CoE for autonomous driving was setup because we believe that all machines that do whatever you want to update

  • 21-03-22
    U.S. DOT RD&T Video Forum on Artificial Intelligence

    March 21, 2022 The U.S. Department of Transportation‘s University Transportation Centers  program as part of the Office of Research, Development and Technology, in collaboration with the Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office, hosted a video and discussion forum today, focusing on emerging technologies and research in transportation. Mobility21 UTC researcher Steve Smith’s video highlighting the do whatever you want to update

  • 15-03-22
    Mobility21 Director Joins Insight LiDAR’s Technical Advisory Board

    March 15, 2022 Mobility21 UTC  Director Raj Rajkumar has been named to Insight LiDAR‘s Technical Advisory Board to support their development of next-generation, long-range FMCW LiDAR for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and the Autonomous Vehicles market.  Read the full story here.

  • 14-03-22
    SXSW Panel on Driving AV Technology Forward for Citizens

    March 14, 2022 Mobility21 UTC Director Raj Rajkumar participated in the South by Southwest conference, along with Mobility21 Advisory Council member Yassmin Gramian, PennDOT Secretary of Transportation, Courtney Ehrlichman of Panasonic Smart Mobility, and Andrew Woelfling of Argo AI to discuss “Driving AV Technology Forward for Citizens.” The panel highlighted how the public, private, and do whatever you want to update

  • 10-03-22
    New Videos Available — Learn More About the History of NAVLAB

    March 10, 2022 Watch an interview with NAVLAB’s John Kozar, Engineer & Manager (retired) and Christoph Mertz, Principal Project Scientist to learn more about the history of NAVLAB. The interview was conducted on January 27, 2022, by Lisa Kay Schweyer, Program Manager for Traffic21 Institute and the Mobility21 University Transportation Center. The interview was edited do whatever you want to update

  • 25-02-22
    Transportation Club Hosts Annual Career Panel

    February 25, 2022 The Transportation Club hosted its annual “Careers in Transportation” panel discussion, moderated by Jocelyn Malik of Heinz College, with panelists joining from the public and private sector including: Amitai Bin-Nun, Senior Research Scientist, Motional Lauren Doyle, Environmental Scientist, SAI Consulting Ellie Newman, Section Mgr. of Service Development, Allegheny County Port Authority Students do whatever you want to update

  • 16-02-22
    FCC Appoints Jon Peha for 2022 Technological Advisory Committee

    February 16, 2022 Mobility21 UTC researcher Jon Peha has been selected to serve on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Technological Advisory Council (TAC) for 2022.  The TAC is comprised of a diverse array of leading experts that will help the FCC identify important areas of innovation and develop informed technology policies supporting America’s competitiveness and do whatever you want to update

  • 15-02-22
    Stan Caldwell Receives 2022 CUTC – ARTBA Award for Administrative Leadership

    February 15, 2022 Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell received the CUTC – ARTBA Award for Administrative Leadership, which recognizes outstanding administrative leadership contributions to the transportation field by non-academic appointments.  View the acceptance video here.

  • 09-01-22
    Council of University Transportation Centers Awards Lifetime Achievement Award to Al Biehler

    January 9, 2022 Former Carnegie Mellon University Traffic21 Institute Executive Director, Al Biehler was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Transportation Professional and Public Service by the Council of University Transportation Centers. As his nomination states: “Al has had a long and distinguished career of professional and public service. He served as Secretary of do whatever you want to update

  • 08-01-22
    Mobility21 UTC Honors “Student of the Year” Rick Grahn at 31st Annual Awards Ceremony

    January 8, 2022 Carnegie Mellon University student Rick Grahn was honored tonight as Mobility21 University Transportation Center’s “Student of the Year” at the Council of University Transportation Center’s annual awards event. Annually, the United States Department of Transportation honors the most outstanding student from each participating University Transportation Center for his/her achievements and promise for do whatever you want to update

  • 05-01-22
    Traffic21 and CMU Host Senator Wayne Langerholc Jr. at Mill19

    January 5, 2022 Traffic21 and Carnegie Mellon University welcomed Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. at Mill 19  to unveil SB 965, legislation that would permit AV companies to test vehicles meeting autonomy levels 3, 4 or 5 of SAE International’s J3016 parameters for automated driving systems. Also in attendance at the press conference were CMU President Farnam Jahanian, PennDOT do whatever you want to update

  • 28-12-21
    Latest Consequential Podcast on Transit of the Future Features UTC Researchers

    December 28, 2021 Public transportation is one of the most critical aspects of our infrastructure, but it is also one of the most imperiled and underfunded. This episode looks at how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan’s historic investment in public transit and other targeted policymaking can build the transportation systems of the future, with guests and do whatever you want to update

  • 17-12-21
    Traffic21 Director Presents Keynote to Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA)

    December 17, 2021 Chris Hendrickson,  Director of the Traffic21 Institute and researcher in the Mobility21 UTC, presented a keynote talk on “Recent ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering Editorials” for the Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA) during the opening ceremony of the 21st COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals.  Watch the his keynote presentation here.

  • 16-12-21
    Emerging Transportation Technology Trends Shared with High School Students and Teachers

    December 16, 2021 Stan Caldwell, Mobility21 UTC Executive Director & researcher, presented a session on his emerging transportation technology policy research to high school students and faculty from suburban and rural school districts throughout western Pennsylvania.  The event titled Automotive Technician Scholarship Contest & Student / Instructor Transportation Update was sponsored by Bob Koch from Mobility21 do whatever you want to update

  • 09-12-21
    Mobility21 Presents at Transportation Engineering & Safety Conference

    December 9, 2021 Mobility21 presented the Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference session “Welcome to the Smart Cities – Managing AI in Transportation.”  This conference session provided a preview of several topics included in the executive education session, including an overview of technology and AI impacts in transportation today, AI and predictive analytics and how to do whatever you want to update

  • 06-12-21
    Mobility21 Highlights the Work of Professor Steve Smith in U.S. DOT Video

    December 6, 2021 Mobility21 UTC recently highlighted projects completed by UTC researcher Steve Smith for a U.S. Department of Transportation Forum on Artificial Intelligence in Transportation video.  The video focuses on key projects funded by Mobility21 UTC that Professor Smith implemented the use of artificial intelligence to solve real-world transportation problems.  Watch the 5 minute do whatever you want to update

  • 12-11-21
    Open Energy Outlook Seeks Input from Mobility21 UTC Researcher

    November 12, 2021 Mobility21 UTC researcher Destenie Nock has been named to the Uncertainty Assessment team for Open Energy Outlook of the United States.  Her team, along with several others, is committed to formally advising the core team and participating in annual workshops to help set the research agenda.

  • 09-11-21
    Mobility21 Innovation Fellow Luke Lyle Shares His Experience

    November 9, 2021 During Mobility21 Innovation Fellow Luke Lyle‘s time, he concentrated on developing a novel growth method for gallium oxide, a semiconducting material for high power electronic applications. This material is critical for developing renewable energy technology by increasing the efficiency of power electronics in electric vehicles, wind turbines, solar cells, and batteries. In do whatever you want to update