Michigan Hall of HOnor

Mobility21 Advisory Council Member Named to Michigan Transportation Hall of Honor

October 27 th, 2022

October 27, 2022

Mobility21 University Transportation Center Advisory Council member Kirk Steudle, along with Greg Johnson, Sharmyn Elliott , and Sam Crowl were recently inducted into the Michigan Transportation Hall of Honor for 2022.

AV Career Fair

Carnegie Mellon’s Career & Professional Development Center Presents First Autonomous Vehicle Focused Career Fair

October 24 th, 2022

October 24, 2022

Facilitated by the Mobility21 University Transportation Center, Carnegie Mellon’s Career & Professional Development Center, in partnership with Heinz College Career Services, first autonomous vehicle focused career fair was held on CMU’s campus.  The event provided students an opportunity to meet with companies in the autonomous vehicle industry.

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University of Florida ‘Careers In Transportation Class’ Includes Mobility21 Speakers

October 13 th, 2022

October 13, 2022

The University of Florida was awarded a grant from the Council of University Transportation Centers to encourage students to choose transportation as a profession. To do this, they developed a 1-credit course featuring speakers from academia, government, and the private/consulting sectors.  At today’s class both Stan Caldwell, Mobility21 Executive Director and Lisa Kay Schweyer, Program Manager shared their career journeys with the students.

2022 CUTC Summer Meeting

Council of University Transportation Center’s Annual Meeting

June 17 th, 2022

June 15 – 17, 2022

Held earlier this week, the Annual Council of University Transportation Center‘s  summer meeting brought together the nation’s leading transportation professionals from academia and industry along with U.S. DOT and other transportation agency officials.  Raj Rajkumar, Director, Stan Caldwell, Executive Director and Lisa Kay Schweyer, Program Manager of Mobility21 participated in the meeting.

AFL-CIO Convention

AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia

June 15 th, 2022

June 15, 2022

Mobility21 UTC researchers Nik Martelaro and Jodi Forlizzi along with CMU President Farnam Jahanian were part of a panel organized by the CMU Block Center at the AFL-CIO’s 29th Constitutional Convention, to discuss building workers’ input on the future of technology in a groundbreaking new strategy.  Watch the panel recording here.

Mobility21 UTC Researcher Appointed to IIJA Study on Impacts of AVs

May 4 th, 2022

May 4, 2022

As part of the Infrastructure, Investment and Jobs Act, Congress directed the Federal Highway Administration to conduct a study of the impacts of Automated Driving Systems (ADS) in consultation with a defined expert panel.  Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell was appointed to this panel as a representative from academia and participated in the initial panel discussion today focused on ADS impacts on the roadway infrastructure.

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Traffic21 Institute Launches New Donor Fund       

April 29 th, 2022

April 29, 2022

The Director of the Traffic21 Institute, Chris Hendrickson is excited to announce the establishment of a new donor fund at Carnegie Mellon University to support the work at Traffic21.  “Since 2009, we have conducted research and partnered with the community and industry partners to produce mobility solutions that improve safety, equity and efficiency of transportation systems.  The real world impacts include applications of artificial intelligence helping feed kids during COVID, improvements to traffic signals which reduce emissions from vehicles and smooths motorists travel, and tools that save municipalities money on roadway maintenance.”

The Traffic21 Fund will help support the initiatives  including student education, workforce development,  research deployment, and technology transfer.  Stan Caldwell, Traffic21  Executive Director has helped several researchers transfer their work  into new products, services and companies.  “We are preparing the current and future workforce from high school students to Ph.Ds. with the tools they need to manage emerging transportation technologies.  In addition, we have supported researchers in spinning off seven companies who employ workers and support economic development in our region.”

We invite you to be part of the inaugural donor cohort supporting our work.  We will be recognizing this inaugural group of donors at our fall Deployment Partner Consortium Symposium in the fall of 2022.

All gifts made through this fund are fully tax-deductible.  Consider making your gift today, https://mobility21.cmu.edu/welcome-to-the-traffic21-fund-page/.

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