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Mobility21 Director Joins Insight LiDAR’s Technical Advisory Board

March 15 th, 2022

March 15, 2022

Mobility21 UTC  Director Raj Rajkumar has been named to Insight LiDAR‘s Technical Advisory Board to support their development of next-generation, long-range FMCW LiDAR for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and the Autonomous Vehicles market.  Read the full story here.

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SXSW Panel on Driving AV Technology Forward for Citizens

March 14 th, 2022

March 14, 2022

Mobility21 UTC Director Raj Rajkumar participated in the South by Southwest conference, along with Mobility21 Advisory Council member Yassmin Gramian, PennDOT Secretary of Transportation, Courtney Ehrlichman of Panasonic Smart Mobility, and Andrew Woelfling of Argo AI to discuss “Driving AV Technology Forward for Citizens.”

The panel highlighted how the public, private, and academic sectors in Pennsylvania are working together to grow the autonomy industry safely in the state.

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Transportation Club Hosts Annual Career Panel

February 25 th, 2022

February 25, 2022

The Transportation Club hosted its annual “Careers in Transportation” panel discussion, moderated by Jocelyn Malik of Heinz College, with panelists joining from the public and private sector including:

Students from different different colleges within CMU attended to learn how each panelist paved their career path, projects that keep them engaged, and potential opportunities for young professionals in the transportation sector.

Several key themes within transportation caught the audience’s attention and were the subject of the question and answer session, including the on-time public transit performance, bus scheduling, sustainable transportation, growing autonomous vehicles industry and environmental frameworks for transportation infrastructure.

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FCC Appoints Jon Peha for 2022 Technological Advisory Committee

February 16 th, 2022

February 16, 2022

Mobility21 UTC researcher Jon Peha has been selected to serve on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Technological Advisory Council (TAC) for 2022.  The TAC is comprised of a diverse array of leading experts that will help the FCC identify important areas of innovation and develop informed technology policies supporting America’s competitiveness and job creation in the global economy.

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Stan Caldwell Receives 2022 CUTC – ARTBA Award for Administrative Leadership

February 15 th, 2022

February 15, 2022

Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell received the CUTC – ARTBA Award for Administrative Leadership, which recognizes outstanding administrative leadership contributions to the transportation field by non-academic appointments.  View the acceptance video here.

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Latest Consequential Podcast on Transit of the Future Features UTC Researchers

December 28 th, 2021

December 28, 2021

Public transportation is one of the most critical aspects of our infrastructure, but it is also one of the most imperiled and underfunded. This episode looks at how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan’s historic investment in public transit and other targeted policymaking can build the transportation systems of the future, with guests and UTC researchers Stan Caldwell and Corey Harper, as well as Eric Goldwyn, and Anthony Foxx.

Consequential is a Heinz College of Carnegie Mellon University podcast that looks at the human side of technological change and develops meaningful plans of action for policymakers, technologists and everyday people to build the kind of future that reduces inequality, improves quality of life and considers humanity. In its third season, Consequential will examine how AI and machine learning will impact research practices and data collection, as well as the development and dissemination of knowledge. Topics will include combatting disinformation, the ethics of crowdsourced research, and representation in open source software development. Hosted by Lauren Prastien and Eugene Leventhal.

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Traffic21 Director Presents Keynote to Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA)

December 17 th, 2021

December 17, 2021

Chris Hendrickson,  Director of the Traffic21 Institute and researcher in the Mobility21 UTC, presented a keynote talk on “Recent ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering Editorials” for the Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA) during the opening ceremony of the 21st COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals.  Watch the his keynote presentation here.

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Emerging Transportation Technology Trends Shared with High School Students and Teachers

December 16 th, 2021

December 16, 2021

Stan Caldwell, Mobility21 UTC Executive Director & researcher, presented a session on his emerging transportation technology policy research to high school students and faculty from suburban and rural school districts throughout western Pennsylvania.  The event titled Automotive Technician Scholarship Contest & Student / Instructor Transportation Update was sponsored by Bob Koch from Mobility21 UTC academic partner, Community College of Allegheny County and held at their West Hills Campus Automotive Technology Center.  There were 62 attendees, 39 of which competed for scholarships.

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