Las Vegas: the first autonomous Shuttle has once 1. Accident

blue shuttle

The autonomous vehicle before it was rammed

(Picture: City of Las Vegas)

The first public autonomous coach of the USA had an exciting first day: In the first hour of operation, there were already the first little accident. Nobody got hurt.

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A-reset vans has touched an autonomous shuttle in Las Vegas on Wednesday. This has informed the city administration. Of casualties is not a speech. The van had been put into service only recently been under great ceremony. The self-propelled vehicle had registered the van and stopped before the collision. Local police opened a case against the driver of the van.

The shuttle will for twelve months' drive on a short circular route in the center of Las Vegas with three stops. The route runs over public roads and is located 0.6 miles (less than a kilometer) short. Persons and according to a report dogs allowed to ride free. It is the first trial run of its kind in the United States.

De la France

The maximum speed is 24 km / h. Traffic lights transmit their signals to the vehicle. A human minders traveling with. Although he has no steering wheel, but a joystick and an emergency stop button available. the shuttle bus in which eight people can be seated, by the French company Navya was delivered.

Operator is the US subsidiary of the French Keolis Group. It has operated the normal public buses in Las Vegas. Sponsor of the test operation, the regional department of the AAA automobile associations. He wants to study both the behavior of passengers and other road users. He also donates a dollar a passenger for victims of the massacre from October 1.(Ds)