Industry rides along as Pennsylvania develops self-driving laws

On the task force is Raj Rajkumar, a Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) professor and head of the school’s many self-driving car projects. Rajkumar assisted Pittsburgh-based CMU develop a self-driving Cadillac SUV that legislative members of the task force rode in during the group’s gathering. The SRX has multiple cameras, radars and lasers to help it sense its environment, and a large on-board computer that processes the sensor data to control the car’s driving. “I’m sure we’re going to learn a lot today about this vehicle; I can understand and appreciate what this vehicle will be able to do,” said State Sen. Randy Vulakovich, adding “I’m not quite sure I’m smart enough to know how it all works.”