Exec Director, Stan Caldwell presented Traffic21 Tech Projects to Save Energy to US Representatives

July 23rd, 2018

July 23, 2018

Traffic21 Executive Director, Stan Caldwell spoke in front of The Alliance to Save Energy’s 50×50 Commission, including several U.S. Representatives, about Traffic21’s tech projects to save energy. Stan was joined by Traffic21 researcher, Costa Samaras who discussed “Energy, Sustainability and Climate Impacts of the Transition to Autonomous Vehicles.”

ASCE International Conference on Transportation and Development Tours NavLab

July 18th, 2018

July 18, 2018

The ASCE International Conference on Transportation and Development was in Pittsburgh from July 15 – July 18. A technical tour was offered to visit (1) an intersection equipped with a Surtrac Adaptive Traffic Signal Controller with Research Professor, Steve Smith and (2) the CMU NavLab to view and hear a short presentation on two autonomous vehicles and a video roadway infrastructure inspection system from Executive Director, Stan Caldwell and Principal Project Scientist, Christoph Mertz.

Carnegie Mellon University Students and Researchers make an impact at the International ASCE Conference in Pittsburgh

July 18th, 2018

July 15 – July 18

Two University Transportation Center projects were presented at the ASCE Conference by CMU PhD Students, Xidong Pi and Matthew Battifarano. CMU Undergrad and Vice President of the CMU ASCE Chapter, Sharika Hedge, participated in the Three Minute Pitch competition for younger members where she presented her research on real-time vehicle to vehicle transactions. The winner of the competition was CMU PhD student, Jacob Ward.

Update on Traffic21’s Robotics Institute Summer Scholars (RISS) participant, Hameed Abdul

July 18th, 2018

July 18, 2018

Traffic21’s RISS participant, Hameed Abdul is now about half way through the scholar’s program. He describes his experience thus far as “broadening.” Hameed reports that he has “visited labs, discussed thoroughly [his] research ideas with [his] mentor and grad students, had the opportunity to do outreach, worked on an abstract, and attend a research-focused conference.” In addition, yesterday, Hameed was a speaker at the AI for All, where he presented his research to high school students.

Director of the Traffic21 Institute, Prof. Chris Henrickson speaks at the ASCE International Conference

July 16th, 2018

July 16, 2018

Pittsburgh hosted the American Society of Civil Engineers’ International Conference on Transportation & Development 2018.  Pictured is Prof. Chris Hendrickson, Director of the Traffic21 Institute, speaking from the plenary podium.

Mobility21 Diversity Fellow Allanté Whitmore presented at the ASCE International Conference

July 16th, 2018

July 16, 2018

Mobility21 Diversity Fellow Allanté Whitmore presentated at the ASCE International Conference on Transportation & Infrastructure.  She spoke on robocars, ethics, & infrastructure.

Mobility21 Executive Director, Stan Caldwell Presents Examples of UTC Tech Transfer at ASCE Conference

July 15th, 2018

July 15, 2018

Stan Caldwell, Executive Director of Mobility21, participated in a panel where he presented examples of Mobility21 UTC Technology Transfer.  This Pre-Conference Workshop: University Transportation Center (UTC) Technology Transfer was part of the ASCE International Conference on Transportation and Development in Pittsburgh.  Also participating on the panel were Kevin Womack and Amy Sterns from the US DOT UTC Program and fellow UTC representatives; Larry Rilett from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln Atorod Azizinamini from Florida International University and David Noyce from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Mobility21 Diversity Fellow Participates in Poster Session at the Automated Vehicle Symposium

July 10th, 2018

July 10, 2018

Mobility21 Diversity Fellow Allanté Whitmore attended the Automated Vehicle Symposium in San Francisco.  She participated in one of the poster sessions, sharing her recent work on AV ethics.

UTC Researchers were featured speakers at the Accessible Transportation Symposium

June 27th, 2018

June 26, 2018

UTC Researchers Steve Smith and Aaron Steinfield were featured speakers at the Accessible Transportation Symposium. Over 80 people attended the event. The event was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Community Living, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research.

Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell participated in the Federal Highway Administration’s National Dialogue on Highway Automation

June 27th, 2018

June 26 & 27, 2018

Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell participated in the Federal Highway Administration’s National Dialogue on Highway Automation to provide input from the University Transportation Center perspective and share both technology and policy research on vehicle automation. This two day workshop in Philadelphia focused on Planning and Policy is was the first of five national.

Read a complete summary of the two-day symposium here.

Traffic21 Presentation to the Allegheny County’s Green Action Team

June 26th, 2018

June 26, 2018

Traffic21 Program Manager, Lisa Kay Schweyer shared the history of Traffic21 and the University Transportation Centers (T-SET and Mobility21).  She also provided an overview of the research, the way research involves and is shared with the public, and how green action team members could learn more.

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