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Driving on the Roads of the Future Will Be a Real Trip

"The technology is already stable, but we have a kind of 'chicken-and-egg' problem"

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    Driving on the Roads of the Future Will Be a Real Trip
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    In the near future, autonomous cars will be able to communicate movements with each other over short distances and interact with traffic lights, NBC News reported.

    To combat distracted driving, cars with dedicated short-range communications technology can transmit their location, direction and speed to other vehicles.

    As more companies get on board with developments like this, roads have the potential to get much safer, but buying a car equipped with such technology will do drivers little good at the moment, as it isn't widespread yet. 

    "The technology is already stable, but we have a kind of 'chicken-and-egg' problem," Raj Rajkumar, a connected and autonomous vehicle researcher with Carnegie Mellon University, told NBC News. 

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    A man stabbed an airport police officer Wednesday morning at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan. The man is in custody and being questioned by the FBI. The airport officer was in stable condition. The FBI has said it is too early to determine if this incident is a terrorist act.

    (Published Wednesday, June 21, 2017)