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Smart Mobility Connection Features Jon Peha

October 9 th, 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 8 th, 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.

 

Equitable Future of Transportation

Equitable Future of Transportation Panel featured Mobility21 Diversity Fellow

October 6 th, 2020

October 6, 2020

Mobility21 Diversity Fellow Allanté Whitmore was a panelist on The Equitable Future of Transportation seminar held by the CMU and University of Pittsburgh Local Government Club. She discussed the role of equity in transportation, next-generation transportation technologies, and local municipalities’ decision-making.

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Smart Mobility Connection Seminar Features Corey Harper

September 25 th, 2020

September 25, 2020

Today’s Smart Mobility Connection session featured Dr. Corey Harper, Mobility21 UTC researcher and Incoming Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Heinz School of Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University.  Dr. Harper discussed “Advancing Towards a Smarter and More Sustainable Transportation System.”   Watch his presentation here.

RideACTA Presentation

Researchers and Community Partner Share Results from Smart Mobility Challenge Project

September 23 rd, 2020

September 23, 2020

Earlier today, Mobility21 UTC researchers Sean Qian and Rick Grahn joined Lynn Manion and Amy Mathieson, community partners from RideACTA and Lisa Kay Schweyer, Program Manager for the Mobility21 UTC to share the results of the Smart Mobility Challenge project, Data-driven mobility service design: a case study for Moon Township.  Over 60 people representing departments of transportation, transportation associations, and community organizations from across the country signed up to join the session to hear the presentation.  Learn more about the project by reviewing the research recap here.  You can also watch the recording of today’s presentation here .

COVID19 Webinar

COVID-19 and the Future of Our Cities: The Future of Work

September 23 rd, 2020

September 23, 2020

Mobility21 UTC researcher Ray Gastil moderated a panel discussion on “COVID-19 and the Future of Our Cities: The Future of Work.”  The discussion highlighted how “The current pandemic accelerates profound societal shifts that will have lasting effects on how we work going forward. With many employers successfully transitioning to remote work, we can expect more companies to shift an increasing part of their workforce to remote working models…”

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Inaugural Bus Technology Summit Includes Presentation by Mobility21 Executive Director

September 22 nd, 2020

September 22, 2020

Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell discussed his UTC research on disruptive transportation technology trends at the inaugural Bus Technology Summit in a session titled, “Embracing Technology Disruptions with Cautious Optimism in the COVID Era.”  This summit was presented by School Transportation News.

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Mobility21 UTC Researcher Christoph Mertz Featured at Landslide Capacity Building Seminar

September 11 th, 2020

September 11, 2020

Mobility21 UTC researcher Christoph Mertz was a featured speaker at the University of Pittsburgh Landslide Capacity Building Seminar discussing applying technology to landslides, including techniques such as photogrammetry, LiDAR, interferometric synthetic radar (InSAR), laser scanning and neural networks.

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2nd Annual Workshop of CMU Safe AI Lab Held

September 1 st, 2020

September 1, 2020

Yesterday, Mobility21 UTC researcher Ding Zhao and his team held the 2nd Annual Workshop of Safe AI Lab, where they presented findings and highlights of their work on the design, implementation, analysis, and evaluation of statistical, optimization, and machine learning models for making AI safer for real-world development.  Watch the video here.

Smart Mobility Connection

Mobility21 Fall Semester Smart Mobility Connection Series Kicks Off with Presentation by Dr. Megan Ryerson

August 24 th, 2020

August 24, 2020

Mobility21 is resuming the Smart Mobility Connection Series with the start of fall semester with a vast array of presentations.

Please join us on Friday, September 11 at Noon for our first session in the series featuring UTC researcher Dr. Megan Ryerson of the University of Pennsylvania.  She will be speaking on Building Novel Traveler-Centric Metrics to Design Safe and Efficient Transportation Infrastructure Systems.”

Register here to join the webinar.

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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Inter-American Development Bank Transport Features Dr. Rahul Mangharam

August 13 th, 2020

August 13, 2020

The Inter-American Development Bank  Transport held their 11th virtual session “Designing Safe Autonomous Systems,” which featured Mobility21 UTC researcher Dr. Rahul Mangharam of the University of Pennsylvania.

In this talk, Dr. Mangharam discussed the main difficulties in the development of safe autonomous systems and about the new approaches that are needed to bound and minimize the risk of autonomous vehicles to the public, determine liability and insurance pricing, and ensure the long-term growth of the domain.
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