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Arkansas Truckers Tackle Automated Driving

Arkansas Truckers Tackle Automated Driving
Peloton’s truck platooning system uses Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) communication to connect the braking and acceleration between the two trucks.

The Arkansas Trucking Association is trying to move the state forward into the world of technology with a vote expected this week which would allow exceptions to a state law that requires trucks to keep 200 feet apart on state highways.
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Northwest Arkansas Brokers Help Businesses Have Say in Designing the Office

It's a challenge faced by many companies in today's business world: finding the best office metrics for its workforce. Companies find that common workspaces are more economically efficient, but amenities such as kitchens, fast Wi-Fi connectivity and natural light are equally advantageous.
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