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.


Mobility21 Director Named to Highly Automated Vehicle Advisory Committee

July 5 th, 2023

July 5, 2023

Mobility21 Director Raj Rajkumar has been invited by Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro to participate on the Highly Automated Vehicle (HAV) Advisory Committee through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.  The HAV Committee is a partnership between public and private key stakeholders to ensure the safe integration of connected and automated vehicles on Pennsylvania’s roads and enhance Pennsylvania’s continued global leadership with this evolving technology.

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PennTec 2023 Hosts Collection Systems Smart Panel with Justin Starr

July 1 st, 2023

June 21, 2023

Mobility21 UTC faculty member from the Community College of Allegheny County, Dr. Justin Starr participated on the Collection Systems Smart Panel at PennTec2023, which looks to advance Pennsylvania’s water quality professionals through education and training, promoting sound sustainable water policies, and fostering public stewardship of water resources.

Research Recap: Helping Transit Agencies Assess Opportunities to Improve Access and Equity with Automated Vehicles

June 29 th, 2023

June 28, 2023

Today, Mobility21 UTC released its latest “Research Recap” for Carnegie Mellon University researcher Costa Samaras’ project “Helping Transit Agencies Assess Opportunities to Improve Access and Equity with Automated Vehicles.” 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.

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WTS Hosts Tour of City of Pittsburgh Traffic Shop

June 29 th, 2023

June 28, 2023

Mobility21 Program Manager and WTS member, Lisa Kay Schweyer joined “WTS Pittsburgh, CMAA Three Rivers & The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) for a tour of the DOMI Traffic Shop.”  She met DOMI staff and learned more about the signs, traffic signals, and line painting operations.

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Cleantech Open Northeast 2023 Cohort Announced

June 23 rd, 2023

June 22, 2023

Cleantech Open, which runs the world’s largest clean technology accelerator program, has announced the Northeast 2023 Cohort which includes Mobility21 UTC researcher Destenie Nock‘s spinout Peoples Energy Analytics and Venkat Viswanathan‘s spinout InceptEV.

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Council of University Transportation Centers Holds Summer Meeting

June 22 nd, 2023

June 20-22, 2023

The Annual Council of University Transportation Center‘s summer meeting brings together the nation’s leading transportation professionals from academia and industry, along with U.S. DOT and other transportation agency officials.  Raj Rajkumar, Director, Stan Caldwell, Executive Director and Lisa Kay Schweyer, Program Manager of Mobility21 and Safety21 UTCs participated in the meeting.  Stan and Lisa Kay presented an overview of the national summits hosted by Moblity21.  And Lisa Kay led several sessions designed for the administrative professionals who work at UTCs.

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