Things have not gone well for the first autonomous shuttle bus in Las Vegas.
None of the eight passengers aboard the driverless vehicle suffered injuries and neither did the truck driver.
'Unfortunately the delivery truck did not stop and grazed the front fender of the shuttle.
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The driverless electric shuttle in downtown Las Vegas, pictured on November 9, 2017, is back on the road one day after it was involved in an accident with a truck.
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. Testing of the shuttle will continue during the 12-month pilot in the downtown Innovation District. Within an hour, the shuttle was already involved in a crash.
This shuttle bus can transport up to 15 people and was aimed to be used on the city's famous strip. 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. To accommodate the shuttle, the city updated traffic lights and signals so they could communicate with the vehicle and adjust based on traffic flow. 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.
A spokesman for the City of Las Vegas told the BBC: "A delivery truck was coming out of an alley". However, the autonomous shuttle was not at fault - the human driver of the other vehicle was to blame. Self-driving vehicles aim to curb these human-related errors by automating the entire process, putting machines in control of what is now performed by humans.