Ohio State’s Center for Automotive Research Spring External Advisory Board focuses on Safety and Cybersecurity

April 5th, 2019

April 5, 2019

Industry, government and campus partners attended The Ohio State Center for Automotive Research (CAR) semiannual External Advisory Board meeting. The meeting opened with a state of the center presentation by CAR Director, Giorgio Rizzoni who shared research and facility updates with the audience.  In addition, faculty and researchers from across Ohio State presented on their work related to safety and cybersecurity, showing just how far reaching this topic is and the variety of work being done in this space all across campus. Learn more here.

Mobility21 Executive Director Hosts Italian Delegation

April 5th, 2019

April 5, 2019

A delegation from Italy traveled to Pennsylvania to learn more about policy, mobility technology and the modernization of train/rail travel. The organization that came to CMU was “Ditecfer” District for Rail Technologies, High Speed, Safety and Security based in Pistoia, Italy. Tuscany is the leading cluster for innovative rail technologies in Italy. This organization considers the U.S. as their top priority for international collaboration and because both countries have significant railway supply chains based on SMEs and important integrations that can be built in the railway sector, they have identified Pittsburgh as a prime opportunity. Executive Director, Stan Caldwell, presented the RD&D from Mobility21.

Professor Noh Receiving Best Paper Award

Mobility21 UTC Researcher Hae Young Noh Awarded Best Paper Award

April 4th, 2019

April 4, 2019

Mobility21 UTC Researcher Hae Young Noh Awarded Best Paper Award at the IEEE Machine Learning Conference.  Read more about this award on page 17: https://www.cmu.edu/cee/news/cee-news-magazine/images/spring-2019-issue—cee-news.pdf.

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Mobility21 UTC Hosts Lunch and Learn For Business Managers

April 3rd, 2019

April 3, 2019

20+ Business Managers representing faculty across the Carnegie Mellon University attended a “lunch and learn” hosted by Mobility21 to learn more about the Traffic21 and Mobility21 UTC funding.  During the event, Rhonda Kloss & Heather Depasquale of the Research Accelerator, and Scott Petyak & Olivia Wells of the Heinz College reviewed the funding sources and shared some tips with the business managers.

Mobility21 Fellow Wins CUTC Seat at Eno’s Annual Future Leaders Development Conference

April 3rd, 2019

April 3, 2019

The 2019 Eno Future Leaders Development Conference will be held in Washington D.C. from June 2-June 6, 2019 this year – and Mobility21 UTC’s Women in Transportation Fellow, Bonnie Fan, will be at the event at the winner of the CUTC’s reserved seat.

Mobility21 UTC Researcher Helps Contribute to New Whitepaper on “Driverless Cars and Accessibility”

April 1st, 2019

Mobility21 UTC Researcher & CMU Associate Research Professor Aaron Steinfeld  helped contribute to the new whitepaper on “Driverless Cars and Accessibility” published by ITS America, which examines the opportunities around fully automated vehicles: when they begin to be deployed in significant numbers, they will offer the potential to usher in enormous positive changes.  The white paper can be downloaded now: http://www.itsa.org/s/ITSAmerica_Driverless-Cars-Accessiblity-Mobility_April2019.pdf.

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Mobility21 “Story” Shared at the Inclusive Innovation Summit’s Story Slam

April 1st, 2019

March 30, 2019

Lisa Kay Schweyer, Mobility21 UTC Program Manager shared the Mobility21 story at today’s Inclusive Innovation Summit’s Story Slam.  Attendees learned about the history of the UTC, the research thrust areas, and how they could get involved.


UTC Faculty from CCAC, attended the ITS/PCB workshop in Tampa, Florida

March 28th, 2019

March 27 – March 28

Bob Koch, UTC Faculty from the Community College of Allegheny County, attended the Intelligent Transportation Systems Professional Capacity Building workshop in Tampa, Florida collaborating with other educators and practitioners defining ITS entry-level workforce competencies, and discussing educational goals.  They also looked at training products and strategies to fill unmet educational needs.  He also had the opportunity to network with other educators and practitioners to exchange ideas and best practices in ITS.

Mobility21 Exec. Director Meets with Consulate General of Sweden

March 27th, 2019

March 27, 2019

Stan Caldwell, Executive Director of Mobility21, met with the Consul General, the Honoray Consul and the Head of Trade and Business Promotation from the Consulate General of Sweden in New York City. The Consulate General was interested in meeting with Mobility21 to learn more about sustainability transportation systems and potential university-to-university collaboration.

UTC Program Manager Gets Updates on Student Projects at the University Of Pennsylvania

March 26th, 2019

March 26, 2019

Lisa Kay Schweyer met with UTC faculty and students during her semi-annual visit to the Mobility21 academic partner, the University of Pennsylvania.  She heard presentations from students on their research on ridehailing services’ impact on transit ridership, pedestrian deaths and injuries, and predictors of cycling.

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