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PennDOT, Carnegie Mellon University lead team on “Safe Integration of Automated Vehicles into Work Zones” for Demonstration Grant

September 18th, 2019

September 18, 2019

PennDOT’s submission to the Automated Divine System Demonstration Grant was awarded 7.5 million to develop a consistent approach to allow for automated vehicles to safely operate in work zones. The core team is made up of PennDOT, CMU, and PSU. Mobility21 Director, Raj Rajkumar will be leading the Carnegie Mellon effort on the grant. To learn more about the research, team and proposal, read on>>

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Research Recap: The Intelligent Mobility Meter

September 18th, 2019

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: The Intelligent Mobility Meter.

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Mobility21 UTC Faculty, Sean Qian, Leverages Ride-Hailing Companies Platform

September 16th, 2019

September 16, 2019

Mobility21 UTC Faculty, Sean Qian, is developing a cyber-physical-social system that lets cities leverage the platform of ride-hailing companies in order to provide benefits for everyone in the transportation system. Qian will partner with the University of Pittsburgh and the City of Pittsburgh on this research, which is being funded by the National Science Foundation. Learn more here.

Stan Caldwell Presents to National Association of College and University Business Officers

September 15th, 2019

September 15, 2019

Mobility21  Executive Director, Stan Caldwell, presented background information on Traffic21 and the Mobility21 University Transportation Center research to the the National Association of College and University Business Officers who are attending the 2019 Budget and Planning conference in Pittsburgh.

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Smart Mobility Connection with Sean Qian

September 13th, 2019

September 13, 2019

Today, the first fall 2019 Smart Mobility Connection Series featured Mobility21 UTC faculty, Sean Qian. Qian discussed his work with helping Cranberry Township predict traffic delays in real time for 30 minutes in advance. The SMC was attended by Cranberry Township partners who presented to the CMU community why this work is so important and the positive impact it has had on congestion in Cranberry Township. Watch the video here.

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Traffic21 Director, Chris Hendrickson, Keynote Speaker at PWX Expo

September 11th, 2019

September 11, 2019

Traffic21 Director, Chris Hendrickson attended Public Works Expo in Seattle where he was a featured speaker, presenting his research entitled “Past and Future of the US Interstate Highway System.” The PWX Expo draws thousands of public works professionals from all over the world.

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Research Recap: Incentive Design in Ride Sharing Platforms

September 11th, 2019

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: Incentive Design in Ride Sharing Platforms.

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Ding Zhao: Making AI Safe for Autonomous Vehicles

September 7th, 2019

September 7, 2019

Mobility21 UTC Faculty, Ding Zhao discusses how his lab is developing better AI for safer autonomous vehicles. He discusses how he’s partnering with industry and government to save time and lives with AI. Watch the full video here.

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UTC Faculty Discusses Tesla’s New Solar Rental Option

September 4th, 2019

September 4, 2019

Costa Samaras, UTC Faculty in Civil and Environmental Engineering/Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, discusses Tesla’s newly-unveiled solar rental option with Marketplace’s Jack Stewart.  Read the article and/or listen to the conversation here:  https://www.marketplace.org/2019/08/20/teslas-plan-for-solar-could-increase-competition/. 

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Mill 19’s Grand Opening

September 4th, 2019

September 4, 2019

The nonprofit Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM), and Catalyst Connection hosted an event celebrating the opening of Mill 19.  CMU faculty and researchers will occupy Mill 19, including Mobility21’s Director, Raj Rajkumar who will have a space for his research on sensors and autonomous vehicles.  Today’s event marked an exciting chapter first envisioned and brought to life by three Pittsburgh foundations—The Richard King Mellon Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.

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Mobility21 UTC Faculty Authors Article Telling Cities Robocars Could Be the End of Downtown Parking

September 3rd, 2019

September 3, 2019

Costa Samaras, Mobility21 UTC Faculty in CEE/EPP at Carnegie Mellon, in collaboration with Postdoctoral Research Associate Corey Harper, authored in article published in The Conversation about the future of autonomous vehicles and their impact on city parking lots. Read the full article here.

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