Smart Mobility Connection: Can Ridesharing help the Disadvantaged Get Moving?

September 21st, 2018

September 21, 2018

The Smart Mobility Connection Series continued with an exciting presentation from Lee Branstetter, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Branstetter’s seminar “Can Ridesharing help the Disadvantaged Get Moving” proved to be an exciting topic as we became standing room only and ran out time before Branstetter could answer all the questions.

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The First Smart Mobility Connection of Fall 2018

September 7th, 2018

September 7, 2018

We kicked off the Fall 2018 Smart Mobility Connection Series with Stefani Danes, Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University, and her two students. Together they presented their work on connecting Millvale to the River. They discussed the question: is it better to go through, over or under route 28 – and how to do it.

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Smart Mobility Connection: Dan Klinedinst

May 4th, 2018

May 4, 2018

CMU Vulnerability Researcher Dan Klinedinst spoke as the last Smart Mobility Connection speaker of the semester on addressing cyber-security issues in intelligent transportation systems. The CERT researcher discussed how he gets to think like a bad guy to determine whether transportation systems are safe, and how he learned to text his car.

CCAC’s Bob Koch Speaks at UTC Faculty Meeting

April 24th, 2018

April 24, 2018

Bob Koch, who leads Community College of Allegheny County’s Automotive Technology Program, spoke at this months UTC faculty meeting about how to prepare technicians for autonomous technologies. Koch noted that with direction from advisory boards, community colleges will be perfectly positioned to educate entry level intelligent transportation technicians in many different career areas.

Distinguished Speaker Series: Raj Kapoor of Lyft

April 22nd, 2018

April 19, 2018

Chief Strategy Officer of Lyft and Head of Business for Lyft’s self-driving division, Raj Kapoor, spoke to CMU students about the “Future of Transportation.” Kapoor discussed Lyft’s expectations and plans for the electric, self-driving, and shared future as well as the impact to cities and the auto industry.

Smart Mobility Connection: Security of Electric, Hybrid, and AV Battery Systems

March 30th, 2018

March 30, 2018

UTC researcher Venkat Viswanathan talked to students at Heinz College about the safety and security of electric vehicles in his presentation, “Analyzing and Defending Cyberattacks on Electric, Hybrid, and AV Battery Systems.” Venkat’s discussion included the ways hackers could control your self-driving car, cracking Tesla’s wall of silence on the Model 3 battery, and the challenges of electric driving range and battery degradation.

Smart Mobility Connection: Safety in Transportation

February 17th, 2018

February 16, 2018

Mobility21’s Smart Mobility Connection featured Traffic21’s Chris Hendrickson and UTC researcher Sean Qian, who discussed safety in transportation. Hendrickson discussed the impacts and accomplishments of CMU, and Qian showed the Mobility Data Analytic Center’s Bikeability Score Platform.

Smart Mobility Connection: Video Analytics in Transportation

February 2nd, 2018

February 2, 2018

UTC researchers Bernardo Pires and Christoph Mertz (shown above) spoke about detecting road objects as part of the Smart Mobility Connection seminar series. Both researchers highlighted the rapidity with which computer vision and machine learning is changing, and the vital role that data plays.

Smart Mobility Connection: Enhancing Mobility

January 17th, 2018

December 1, 2017

T-SET UTC hosted it’s second Smart Mobility Connection on “Enhancing Mobility for People with Disabilities,” featuring UTC researchers Dr. Aaron Steinfeld and Dr. Stephen Smith. Researchers discussed their work in making transit more universal for all users, including handicapped individuals, and demonstrated the powerful impacts of CMU transportation technologies.

Smart Mobility Challenge

November 3rd, 2017

Awardees of the Smart Mobility Challenge, Alexandre Jacquillat, Bernardo R. Pires, and Sean Qian, spoke to CMU students about how innovative technology can improve mobility. This was the first events of the new Smart Mobility Connection forum, a bi-weekly series to connect faculty and students interested in transportation.

Distinguished Speaker Series: Professor R. Jayakrishnan

October 13th, 2017

Professor R. Jayakrishnan from the University of California-Irvine presented his research on collaborative consumption in transportation as the first 2017-2018 Distinguished speaker. Professor Jayakrishnan’s presentation “User-Driven Service Order Adjustment for Efficiency in Collaborative Consumption of Transportation Supply,” suggested that a paradigm-shift in transportation, initiated by more peer-to-peer communication, presents a new opportunity for users to consume with more complete information and greater satisfaction. The Distinguished Speaker series is made possible by CMU’s Traffic21, Mobility21, and T-SET UTC.

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