Self-driving cars

Science & Technology
2:29 pm
Thu November 27, 2014

CMU Celebrates 30 Years of the Self-Driving Car

The technology might be 30-years-old, but self-driving cars are still in their infancy, according to Carnegie Mellon University Professor Raj Rajkumar.

CMU’s College of Engineering last week threw a birthday bash for the self-driving car, which was “born” on campus in 1984.

“It was a moment to enjoy,” Rajkumar said.

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Technology
5:10 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

CMU Researchers Unveil Self-Driving Cadillac

Raj Rajkumar and U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster emerge from the self-driving Cadillac SRX after being driven to the airport from Cranberry Township.
Credit Liz Reid / 90.5 WESA

Carnegie Mellon University introduced its 13th generation of driverless vehicle on Wednesday at Pittsburgh International Airport.

The specially outfitted Cadillac SRX drove itself — with U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch and CMU researchers in tow — from Cranberry Township to the airport.

Raj Rajkumar directs CMU’s University Transportation Center and co-directs the CMU-General Motors Autonomous Driving Collaborative Research Lab. He calls this latest effort the “holy grail” of autonomous driving.

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