New Self-Driving Shuttle in Las Vegas Crashes Just Hours After Launch

A Human Driver Crashed Into Las Vegas's Driverless Shuttle In Its First Hour Of Service

The shuttle was performing a test ride with passengers downtown when it was grazed by a delivery truck around noon, the city said.

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

Speaking of which, the main thing we're wondering is why the damn thing didn't back up when it sensed the truck getting too close-and one passenger apparently had the same reaction.

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

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"The shuttle did what it was supposed to do, in that its sensors registered the truck and the shuttle stopped to avoid the accident". The shuttle, made by French startup Navya and owned and operated by French private transportation company Keolis, operates on a 0.6-mile loop around downtown Las Vegas offering free rides to residents. Less than two hours later, the vehicle got into its first accident.

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. The operation is part of a 12-month pilot program, the city said. That's questionable, but it remains true that one of the biggest hurdles for autonomous cars to overcome is the unpredictability of other human drivers In March, a self-driving Volvo XC90 developed by Uber rolled over after colliding with another vehicle whose driver failed to yield like he was supposed to. This pilot builds on Keolis' limited shuttle launch in downtown Las Vegas in early 2017; today's launch will be the first self-driving vehicle to be fully integrated with a city's traffic infrastructure.

The account also tweeted: 'We are at the forefront of technology'. Unfortunately, the semi didn't stop and tapped the shuttle's front fender. Police say no injuries were reported crash between the self-operating vehicle and a semi-truck.

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