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  • 17-02-18
    Smart Mobility Connection: Safety in Transportation

    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.

  • 13-02-18
    Researcher Costa Samaras Drone Delivery Emissions Paper Covered by National Media

    February 13, 2018 News outlets including The Guardian, Forbes, and Wired wrote about UTC researcher Constantine Samaras’ paper, “Energy use and life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of drones for commercial package delivery.” Says Samaras in Wired, “It’s pretty clear that companies are interested in doing this… What’s important is understanding the ways that policy makers do whatever you want to update

  • 07-02-18
    USDOT Offers Free Webinar on Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI) Project

    February 8, 2018 The USDOT will host a webinar discussing T-SET UTC researcher Dr. Steven Smith’s safe intersection crossing project. This was one of six projects awarded contracts by the USDOT for it’s ATTRI initiative to develop technology prototypes to improve mobility options, particularly for those with disabilities.

  • 05-02-18
    Traffic21 Founder and Professor Rick Stafford Leads Weekend Course on the Societal Consequences of Autonomous Vehicles at Heinz College

    Traffic21 Founder and Professor Rick Stafford Leads Course on the Societal Consequences of Autonomous Vehicles   On February 3rd and 4th, CMU students from a variety of colleges and disciplines gathered to learn about the impact of autonomous vehicles in the City of Pittsburgh. The weekend course was strongly supported by Mobility21 University Transportation Center do whatever you want to update

  • 02-02-18
    Smart Mobility Connection: Video Analytics in Transportation

    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.

  • 31-01-18
    Traffic21’s Chris Hendrickson mentioned in “Transportation Solutions”

    January 30, 2018 Traffic21 director and UTC researcher Chris Hendrickson was recently featured in Pittsburgh Metroguide’s “Transportation Solutions: Making Pittsburgh More Mobile.”  Said Hendrickson, regarding advanced infrastructure deployed by the Traffic21 spinoff Surtrac, “having a city and county be receptive to new technology has really made a difference around Pittsburgh and will make a difference in do whatever you want to update

  • 31-01-18
    National Safety Council Board Receives Rides in CMU’s Autonomous Cadillac

    January 30, 2018 On January 30th, UTC’s Raj Rajkumar provided rides in CMU’s autonomous Cadillac to board members of the National Safety Council. The board members, pictured below, also received a tour of CMU’s College of Engineering to learn about how automation and AI can improve road safety.

  • 30-01-18
    Researcher Erick Guerra featured on WHYY Podcast

    January 30, 2018 UTC researcher Erick Guerra of the University of Pennsylvania was featured on a Radio Times podcast titled, “Hands off: our self-driving future.” You can also listen to Erick in a Facebook Live interview by Milenio here.

  • 17-01-18
    Western Pennsylvania Mobility Showcase

    January 4, 2018 University of Pittsburgh, Traffic21 Institute featured a display in theWestern Pennsylvania Mobility Showcase. The Mobility Showcase is a new event created by the City of Pittsburgh’s Mobility and Infrastructure Department, and featured over 20 exhibits.

  • 17-01-18
    Olivia Mobayed, SEPTA’s Long Range Planning Department

    December 2017 Olivia Mobayed – second year master’s student in City and Regional Planning at UPenn, WTS Sylvia Alston Scholarship recipient, and Mobility21 professor Erick Guerra’s advisee – has spent the semester with SEPTA’s Long Range Planning Department analyzing bicycle access to subway and regional rail stations. By tracking changes in bike ridership and facility improvements, she has identified the next do whatever you want to update

  • 17-01-18
    Field Demonstration of Surtrac Adaptive Traffic Signal

    December 18, 2017 Mobility21 Researchers provide a field demonstration of Surtrac adaptive traffic signal research to the Pittsburgh Complete Streets Committee and discuss urban applications of connected and adaptive signals for all modes of transportation. Included in the picture are Dr. Greg Barlow and Dr. Steve Smith of Rapid Flow Technologies.

  • 17-01-18
    Smart Mobility Connection: Enhancing Mobility

    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.

  • 17-01-18
    Three Penn Transportation Students Win Women’s Transportation Seminar Awards

    November 30, 2017 A record of three standout PennPlanning students won Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) awards at this year’s Awards Banquet. The three Penn Transportation Planning students shown above – Olivia Moyabed, Carrie Sauer, and Rachel Finfer – were honored for their dedication to accessible transportation, Vision Zero, safe mobility, and for helping students at do whatever you want to update

  • 17-01-18
    Tepper Tech Innovation Challenge

    November 17 – 18, 2017 Mobility21 and T-SET UTC’s Stan Caldwell helped judge the Tepper Tech Innovation Challenge. This year’s challenge was on “The Future of Transportation Technology.” Winners of the challenge are students from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and are shown above.

  • 17-01-18
    Visit from Mifflin Academy of Science and Technology

    November 16, 2017 Members from the Mifflin Academy of Science and Technology and the Mifflin County School District toured CMU’s NavLab.

  • 17-01-18
    Annual Sustainability Conference

    November 16, 2017 Traffic21’s Chris Hendrickson spoke at for the American Society of Engineers’ (ASCE) Annual Sustainability Conference. Chris was joined for a panel on ‘Sustainability and Innovation in the Pittsburgh Region’ by the City of Pittsburgh’s Director of Mobility and Infrastructure Karina Ricks, PennDOT Deputy Secretary of Planning Jim Ritzman, and Michael Baker Senior Vice do whatever you want to update

  • 17-01-18
    Open Pittsburgh wirEless Research Accelerator

    November 15, 2017 CMU and T-SET UTC hosted the Open Pittsburgh wirEless Research Accelerator (OPERA). OPERA is a proposed advanced wireless testbed, bringing together the public and private sector with academia to deploy advanced at-scale wireless infrastructure to create opportunity for innovation and growth. In the city of bridges, tunnels, valleys and hillsides, “if you do whatever you want to update

  • 17-01-18
    Anthony Foxx Speaks at CMU

    November 10, 2017 Former Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx spoke at CMU in celebration of CMU’s 50 year anniversary weekend. Secretary Foxx discussed trends in transportation, the Smart City Challenge- noting that the best solutions were context-dependent, and ways in which communities can optimize their use of land, transit, and ports. To see more about do whatever you want to update

  • 17-01-18
    Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility

    November 3, 2017 Traffic21 Director Chris Hendrickson spoke at the USDOT Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility’s (C2M2) Fall Conference in Clemson, South Carolina to share knowledge between both UTCs. C2M2 is a consortium of higher education and research institutions in South Carolina working toward the vision to create a globally recognized multimodal mobility innovation center for moving do whatever you want to update

  • 08-01-18
    CMU Team wins Greenshield’s Prize

    January 2018 T-SET researcher Dr. Sean Qian, Assistant Professor in CMU’s CEE program Yiming Gu, and Ph.D. student Guohui Zhang won the 2017 Greenshields Prize at the TRB Annual Conference for their paper, “Traffic State Estimation for Urban Road Networks Using a Link Queue Model.” The Greenshields prize, honoring Dr. Bruce D. Greenshields, is awarded to the do whatever you want to update

  • 07-01-18
    TRB Students of the Year

    January 6, 2018 T-SET UTC students, Max Li of the University of Pennsylvania and Amanda Johnson of Carnegie Mellon University, won the U.S. DOT’s Outstanding Student of the Year Awards. They were recognized for their achievements and accomplishments in the field of transportation during the Council of University Transportation Centers Banquet during the annual winter do whatever you want to update

  • 07-01-18
    Research Assistant Represents UTC at TRB War Games

    January 7, 2018 At the 2018 Transportation Research Board Conference, the first ever ‘War Games‘ was held to bring together all types of transportation professionals and develop and understanding on potential trends and scenarios arising as new technologies come to market. CMU’s UTC was represented by Mobility21 research assistant Amanda Johnson who participated on the do whatever you want to update

  • 07-01-18
    Amanda Johnson Participates in TRB War Game

    January 7, 2018 The 2018 TRB Annual Meeting hosted its first Strategic War Game, and a video has been released to summarize this year’s event. War games are fast-paced simulations involving teams that represent a market or customer, a set of competitors, and a series of other uncontrollable factors or entities. Amanda Johnson, student researcher do whatever you want to update

  • 03-11-17
    Intelligent Transportation Society World Congress 2017

    The Intelligent Transportation Society hosted its World Congress 2017 in Montréal from October 29th to November 2nd. Stan Caldwell, Executive Director at Traffic21 Institute, participated in a panel discussion on the SMART Belt Coalition, a multi-state collaboration, and infrastructure challenges and opportunities. Several CMU students and faculty also participated: Adam Mistick (pictured above), MS candidate do whatever you want to update

  • 03-11-17
    Smart Mobility Challenge

    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.