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Mobility21 Visits with Academic Partner, CCAC

April 29th, 2020

April 29, 2020

Today Stan Caldwell, Mobility21 Executive Director and Lisa Kay Schweyer, Program Manager met with Jeff Thomas, Dean of Academic Affairs and Bob Koch, Automotive Technology Instructor from the Mobility21 academic partner, the Community College of Allegheny County.  This semi-annual check-in meeting provided an opportunity to share updates and discuss a new way to connect CCAC with the UTC’s deployment partners.

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CMU Students Share Capstone Project Results

April 29th, 2020

April 29, 2020

Students of the CMU Heinz College engage in semester long “Capstone Projects” to apply coursework to real-world scenarios.  Today, students shared the results of their semester long research projects during a poster fair including the transportation related project:  “Price Prediction Project with QL2 Software.”

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Association for Commuter Transportation Holds Emerging Mobility Summit

April 28th, 2020

April 28, 2020

Today, the Association for Commuter Transportation held its Emerging Mobility Summit.  Presenters discussed several topics including:  Federal Research: Shifting Behavior and Increasing Vehicle Occupancy through Mobile Apps and Incentives, Advancing Towards Mobility as a Service, and Fare Free Transit.  Mobility21 UTC Program Manager and ACT Board member, Lisa Kay Schweyer participated in the event.

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UTC Researcher Venkat Visawanathan Provides Insight About Batteries in Flying Cars to Medium

April 28th, 2020

April 28, 2020

UTC Researcher Venkat Visawanathan recently wrote an article for the online platform Medium about the potential for using batteries in flying cars.  Read the full article here

Research Recap: Connecting Millvale to the River and the Region

Research Recap: Connecting Millvale to the River and the Region

April 27th, 2020

April 2, 2020

Today Mobility21 UTC released its latest “Research Recap.” The 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. Check out the one page recap to learn more about this project: Connecting Millvale to the River and the Region.  

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The Traffic21 Smart Transportation Podcast: Hear from Bonnie Fan, the 2018 – 2020 Traffic21 Women in Transportation Fellow

April 24th, 2020

April 24, 2020

The Traffic21 Smart Transportation Podcast features and shares information from thought leaders and highlights the smart transportation work happening at Carnegie Mellon University and in the community.

In this episode you’ll be hearing from Bonnie Fan, who is the 2018 – 2020 Traffic21 Women in Transportation Fellow.  Bonnie’s interest in urban life, transit and technology began brewing during her time as an Economics major at the University of Chicago.  Bonnie saw the developmental and infrastructure challenges in Southside Chicago, and with her growing interest in entrepreneurship, she wanted to create new socially conscious solutions for the city after graduating. Bonnie joined the Chicago Transit Authority as a Data Scientist on the Performance Management team, where she worked on service optimization and manpower management projects. Now a second-year at Heinz College in the Data Analytics track, she is creating a foundation about policy and data she can apply to new mobility technology solutions and make an in impact on transportation.  Listen in as we talked about her experiences as a graduate student and on the Traffic21 student leadership team.

Listen to this episode here.

The Traffic21 Smart Transportation Podcast is hosted and produced by Mobility21 UTC Diversity Fellow Allanté Whitmore.

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CMU Robotics Institute Professor and UTC Researcher Stephen Smith Closes out the 2020 Symposium for AI & Social Good

April 24th, 2020

April 24, 2020

CMU Robotics Institute professor and UTC researcher Stephen Smith closed out the 2020 CMU Symposium for AI & Social Good with his discussion on “Smart Infrastructure for Future Urban Mobility.”  The 2020 CMU AI and Social Good Symposium aims to address these challenges by bringing together AI researchers and social impact leaders to present their ideas and applications for maximizing the social good.

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CMU Master of Language Technologies Student Yulan Feng Contributes to the 2020 CMU Symposium on AI & Social Good

April 24th, 2020

April 24, 2020

CMU Master of Language Technologies Student Yulan Feng contributed to the 2020 CMU Symposium on AI & Social Good by presenting on “CMU GetGoing: Dialogue System Designed for Seniors.”  Yulan works with Mobility21 UTC Researcher Maxine Eskenazi on the project “CMU GetGoing Dialogue System.” The 2020 CMU AI and Social Good Symposium aims to address these challenges by bringing together AI researchers and social impact leaders to present their ideas and applications for maximizing the social good.

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