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Mobility21 Director Shares Expertise on Autonomous Vehicles in Axios Article

December 7th, 2018

December 6, 2018

Raj Rajkumar, Director of Mobility21, the National USDOT University Transportation Center for Mobility, shares his expertise on autonomous vehicles in Axios article “1 big thing: The price of driverless cars.”  Read the article here:  https://www.axios.com/newsletters/axios-future-e692a32f-6272-4add-bd11-2e450c1f5967.html?chunk=0#story0.

 

 

Mobility21 Program Manager Attends PAIC Groundbreaking

December 6th, 2018

December 6, 2018

Mobility21 Program Manager, Lisa Kay Schweyer, joined Carnegie Mellon’s Chief of Staff and Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Daryl Weinhert at the Pittsburgh Airport Innovation Campus (PAIC) Groundbreaking. The PAIC will provide space at the airport for innovation testbeds for aviation and customer service technologies.    

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Elsie Hillman Honors Scholar Presents Research at PennState

December 6th, 2018

December 6, 2018

Teresa Leatherow, an Elsie Hillman Honors Scholar working with Traffic21, presented her semester’s research on automation and long-haul trucking at the Pennsylvania State University Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference. Other topics that were presented on by students include dedicated bus lanes, network resilience, and parking demand models for urban areas. Conference attendees were able to participate in various breakout sessions on safety, operations, planning, design, and technology and had the opportunity hear from Pennsylvania Secretary of Transportation Leslie Richards!

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Project Presentations for the User-Centered Research and Evaluation

December 5th, 2018

December 5, 2018

Project presentations for the Carnegie Mellon University User-Centered Research and Evaluation class, in which students investigated user needs for transportation on campus, were displayed today in the University Center.  Students collected data from participants using a wide variety of methods, and used their insights to propose new solutions to address these needs for more visibility, efficiency, and opportunities with campus transportation.  The results will be shared with the Graduate Student Assembly who will determine next steps.

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Transportation Club Hosts Career Panel

November 29th, 2018

November 29, 2018

CMU’s Transportation Club hosted a career panel with leaders from Mobility21’s deployment partners including Uber, Port Authority, Healthy Ride, Propel IT and Noblis. The audience learned about opportunities for transportation-related careers in addition to the challenges and rewards of the industry.

Smart Mobility Connection with Hae Young Noh

November 28th, 2018

November 16, 2018

Hae Young Noh presented “Structures as Sensors: Using Vehicle Structures to Indirectly Monitor Humans and Surroundings”. The talk introduced “structures as sensors” for the indirect monitoring of cyber-physical-human systems by sensing and analyzing their noisy physical structural responses. Watch the full talk from the series here.

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TriState Infrastructure Summit

November 27th, 2018

November 27, 2018

160 industry and public sector representatives attended the 2018 TriState Infrastructure Summit, presented by the TriState Infrastructure Council and its partners, at the Regional Learning Alliance in Cranberry Township, Pa.

Traffic21/Mobility21 Director participates in Paving the Way for AV hosted by Babst Calland

November 27th, 2018

November 27, 2018

Stan Caldwell, CMU Executive Director of Traffic21 and Mobility21 participated with Justine Kasznica of law firm Babst Calland’s Mobility, Transport and Safety practice on the panel Paving the Way for Autonomous Vehicles hosted by Babst Calland.  The presentation included a discussion about autonomous vehicles in the broader context of infrastructure design and development, and issues related to urban infrastructure and research and advancements in mobility technologies.

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Ohio State helps introduce new smart shuttles to Columbus

November 21st, 2018

November 11, 2018

Engineers from Ohio State’s Center for Automotive Research are playing a key role in a new line of self-driving shuttles expected to debut in Columbus next month. Maryn Weimer, senior associate director of CAR, said DriveOhio goes to CAR for research purposes to make sure safety and efficiency goals are met.

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UTC Spin-off company, RoadBotics has raised $3.9M in its series seed round of financing

November 16th, 2018

November 16, 2018

UTC Spin-off company, RoadBotics, developer of advanced computer vision technology for inspecting roads and infrastructure, has raised $3.9M in its series seed round of financing, led by Boston-based Hyperplane Venture Capital. The capital will help the company revolutionize the way engineering firms, local governments and municipalities manage and maintain roadways and other infrastructure. RoadBotics, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, is a rapidly-growing two-year-old company that uses deep learning to assess roadways for 78 cities, towns and counties across the US and Australia. The company emerged from the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University in December 2016 and grew out of Carnegie Mellon’s extensive research in autonomous vehicles. Read more here: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/roadbotics-secures-3-9m-to-transform-road-management-300750045.html.

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CCAC Presents Mission Critical: Filling Tomorrows Jobs

November 15th, 2018

November 15, 2018

CCAC hosted an event titled “Mission Critical: Filling Tomorrow’s Jobs” where they discussed how business and labor can collectively address the rising challenges of the growing skills gap and anticipated worker shortage.

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