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Oklahoma city works to improve traffic monitoring


EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — A city in central Oklahoma is spending millions of dollars preparing for self-driving cars while working to alleviate traffic problems.

Edmond Traffic Engineer Tom Minnick told The Oklahoman that the city is laying down infrastructure for autonomous vehicles. The $5 million intelligent traffic system project involves improvements at more than 20 intersections and the addition of 10 miles of fiber-optic cable.

"We need to be ready," he said.

Minnick said he hopes the system will reduce congestion and improve safety.

City officials have been looking into how an intellig...

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