Traffic21 Program Manager and Vanpool Council Chair for the Association for Commuter Transportation, led the Vanpool Council meeting at the organization’s international conference

July 30th, 2018

July 30, 2018

Today Traffic21 Program Manager and chair of the Vanpool Council for the Association for Commuter Transportation, Lisa Kay Schweyer, led the Vanpool Council meeting at the organization’s international conference in California. The Vanpool Council addresses and shares information related to vanpools, vanpool programs, public-private partnerships for delivery of vanpool services, contracting, program management, customer services, and promotional issues.

 

AARP Webinar: AVs in Pittsburgh

July 26th, 2018

July 26, 2018

Traffic21/Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell was an expert panelist for a webinar meeting of the National AARP Autonomous Vehicle Work Group.  Other panelists were Karina Rick, Director of Mobility and Infrastructure and Sarah Papperman  Program Coordinator for the In Service of Seniors and  co-leader of the Age-Friendly Greater Pittsburgh Transportation Working Group.  Panelist provided insight and advice on how AARP can educate and activate their members around AV issues.

PennDOT Issues Guidance for Increased Safety Oversight of Highly Automated Vehicles

July 24th, 2018

July 24, 2018

PennDOT Issues Guidance for Increased Safety Oversight of Highly Automated Vehicles. Raj Rajkumar, Director of CMU’s Mobility21 National University Transportation Center and Stan Caldwell, Executive Director, Traffic21 Institute and Mobility21 and T-SET National University Transportation Centers serve on the PennDOT Automated Vehicle Policy Task Force and participated in deliberation and provided feedback for the development of this policy.  Read the press release about the new guidance here.

 

The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Learns about Traffic Deployment in Pittsburgh

July 24th, 2018

July 24, 2018

The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce visited Pittsburgh for their City to City initiative. They met with Stan Caldwell, Executive Director of Traffic21 and Alex Pazuchanics, Assistant Director of the City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure to learn about Mobility21’s transportation deployments in Pittsburgh.

Mobility21 Student Section Live on our Website

July 23rd, 2018

July 23, 2018

We have introduced a new Student Section right here on the Mobility21 website. Here you can learn about opportunities for student involvement, read about our past and current student leadership and learn about ongoing student projects. You will also be able to hear about Mobility21 events and explore coursework at CMU that relates to our work.

Exec Director, Stan Caldwell presented Traffic21 Tech Projects to Save Energy to US Representatives

July 23rd, 2018

July 23, 2018

Traffic21 Executive Director, Stan Caldwell spoke in front of The Alliance to Save Energy’s 50×50 Commission, including several U.S. Representatives, about Traffic21’s tech projects to save energy. Stan was joined by Traffic21 researcher, Costa Samaras who discussed “Energy, Sustainability and Climate Impacts of the Transition to Autonomous Vehicles.”

ASCE International Conference on Transportation and Development Tours NavLab

July 18th, 2018

July 18, 2018

The ASCE International Conference on Transportation and Development was in Pittsburgh from July 15 – July 18. A technical tour was offered to visit (1) an intersection equipped with a Surtrac Adaptive Traffic Signal Controller with Research Professor, Steve Smith and (2) the CMU NavLab to view and hear a short presentation on two autonomous vehicles and a video roadway infrastructure inspection system from Executive Director, Stan Caldwell and Principal Project Scientist, Christoph Mertz.

Carnegie Mellon University Students and Researchers make an impact at the International ASCE Conference in Pittsburgh

July 18th, 2018

July 15 – July 18

Two University Transportation Center projects were presented at the ASCE Conference by CMU PhD Students, Xidong Pi and Matthew Battifarano. CMU Undergrad and Vice President of the CMU ASCE Chapter, Sharika Hedge, participated in the Three Minute Pitch competition for younger members where she presented her research on real-time vehicle to vehicle transactions. The winner of the competition was CMU PhD student, Jacob Ward.

Update on Traffic21’s Robotics Institute Summer Scholars (RISS) participant, Hameed Abdul

July 18th, 2018

July 18, 2018

Traffic21’s RISS participant, Hameed Abdul is now about half way through the scholar’s program. He describes his experience thus far as “broadening.” Hameed reports that he has “visited labs, discussed thoroughly [his] research ideas with [his] mentor and grad students, had the opportunity to do outreach, worked on an abstract, and attend a research-focused conference.” In addition, yesterday, Hameed was a speaker at the AI for All, where he presented his research to high school students.

Director of the Traffic21 Institute, Prof. Chris Henrickson speaks at the ASCE International Conference

July 16th, 2018

July 16, 2018

Pittsburgh hosted the American Society of Civil Engineers’ International Conference on Transportation & Development 2018.  Pictured is Prof. Chris Hendrickson, Director of the Traffic21 Institute, speaking from the plenary podium.

Mobility21 Diversity Fellow Allanté Whitmore presented at the ASCE International Conference

July 16th, 2018

July 16, 2018

Mobility21 Diversity Fellow Allanté Whitmore presentated at the ASCE International Conference on Transportation & Infrastructure.  She spoke on robocars, ethics, & infrastructure.

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