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A driverless shuttle bus has crashed less than two hours after it was launched in Las Vegas.
Police say no injuries were reported in the Wednesday crash between the self-operating vehicle and a semi-truck. It’s not yet clear what caused the wreck.
Officials had hosted an unveiling ceremony to promote what they described as the nation’s first self-driving shuttle pilot project geared toward the public.
Chalk up one for the machines. The driverless electric shuttle bus that made its debut downtown Wednesday was involved in a minor accident in its first few hours of service, but the human driver of the other vehicle was at fault, police said. The Metropolitan Police Department said officers responded at 12:07 p.m. to an accident involving the shuttle and a delivery truck on the 100 block of South Sixth Street, near Fremont Street. Damage was minor, and no one was hurt, police said. Police briefly closed a southbound lane of South Sixth Street from Fremont Street to Carson Avenue as they investigated. Police determined that the shuttle came to a stop when it sensed the truck was trying to back up. However, the truck continued to back up until its tires touched the front of the shuttle. The truck’s driver was cited for illegal backing.
originally posted by: rickymouse
These driverless vehicles would be a real benefit for ISIS. They don't even have to rent a truck, all they have to do is remotely access the computer on these vehicles and run them into people. There would not even be much of a way to trace who did it. People who say it would not be possible because of safety measures on the vehicles do not understand that someone can bypass these by putting it into a certain mode that is used by a specialized mechanic to test things. Tie that to someone who can do the hacking and there you have it. Anything can be hacked nowadays.