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Dominic Jack, driver and technician for Lambda Tech, describes how the six cameras and an inertial measurement unit (center) atop the van are used to photograph and collect data on the condition of Duluth’s roads. Jack will travel 444 miles of city streets, most in both directions. (Bob King /

Van will collect data on the state of Duluth's streets

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As Dominic Jack drove his tricked-out van down Park Point’s Minnesota Avenue on Wednesday morning, a bank of six cameras, three lasers, an inertial measurement unit and a satellite global positioning system collected reams of data about the road.


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