New task force will promote self-driving cars in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (KTRK) -- The state of Texas is creating a task force to help move transportation into the future.

The Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) Task Force will help encourage the development of self-driving cars and the infrastructure to support such technology.

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It will also focus on increasing the ability of vehicles to be able to communicate with one another.

Governor Greg Abbott said in a statement, "With our world-class universities, top-notch workforce and startup culture, Texas is a national leader in the development of new technologies. As transportation technology advances, the CAV Task Force will ensure that the Lone Star State remains at the forefront of innovation."
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