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Google-backed AI network aids lead pipe cleanup in Flint, MI | Smart Cities Dive

To help with the effort in Flint, MI to replace lead pipes that have contaminated residents’ water supplies, researchers from Georgia Tech University developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system, backed by Google, to predict which of the city’s 55,000 homes are affected, according to a report in New Scientist.

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All 50 states vote yes on AT&T’s $40 billion emergency response network FirstNet – TechCrunch

Today, AT&T announced that all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia have officially signed on to FirstNet, a government program operated by AT&T to provide universal emergency response communications across the country.

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U-M startup May Mobility blazes toward autonomous fleet market | University of Michigan News

ANN ARBOR—While the Big Three automakers are still in the research and development phase, University of Michigan startup May Mobility already has tested its bright green-and-white driverless shuttles on public streets in downtown Detroit, and has ambitious plans for growth.

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Peloton shows platooning in MI; commercial release in 2018

The demonstration featured a pair of Peloton-equipped Volvo VNL670 class 8 trucks platooning at approximately 65 feet, and allowed participants to experience how semi-automated and connected vehicle technology, including Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications, assists drivers in a real-world setting.

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Ford to begin testing new self-driving vehicle technology in 2018 - The Economic Times

Ford is shifting production of a future battery electric vehicle to Mexico to free up capacity at its Flat Rock, Michigan, plant to build the self-driving vehicles in 2021.

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At least 47 cities around the world are piloting self-driving cars — Quartz

Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Aspen Institute have compiled a list of all the cities testing or developing AVs by interviewing and surveying public officials as well as media reports and public documents. The list includes 47 cities that are hosting pilot programs or have committed to doing so.

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$300 Billion War Beneath the Street: Fighting to Replace America’s Water Pipes - The New York Times

The outcome of the industry rivalry between iron and plastics will also determine the country’s response to an infrastructure challenge of epic proportions.

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Cisco Kicks-off First State Digital Acceleration (SDA) Program in Michigan

Cisco announces that Michigan will be the first state to join the State Digital Acceleration (SDA) program, a 3-year targeted collaboration program to advance the state’s digital agenda.

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Michagan's New Motor City: Ann Arbor As A Driverless-Car Hub

One of the strongest draws to Ann Arbor is MCity, a 32-acre testing ground that opened in 2015. It features simulated city streets, intersections and storefronts… The least visible of the university’s research efforts is its largest: the on-road test of vehicle-to-vehicle, or V2V, communications involving 1,500 cars, trucks and buses… The university expects to expand the number of wired cars taking part in the trials to 2,500 by 2018.

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