Summer Engineering Experience

Summer Engineering Experience at Carnegie Mellon University

July 30th, 2021

July 30, 2021

Mobility21 UTC researchers Pingbo Tang and Rick Grahn, along with other faculty,  presented virtually at the 2021 Summer Engineering Experience at CMU.  The camp offered two sessions (July 19-23 and July 26-30) and provided students ages 13-16 with a chance explore engineering & transportation in a variety of disciplines, in addition to creating and showcasing their own projects in a presentation at the end of the week.


FHWA Workshop on CAVs and Active Transportation

July 29th, 2021

July 29, 2021

A two-day Federal Highway Administration workshop on Planning for Multimodal Networks for a Connected and Automated Future was held with a diverse group of stakeholders to help FHWA define and refine the critical questions around planning for active transportation and CAV.  As an expert panel member for this study, Stan Caldwell participated and applied his UTC research in disruptive transportation technology policy.

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Mobility21 Researcher Appointed to ITS AV Safety Task Force

July 26th, 2021

July 26, 2021

Stan Caldwell joined the Intelligent Transportation Society of America’s inaugural meeting of the AV Safety Task Force which consists of representatives from the public, private and academic sectors to discuss the public perception of automated vehicle safety.


Automated Transit Highlighted at Quarterly CAT Meeting

July 22nd, 2021

July 22, 2021

The quarterly meeting of the Cooperative Automated Transportation (CAT) Coalition Strategic Initiatives Working Group, attended by member Stan Caldwell, included presentations on the Connecticut Automated Bus Deployment, the Automated Bus Consortium and the AV Shuttle Testing of V2I Data Exchange.

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Research Recap: Assessment of Prospective Mileage-Based Fee System to Replace Fuel Taxes for Passenger Vehicles in Pennsylvania

July 21st, 2021

July 21, 2021

Today, Mobility21 UTC released its latest “Research Recap” for project Assessment of Prospective Mileage-Based Fee System to Replace Fuel Taxes for Passenger Vehicles in Pennsylvania.” 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.

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Traffic21 Director Chris Hendrickson Attends TRB Meetings in Woods Hole, MA

July 21st, 2021

July 20, 2021

Chris Hendrickson, Director of the Traffic21 Institute and a Mobility21 researcher, attended the TRB Technical Activities Group meeting on July 16 and the TRB Executive Committee meeting on July 19-20.  The Executive Committee meeting was held in Woods Hole, MA.


Mobility21 UTC Researcher Recognized for Significant Research in AI

July 21st, 2021

July 21, 2021

Mobility21 UTC researcher Fei Fang was recognized by  by the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence for significant research in AI.  Fang received the “…2021 Computers and Thought Award for her contributions to integrating machine learning with game theory to tackle societal challenges.” The award is presented to outstanding young scientists working in AI. Read more here.


PennDOT/FHWA Holds STIC Meeting

July 21st, 2021

July 21, 2021

Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell participated in the quarterly meeting of the PennDOT/FHWA State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) where PennDOT’s efforts on Unmanned Arial Systems were highlighted.


Robotics Institute Ph.D. Students Selected for Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship

July 21st, 2021

July 21, 2021

Ph.D. students N Dinesh Reddy and Gengshan Yang have been selected into Qualcomm’s current class of Innovation Fellows. Mobility21 UTC researcher Srinivas Narasimhan serves as the advisor to N Dinesh Reddy.

Read more here.

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Pittsburgh Transit Agency Finalizes Long Range Plan

July 20th, 2021

July 20, 2021

Stan Caldwell participated in the final meeting of the NEXTransit Stakeholder Advisory Meeting where the Port Authority of Allegheny County presented the completed long range plan and discussed implementation and public outreach efforts.

CPS IoT Week

CMU Joins with Arizona State University to Make Autonomous Vehicles Safer

July 16th, 2021

July 16, 2021

Mobility21 UTC researcher Bob Iannucci worked with students as faculty advisor for the 2021 CPS-IoT Week virtual conference, where researchers from the cyber-physical systems and Internet of Things fields for a series of five conferences.  The student team won second place at the competition with their presentation “One Program to Rule the Intersection.”

Learn more here.

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