In an effort to attract self-driving car researchers to the state, the Iowa Department of Transportation has hired a tech company to create detailed and real-time maps of road conditions on Interstate 380.
Snow plows and traffic make their way south along Interstate 40 in Durham and Orange county in N.C. on Jan. 22, 2016. Road conditions worsened and power outages increased as a winter storm moved Friday through North Carolina.
One of the coolest cross-country trips a traveler can take is along I-40. The third longest interstate in the United States, the route runs all the way from Barstow, California to Wilmington, North Carolina (that's a 36-hour drive from end-to-end, in case you're wondering). Yet, it’s not the length that makes I-40 appealing for travelers. Rather, it’s the amazing and unique sights that decorate this stretch of highway.