Chris Hendrickson, Director of CMU’s Traffic21 Institute, Shares Know-how with Other Researchers

July 9th, 2019

July 2019

Chris Hendrickson, Director of CMU’s Traffic21 Institute and Larry Rilett, Professor of Civil Engineering, at the Univ. of Nebraska share their know-how with other researchers in the article “What Papers Does the Journal of Transportation Engineering Want?” Read the article here: Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems / Volume 145 Issue 9 – September 2019.


Mobility21 UTC Researchers Present their Work at The 19th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals

July 8th, 2019

July 8, 2019

Mobility21 UTC researchers presented their work at the 19th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals, Transportation in China 2025: Connecting the World, held July 5th – July 8th, 2019 at Southeast University in Nanjing, China.  Dr. Sean Qian, Associate Professor, led a session on “A General Formulation for Multi-modal Dynamic Traffic Assignment Considering Multi-class Vehicles, Public Transit and Parking.” Dr. Scott Matthews, Professor, presented on the “Use of Connected Vehicle Technologies for Monitoring Passenger Vehicle Emissions.”

The Ohio State University EcoCAR team won first place in the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge

July 5th, 2019

May 22, 2019

The Ohio State University EcoCAR team won first place in the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge Year One Competition. This is the sixth consecutive year that Ohio State won an Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition. The competition is headline sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, General Motors and Mathworks, and managed by Argonne National Laboratory. Ohio State EcoCAR scored 887 out of 1,000 overall points. In addition to the firstplace overall finish, the team also won eight other awards including first place for its final technical report, its target market presentation, and its controls, systems modeling and simulation presentation. Learn more here. 

SURTRAC Featured in Ethical Corporation Magazine

July 5th, 2019

July 2019

Mobility21 funded research Scalable Urban Traffic Control (Surtrac) was featured in the July edition of Ethical Corporation Magazine. The article describes how cities like Pittsburgh are using the technology to improve vehicle flow, reduce engine idling and cut carbon emissions. Read the full article (starting on page 13).  


CMU Students Making an Impact in a Big Way, Far Away

July 3rd, 2019

Article By Bruce Gerson

Four students took a meaningful and fulfilling winter-break trip they’ll never forget.

Christina Ou, Cathy Fang, Melina Driscoll and Ashley Burbano, members of Carnegie Mellon University’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB), traveled to Nyadire, Zimbabwe, where they spent two weeks at the town’s United Methodist Centre helping the small community of about 2,000 people. Their trip was twofold: They followed up on their chapter’s four-year solar street light project and began a new effort to improve the cooking system for a local school.

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Mobility21 UTC participated in COMTO “Get Acquainted” event

July 2nd, 2019

June 27, 2019

Katharine Kelleman, Mobility21 UTC Advisory Board Member and Port Authority of Allegheny County’s CEO and  Lisa Kay Schweyer, Program Manager of the Mobility21 UTC participated in the “Get Acquainted” and Pittsburgh chapter of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials kick-off event.  COMTO is a national organization; the group’s mission is to “… ensure opportunities and maximum participation in the transportation industry for minority individuals, veterans, people with disabilities and certified MWDBE businesses through leadership training, professional development, scholarship and internship funding, political advocacy, partnership building and networking opportunities.”

Scott Matthews, Mobility21 UTC Researcher’s Work Published in the Transportation Research Record

July 1st, 2019

July 1, 2019

Mobility21 UTC researcher, Scott Matthews and his fellow CMU researchers Vinod Krishnappa and Yi Liu’s work on “Data-Driven Analysis to Support Revised Tire Tread Inspection Standards” was published today in the July 2019 edition of the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. Click here to read the article:


Mobility21 Exec. Director Participates in TRB Ahead of the Curve Subcommittee

June 28th, 2019

June 28, 2019

Stan Caldwell, Mobility21 UTC Executive Director, participated today in the Transportation Research Board’s “Ahead of the Curve” Subcommittee at the National Academies of Science Keck Center in Washington DC.  During the meeting, members made final edits to the ‘Instructor’s Manual’ for this course, which was designed for transportation research managers including those at the state departments of transportation and University Transportation Centers.


Mobility21 Director Presents at CUTC Summer Meeting

June 25th, 2019

June 25, 2019

The Council of University Transportation Centers Summer Meeting was held in Norman, Oklahoma. The themes of this summer’s meeting included Preparing for the Mobility Future:  Workforce Development and Training Needs, Climate-Resilient Transportation Infrastructure, and Public-Private Partnerships.  Mobility21 Director, Raj Rajkumar, presented today on workforce development.

Stan Caldwell Presents on Technology Transfer at Annual CUTC Summer Meeting

June 25th, 2019

June 25, 2019

During the Annual Council of University Transportation Center’s summer meeting in Norman, Oklahoma, Stan Caldwell, Executive Director, Mobility21 presented the UTC’s technology transfer plan, and how impacts and accomplishments are tracked. The meeting brings together the nation’s leading transportation professionals from academia and industry along with U.S. DOT and other transportation agency officials.

ArgoAI Partners with Carnegie Mellon University

June 24th, 2019

June 24, 2019

Carnegie Mellon University and Argo AI announced a five-year, $15 million sponsored research partnership under which the self-driving technology company will fund research into advanced perception and next-generation decision-making algorithms for autonomous vehicles.  Press Release

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