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Texas to Form Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Task Force

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Jan. 23, 2019—The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announced it is creating a Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) Task Force, reported KVUE ABC.

According to a TxDOT press release, the task force is designed to be a one-stop resource for information and coordination on all ongoing CAV projects, investments and initiatives in Texas. In addition to documenting public and private entity efforts and facilitating partnerships, the CAV Task Force will host industry forums to encourage greater collaboration, the release stated.

The task force will aim to continue to enable companies to pursue innovative ideas around CAV technology, according to TxDOT. It will also build on legislation passed by the 85th Legislature related to how connected and autonomous vehicles can operate in the Lone Star State.

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