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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. 

    Inmates Take Down Guards With a Pencil, Go on the Run

    [NATL] Oklahoma Inmates Take Down Guards With a Pencil, Go on the Run

    Officials in Major County, Oklahoma, are searching for two inmates on the run from Fairview after they escaped from a private van transporting them early Tuesday. Officials say the two inmates were able to take down their guards with just a pencil. 

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017)