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Raj Rajkumar and Stan Caldwell Join Autonomous Vehicle Policy Task Force Meeting

June 15 th, 2018

June 15, 2018

Mobility21 National UTC Director, Raj Rajkumar and Traffic21/Mobility21 Executive Director, Stan Caldwell attended the Pennsylvania Autonomous Vehicle Policy Task Force. The task force is compromised of Commonwealth Reps, Stakeholders, PennDot and Legislative support. Following several meetings, PennDot has issued guidance to enhance safety oversight of Highly Automated Vehicles in Pennsylvania.

CTAA Expo Attends Connected Vehicle and Robotics Tour at Carnegie Mellon University

June 15 th, 2018

June 14, 2018

CMU hosted participants of the CTAA Expo for a two-part tour of an intersection equipped with Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) followed by a tour of National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC). Participants expressed their excitement to take the information and technology back to their home cities to help improve traffic and mobility.

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Traffic21/Mobility21 Exec. Director, Stan Caldwell, Attends SPC Resource Panel

June 12 th, 2018

June 12, 2018

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission is the regional planning agency serving the 10-county Southwestern Pennsylvania region. They held a Forces of Change Expert Resource Panel in Pittsburgh. Stan Caldwell joined to represent Traffic21’s research and initiatives.

Mobility21 Executive Director, Stan Caldwell Moderated Roundtable Discussion at Heinz College Summer Leadership Symposium

June 8 th, 2018

June 8, 2018

Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell facilitated a roundtable discussion on the workforce implication of autonomous vehicle technology for the CMU Heinz College 2018 Summer Leadership Symposium for mid-career professionals in the MSIT and Executive Education Programs.

UTC researcher Maxine Eskenazi delivered a keynote speech at the Journees d’Etudes sur la Parole 2018 conference

June 5 th, 2018

June 5, 2018

Traffic21, UTC researcher Maxine Eskenazi delivered a keynote speech on Intelligent Agents on June 5th at the Journees d’Etudes sur la Parole 2018 conference in Aix en Provence, France.  “The speech and language Laboratory organizes this conference under the aegis and Scientific guaranty of the Francophone Association of spoken Communication.”

Metro21 Exec. Director, Karen Lightman, Presents for the 2018 TMA Summit

June 5 th, 2018

June 5, 2018

Metro21: Smart Cities Institute Executive Director, Karen Lightman, presented for the 2018 TMA Summit: Oakland Mobile Workshop at CMU organized by the Oakland Transportation Management Association (OTMA). The OTMA works to improve mobility, access and safety for commuters. Karen presented Metro21 projects that focus on making our cities smarter for people in the Oakland area.

Stan Caldwell is a featured keynote panelist at Council of University Transportation Center’s conference

June 5 th, 2018

June 5, 2018

Stan Caldwell, the Executive Director for the CMU Traffic21 Institute and the T-SET and Mobility21 National University Transportation Centers, was a featured keynote panelist at this morning’s Council of University Transportation Center annual conference. His presentation highlighted ways Traffic21 conducts “Community and Publicly Engaged Research.”

CMU Students Research “Automotive Transportation Experience for Visually Impaired Individuals”

May 30 th, 2018

May 2018

CMU students Sarah Papp and Ross Rybalov spent the spring 2018 semester researching Automotive Transportation Experience for Visually Impaired Individuals. The primary goal of this project was to increase personal agency and autonomy for persons with visual impairments through an improved transportation experience. They developed an in-car conversational interface to provide passengers with critical information and system controls to increase access and practicality for passengers with visual impairments. Learn more by viewing their final powerpoint presentation.

 

UTC Faculty Published for work with Origin-Destination Demand Data

May 28 th, 2018

2018

Sean Qian, Director of the Data Mobility Center and UTC Faculty, was published for his work with a CMU colleague for this research titled “Statistical inference of probabilistic origin-destination demand using day-to-day traffic data.”  Read the full article.

Traffic21 Presentation to the Allegheny County Green Team

May 25 th, 2018

May 24, 2018

The Allegheny County Green Team invited Traffic21 Program Manager, Lisa Kay Schweyer, to provide an overview of the Institute at their May 24th meeting.  She shared the history of Traffic21, an overview of the research, the way information is shared, and how green team members could learn more.

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