Smart Mobility Connection Series with Aaron Steinfeld

October 11th, 2019

October 11, 2019

Today’s Smart Mobility Connection seminar featured Aaron Steinfeld, Associate Research Professor with the Robotics Institute at CMU. Steinfeld talked about “What’s Been Learned from the Tiramisu Transit Deployment.” Steinfeld was part of the team from the CMU Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center who researched, developed and deployed Tiramisu, a transit app with a universal design but focused on improving public transit for individuals with disabilities. Watch the full seminar here to learn more.


October 2019 Mobility21 UTC Faculty Meeting

October 9th, 2019

October 9, 2019

Mobility21 hosted the second UTC faculty meeting of the Fall Academic Semester today. The meeting featured Reed McManigle, Mentor in Residence, Senior Manager, Licensing and Business Development for CMU who led a discussion on spin-offs, start-ups and opportunities to learn more about the business side of research.

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

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

October 8th, 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: Optimizing Snow Plowing Operations in Urban Road Networks, Phase II.


Mobility21 Executive Director, Stan Caldwell speaks at Odyssey Day

October 4th, 2019

October 4, 2019

In collaboration with Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities, the Mobility21 UTC academic partner, Community College of Allegheny County hosted Odyssey Day on Friday, October 4 . This event is dedicated to promoting the use of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and is designed to educate fleet managers, municipalities, school districts and others about cleaner transportation technologies and the important role they play in providing solutions to growing energy and environmental issues. Read the Full Press Release: CCAC Press Release — Odyssey Day 2019.


OSU CAR: Fall External Advisory Board Meeting Focused on Mobility, Innovation and Collaboration

October 4th, 2019

October 4, 2019

Today, industry, government and campus partners attended The Ohio State Center for Automotive Research’s (CAR) semiannual External Advisory Board meeting. The meeting provided an opportunity to highlight CAR’s capabilities in a variety of labs including the new Battery Labs and the Driving Dynamics Lab as well as unveiling the 2019 CAR Annual Report.


Department of Energy picks Carnegie Mellon and NAWI to lead Energy-Water Desalination Hub

October 3rd, 2019

October 3, 2019

Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering has been chosen to be part of the U.S. Department of Energy Energy-Water Desalination Hub as a founding member of the National Alliance for Water Innovation . Mobility21 UTC Faculty, Venkat Viswanathan will participate in the new initiative researching new, more cost-effective ways to achieve a circular water economy from water sources alternative to the pre-existing ones.


Smart Belt Coalition Meeting Hosted at CMU

October 2nd, 2019

October 1 – 2, 2019

The Smart Belt Coalition convened a two day meeting on CMU’s campus to discuss the coalition’s strategic plan current and future status. The Smart Belt Coalition is a regional effort between Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania to establish a dynamic and proactive collaboration between this region for the development of connected and automated vehicles.

Smart Mobility Connection Seminar with Pei Zhang

September 27th, 2019

September 27, 2019

Today’s Smart Mobility Connection seminar featured Pei Zhang sharing his research on “Incentivizing Vehicle Mobility to Optimize Sensing Distribution in Smart City Applications.”  He examined the utilization of existing taxi fleets to optimize both mobility and passenger pickup as well as smart city sensing. Pei showed his teams work through 50,000 collected taxi traces with 230 actuated routes in the city of Beijing, China. Watch this seminar here.

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PennDOT, Carnegie Mellon University lead team on “Safe Integration of Automated Vehicles into Work Zones” for Demonstration Grant

September 18th, 2019

September 18, 2019

PennDOT’s submission to the Automated Divine System Demonstration Grant was awarded 7.5 million to develop a consistent approach to allow for automated vehicles to safely operate in work zones. The core team is made up of PennDOT, CMU, and PSU. Mobility21 Director, Raj Rajkumar will be leading the Carnegie Mellon effort on the grant. To learn more about the research, team and proposal, read on>>

UTC Faculty Received Award from Office of Naval Research

May 30th, 2019

May 30, 2019

Venkat Viswanathan, Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University and UTC funded faculty received a 2019 Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research to research how to improve battery safety in low temperatures. Learn more about the award recipients here.

Comcast Leadership Tours NavLab

May 29th, 2019

May 29, 2019

Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell and UTC Researcher, Christoph Mertz led Comcast’s Heartland Regional Team on a tour of CMU’s NavLab. The Comcast leadership was interested in learning more about the research, development and deployment of Mobility21-led research in the region.

Atlanta Link Leadership Visits to Pittsburgh to Learn about Public-Private Partnerships

May 16th, 2019

May 16, 2019

The Leadership Involvement Networking Knowledge (LINK) from the Atlanta Regional Commission visited Pittsburgh to learn about new ideas and approaches for dealing with the issues and challenges facing metro areas. During their visit to Pittsburgh, they discovered how the city is driving innovation through city/university partnerships and much more. The team heard from Lisa Kay Schweyer, Mobility21 Program Manager on how Mobility21 and the City of Pittsburgh are using partnerships to solve Pittsburgh’s mobility challenges.

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