David Kurtz

David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.

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Ann Arbor is gearing up for the launch of a total of 9,000 intelligent vehicles in in the next two years. That would expand the current fleet of 3,000 vehicles operating in Ann Arbor as "the world's largest on-road, vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure model deployment," according to the University of Michigan.

The developing wireless technology enables vehicles to communicate with one another automatically. It allows to "sense threats and hazards with a 360 degree awareness of the position of other vehicles and the threat or hazard they present, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, which is supporting the development of vehicle to vehicle communications.

"The idea is not only to improve safety — a V2V car will alert the driver of the sudden braking of another V2V car further up the road — but also to test the feasibility of automated, driverless vehicles," the Ann Arbor News reports.

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TPM Reader SR emails with a recent and perilous precedent for Scott Brown's move to New Hampshire so he can run for U.S. Senate:

I just read Daniel Strauss' article about why Scott Brown doesn't have history on his side if he runs for the Senate, and I thought a more recent example of how this could play out would be helpful.

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President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act four years ago this month and yet here we sit going into the third national election since then with the political impact of the law still unresolved.

A few new data points today that show just how up for grabs the Obamacare narrative remains:

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