Research Recap - Optimizing Snow Plowing Operations in Urban Road Networks, Phase II

Research Recap: Vehicle-based Panhandle Bridge Monitoring

November 11th, 2019

Today, Mobility21 UTC released its latest “Research Recap.” 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.  Check out the one page recap to learn more about this project:  Vehicle-based Panhandle Bridge Monitoring


DOT’s Access and Mobility for All Summit Features UTC Research

October 29th, 2019

October 29, 2019

The US DOT’s Access and Mobility for All Summit, hosted by Secterary Chao featured Mobility21 UTC Faculty developed app, PedPal, in a technology showcase.  PedPal  assists mobility impaired pedestrians in crossing signalized intersections. UTC Faculty Steve Smith and Aaron Steinfeld were in attendance.  Both faculty are using their research to aid people with disabilities move around their cities easier.

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Surtrac Technology Displayed at Pittsburgh Airport

October 27th, 2019

October 27, 2019

A new display has been installed at the Pittsburgh International Airport in Concourse A near gate A10 – and it’s featuring Traffic21-funded research, Surtrac Technology. To learn more and see the display, watch the full video.


Mobility21 Hosts Delegation from Hong Kong

October 24th, 2019

October 24, 2019

Mobility21 Faculty, Steve Smith, hosted a visiting delegation from Hong Kong. During their visit to CMU, Smith introduced the delegation to Surtrac smart traffic signal technology, and a visit to a Surtrac inersection.

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“The Future of Autonomous Vehicles is Running Through Pittsburgh” Webinar

October 21st, 2019

October 21, 2019

Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Webinar Series featured “The Future of Autonomous Vehicles is Running Through Pittsburgh” led by Robert T. Monroe, Teaching Professor of Business Technologies. During this session, Monroe walks attendees through the perspectives and developments in the space. You can watch the full webinar here.


American Scientist Article Authored by Mobility21 Researchers

October 18th, 2019

October 18, 2019

The American Scientist article “Bargain-Hunting Robocars Could Spell the End for Downtown Parking” was authored by Mobility21 Researchers, Corey Harper and Costa Samaras. Read the full article on how  AVs can help diminish parking troubles here.


Metro21 Co-Teaches Policy Innovation Lab

October 18th, 2019

October 18, 2019

In fall 2019, Metro21: Smart Cities Institute, Mobility21 partner, teamed up with the Policy Innovation Lab, a new initiative at CMU’s Heinz College to offer a new course. Co-taught by Professor Christopher Goranson and Metro21 Executive Director, Karen Lightman, students investigated smart city policy, including intelligent transportation systems, using technology to predict landslides and smart traffic signal implementation challenges across different municipalities around the world. The Policy Innovation Lab is based on the premise of user-centered research through human-centered design. The goal is to connect students with actual policy challenges and through an agile, design-driven framework to rapidly create solutions to those challenges.

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