CMU Driverless Car Takes to Penn State Test Track

Riding a self-driving car by Carnegie Mellon University at Pennsylvania’s automated vehicle summit…

The summit’s goal was to explore automated vehicles’ impact on highway safety, workforce development, planning and other factors. Pennsylvania has been one of the leading states in autonomous vehicle testing, and PennDOT and other state agencies have been proactively studying the issue over the last several years. Industry experts have predicted autonomous vehicles will be on the road by the mid-2020s (indeed, many new vehicles incorporate some autonomous vehicle technologies already) with usage of the technology spreading thereafter.

“If you even remotely touch transportation, this technology is going to impact you in the near future,” said Mark Kopko, manager of PennDOT’s advance vehicle technology program.