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'the auton e-shuttle stopped, the delivery truck ice did not'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5063843/Self-operating-shuttle-bus-crashes-Las-Vegas-launch.html
Self-driving shuttle bus crashes in Las Vegas just TWO HOURS after
groundbreaking service took to the road
8 November 2017  Cheyenne Macdonald  Associated Press


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http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/11/08/22/4625175700000578-5063843-image-m-53_1510179581734.jpg
A driverless shuttle bus has crashed less than two hours after it launched
in Las Vegas, after it stopped to avoid a collision and was ‘grazed’ by a
delivery truck. Police say no injuries were reported crash between the
self-operating vehicle and a semi-truck.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/11/08/22/4625175F00000578-5063843-image-m-70_1510180094113.jpg
Officials had hosted an unveiling ceremony just hours earlier to promote the
program.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/11/08/22/4625174900000578-5063843-image-m-72_1510180169571.jpg
The oval-shaped NAVYA Arma fully electric shuttle can transport up to 12
passengers. It has an attendant and computer monitor, but no steering wheel
and no brake pedals
]

 - The driverless shuttle was 'grazed' by a delivery truck just two hours
after launch
 - Officials say its sensors detected the threat and it stopped - but the
truck did not
 - It will remain out of service for the day, but 12-month pilot program
will continue
 - Police say there were no injuries reported in the crash in downtown Las
Vegas

A driverless shuttle bus has crashed less than two hours after it launched
in Las Vegas, after it stopped to avoid a collision and was ‘grazed’ by a
delivery truck.

Police say no injuries were reported in the crash between the self-operating
vehicle and a semi-truck.

According to Las Vegas officials, the self-driving shuttle did ‘what it was
supposed to do’ in efforts to avoid the accident once its sensors detected
the oncoming threat – but, while the shuttle stopped, the delivery truck did
not.


THE NAVYA ARMA BUS
The fully electric shuttle was designed for use by state and local
governments and transit agencies and operators as an efficient, clean-energy
alternative to the fossil-fuel powered vehicles of today.

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

Since first deploying the NAVYA ARMA in France in late 2015, the vehicles
have transported more than 100,000 people and have grown to have a fleet of
30 ARMA's in use in seven countries around the world, including the United
States, as of today.


This morning, the City of Las Vegas Twitter account wrote: ‘”Look Ma, no
driver!” We’re launching the nation’s first self-driving shuttle geared for
the public in #DTLV at 10am!’

The oval-shaped NAVYA Arma fully electric shuttle can transport up to 12
passengers.

It has an attendant and computer monitor, but no steering wheel and no brake
pedals.

It uses GPS, electronic curb sensors and other technology to make its way.

Before it crashed, dozens of people had lined up in downtown Las Vegas to
get a free ride.

Police say the crash blocked traffic near the Fremont Street entertainment
district.

There were no injuries reported in the accident, and officials say the
vehicle performed as it was designed to in the face of an impending threat.

‘The autonomous shuttle was testing today when it was grazed by a delivery
truck downtown,’ according to the official blog of the City of Las Vegas.

‘The shuttle did what it was supposed to do, in that it’s [sic] sensors
registered the truck and the shuttle stopped to avoid the accident.
Unfortunately, the delivery truck did not stop and grazed the front fender
of the shuttle.

‘Had the truck had the same sensing equipment that the shuttle has the
accident would have been avoided.’

While the shuttle will remain out of service for the rest of the day, the
tests will continue for the duration of the 12-month pilot in the downtown
Innovation District, officials say.

The city, along with AAA and partners Keolis, have been hyping up the launch
of the autonomous shuttle program all day, promising free rides to willing
participants.

Just hours before the crash, the City of Las Vegas Twitter account tweeted:
‘Getting revved up for the launch of the new autonomous vehicle hitting the
streets of [downtown Las Vegas]’.

The account also tweeted: ‘We are at the forefront of technology.’
[© Associated Newspapers]
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NAVYA - Vehicles 100 % autonomous and electric
A pioneer and specialist in the autonomous vehicle market, NAVYA assists ...
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http://www.zdnet.com/article/self-driving-bus-crashes-two-hours-after-launch-in-las-vegas/
Self-driving bus crashes two hours after launch in Las Vegas
November 9, 2017  Jonathan Chadwick  AAP  [video  flash]
...
http://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/motoring/driverless-shuttle-bus-crashes-less-than-two-hours-after-launch-in-las-vegas/news-story/9a689e470e2f49372909d7212e4a4c0e
Driverless shuttle bus crashes less than two hours after launch in Las Vegas
November 9, 2017  Driverless shuttle bus crashes less than two hours after
launch in Las Vegas ... The autonomous electric vehicle was developed by the
French company Navya ...
http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/2526fe36d43324b70b95ce06e412102f


Human at fault in accident with Las Vegas driverless shuttle
Las Vegas Review-Journal-3 hours ago
Metro responded to an accident involving the shuttle and a delivery truck on
the .... of service, but the human driver of the other vehicle was at fault,
police said.
...
Shuttle Down! Self-Driving-Shuttle Era Begins with a First-Day Crash ...
Car and Driver (blog)-2 hours ago
Self-Driving-Shuttle Era Begins with a First-Day Crash in Las Vegas ...
ballyhooed study of driverless vehicles on public roads was involved in a
collision with a truck. ... Passengers step onto a Navya Arma autonomous
electric shuttle during a ...




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