Mobility21 Program Manager Attends PAIC Groundbreaking

December 6th, 2018

December 6, 2018

Mobility21 Program Manager, Lisa Kay Schweyer, joined Carnegie Mellon’s Chief of Staff and Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Daryl Weinhert at the Pittsburgh Airport Innovation Campus (PAIC) Groundbreaking. The PAIC will provide space at the airport for innovation testbeds for aviation and customer service technologies.    


Elsie Hillman Honors Scholar Presents Research at PennState

December 6th, 2018

December 6, 2018

Teresa Leatherow, an Elsie Hillman Honors Scholar working with Traffic21, presented her semester’s research on automation and long-haul trucking at the Pennsylvania State University Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference. Other topics that were presented on by students include dedicated bus lanes, network resilience, and parking demand models for urban areas. Conference attendees were able to participate in various breakout sessions on safety, operations, planning, design, and technology and had the opportunity hear from Pennsylvania Secretary of Transportation Leslie Richards!

Students with Project Poster

Project Presentations for the User-Centered Research and Evaluation

December 5th, 2018

December 5, 2018

Project presentations for the Carnegie Mellon University User-Centered Research and Evaluation class, in which students investigated user needs for transportation on campus, were displayed today in the University Center.  Students collected data from participants using a wide variety of methods, and used their insights to propose new solutions to address these needs for more visibility, efficiency, and opportunities with campus transportation.  The results will be shared with the Graduate Student Assembly who will determine next steps.

electric semi-truck

CMU Research Drives Economic Case for Electric Semi-Trucks

December 5th, 2018

December 5, 2018

Scott Institute & Mobility21 UTC Faculty Venkat Viswanathan and Ph.D. student Shashank Sripad published new research comparing the cost of traditional semi-trucks to electric semi-trucks, and suggest that it might be time to make the switch.  Read more:

Governor Kasich Talking about Mobility

Ohio State helps introduce new smart shuttles to Columbus

December 4th, 2018

December 4, 2018

Engineers from Ohio State’s Center for Automotive Research are playing a key role in a new line of self-driving shuttles expected to debut in Columbus next month. Maryn Weimer, senior associate director of CAR, said DriveOhio goes to CAR for research purposes to make sure safety and efficiency goals are met. Read the full article



Smart Mobility Connection Features Fei Fang

November 30th, 2018

November 30, 2018

The final Smart Mobility Connection (SMC) of Fall 2018 Spring featured Fei Fang, Assistant Professor in the Institute for Software Research at CMU. Fei described her work with peer-to-peer ridesharing programs, including incentivizing both riders and financial supporters and pricing.


Transportation Club Hosts Career Panel

November 29th, 2018

November 29, 2018

CMU’s Transportation Club hosted a career panel with leaders from Mobility21’s deployment partners including Uber, Port Authority, Healthy Ride, Propel IT and Noblis. The audience learned about opportunities for transportation-related careers in addition to the challenges and rewards of the industry.

Smart Mobility Connection with Hae Young Noh

November 28th, 2018

November 16, 2018

Hae Young Noh presented “Structures as Sensors: Using Vehicle Structures to Indirectly Monitor Humans and Surroundings”. The talk introduced “structures as sensors” for the indirect monitoring of cyber-physical-human systems by sensing and analyzing their noisy physical structural responses. Watch the full talk from the series here.


Trends in Bike Share and Shared Micromobility

November 28th, 2018

November 28, 2018

This event featured a presentation from Aaron Ritz, the Transportation Systems Manager for oTIS (the Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability) and the manager of the City of Philadelphia’s bike share system, Indego. Aaron is a graduate of the Penn MCP program with a lifelong passion for biking and walking. He presented on the trends in bike share and in shared micromobility (scooters). Discussion unfolded later on topics such as China’s bike share models and the coordination between public and private sectors on shared mobility.


TriState Infrastructure Summit

November 27th, 2018

November 27, 2018

160 industry and public sector representatives attended the 2018 TriState Infrastructure Summit, presented by the TriState Infrastructure Council and its partners, at the Regional Learning Alliance in Cranberry Township, Pa.

Traffic21/Mobility21 Director participates in Paving the Way for AV hosted by Babst Calland

November 27th, 2018

November 27, 2018

Stan Caldwell, CMU Executive Director of Traffic21 and Mobility21 participated with Justine Kasznica of law firm Babst Calland’s Mobility, Transport and Safety practice on the panel Paving the Way for Autonomous Vehicles hosted by Babst Calland.  The presentation included a discussion about autonomous vehicles in the broader context of infrastructure design and development, and issues related to urban infrastructure and research and advancements in mobility technologies.

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