Mike Carroll

PennDOT Secretary and FHWA Regional Administrator Lead STIC Meeting

July 26 th, 2023

July 26, 2023

Stan Caldwell, Mobility21 Executive Director and founding member of the Pennsylvania State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC), participated in the meeting today to provide insight on how UTC researchers could support state transportation innovations.  The quarterly STIC meeting was co-chaired by PennDOT Secretary Mike Carroll and FHWA Pennsylvania Division Administrator Alicia Nolan.

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The Ohio State University Uses AI to Monitor Traffic

July 26 th, 2023

July 26, 2023

Researchers at The Ohio State University, a Mobility21 UTC academic partner, have proposed using cameras installed on camera buses on campus to detect objects on the road and count vehicles in an effort to monitor traffic conditions.  Read the full story here.

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Mobility21 Program Manager Participates in Panel Discussion

July 25 th, 2023

July 25, 2023

Mobility21 UTC Program Manager Lisa Kay Schweyer participated as a panelist for the U.S. DOT/UTC panel discussion during the AASHTO RAC Summer Meeting’s Collaboration, Coordination and Outreach Meeting alongside Tyson Rupnow from the Louisiana DOT and Tim Klein from the U.S. DOT.

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Allegheny County Hosts Meeting on Comprehensive Plan

July 24 th, 2023

July 24, 2023

Mobility21 UTC Program Manager Lisa Kay Schweyer and Metro21 Executive Director Karen Lightman participated in Planning meetings for Allegheny Places, the Allegheny County comprehensive plan.  This plan establishes an overall vision for the future for Allegheny County and how to get there.

Lisa Kay Schweyer at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

Mobility21 Program Manager Interviewed at Vintage Grand Prix

July 22 nd, 2023

July 22, 2023

Mobility21 Program Manager Lisa Kay Schweyer was interviewed as part of the live video feed during the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix.  She discussed Traffic21, as well as the Mobility21 and Safety21 University Transportation Centers.

Research Recap: Modeling the impact of dynamic tolling in large-scale regional networks: A case study for Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC)

July 21 st, 2023

July 21, 2023

Today, Mobility21 UTC released its latest “Research Recap” for Carnegie Mellon University researcher Sean Qian’s project “Modeling the impact of dynamic tolling in large-scale regional networks: A case study for Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC).” Recaps are one-page overviews of the UTC funded research that describe the research project’s purpose, approach, key findings, conclusions, contact information for the research team and a link to the final research report.

Chris Hendrickson

Traffic21 Director Discusses Battery Electric vs. Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles

July 13 th, 2023

July 13, 2023

Chris Hendrickson, Faculty Director of Traffic21 Institute and Mobility21 researcher, was interviewed by a high school student in Missouri participating in the MIT Introduction to Technology, Engineering and Science Program.  The topic of the interview was the relative desirability of battery electric versus internal combustion engine vehicles.


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Dr. Corey Harper Attends EV Charging Symposium

July 12 th, 2023

July 12, 2023

Mobility21 UTC researcher Dr. Corey Harper participated in the US DOT Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Symposium, where participants engaged in roundtable discussions focused on generated momentum for the forthcoming nationwide expansion of EVs and EV charging infrastructure.

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Mobility21 UTC Faculty Discusses Challenges & Opportunities in Developing a Workforce for EVs

July 10 th, 2023

July 10, 2023

Mobility21 UTC faculty member, Bob Koch of the Community College of Allegheny County took part of Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities workshop on hybrid electric vehicles (EVs), which focused on maintenance and safety aspects of hybrid EVs.  Read more about the event here.

Mario Berges

Mobility21 UTC Researcher Named Amazon Scholar

July 10 th, 2023

July 10, 2023

Mobility21 UTC researcher and Carnegie Mellon University Professor Mario Berges has been named an Amazon Scholar to work with Amazon’s Devices and Services Organization.  Read more here.

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CMU Alum Company Gets Federal Approval for Innovative ITS

July 7 th, 2023

July 7, 2023

Pi-Lit and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, have reached an agreement that will allow Pi-Lit’s patented LED flares to be used by commercial vehicle operators in place of traditional, older products such as reflective triangles, fuse flares, or liquid flares, when stopped on highways or shoulders.

(CMU Alum) Daniel Selevan, Chief Operating Officer for Pi-Lit, upon learning of the successful petition commented, “The Pi-Lit team is pleased to learn of the exemption that permits commercial operators to equip their fleet with the most modern technology.”  Jim Selevan (CMU Alum) is CEO of Pi-Lit, which is a Deployment Partner of Traffic21.

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Ohio State University UTC Researchers Develop Software for Autonomous Vehicles

July 6 th, 2023

July 6, 2023

Safety21 UTC researchers, Bilin Aksun-Guvenc and Levent Guvenc from The Ohio State University have developed new software to aid in the development, evaluation, and demonstration of safer autonomous vehicles called the Vehicle-in-Virtual-Environment (VVE) method.  Read the story here.

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