Mobility21 Program Manager Participates in Panel Discussion

July 25, 2023
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July 25, 2023

Mobility21 UTC Program Manager Lisa Kay Schweyer participated as a panelist for the U.S. DOT/UTC panel discussion during the AASHTO RAC Summer Meeting’s Collaboration, Coordination and Outreach Meeting alongside Tyson Rupnow from the Louisiana DOT and Tim Klein from the U.S. DOT.

Allegheny County Hosts Meeting on Comprehensive Plan

July 24, 2023
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July 24, 2023

Mobility21 UTC Program Manager Lisa Kay Schweyer and Metro21 Executive Director Karen Lightman participated in Planning meetings for Allegheny Places, the Allegheny County comprehensive plan.  This plan establishes an overall vision for the future for Allegheny County and how to get there.

Mobility21 Program Manager Interviewed at Vintage Grand Prix

July 22, 2023
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July 22, 2023

Mobility21 Program Manager Lisa Kay Schweyer was interviewed as part of the live video feed during the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix.  She discussed Traffic21, as well as the Mobility21 and Safety21 University Transportation Centers.

Research Recap: Modeling the impact of dynamic tolling in large-scale regional networks: A case study for Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC)

July 21, 2023
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July 21, 2023

Today, Mobility21 UTC released its latest “Research Recap” for Carnegie Mellon University researcher Sean Qian’s project “Modeling the impact of dynamic tolling in large-scale regional networks: A case study for Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC).” 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.

Traffic21 Director Discusses Battery Electric vs. Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles

July 13, 2023
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July 13, 2023

Chris Hendrickson, Faculty Director of Traffic21 Institute and Mobility21 researcher, was interviewed by a high school student in Missouri participating in the MIT Introduction to Technology, Engineering and Science Program.  The topic of the interview was the relative desirability of battery electric versus internal combustion engine vehicles.

 

Dr. Corey Harper Attends EV Charging Symposium

July 12, 2023
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July 12, 2023

Mobility21 UTC researcher Dr. Corey Harper participated in the US DOT Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Symposium, where participants engaged in roundtable discussions focused on generated momentum for the forthcoming nationwide expansion of EVs and EV charging infrastructure.

Mobility21 UTC Faculty Discusses Challenges & Opportunities in Developing a Workforce for EVs

July 10, 2023
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July 10, 2023

Mobility21 UTC faculty member, Bob Koch of the Community College of Allegheny County took part of Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities workshop on hybrid electric vehicles (EVs), which focused on maintenance and safety aspects of hybrid EVs.  Read more about the event here.

Mobility21 UTC Researcher Named Amazon Scholar

July 10, 2023
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July 10, 2023

Mobility21 UTC researcher and Carnegie Mellon University Professor Mario Berges has been named an Amazon Scholar to work with Amazon’s Devices and Services Organization.  Read more here.

CMU Alum Company Gets Federal Approval for Innovative ITS

July 7, 2023
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July 7, 2023

Pi-Lit and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, have reached an agreement that will allow Pi-Lit’s patented LED flares to be used by commercial vehicle operators in place of traditional, older products such as reflective triangles, fuse flares, or liquid flares, when stopped on highways or shoulders.

(CMU Alum) Daniel Selevan, Chief Operating Officer for Pi-Lit, upon learning of the successful petition commented, “The Pi-Lit team is pleased to learn of the exemption that permits commercial operators to equip their fleet with the most modern technology.”  Jim Selevan (CMU Alum) is CEO of Pi-Lit, which is a Deployment Partner of Traffic21.

Ohio State University UTC Researchers Develop Software for Autonomous Vehicles

July 6, 2023
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July 6, 2023

Safety21 UTC researchers, Bilin Aksun-Guvenc and Levent Guvenc from The Ohio State University have developed new software to aid in the development, evaluation, and demonstration of safer autonomous vehicles called the Vehicle-in-Virtual-Environment (VVE) method.  Read the story here.

Mobility21 Director Named to Highly Automated Vehicle Advisory Committee

July 5, 2023
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July 5, 2023

Mobility21 Director Raj Rajkumar has been invited by Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro to participate on the Highly Automated Vehicle (HAV) Advisory Committee through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.  The HAV Committee is a partnership between public and private key stakeholders to ensure the safe integration of connected and automated vehicles on Pennsylvania’s roads and enhance Pennsylvania’s continued global leadership with this evolving technology.

PennTec 2023 Hosts Collection Systems Smart Panel with Justin Starr

July 1, 2023
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June 21, 2023

Mobility21 UTC faculty member from the Community College of Allegheny County, Dr. Justin Starr participated on the Collection Systems Smart Panel at PennTec2023, which looks to advance Pennsylvania’s water quality professionals through education and training, promoting sound sustainable water policies, and fostering public stewardship of water resources.

Research Recap: Helping Transit Agencies Assess Opportunities to Improve Access and Equity with Automated Vehicles

June 29, 2023
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June 28, 2023

Today, Mobility21 UTC released its latest “Research Recap” for Carnegie Mellon University researcher Costa Samaras’ project “Helping Transit Agencies Assess Opportunities to Improve Access and Equity with Automated Vehicles.” 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.

Cleantech Open Northeast 2023 Cohort Announced

June 23, 2023
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June 22, 2023

Cleantech Open, which runs the world’s largest clean technology accelerator program, has announced the Northeast 2023 Cohort which includes Mobility21 UTC researcher Destenie Nock‘s spinout Peoples Energy Analytics and Venkat Viswanathan‘s spinout InceptEV.

Council of University Transportation Centers Holds Summer Meeting

June 22, 2023
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June 20-22, 2023

The Annual Council of University Transportation Center‘s summer meeting brings 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 and Safety21 UTCs participated in the meeting.  Stan and Lisa Kay presented an overview of the national summits hosted by Moblity21.  And Lisa Kay led several sessions designed for the administrative professionals who work at UTCs.

Mobility21 Researcher Awarded CyLab Seed Funding

June 22, 2023
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June 22, 2023

CyLab at CMU has awarded $450k in seed funding to projects based on intellectual merit, originality, potential impact, and fit towards the Security and Privacy Institute’s priorities.  Among those awarded was Mobility21 UTC research Fei Fang for her project “Towards Inclusive Security and Privacy: Design for Digital Security and Privacy for the Homeless Population.”  Learn about all of the award winners here.

Michelin Group Explores Innovation Opportunities with Carnegie Mellon University

June 20, 2023
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June 20, 2023

Michelin Mobility Intelligence Pittsburgh team, which include Mobility21 UTC researcher Christoph Mertz, explored various opportunities offered by Carnegie Mellon University, including the Manufacturing Futures Institute at Mill19 and the National Robotics Engineering Center to learn about work being done and opportunities for their beyond road business segments.

Traffic21 Director Awarded ASCE James Laurie Prize at the 2023 International Conference on Transportation & Development

June 16, 2023
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June 16, 2023

Traffic21 Director Chris Hendrickson attended the ASCE 2023 International Conference on Transportation and Development, where he participated in the panel “The Transportation-Energy Nexus: The March Toward Sustainable and Resilient Systems.” During the conference he was also awarded the ASCE James Laurie Prize (an award given to a member of ASCE who has made a definitive contribution to the advancement of transportation engineering).

Mobility21 Updates CMU Transportation-Related Coursework Listing

June 15, 2023
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June 15, 2023

Mobility21 provides a comprehensive list of transportation-related courses offered by Carnegie Mellon University … check out the updated listing for the fall 2023 semester.  Find the list of courses offered for the current and past semesters here.

Study Conducted by Mobility21 Researchers Highlighted in Information Systems Research

June 13, 2023
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June 13, 2023

Mobility21 UTC researcher Sean Qian and CMU Professor Beibei Li were recently featured in Information Systems Research with their study that found that ridesharing platforms significantly outperform taxi systems in coping with emergencies, largely due to the benefits of technology.  Read more here.

White House Hosts Inaugural ARPA-I Summit

June 13, 2023
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June 13, 2023

Today, leaders from Congress, industry, nonprofits, academia and labor were in attendance for the launch of the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Infrastructure (ARPA-I).  “Newly created by the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, ARPA-I will fund high-reward next-generation physical and digital infrastructure technologies and systems that have the potential to modernize America’s transportation.”

Mobility21 UTC researcher and Principal Assistant Director for Energy and The White House Office of Science and Technology  Chief Advisor for Energy Policy Costa Samaras was on hand to welcome the group as the speakers laid out the vision of the future that the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Infrastructure (ARPA-I) is designed to deliver.  Participating in the event was Mobility21 Director Raj Rajkumar and former Traffic21 Women in Transportation Fellow Allanté Whitmore.

The event’s proceedings were recorded and can be viewed here.

Professor Jon Peha Presents at IEEE Conference

June 4, 2023
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June 4, 2023

Mobility21 UTC researcher Jon Peha gave a presentation about how to meet the spectrum needs of connected and autonomous vehicles at the 19th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob).  He described a novel approach in which connected vehicles supplement their current spectrum allocation with spectrum that is shared with other kinds of devices.  This was part of a session on vehicular networks for risk reduction and safety-related systems.

Safety21 National UTC Kick-Off Meeting in Washington, DC

June 1, 2023
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June 1, 2023

Raj Rajkumar, Director of the new Safety21 National University Transportation Center, led a delegation of CMU staff and partners from the Community College of Allegheny County, the Community College of Philadelphia, Morgan State University, the Ohio State University, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley to Washington, DC for the grant kick-off meeting with representatives of the U.S. Department of Transportation UTC program, including Director of the U.S. DOT’s office of Research Development and Technology Dr. Firas Ibrahim and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Research and Technology Dr. Robert Hampshire.

Smart Belt Coalition Convenes in Ohio

May 30, 2023
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May 12, 2023

Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell joined Smart Belt Coalition members from Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and New Jersey at the Transportation Research Center in East Liberty, OH.  During this meeting, Stan presented updates on the design of the PennSTART test track and CMU’s new Safety21 National UTC.

University of Pennsylvania Student Team Named Autonomous Karting Series 2023 Champions

May 27, 2023
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May 27, 2023

Students from the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn-Autoware Team, led by Mobility21 UTC researcher Rahul Mangharam, were crowned Autonomous Karting Series 2023 Champions for their wins in both categories of racing – reactive and open category for motion planning.  They competed against teams from UC San Diego, Purdue, UC Berkeley, and several other universities.  Watch the race here.