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CMU autonomous Cadillac goes the distance (and obeys the speed limit)
September 4, 2013
Carnegie Mellon University's autonomous Cadillac SRX recently achieved a milestone: It drove itself on a 33 mile trip along dense suburban roads and two interstate highways. Maximum vehicle speed was 65 mph, completely within the speed limit. Passengers included U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch.
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