U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa) went on a test drive of the fully-autonomous Cadillac SRX
Jarrod Snider, lead engineer of the CMU research team, sits behind the wheel as a safety precaution during testing
The SRX is equipped with communication technology that allows the vehicle to "talk" with other technologies, assisting with traffic and road navigation
The 2011 Cadillac SRX is equipped with a 360 degree array of sensors for navigating roadways without a driver
Self-driving cars have been the talk of the automotive industry in recent times, with some major car-makers now setting dates for the debut of these vehicles in the marketplace. The latest glimpse into this autonomous future comes from Carnegie Mellon University, where researchers have loaded a Cadillac SRX with an array of sensors that allow it to manage highway traffic, congested roadways, and even merging on and off ramps.
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