Capitol Hill gets a front-seat look at driverless car, new push for roads

Rep. Bill Shuster, the Pennsylvania Republican who chairs the House Transportation and Infrastructure
Committee, brought the car to Capitol Hill to show fellow lawmakers cutting-edge transportation technology — and the need for better roads to drive it on.
“This technology is coming to the streets,” said Mr. Shuster, standing in front of the self-driving car Tuesday morning by the U.S. Capitol Reflecting Pool before the test rides began.
The “autonomous” 2011 Cadillac SRX developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University looks like an ordinary car but is equipped with software and sensors that allow it to navigate traffic without the help of a human driver.