CMU’s Autonomous Car Doesn’t Look like a Robot

The future of automobile autonomy isn’t going to involve cars covered in cameras and radar and lasers. It’s going to be all invisible, and CMU is already there…
That’s CMU’s BOSS competing in the DARPA Urban Challenge in 2007, with who knows how many sensors mounted all over it. And even Google’s autonomous cars have that signature Velodyne LIDAR mounted on top of them: