Mobility21 Faculty Awarded 2.5 Million in Combined Funding from the DOE

September 11th, 2018

To continue to improve energy efficiency and increase mobility intelligence, Sean Qian and Costa Samaras were awarded over $2.5 million in combined funding from the Department of Energy. This funding will be used to advance Sean Qian’s project in understanding and improving energy efficiency of regional mobility systems leveraging system-level data and Costa Samaras’ project on drones, delivery robots, driverless cars, and intelligent curbs for increasing energy productivity of first/last mile goods movement.

Reed McManigle

UTC Faculty Meeting

September 11th, 2018

September 11, 2018

The Mobility21 University Transportation Center held their first Faculty Meeting of the Fall 2018 Academic Year. After introductions, news and updates, we heard from Reed McManigle, senior Manager for the CMU’s Center for Technology Transfer who discussed resources for start-ups and tech transfers.

Teresa Leatherow, Traffic21 Institute’s Elsie Hillman Honors Scholar attended the Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure meeting

September 10th, 2018

September 10, 2018

Teresa Leatherow, Traffic21 Institute’s Elsie Hillman Honors Scholar attended the Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure meeting.   The meeting included a presentation by guest speaker Jeff Tumlin on “Arriving at Mobility Solutions” covering a wide range of important topics about the ways Pittsburgers get around including: changing land use, new mobility options, parking, and more.

Elsie Hillman Honors Scholar Nominated for The Greater Pittsburgh Athena Young Professional Award

September 7th, 2018

September 7, 2018

The Mobility21 Elsie Hillman Honors Scholar, Teresa Leatherow, has been nominated for The Greater Pittsburgh Athena Young Professional Award. The award recognizes exceptional women who demonstrate excellence in their profession, contribute to their community and help other women to succeed through mentorship. She’s also the youngest nominee! Read about all our student leaders.

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The First Smart Mobility Connection of Fall 2018

September 7th, 2018

September 7, 2018

We kicked off the Fall 2018 Smart Mobility Connection Series with Stefani Danes, Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University, and her two students. Together they presented their work on connecting Millvale to the River. They discussed the question: is it better to go through, over or under route 28 – and how to do it.

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DASH Car on Display in Detroit

September 6th, 2018

September 6, 2018

The DASH, Ohio State’s autonomous vehicle was on display at the 11th Schaeffler Symposium in Detroit, Michigan. This event highlighted new and innovative mobility solutions!

2018 Women in Transportation Fellow Named Who’s Next: Transit

September 6th, 2018

September 4, 2018

The Incline Published their list “Who’s Next: Transit; Meet 17 Pittsburghers helping you get around” and our 2018 Women in Transportation Fellow, Ngani Ndimbie made the list. Ngani says she “dreams of a Pittsburgh where there is no relationship between personal car ownership and quality of life.

CMU UTC Director and faculty participated in roundtable discussion with US Congressman Keith Rothfus (PA-12) and US Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy Derek Kan

August 31st, 2018

August 31, 2018

Mobility 21 National UTC Director Raj Rajkumar and other CMU faculty including Martial Hebert and Phil Koopman participated in a roundtable discussion in Pittsburgh with US Congressman Keith Rothfus (PA-12) and US Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy Derek Kan.  Pittsburgh Law Firm Babst Calland hosted the roundtable for the Congressman and Under Secretary to discuss autonomous vehicles and drones with leading manufacturers, technology companies, and universities.

UTC Impacts Pittsburgh Wayfinding Sign Design

August 28th, 2018

August 28, 2018

The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure has been working with the North Side, North Shore, Downtown Pittsburgh, and Oakland communities to develop a pedestrian wayfinding system.  Today a public meeting was held to display the final design.  Mobility21 Program Manager, Lisa Kay Schweyer stopped by and got a picture with the proposed signage.  Mobility21 researcher Don Carter and Executive Director, Stan Caldwell have been involved in the design process which led to this final design.

 

 

UTC Faculty Present their Research to the City of Pittsburgh

August 23rd, 2018

August 23, 2018

UTC Researchers Christoph Mertz and Sean Qian presented their research to the City of Pittsburgh today, including Mayor Bill Peduto and Director of Mobility and Infrastructure, Karina Ricks. The meeting was to discuss potential collaboration for improving paving and asphalt efforts in the city.

AASHTO Committee on Construction Meeting Tours NavLab

August 15th, 2018

August 15, 2018

The AASHTO Committee on Construction Meeting was held in Pittsburgh this year and attendees were able to tour CMU’s NavLab. The tour included presentations from Christoph Mertz of CMU’s Robotic’s Institute and Mobility21 Director, Raj Rajkumar. Attendees were from different DOT’s from around the country, who were eager to talk AV, policy and have a seat in the autonomous vehicles in the NavLab.

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