US Ignite Presentation

CMU US Ignite Capstone Team Presents Mid-Term Update

October 18th, 2021

October 18, 2021

Today, the CMU US Ignite student Capstone Team (Brittany Pruitt, Dillon Cox, Mika Ansley, Gisselt Gomez, Roy Wang and Sophie Abo, advised by Mobility21 Program Manager, Lisa Kay Schweyer) presented their mid-term update to the client and advisors.  The class gave this presentation to provide updates and gather feedback from attendees.  The team will be completing their work by the end of the semester.

ESWeek2021

Mobility21 UTC Researchers Host Education Classes at Embedded Systems Week 2021

October 15th, 2021

October 15, 2021

Mobility21 UTC researchers Dr. Rahul Mangharam and Dr. Johannes Betz of the University of Pennsylvania participated in Embedded Systems Week (ESWeek) 2021.  ESWEEK is piloting a new education track, where in, top researchers in the world teach 2-hour topical class on emerging/newer, but well established embedded systems concepts, tools and methods that are not readily available in textbooks in an exciting, engaging and hands-on way to students across the globe.  View their presentation here.

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Research Recap: Platooning for Improved Safety and Efficiency of Semi-Trucks (PISES) II

October 12th, 2021

October 12, 2021

Today, Mobility21 UTC released its latest “Research Recap” for Venkat Viswanathan’s project “Platooning for Improved Safety and Efficiency of Semi-Trucks (PISES) II. 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.

Destenie Nock Presentation

Smart Mobility Connection Featuring Destenie Nock

October 8th, 2021

October 8, 2021

Today’s Smart Mobility Connection session featured Mobility21 UTC Researcher Dr. Destenie Nock.   She discussed her project, “Transportation Implications from COVID-19: Food Delivery and Public Transport.” Watch her presentation here.

Ray Gastil Green Cities Pittsburgh

Ray Gastil Presents “Green Cities: Pittsburgh”

October 7th, 2021

October 7, 2021

Mobility21 UTC researcher and Carnegie Mellon University Remaking Cities Institute Director Ray Gastil presented “Green Cities: Pittsburgh” in the Green Cities 2021 Series with the Consortium for Sustainable Urbanism.

Chris Hendrickson

Chris Hendrickson Re-Appointed to the TRB Executive Committee

October 4th, 2021

October 1, 2021

Traffic21 Director Chris Hendrickson has been re-appointed to the Transportation Research Board‘s Executive Committee for 2022-2025.  The Executive Committee is the senior policy body of TRB.

Traffic21 Policy Brief

Traffic21 Releases Policy Brief on Driver Warning Technologies and Partial Vehicle Automation

October 1st, 2021

October 1, 2021

Traffic21 researchers released their latest policy brief, “Driver Warning Technologies and Partial Vehicle Automation: Save Lives and Money,” authored by Stan Caldwell, Chris Hendrickson, Corey Harper and Costa Samaras.   The brief reviews empirical data on changes in crash frequency and severity with driver warning technologies and partial automation; provides estimates of benefits, costs and lives saved; and concludes with policy recommendations.

Odyssey Day 2021

CCAC Hosts Odyssey Day

October 1st, 2021

October 1, 2021

Mobility21 UTC academic partner Community College of Allegheny County hosted over 75 people at their 12th annual “Odyssey Day,” working with Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities (PRCC) to promote alternative fuel options for transportation.  35 automotive students had an opportunity to listen to speakers, visit with vendors and ask questions about alternative fuels.

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Mobility21 UTC Researcher Dr. Justin Starr Named Engineering Unleashed Fellow

October 1st, 2021

October 1, 2021

Mobility21 UTC researcher and assistant professor of Mechatronics at CCAC Dr. Justin Starr has been named Engineering Unleashed Fellow.  The designation recognizes leadership in undergraduate engineering education. Each fellowship is accompanied by recognition, advanced project work, funding and community with other Fellows. Read the full story here.

F1Tenth Presentation

What Can We Learn From Autonomous Racing?

October 1st, 2021

October 1, 2021

Faculty and students from the Mobility21 academic partner University of Pennsylvania’s F1Tenth team presented their work at the Fall 2021 GRASP Seminar.  Their talk explores how to get involved in very exciting research on safe autonomous systems.  Watch the full presentation here.

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Research Recap: Taxi-for-all: Incentivized Taxi Actuation System for Balanced Area-Wide Service

September 27th, 2021

September 27, 2021

Today, Mobility21 UTC released its latest “Research Recap” for Carlee Joe-Wong’s project “Taxi-for-all: Incentivized Taxi Actuation System for Balanced Area-wide Service. 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.

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Mobility21 Innovation Fellow Joe Bartels Shares His Experience

September 27th, 2021

September 27, 2021

Mobility21 Innovation Fellow and Robotics Institute alum Joe Bartels is the CEO of a CMU spinout called Phlux Technologies. Phlux is enabling advanced capabilities in robotics and automation with a new class of programmable 3D sensors that were developed in CMU’s Imaging and Illumination Lab.

As a Mobility21 Innovation Fellow, Joe focused on early commercialization activities including prototype development and customer discovery research in robotics, autonomous vehicles, smart cities, and industrial automation. During this process, Joe worked with Tepper MBA students supported by Mobility21 to tune Phlux’s early business model, value proposition, and customer profile.

Joe is currently leading Phlux through an evaluation program of their sensors with a global automotive company and is lining up other pilots in robotics and industrial automation.

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