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Rail-Based Mass Transit a Possibility in the Future

August 11th, 2021

August 11, 2021

Pop-Up Metro, a battery-powered, modular train that can be inserted onto existing infrastructure is a rail-based mass transit system in the United States was developed by Henry Posner III, adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University.  Henry is also the chairman of Railroad Development Corporation, a Mobility21 deployment partner.  Read the full article here.

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Mobility21 Research Project “Joint Optimization of School Bus Routes and Last-Mile” by Peter Zhang Highlighted in TRB Newsletter

August 11th, 2021

August 11, 2021

Mobility21 UTC researcher Peter Zhang’s research project, “Joint Optimization of School Bus Routes and Last-Mile Services was highlighted in this week’s Transportation Research Board’s newsletter in the University Research News section.   Read the newsletter here.

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Research Recap: Real World Data-Driven Characterization of Urban Human Mobility Patterns

August 5th, 2021

August 5, 2021

Today, Mobility21 UTC released its latest “Research Recap” for project “Real World Data-Driven Characterization of Urban Human Mobility Patterns. 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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New National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes Named

August 3rd, 2021

August 3, 2021

“Carnegie Mellon University researchers will contribute to four of the 11 new National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes announced today by the National Science Foundation.”  Mobility21 UTC researchers Jodi Forlizzi and Aaron Steinfeld are involved in one of these institutes, AI-CARING (focused on assisting in the care of the elderly by seeking to understand and manage the interaction between humans and AI agents).  Learn more here.

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Mobility21 Research Project “Accessibility with GetGoing” Highlighted in TRB E-Newsletter

August 3rd, 2021

August 3, 2021

Mobility21 UTC researchers Maxine Eskenazi, Alan Black and Yulan Feng’s research project, “Accessibility with GetGoing was highlighted in this week’s Transportation Research Board’s newsletter in the University Research News section.  Read the newsletter here.

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TRB TDM Committee Held Mid-Year Meeting

August 1st, 2021

August 1, 2021

The TRB TDM Committee held its mid-year meeting today.  The group reviewed the committee’s mission and its draft strategic plan.  Lisa Kay Schweyer, Mobility21 Program Manager, was added to the committee membership earlier this year and this was her first meeting as a member.

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Mobility21 UTC Researcher Yang Cai Turns Network Data Into Music

July 30th, 2021

July 30, 2021

Mobility21 UTC researcher Yang Cai and his group have developed a data visualization tool to allow them to see network traffic patterns, as well as a way to hear them.  Learn more here.

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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.

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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.

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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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