Pennsylvania steers research into driverless technology

Pennsylvania is already known in the autonomous vehicle world for award-winning research done at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Researchers there are still tweaking their autonomous but manned vehicle — a Cadillac they take for a spin for specific experiments.
John Dolan, a principal systems scientist at the school’s Robotics Institute who’s involved with several autonomous vehicle projects, said they test the software that maps the car’s trajectory and technology that makes sure the vehicle doesn’t come too close to parked cars, among other experiments.