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States get ready for the self-driving car revolution

States get ready for the self-driving car revolution: Self-driving vehicles are synonymous with sophisticated sensors producing terabytes of data being analyzed by powerful computers. But it seems the success of this transportation revolution hinges on a decidedly low-tech material: Paint.That’s because when it comes to getting the nation’s infrastructure ready for autonomous traffic, the most critical upgrade amounts to making sure the lines on our 4 million miles of roads are solid, bright and preferably white so they can be picked up by computer vision gear. Source: TTLA E-Clips States get ready for the self-driving car revolution

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Philando Castile family settles suit with city of St. Anthony for $3M

Philando Castile family settles suit with city of St. Anthony for $3M: The mother Philando Castile, a black motorist�shot by a suburban Minneapolis police officer a year ago,�agreed to a $2.995 million settlement with the city of St. Anthony,�lawyers announced Monday.Valerie Castile will be paid with insurance funds, and “no taxpayer monies” will be involved, according to a statement issued by the city and the family’s lawyers. Source: TTLA E-Clips Philando Castile family settles suit with city of St. Anthony for M

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New law clears the way for driverless cars on Texas roads | The Texas Tribune

New law clears the way for driverless cars on Texas roads | The Texas Tribune: Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill Thursday that signals to Google, Uber and carmakers that they are welcome to test self-driving cars on the state’s roads and highways without a driver behind the wheel.�There was nothing in existing law that banned autonomous vehicles from Texas roads. After all, Google has�been testing them since 2015�in Austin, and Arlington is rolling them out. And several Texas sites were chosen by the U.S. Department of Transportation�to test the technology in closed-course settings. Yet because state statutes didn’t address the emerging technology at all, some manufacturers have told state officials they were wary about testing vehicles alongside street and highway traffic in Texas. Source: TTLA E-Clips New law clears the way for driverless cars on Texas roads | The Texas Tribune

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Inadvertent air bag deployment triggers Fiat Chrysler minivan recall

Inadvertent air bag deployment triggers Fiat Chrysler minivan recall: Fiat Chrysler said Thursday that it would recall nearly 300,000 minivans in North America to fix air bags that could inadvertently deploy and have been blamed for at least eight injuries.The recall affects the 2011�and 2012 model-year Dodge Grand Caravan, with 209,135 vehicles located in the U.S. and 87,703 in Canada. Source: TTLA E-Clips Inadvertent air bag deployment triggers Fiat Chrysler minivan recall

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