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PA AV’s Webinar on Economic Development: Fostering Vibrant Economies Through Automated Vehicles
Metro21 attended the PA AV’s Webinar on Economic Development: Fostering Vibrant Economies Through Automated Vehicles on July 8, 2021. Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s Secretary Dennis Davin moderated a robust discussion with three esteemed panelists on harnessing AV technology as a catalyst for economic growth and development. Specifically, the conversation addressed market and industry trends, opportunities, challenges, and best practices for driving Pennsylvania’s regional and statewide economies forward through the research, testing, and deployment of AV technology.
Why driverless cars will never roam Roman roads
Metro21 Executive Director Karen Lightman joined industry leaders to discuss autonomous vehicles, V2X, and everything in between in the recent IHS Markit Podcast, "Why driverless cars will never roam Roman roads."
"Promises and Perils: The Potential of Automobile Technologies" - Testimony of Dr. Raj Rajkumar, Carnegie Mellon University
Metro21 Director Raj Rajkumar provided testimony on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 to the House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the Committee on Energy & Commerce.
Traffic21 Provides Editorial for ASCE
Traffic21 Director Chris Hendrickson and Executive Director Stan Caldwell have provided their knowledge and expertise in the upcoming ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems.
What Happens When Uber and Lyft Enter U.S. Cities?
Metro21 faculty member and CMU Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Costa Samaras recently co-authored a paper published in iScience which explored the impact of transportation network companies (TNC) on fuel economy, transit use, and vehicle ownership across urban and higher-income areas.
TRB Magazine Features Chris Hendrickson
Chris Hendrickson, Director of Traffic21 (a Metro21 partner), has had his article titled "Technology Revolutions: Bringing Tomorrow Here Today" featured in TRB Magazine.
Traffic21 Director Featured in ASCE SmartBrief
Chris Hendrickson, director of Traffic21, wrote a featured editorial for ASCE SmartBrief which discussed COVID-19 and the ways that transportation engineering can mitigate the effects of the pandemic, in addition to what we can learn from the current disruption.
Metro21 Executive Director Talks "The Curb" in Axios
Metro21: Smart Cities Institute's Executive Director, Karen Lightman, published in Axios for her article titled "Ride-sharing and AVs will primpt cities to rethink the curb."
Pittsburgh Task Force Assesses the City's Street Climate during COVID-19
Metro21 joined the PGH Streets and Mobility Task Force to explore ways in which we can redesign our city streets and reconceive transportation.
Metro21 Executive Director Talks about AI and Potholes in Axios
Metro21's Executive Director, Karen Lightman, has taken on another role: Expert Voice for Axios. In her latest article "AI Takes on Potholes" she describes how poor infrastructure has a lot of consequences, including the delay of AVs deployment.
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