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April 05, 2016

An Amazing Ride for the Premier

Premier Weatherill

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill (right) recently made a visit to Carnegie Mellon to see firsthand the university’s technological innovations in autonomous vehicles, smart cities, robotics and clean energy. (Read the full story on CMU-Australia website.)

A highlight of his visit was a ride in CMU’s self-driving Cadillac SRX, a product of the General Motors-CMU Autonomous Vehicle program. Under the supervision of Professor Raj Rajkumar (left), co-director of the GM-CMU program, Premier Weatherill experienced an autonomous test ride under normal traffic conditions.

“At first it was a white-knuckle experience,” Premier Weatherill said, “but the whole ride went smoothly; it was amazing.”