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Smart Mobility Connection Featuring Justin Starr

April 9th, 2021

April 9, 2021

Today’s Smart Mobility Connection session featured Mobility21 UTC Researcher Justin Starr.   He discussed his project, “Using a Virtual Racing League to Learn Artificial Intelligence Autonomy as a Skilled Trade.”  Watch his presentation here.

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Ohio State University Receives Funding From US Department of Energy’s ARPA-E

April 8th, 2021

April 8, 2021

Mobility21 UTC academic partner, the Ohio State University, has received $5 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to optimize fuel economy in connected and automated vehicles.

This is Ohio State’s second project to be funded through ARPA-E’s Next-Generation Energy Technologies for Connected and Automated On-Road Vehicles (NEXTCAR) program. Research will be led by Ohio State’s Center for Automotive Research. Learn more…

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National Institute for AI in Construction

April 1st, 2021

April 1, 2021

Mobility21 UTC researchers Burcu Akinci and Pingbo Tang of the CMU College of Engineering are part of a team that is working to design the future National Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Construction, which will investigate and develop ways to integrate rapidly evolving machine learning and AI technology into modern construction work.

Read the full story here.

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Green Building Alliance Hosts Inspire Speaker Series

April 1st, 2021

April 1, 2021

Lisa Kay Schweyer, UTC Program Manager, participated in the Green Building Alliance’s Inspire Speakers Series session on Mobility, Health, and Justice in the Clean Transportation Revolution.  Speakers discussed the local context of Pittsburgh’s mobility evolution and its future, and  projects happening in our region and in other parts of the country to address the multi-faceted issue of clean transportation.

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CMU Student Project Update: Traffic Dashboard for Colorado Springs, a CMU/US-Ignite Solution

March 25th, 2021

March 25, 2021

Today, five CMU MSPPM-DM students – Thomas Hurley, Akshay Oza, Karunya Manoharan, Yue Wu, and Yuran Zhu – presented an overview of their capstone project.   The project, led by UTC researcher Beibei Li, is developing a real-time dashboard for base personnel to reduce traffic congestion at the Fort Carson army base.  The team will continue the work on this project, refining the dashboard, and adding predictive analytics features.  Mobility21 Program Manager, Lisa Kay Schweyer attended and provided feedback to the team.

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Research Recap: Bus on the Edge, Continuous Monitoring of Traffic and Infrastructure

March 25th, 2021

March 25, 2021

Today, Mobility21 UTC released its latest “Research Recap” for project “Bus on the Edge: Continuous Monitoring of Traffic and Infrastructure.”  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 Research Project “Feasibility of Mileage-Based User Fees Replacing the Gas Tax” Highlighted in TRB E-Newsletter

March 25th, 2021

March 25, 2021

Mobility21 UTC researcher Scott Matthews’ research project, “Feasibility of Mileage-Based User Fees Replacing the Gas Tax was highlighted in this week’s Transportation Research Board’s newsletter in the University Research News section.  Read the newsletter here.

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Eastern Transportation Coalition’s 2019 Passenger Vehicle Pilot Includes Mobility21 Participants

March 24th, 2021

March 24, 2021

Volunteers for the Eastern Transportation Coalition‘s 2019 Passenger Vehicle Pilot included Mobility21 Stan Caldwell, Lisa Kay Schweyer, Scott Matthews and Prithvi Acharya.  They helped bring perspective to the exploration of mileage-based user fees.  View the full report of the findings here.

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Mobility21 Research Project “Driving Low-Income Mothers to Greater Success: The Impact of Ridehailing on Income and Employment” Highlighted in TRB E-Newsletter

March 23rd, 2021

March 23, 2021

Mobility21 UTC researcher Lee Branstetters’s research project, “Driving Low-Income Mothers to Greater Success: The Impact of Ridehailing on Income and Employment was highlighted in this week’s Transportation Research Board’s newsletter in the University Research News section.  Read the newsletter here.

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CEDM Visiting Speaker Seminar Features Traffic21 Director

March 22nd, 2021

March 22, 2021

Traffic21 Director Chris Hendrickson was invited to present at a recent Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making (CEDM) seminar, where he presented his work with the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, “Accelerating Decarbonization in the United States: Technology, Policy and Societal Dimensions.”  

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Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups Awards Internship to CMU Student

March 19th, 2021

March 19, 2021

As part of the Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups, MS research assistant Devin White has been awarded an internship at the US Department of Transportation in the Federal Highway Administration Center for Accelerating Innovation.  Devin is advised by Traffic21 Director Chris Hendrickson and UTC researcher Dr. Corey Harper.

 

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