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  • 05-07-22
    IEEE Publishes University of Pennsylvania Paper on Autonomous Vehicle Racing

    July 5, 2022 Mobility21 academic partner University of Pennsylvania Professor Rahul Mangharam and Johannes Betz, along with Hongrui Zheng, Alexander Liniger, Ugo Rosolia, Phillip Karle, Madhur Behl and Venkat Krovi co-authored a paper published by IEEE titled “Autonomous Vehicles on the Edge: A Survey on Autonomous Vehicle Racing,” which represents the first holistic survey that do whatever you want to update

  • 01-07-22
    Traffic21 Director Chris Hendrickson Writes Decarbonization Editorial for ASCE

    July 1, 2022 Traffic21 Director Chris Hendrickson authored an editorial for the American Society of Civil Engineers in the Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems titled “Deep Decarbonization and Transportation Engineering.”  Read the editorial here.

  • 29-06-22
    NEUAC Annual Conference Welcomes Dr. Destenie Nock

    July 1, 2022 Mobility21 UTC researcher Dr. Destenie Nock was welcomed at the NEUAC Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA to give a talk on “Identifying Multiple Forms of Energy Poverty: Energy Burden and Energy Deficits” alongside co-speakers Luling Huang and Shuchen Cong to explain the concepts of energy burden and energy poverty and how do whatever you want to update

  • 24-06-22
    Innovative Institute for Tomorrow Gets New Home at “The Franklin”

    June 24, 2022 Mobility21 Deployment Partner Consortium Member PA Rural Robotics Initiative and its Executive Director Tim Heffernan have gotten a new space for their Innovative Institute for Tomorrow for STEM activities at “The Franklin,” an old vacant hotel and event venue.  The institute also received multiple high level prestigious grants to further programming, including do whatever you want to update

  • 22-06-22
    Challenges in Machine Learning and Game Theory for Social Impact

    June 22, 2022 Mobility21 UTC researcher Fei Fang presented “Challenges in Machine Learning and Game Theory for Social Impact“ as part of the Robotics Institute Summer Scholars RoboLaunch, a Robotics Outreach Initiative.

  • 21-06-22
    29th International Symposium on Sustainable Systems & Technology

    June 21, 2022 Mobility21 UTC researcher and Principal Assistant Director for Energy and Office of Science and Technology Policy and Chief Advisor for Energy Policy, Costa Samaras gave the opening keynote, Advancing a Clean Energy Revolution for All, at International Symposium on Sustainable Systems & Technology (ISSST 2022) in Pittsburgh, PA.

  • 17-06-22
    Council of University Transportation Center’s Annual Meeting

    June 15 – 17, 2022 Held earlier this week, the Annual Council of University Transportation Center‘s  summer meeting brought together the nation’s leading transportation professionals from academia and industry along with U.S. DOT and other transportation agency officials.  Raj Rajkumar, Director, Stan Caldwell, Executive Director and Lisa Kay Schweyer, Program Manager of Mobility21 participated in do whatever you want to update

  • 16-06-22
    Dr. Destenie Nock Explains How to Identify Hidden Forms of Energy Poverty

    June 16, 2022 Dr. Destenie Nock recently posted a video where she explains her research on identifying hidden forms of energy poverty.  Watch the video here and read the research paper here.

  • 16-06-22
    Get on the Bus Team Meets to Move Forward with Phase 2

    June 16, 2022 Mobility21 UTC researcher and CMU Robotics Institute Professors Steve Smith and Zak Rubenstein and Metro21 Executive Director Karen Lightman met with project team members from Allies for Children to discuss phase 2 of the Get on the Bus project to review data for route overview and to discuss next steps towards implementation.

  • 15-06-22
    Mobility21 Hosts Delegation of Urban Planners and Policymakers from Germany

    June 15, 2022 Mobility21 UTC researchers Dr. Destenie Nock and Dr. Corey Harper presented their research to a delegation of urban planners and policymakers from Germany with the Heinrich-Boell Foundation.  They discussed automated vehicles, public transit ridership during COVID, and other topics to provide data to the delegation to shape the sustainable, inclusive and democratic do whatever you want to update

  • 15-06-22
    AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia

    June 15, 2022 Mobility21 UTC researchers Nik Martelaro and Jodi Forlizzi along with CMU President Farnam Jahanian were part of a panel organized by the CMU Block Center at the AFL-CIO’s 29th Constitutional Convention, to discuss building workers’ input on the future of technology in a groundbreaking new strategy.  Watch the panel recording here.

  • 13-06-22
    CMU Scott Institute Seed Grants For Energy Research Announced

    June 13, 2022 Mobility21 UTC researcher Dr. Corey Harper was among the five faculty-led projects awarded a seed grant by the CMU Scott Institute for his project, “Combining Transportation and Grid Models to Evaluate the Equity Implications of EV Charging and Grid Infrastructure Deployment Decisions in Emergency Evacuation Scenarios.”

  • 09-06-22
    Carnegie Mellon University Block Center Spring 2022 Project Funding Announced

    June 9, 2022 The CMU Block Center for Technology and Society announced the spring 2022 funded projects, which included projects led by several Mobility21 UTC researchers: Professors  Jodi Forlizzi, Sarah Fox, and Chinmay Kulkarni  for their continued research on designing automation policies for workers in the hospitality industry. Rick Stafford to develop a web-based tool to address do whatever you want to update

  • 08-06-22
    Association of Commuter Transportation Higher Education Council Convening

    June 8, 2022 Lisa Kay Schweyer, Program Manager for Mobility21 UTC and Michelle Porter, the Director of CMU’s Parking & Transportation Services participated in today’s Association of Commuter Transportation Higher Education Council.  The group works to address shared issues, encourage information sharing, expand awareness, advance future trends and technologies, and advance policies that support equitable do whatever you want to update

  • 08-06-22
    Professor Katherine Flanigan Installs Sensors for Smart Parks Project

    June 8, 2022 Mobility21 UTC researcher Professor Katherine Flanigan recently worked with the City of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, and Metro21 to install sensors throughout Mellon Park as part of her Smart & Equitable Parks project to assist city officials and planners in quantifying data-driven returns on potential investments to parks and mobility services.

  • 06-06-22
    CMU Student Interns with SEPTA, Thanks to a Transportation Club Visit Earlier this Year

    June 6, 2022 Carnegie Mellon University rising Junior, Ken Huang, started his summer internship at SEPTA on June 6.  Growing up in San Francisco, Ken rode transit and liked that he could get to where he wanted to go without worrying about parking or being stuck in the city’s traffic congestion. In 2020, Ken came do whatever you want to update

  • 03-06-22
    MetroLab Hosts 2022 Annual Summit

    June 3, 2022 MetroLab Network hosted the 2022 Annual Summit in Chicago, IL and featured Metro21 Executive Director Karen Lightman on three panels.  The summit brought together leaders from across the country to discuss partnerships, mobility and data, and resilience.

  • 03-06-22
    Mobility21 Meets with Representatives from Bosch-Germany

    June 3, 2022 Mobility21 Director Raj Rajkumar met with representatives Thomas Matschke and Hans-Georg Horst from Bosch-Germany who visited CMU campus and discussed UTC related research and opportunities for collaboration.  This was supported by CMU’s Carnegie Bosch Institute.

  • 03-06-22
    International Conference on Transportation & Development Plenary Features Traffic21 Director

    June 2, 2022 Traffic21 Director Chris Hendrickson was a featured speaker during a plenary session at the International Conference on Transportation & Development titled “Envisioning the Future of Cities and Transportation” along with Paula Hammond, Senior Vice President and National Transportation Market Leader of WSP USA and Dr. Hani Mahmassani, William A. Patterson Distinguished Chair do whatever you want to update

  • 02-06-22
    Mobility21 Research Team Provides Final Update on Research Project

    June 2, 2022 Today, Mobility21 UTC researcher Peter Zhang, his students Yidi Miao and Hao Hao, and Mobility21 Program Manager Lisa Kay Schweyer met with community partner Heritage Community Initiatives to provide a final update on the research project, “Demand learning and supply optimization for last-mile transportation in disadvantaged neighborhoods.“

  • 02-06-22
    Robots Can Learn to Safely Navigate Warehouses

    June 2, 2022 Mobility21 UTC researcher Ding Zhao, along with a team of CMU engineers and computer scientists, have been working to develop the warehouse robots of the future.  “Warehouse robots need to be smart enough to deploy quickly and navigate safely in new dynamic environments.” – Ding Zhao Read the full story here.

  • 02-06-22
    Automated Road Transportation Symposium (ARTS) 2022 Focuses on Infrastructure, Policy and AVs

    June 2, 2022 Mobility21 UTC Advisory Council member and chair of the TRB Vehicle-Highway Automation Committee, Jane Lappin, will be hosting the 2022 TRB  Automated Road Transportation Symposium (ARTS).  ARTS convenes global thought leaders from the industry, government and research communities to collaborate on the opportunities and challenges associated with automating road transportation.  US Department do whatever you want to update

  • 02-06-22
    University of Pennsylvania Researchers Submit Video for ITS World Congress 2022 Competition

    June 1, 2022 Mobility21 academic partner University of Pennsylvania researchers Dr. Rahul Mangharam, Dr. Helen Loeb, along with students Xiatao Sun and Zhijie Qiao submitted “Drive Right: Simulator for Safe Autonomous Driving” for the ITS World Congress 2022 video competition.  The 2022 video competition asks the question, “How do you envision disruptive technologies will transform do whatever you want to update

  • 31-05-22
    Executive Education – Looking for Your Feedback

    May 31, 2022 Carnegie Mellon University’s Traffic21 and the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy offer an executive education program, “Managing AI in Transportation.” The program was developed by the experts at Heinz College’s Traffic21 Institute to explore critical areas that are required for breaking down public and private organizational barriers and understanding do whatever you want to update

  • 27-05-22
    Traffic21 Researchers Publish Policy Brief

    May 27, 2022 Mobility21 researchers Nik Martelaro and Sarah Fox from the Carnegie Mellon University Human-Computer Interaction Institute led a team of researchers in publishing the Traffic21 policy brief, “How to Make Sense of Bus Transit Automation: Considerations for policy makers on the future of human-automation teaming in the transit workforce.”  Learn more here.