NTSB to Investigate Crash of Self-Driving Shuttle

NTSB to Investigate Crash of Self-Driving Shuttle

Federal transportation officials will investigate the crash that involved a driverless shuttle bus in Las Vegas. But a reporter who was riding on the public shuttle covering its first day on the job had an interesting take: The autonomous vehicle didn't necessarily do everything a human driver might have. The NTSB unanimously agreed in September that the crash was a combination of the driver of the truck the Tesla collided with failing to yield and the Tesla driver's inattentiveness due to his over-reliance on the autopilot feature.

The vehicle - carrying "several" passengers - was hit by a lorry driving at slow speed.

A spokesperson for the American Automobile Association (AAA) described the cause as "human error".

The shuttle was hit by a truck, the City of Las Vegas said in a blog post, after the truck's (human) driver failed to stop in time. "The shuttle did what it was supposed to do and stopped". Even though the auto could be used for extended periods without human intervention, it was not created to stop if a truck was crossing in front of it, the agency's report concluded.

Less than two hours after hitting the streets, the shuttle was struck by a delivery truck, which was attempting to back into an alley, a local NBC affiliate reported.

The Navya Arma, an autonomous and electric vehicle operated by Keolis North America, went into service on Wednesday.

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Although it wasn't a major crash, the incident made headlines because it occurred just a few hours into the shuttle's first day of service. The experimental shuttle bus had predicted that an accident was about to happen, and according to it algorithmic protocols, stopped.

The bus anticipated the collision successfully and came to a stop, so no one was hurt and nothing was damaged (other than the bus's bumper).

It also confirmed the driver of the truck was cited by the Las Vegas Police Department. It drove up to eight passengers alongside real traffic along a half-mile route, with plans to carry 250,000 riders in a year-long trial.

AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah (AAA) is sponsoring the nation's first self-driving shuttle pilot project geared specifically for the public.

The AAA said human error was responsible for more than 90% of the 30,000 deaths on USA roads in 2016, and that robotic cars could help reduce the number of incidents.

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