UTC Executive Director Speaks at SPC Workshop

March 26 th, 2018

March 26, 2018

At the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commissions Chairman’s Workshop in California, UTC Executive Director Stan Caldwell spoke about the challenges faced by public officials in ensuring that connected and autonomous technologies are being deployed safely. Read more about the presentation here.

Photo of Stan Caldwell

Future of Work Feature by UTC Executive Director

March 23 rd, 2018

March 16, 2018

In Heinz College’s March Future of Work issue, UTC Executive Director Stan Caldwell shares five ways that autonomous vehicles will disrupt policy and current industry practices. Five Automated Vehicle Policy Disruptions was part of a series of articles on cutting-edge work done by Heinz faculty and students surrounding the intersection of society and technology.

Traffic21 Director Chris Hendrickson Speaks to Heinz Class

March 19 th, 2018

March 19, 2018

Traffic21 Executive Director Chris Hendrickson spoke to a Heinz class on Public Expenditure Analysis about transportation infrastructure planning and forecasting.

UTC’s Stan Caldwell Speaking at PA Chamber’s Policy Roundtable

March 13 th, 2018

March 13, 2018

Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell spoke at the PA Chamber of Business and Industry’s Policy Roundtable and led a discussion about workforce, economic development and policy implications of disruptive transportation technologies.  Caldwell’s presentation followed a policy discussion with Pennsylvania Governor Wolf where transportation was also a topic.

Women in Intelligent Transportation Fellow Speaking at National Bike Summit

March 6 th, 2018

March 6, 2018

One of T-SET’s Women in Intelligent Transportation’s Fellows, Ngani Ndimbie, spoke on a panel called “Complete Streets in the Age of Automated Vehicles” at the National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C. Ndimbie was joined by representatives from BikePGH and Local Motors.

Traffic21 Director, Stan Caldwell Featured on Our Region’s Business

March 2 nd, 2018

March 2, 2018

Traffic21 Funded Research Published in Elsevier Journal

February 28 th, 2018


UTC Faculty, Sean Qian, with another faculty member from CEE at CMU were published in the Elsevier Journal for their research titled “User-centric interdependent urban systems: Using time-of-day electricity usage data to predict morning roadway congestion”. Check out the full article and the research being funded by CMU’s UTC.

Researcher Costa Samaras Drone Delivery Emissions Paper Covered by National Media

February 13 th, 2018

February 13, 2018

News outlets including The Guardian, Forbes, and Wired wrote about UTC researcher Constantine Samaras’ paper, “Energy use and life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of drones for commercial package delivery.” Says Samaras in Wired, “It’s pretty clear that companies are interested in doing this… What’s important is understanding the ways that policy makers could guide the beneficial outcomes now before there are a bunch of drones in the sky delivering packages.” Two of the research paper’s authors also wrote an op-ed for The Conversation that you can read here.

Traffic21’s Chris Hendrickson mentioned in “Transportation Solutions”

January 31 st, 2018

January 30, 2018

Traffic21 director and UTC researcher Chris Hendrickson was recently featured in Pittsburgh Metroguide’s “Transportation Solutions: Making Pittsburgh More Mobile.  Said Hendrickson, regarding advanced infrastructure deployed by the Traffic21 spinoff Surtrac, “having a city and county be receptive to new technology has really made a difference around Pittsburgh and will make a difference in the future.”

National Safety Council Board Receives Rides in CMU’s Autonomous Cadillac

January 31 st, 2018

January 30, 2018

On January 30th, UTC’s Raj Rajkumar provided rides in CMU’s autonomous Cadillac to board members of the National Safety Council. The board members, pictured below, also received a tour of CMU’s College of Engineering to learn about how automation and AI can improve road safety.

Researcher Erick Guerra featured on WHYY Podcast

January 30 th, 2018

January 30, 2018

UTC researcher Erick Guerra of the University of Pennsylvania was featured on a Radio Times podcast titled, “Hands off: our self-driving future.” You can also listen to Erick in a Facebook Live interview by Milenio here.

Western Pennsylvania Mobility Showcase

January 17 th, 2018

January 4, 2018

University of Pittsburgh, Traffic21 Institute featured a display in theWestern Pennsylvania Mobility Showcase. The Mobility Showcase is a new event created by the City of Pittsburgh’s Mobility and Infrastructure Department, and featured over 20 exhibits.

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