A look at CMU’s role in the creation of self-driving cars

“The college has developed a tremendous body of work during the past 30 years in the area of self-driving technology, and we will continue our efforts in shaping the future of transportation,” dean of the College of Engineering James Garrett said in an interview for the Engineering magazine.

As this field advances, more updates will be added to auto production. For example, parking assistance and adaptive cruise control are now in commercial vehicles.

“Features of automated self-driving cars will appear incrementally and organically, with vehicles eventually driving themselves. This will make the cars affordable and encourage public adoption,” Professor Raj Rajkumar of electrical and computer engineering and the co-director of the GM Collaborative Research Lab at Carnegie Mellon said in an interview for the Engineering Magazine.