These Carnegie Mellon students want self-driving cars to help underserved areas of Pittsburgh access public transit

Advocates of self-driving cars, including Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, have touted the technology for its ability to increase mobility with door-to-door service. This semester, a class of Carnegie Mellon University students are creating local policy recommendations encouraging the use of autonomous vehicles as a way to help those underserved by public transit.
Those students and transportation experts said there are things Pittsburgh and surrounding municipalities can do now to prepare for a future when fully autonomous ride-sharing vehicles are accessible to the public.