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September 4-6, 2019

The Pennsylvania Automated Vehicle Summit is the largest dedicated Automated Vehicle conference in the Northeast region, bringing together both public and private industries – and the Mobility21 UTC  students, staff and faculty participated, serving as presenters and session moderators.

PA AV Summit - Allante Whitmore Moderating a Session

Mobility21 UTC Director, Raj Rajkumar participated on a panel of CAV Testers during a Plenary Session. He was joined by panelists from AV companies Uber, Aurora, Argo AI and Aptiv.


During the Equity breakout session, Allante’ Whitmore, Doctoral Candidate and Mobility21 Diversity Fellow ,moderated a panel that included Corey Harper, Post-Doctoral Research Associate at CMU who works closely on Mobility21 research projects focused on equity and mobility.


Lisa Kay Schweyer, Mobility21 Program Manager moderated a panel focused on Human Factors: Consumer Expectations & Education. The panel featured a variety of panelists from academic including Penn State and organizations such as AARP and Partners for Autonomous Vehicle Education.

Another breakout session entitled Energy Implications, featured Parth Vaishnav, an Assistant Research Professor at CMU, who joined panelists from PA’s Governor Office of Energy, Maryland SHA, Momentum Dynamics and more.

Mobility21 UTC academic partner, the Community College of Allegheny County, also had a presence at the summit as Bob Koch presented as part of the breakout session “Jobs for an AV World.”

Mobility21 UTC Executive Director, Stan Caldwell and Women in Transportation Fellow, Carlee Benhart were also in attendance, participating in the conference.