Autonomous shuttle test in Las Vegas has crash on first day

Autonomous shuttle test in Las Vegas has crash on first day

Autonomous shuttle test in Las Vegas has crash on first day

'Unfortunately the delivery truck did not stop and grazed the front fender of the shuttle.

The crash happened within the shuttle's first hour of operation, according a report from local Las Vegas NBC affiliate KSNV.

A spokesperson for AAA, which is sponsoring the latest pilot program, said on Twitter that the accident was due to "human error" on the part of the truck driver.

The self-driven shuttle service as it hit the roads of Las Vegas.

Navy ARMA's driverless bus will begin shuttling passengers along a half-mile route in downtown Las Vegas.

A driverless shuttle bus was in a auto accident the first day the electric vehicle was being tested in Las Vegas. Police determined that the shuttle stopped when it sensed a truck was trying to back up.

It does seem however that this technology is not quite ready yet though, after a self-driving bus crashed just two hours after launching.

Its makers say it can safely drive up to 45 km/h.

The shuttle can be boarded at any of the autonomous-vehicle shuttle's three stops located on Fremont Street and Carson Street between Las Vegas Boulevard and 8 Street. In return, the company will donate $1 per every passenger who rides the shuttle to those affected by the mass shooting in Las Vegas that took place in October. While the crash will undoubtedly stoke fear among the more paranoid, artificial intelligence-fearing crowd, the best way to prove the viability of self-driving vehicles is to get more of them on public roads where passengers and drivers alike can experience the technology.

The oval-shaped NAVYA Arma fully electric shuttle can transport up to 12 passengers. It was hit by an incoming delivery truck dispelling rumours that there was something wrong with self-driving algorithm used as the shuttle "did what it was supposed to do".

A truck backed into the self-driving shuttle, causing a relatively minor crash with no injuries.

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