VIDEO: CMU Driverless car cruises Harrisburg searching for support

Wednesday researchers from Carnegie Mellon University brought theirs to the Capitol. It begs the question: What does the future hold for cars and drivers in Pennsylvania? You probably didn’t even know you were sharing the road with a self-driving car in Harrisburg. The researchers say that’s kind of the point.

The Cadillac — bought off the lot and fitted with the necessary equipment — was in the Midstate courtesy of CMU’s Traffic21 Institute. Researchers there want to promote the technology to lawmakers. “We see this industry developing, we see it developing in Pennsylvania,” said Stan Caldwell, executive director of the program. “How can we be prepared for this? How can we make sure that this is happening, but happening safely?”