A congressman from Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh.
The journey to the airport on Wednesday.
Bill Shuster, a Republican from Altoona, made a 33-
A mile trip from Cranberry Township to Pittsburgh International Airport is about 11: 00. m. in a computer-operated car. The so-
The self-driving Cadillac SRX was designed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University who have been working on the project since 2008.
The car uses the input of radar, laser range machine and infrared camera to maneuver in traffic.
Brooklyn shooting Schuster is the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, accompanied by Barry Shoch, the minister of transportation of Pennsylvania.
About five years ago, Schuster saw a test car at Carnegie Mellon University. He said it was packed with equipment and there was not even room for one person.
Now, the 2011 Cadillac is basically a standard model, and all the sensors and electronics are carefully hidden.
It didn't see it on the way to the airport. The airport started in the suburbs and stopped. and-
Travel on a major highway and then reach a speed of 65 miles per hour.
To be safe, an engineer at Carnegie Mellon University is sitting in the driver's seat.
Schuster says he can now imagine the future of such vehicles entering the mainstream, potentially reducing accidents, deaths and road congestion.
But there is also a military perspective.
"It would be great for our army to be able to put the vehicle into combat without anyone," Schuster said . ". The U. S.
In 2004, the U. S. Defense Advanced Research and Planning Agency began a driverless car race, with a team at Carnegie Mellon University winning the 2007 m race and a $2 million prize.
Raj Rajkumar, head of the Carnegie Mellon Program, said the biggest design challenge for driverless cars was managing unpredictable events.
"It will take us a long time to learn all about driving," Rajkumar said of the software . ".
"You can build a system that works fine today, how do you know it will work fine tomorrow?
Since this is a new set of conditions, you cannot test all possible conditions.
This is an infinite number.
Raj Kumar believes some driverless cars may enter the market by 2020, but some experts say it will take longer.
GM, Nissan, Google and other universities are working on projects.
Engineers are still collecting data and testing it.
The camera on the car recorded the travel and streaming video of Schuster.
Carnegie Mellon also informed local law enforcement about the road tests, and an official imagines a possible future where DUI no longer exists.
"It's very interesting," Lt.
Kevin Meyer of the cranberry Town Police Station said while waiting for Schuster to leave.
But Meyer added that law enforcement must also adapt to such vehicles.
"We have to wait for Penn law to catch up with the technology involved in the car," Meyer said . " Imagine the scene of an accident between a driverless car and a driverless car.
"Who do we write about if there is a violation?
Meyer wants to know.