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Mobility21 Fall Semester Smart Mobility Connection Series Kicks Off with Presentation by Dr. Constantine Samaras and Allante’ Whitmore

August 30th, 2021

August 30, 2021

We are excited for the start of a new fall semester.  Please join us for the return of the Smart Mobility Connection (SMC) seminar series!

Friday, September 10, 2021 from Noon-1:00pm (eastern), hear Allanté Whitmore and Constantine Samaras speak on their project, Opportunities for Shared Autonomous Mobility Technology in Public Transit Systems to Improve Equitable Transit Coverage.

As automated transportation technology advances, public transit agencies are considering how automated vehicles can compete or complement existing transit systems as well as the subsequent impacts to transit equity. Capital and operating costs for automated vehicles managed by public transit agencies are uncertain since few deployments have occurred to date.

Their work identifies unmet transit service needs based on transit dependence and sociodemographic information, then performs a cost analysis on the operation of shared autonomous vehicles  and autonomous shuttles as a part of a public transit system. They explore  autonomous vehicle transit service across three transit systems in U.S. cities: New York City, NY, Pittsburgh, PA, and Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN. By comparing transit systems in different cities they reveal transit demand conditions most suitable for a cost-efficient and complementary service for shared automated mobility to improve equity and access.

To register for the September 10 SMC, click here.

Smart Mobility Connection seminar series:  As the nature of transportation continues to evolve, Carnegie Mellon University has students and faculty conducting transportation related research in data analytics, robotics, public policy, engineering, architecture and design, and more.  Since not all of these efforts are co-located in the same building, or even the same department, there was a need to help building a “community space” to bring together people interested in transportation on CMU’s campus.  This was the impetus for Mobility21’s launching of the SMC  One of the University Transportation Center  faculty is featured at each hour long session; half of the time is reserved for questions and answers as well as networking.
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Mobility21 Researcher Presents PSPE Continuing Education Course

June 9th, 2021

June 9, 2021

Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell presented the continuing education course “Technology and Trends in Vehicle Automation” to the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers.  The course explained AV technology and trends and highlighted infrastructure applications and AV policy in Pennsylvania, and ended with a robust discussion on AV technology and policy.  View the full recording here.

Jeremy Michalek Presentation

Smart Mobility Connection Features Jeremy Michalek

March 12th, 2021

March 12, 2021

Today’s Smart Mobility Connection session featured Mobility21 UTC Researcher Jeremy Michalek.   He discussed his project, “Uber/Lyft Implications: Vehicle Ownership, Transit, Electrification, Air Emissions, Traffic Externalities, and Equity.”  Watch his presentation here.

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Smart Mobility Connection Features Maxine Eskenazi, Alan Black and Yulan Feng

February 19th, 2021

February 19, 2021

Today’s Smart Mobility Connection session featured Mobility21 UTC Researchers Maxine Eskenazi, Alan Black and Yulan Feng.   They discussed their project, “GetGoing and Better Mobility for All.”  Watch their presentation here.

Presentation by Rahul Mangharam

Smart Mobility Connection Features Rahul Mangharam

February 5th, 2021

November 13, 2020

Today’s Smart Mobility Connection session featured Mobility21 UTC Researcher Rahul Mangharam.   Rahul discussed his project, “F1Tenth Autonomous Racing.”  Watch his presentation here.

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Mobility21 Spring Semester Smart Mobility Connection Seminar Series Kicks Off with Presentation by Dr. Rahul Mangharam

January 25th, 2021

January 25, 2021

The Mobility21 UTC is resuming the Smart Mobility Connection Seminar Series (SMC) with the start of spring semester.

Please join us on Friday, February 5, 2021 from Noon-1:00pm, as we kick off the semester with Rahul Mangharam from the University of Pennsylvania, speaking on his project, “F1Tenth Autonomous Racing.”

To register for the February 5th SMC, click here.

Smart Mobility Connection seminar series:  As the nature of transportation continues to evolve, Carnegie Mellon University has students and faculty conducting transportation related research in data analytics, robotics, public policy, engineering, architecture and design, and more.  Since not all of these efforts are co-located in the same building, or even the same department, there was a need to help building a “community space” to bring together people interested in transportation on CMU’s campus.  This was the impetus for Mobility21’s launching of the SMC  One of the University Transportation Center  faculty is featured at each hour long session; half of the time is reserved for questions and answers as well as networking.
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Smart Mobility Connection Features Carlee Joe-Wong

December 4th, 2020

December 4, 2020

Today’s Smart Mobility Connection session featured Mobility21 UTC Researcher Carlee Joe-Wong.  Carlee discussed her project, “Incentivizing Taxi Movement for Balanced City-Wide Services.”  Watch her presentation here.

Peter Zhang

Smart Mobility Connection Features Peter Zhang

November 13th, 2020

November 13, 2020

Today’s Smart Mobility Connection session featured Mobility21 UTC Researcher Peter Zhang.   Peter discussed his project, “Gaps and Opportunities in School Bus Transportation.”  Watch his presentation here.

OSU Professor Mark McCord

Smart Mobility Connection Features Mark McCord

October 30th, 2020

October 30, 2020

Today’s Smart Mobility Connection session featured Mobility21 UTC Researcher and the Ohio State University Professor Mark McCord.  Professor McCord discussed his project, “Time-of-Day Traffic Volumes Using Video Imagery Obtained from Transit Buses in Regular Operations,” which is co-authored by Rabi Mishalani, and Benjamin Coifman.  Watch his presentation here.

 

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Smart Mobility Connection Features Jon Peha

October 9th, 2020

October 9, 2020

Today’s Smart Mobility Connection session featured Mobility21 UTC Researcher Jon Peha, Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, in the Dept. of Engineering & Public Policy and the Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering.  Professor Peha discussed “Spectrum Policies for Connected Vehicles.”   Watch his presentation here.

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UTCs present at National Council of Workforce Educators National Conference

October 8th, 2020

October 8, 2020

Yesterday, Lisa Kay Schweyer, Program Manager for the Mobility21 UTC, Bob Koch, Professor of the Community College of Allegheny County Automotive Technology Program, Missy Blair, Program Manager/Certified MSF RiderCoach and Traffic Survival School Instructor of the Pima County Community College Center for Transportation Training and member of the Pacific Southwest Region UTC and Robert Brown, Head of Public Affairs and Government Relations for TuSimple presented “Cultivating Readiness for the Transportation Workforce of Tomorrow” at the National Council of Workforce Educators National Conference.  They discussed partnerships that demonstrate how industry, workforce developers, and academic partners are working together to prepare workers for this evolving future.

 

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