California

2020 calendar increases Hispanic voting clout

In this image, a sign reads "Vote Aqui Here" on a lawn in a neighborhood.
A bilingual sign outside a polling center. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images

The 2 states with the largest Hispanic populations — California and Texas — will go to the polls earlier than usual in the 2020 Democratic primary race, the AP reports.

Why it matters: Candidates who can win consistent Hispanic support could potentially secure a viable path to survive the primary's frantic opening weeks.

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Delivery AVs and bots could pick up data, too

Front view with digital face of Kiwi self driving autonomous package delivery robot parked in Berkeley, California
A Kiwi self driving autonomous package delivery robot parked in Berkeley, California. Photo: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

CA DMV's comment period for light-duty delivery AVs ends on May 27th and could usher in a slew of delivery AVs on roads in the state.

Why it matters: Smaller AVs and bots could cover last-mile and even last-meter delivery and possibly reduce the cost of delivering individual packages down to 4 to 7 cents. But the tech's biggest draw is the data it could collect on customer behavior by location.