Safety21 Kick-Off Meeting

Safety21 National UTC Kick-Off Meeting in Washington, DC

June 1 st, 2023

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.

Logo of the Smart Belt Coalition

Smart Belt Coalition Convenes in Ohio

May 30 th, 2023

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.

UPenn Karting

University of Pennsylvania Student Team Named Autonomous Karting Series 2023 Champions

May 27 th, 2023

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.

Photo of Carlee Joe-Wong

Mobility21 UTC Research Featured in Autonomous Vehicle International Op-Ed

May 23 rd, 2023

May 23, 2023

Mobility21 UTC researcher Carlee Joe-Wong‘s work was recently featured in ADAS & Autonomous Vehicle International Magazine, which highlighted her UTC project, “Mixed-Autonomy Era of Transportation: Resilience & Autonomous Fleet Management.”  Read her op-ed here.

Corey Harper Panel

Pittsburgh Emerging Tech Community Engagement Roundtable

May 10 th, 2023

May 10, 2023

The City of Pittsburgh hosted a community engagement roundtable event in Hazelwood Green for thought-provoking discussion on the current state of Autonomous Vehicles in Pittsburgh and to uncover invaluable insights on how to effectively engage with emerging technologies, featuring Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell as a panelist.

View expert opinions and panels from the event here.

Henry Posner

Students of CMU Adjunct Professor Henry Posner Present Final Class Projects

May 4 th, 2023

May 4, 2023

Students presented their final projects as part of the CMU course, The American Railroad: Decline and Renaissance in the Age of Deregulations of the Original Business Network.  The course is taught by Henry Posner, Carnegie Mellon University Adjunct Professor and chairman of the Railroad Development Corporation (RDC).

Stan Caldwell, Chris Hendrickson and LK Schweyer aboard a Pop Up Metro Train

Mobility21 Tours East Broad Top Pop-Up Metro

May 4 th, 2023

May 4, 2023

Members of the Mobility21 team toured the East Broad Top Railroad’s Pop-Up Metro, a transit infrastructure alternative utilizing low-density freight lines and North America’s only battery-propelled passenger cars.

Maggie Harger capstone project

Traffic21 Women in Transportation Fellow Presents Capstone for Pittsburgh Regional Transit

May 3 rd, 2023

May 3, 2023

Traffic21 Women in Transportation Fellow Maggie Harger completed her fellowship by presenting her capstone project for Pittsburgh Regional Transit.

Research Recap 378

Research Recap: Developing Data Collection Systems to Support Community-Driven Integrated Mobility Services

May 2 nd, 2023

June 2, 2023

Today, Mobility21 UTC released its latest “Research Recap” for Carnegie Mellon University researcher Patrick Carrington’s project “Developing Data Collection Systems to Support Community-Driven Integrated Mobility Services.” 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.

Burcu Akinci headshot

Mobility21 UTC Faculty Researcher Named University Professor

April 26 th, 2023

April 26, 2023

Mobility21 UTC researcher Burcu Akinci, along with four other Carnegie Mellon University faculty members, has been elevated to the rank of University Professor, the highest distinction a faculty member can receive at Carnegie Mellon.  Read more here.

ITS America Panel

UTC Impacts Highlighted at ITSA Annual Meeting in Texas

April 25 th, 2023

April 25, 2023

Mobility21 UTC Executive Director Stan Caldwell spoke on a panel titled “Reinventing the Rustbelt: Oxidation to Innovation” at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America‘s Annual Meeting.  The panel was moderated by Jim Katsafanas of Michael Baker Corporation and also included Colin Castle from Michigan DOT, Preeti Choudhary from DriveOhio and Stephen Zubyk from Eastgate COG in Ohio.

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