Carnegie Mellon University showed off the autonomous vehicle they have spent 30 years developing by having it drive people around the Capitol Complex in downtown Harrisburg. The event was held in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Safety Symposium. Raj Rajkumar, engineering professor and co-director of the Connected and Autonomous Driving lab, said they’ve been working on autonomous vehicle technology since the 1980s. Carnegie Mellon University has won competitions and developed leading experts in the area.
Rajkumar said their three goals are to reduce driving deaths caused by human error, increase productivity during driving time and give elderly and disabled people the ability to travel easily.