Self-driving Heavy Vehicle involved in Crash on Day of Launch
A self-driving bus (shuttle) carrying passengers in Las Vegas was recently involved in a crash on the day of its launch.
In fact it only took 2 hours for the crash to occur after the vehicle made its debut on public roads.
Thankfully the crash was minor and involved a lorry that hit into the vehicle while it was stationary.
The self-driving shuttle was part of a pilot project geared towards the public and within 2 hours, the crash had occurred.
According to passengers the vehicle didn’t have the ability to move backwards to get out of the way of a lorry that failed to stop in time. The police department blamed the lorry driver for the crash and cited the driver for illegal backing.
They said the shuttle operated as planned and its sensors worked properly, stopping in time to avoid an accident.