Mobility21 Director Named to Highly Automated Vehicle Advisory Committee

July 5 th, 2023

July 5, 2023

Mobility21 Director Raj Rajkumar has been invited by Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro to participate on the Highly Automated Vehicle (HAV) Advisory Committee through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.  The HAV Committee is a partnership between public and private key stakeholders to ensure the safe integration of connected and automated vehicles on Pennsylvania’s roads and enhance Pennsylvania’s continued global leadership with this evolving technology.

Photo of Speakers at the SAE Meetup in Pittsburgh. 

PennSTART Highlighted at SAE Meetup in Pittsburgh  

June 15 th, 2023

June 15, 2023

Stan Caldwell, Mobility21 Executive Director joined a panel with Mark Kopko from PennDOT, Joe Suter from the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, Tim White from RIDC and moderated by Nat Beuse from Aroura to discuss plans for the Pennsylvania Safety and Transportation Research Track (PennSTART).  The panel was held in Pittsburgh for SAE Innovations in Mobility Meet-up Fueling Economic Growth in PA with PennSTART.


CMU Grad Students win KDC 2nd place

CMU Graduate Students Secure Second Place in Kellogg Design Challenge

April 15 th, 2023

April 15, 2023

Carnegie Mellon University graduate students from interdisciplinary courses joined forces to win second place in the Kellogg Design Challenge, the world’s largest MBA design case competition.  Assisted by Traffic21 Director Raj Rajkumar and Metro21 Executive Director Karen Lightman, they were able to explore autonomous vehicles and transportation policies to narrow down the problem space for their sponsor, Nissan.

Nate Nevala Visits CMU

Congressmen Reschenthaler’s Staff Visits with Mobility21 UTC

January 24 th, 2023

January 24, 2023

Nate Nevala, District Chief of Staff for Congressman Guy Reschenthaler, visited CMU campus and met with Stan Caldwell, Executive Director of the Mobility21 UTC.  Together they toured the NavLab and learned how Dr. Christoph Mertz commercialized his UTC research.  Mr. Nevala also met with HCII Professors Sarah Fox and Nik Martelaro to discuss their UTC research on labor and bus automation and the policy brief they published.

Raj Rajkumar and Yassmin Gramian at PennSTART Press Conference

Rajkumar Appointed to PennSTART Operating Committee

December 16 th, 2022

December 16, 2022

Mobility21 UTC Director Raj Rajkumar was appointed to the Pennsylvania Safety Transportation and Research Track (PennSTART) Operating Committee, which held its inaugural meeting today.  Funding for the PennSTART facility in southwestern Pennsylvania was announced by PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian in August 2022.

Peoples Energy Analytics

Peoples Energy Analytics Aims to Modernize the Energy Industry

November 29 th, 2022

November 29, 2022

Mobility21 UTC researcher Dr. Destenie Nock, alongside her Ph.D. student Shuchen Cong, have announced the launch of their new CMU spin-out company, Peoples Energy Analytics.  The company focuses on energy poverty and data analysis, with a mission of modernizing the way the energy industry supports their customers by using a combination of smart meter energy usage analysis, surveys, and engineering models to achieve this goal.

Stan Caldwell and Gayle Manchin

UTC Rural Efforts Highlighted at ARC Meeting in Washington, DC

November 16 th, 2022

November 16, 2022

Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell joined Andrew Weinert from MIT/Lincoln Labs on a “New Technologies” panel during the Appalachian Regional Commission‘s Network Appalachia meeting in Washington, DC.  Caldwell, in photo with ARC Federal Co-Chair Gayle Manchin, highlighted UTC research, workforce development and technology transfer efforts targeting disadvantaged communities in Appalachia.


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