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Drone Integration – Where are we now and where are we headed?

An upcoming webinar hosted by USF will be held virtually on Friday, October 2nd at 12 noon ET via Microsoft Teams (conference ID is 495 510 442#)  Mr. Jay Merkle, Executive Director of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration...

Steep NYC traffic toll would reduce gridlock, pollution

By Blaine Friedlander June 22, 2020 New York City is among the most congested traffic spots in the world. Soon, in an effort to ease some of the Big Apple’s legendary gridlock – and make the air more breathable – driving a car into midtown Manhattan will cost you. New...

Smart parking software could ease congestion, save time

By Melanie Lefkowitz  June 8, 2020 New smart parking software developed by Cornell researchers, which matches drivers with parking garage spots based on travel time and other factors, could reduce congestion and emissions while saving drivers the time of circling to...

Cornell farm tractor gets clean, green biodiesel makeover

ProvidedLawrence Li ’21 installs the Optimus Technologies’ Vector System, which allows biodiesel to power this 2006 John Deere tractor.   By Blaine Friedlander May 21, 2020   A week before the Ithaca campus shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, members of an...

CTECH Awards the 2020 CTECH Ph.D. Dissertation to Cornell Grad Student

Anne M. Burton was awarded Cornell’s 2020 CTECH Ph.D. Dissertation Award. She is working towards her Ph.D. in Economics with Professor John Cawley. Her dissertation title is “Do Uber and Lyft Reduce Drunk Driving Fatalities?” The project investigates whether Uber and...

Smart intersections could reduce autonomous car congestion

By Melanie Lefkowitz December 16, 2019 In the not-so-distant future, city streets could be flooded with autonomous vehicles. Self-driving cars can move faster and travel closer together, allowing more of them to fit on the road – potentially leading to congestion and...

New Free Software Helps Create Walkable Cities Of The Future

by Julia Brenner Nov 13, 2019, Forbes  Ithaca, NY – Researchers at Cornell University recently launched Urbano, a free software that employs data, metrics, and a user-friendly interface to help planners, developers, and architects assess and improve walkability...