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Will New Legislation Bring Self-Driving Cars to Tennessee?

Self-driving cars have been rolling out for testing in states all over the United States. So far, the main hubs for this testing has been on the west coast, but Tennessee may soon list itself as one of the states that are changing the way you catch a ride in this country. However, new legislation could make this essential testing difficult for tech companies. Is that a good thing or a bad thing for drivers in Tennessee? Why Haven’t Self Driving Cars Come to Tennessee Yet? The invention of the autonomous vehicle has sparked the imaginations of people all across this country. These machines have the potential to decrease traffic, to offer transportation on demand, and to prevent accidents, but there’s still a lot of testing to be done. That’s why tech companies and auto manufacturers have been rolling out test models of these vehicles all over the country. However,…
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Why is Nashville Called “Crashville?”

Needless to say the Nashville population has grown in the last few years and with it, the traffic congestion problem and consequent risk for car accidents. According to the U.S. Census 2013 American Community Survey, at least 40 percent of workers in Nashville say it takes them 30 minutes to get to work each day. To put things into perspective, the number of people who are on any given highway out of Davidson county in one day could fill up two sold-out Tennessee Titans games and a sold-out Predators game, according to Nashville Business Journal. The Tennessean calculated the number of people moving to Nashville each day and found that at least 100 people moved to Nashville each day, which is more comparable to cities like Austin, Texas or Denver, Colorado. This is a stark increase from the 62 people per day that moved here between 2010 and 2011. The…
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