CMU researchers don’t typically go to auto shows, said Raj Rajkumar, a professor in electrical and computer engineering who works on self-driving cars. The university’s self-driving Cadillac was at the Washington Auto Show in 2017 because the National Science Foundation is a partial sponsor of work on the car. Rajkumar has been to the auto show in Detroit and Stan Caldwell, executive director of CMU’s Traffic21 research institute, was there this year.
“The Pittsburgh auto show is a great opportunity to showcase current commercial technology to potential consumers in our region,” Caldwell wrote. “Traditionally, the Detroit auto show is the venue with the national and international spotlight for the auto industry to launch new concepts and technology.”