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Self-driving shuttle hits the streets of Las Vegas and promptly gets hit by a semi
MarketWatch ^ | 11/09/17 | Shawn Langlois

Posted on 11/09/2017 9:05:20 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway

Proponents of the self-driving car revolution might have preferred that what happened in Vegas on Wednesday stayed in Vegas. But as a reluctant public mulls a future of robotic vehicles, any hiccup along the way is sure to make headlines. The latest fodder for critics came from Sin City, where a driverless shuttle, apparently through no fault of its own, got into a fender bender with a semi-truck just hours after its debut, according to local news reports. “The shuttle did what it was supposed to do, in that it’s sensors registered the truck and the shuttle stopped to avoid the accident,” the City of Las Vegas said in a statement posted on its website. “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.” Nobody was injured and there was no major damage to either vehicle.

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I would think the LAST place you would want to encounter driverless cars is Las Vegas.
1 posted on 11/09/2017 9:05:20 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: discostu

This is a topic of interest for you isn’t it...


2 posted on 11/09/2017 9:07:43 AM PST by Borges
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Excuse me but WHO wants to be a Passenger in a Driverless Car??? INSANITY!!


3 posted on 11/09/2017 9:08:11 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I’m young enough to embrace technology, but old enough to never give up my grip on the steering wheel.


4 posted on 11/09/2017 9:09:29 AM PST by BBQToadRibs
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Had no human been in either vehicle, no humans would’ve been injured; therefore, ban all humans. buzz - click - wirrrrrrrr


5 posted on 11/09/2017 9:10:29 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Did Barack Obama denounce Communism and dictatorships when he visited Cuba as a puppet of the State?)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Self-driving vehicles will not survive First Contact
with the American tort bar.


6 posted on 11/09/2017 9:12:40 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

This morning on the radio it said the driver-less vehicle was in service less than 2 hours. Come on humans, we can do better than that!


7 posted on 11/09/2017 9:14:43 AM PST by relee (Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

You know how every once in a while you have to back up to let a semi make a turn? This shuttle doesn’t know how to do that.


8 posted on 11/09/2017 9:14:53 AM PST by DouglasKC
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Self driving cars will be a cash cow for lawyers...


9 posted on 11/09/2017 9:15:40 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Human at fault in accident with Las Vegas driverless shuttle

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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.

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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.

10 posted on 11/09/2017 9:18:09 AM PST by COBOL2Java (John McCain treats GOP voters like he treated his first wife)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
I can't help but think the push for driverless cars is not market driven in any way. My spidey senses tell me there is something literally demonic about this stuff. I don't see any market segment that wants anything to do with this concept. In my mind the push for "driverless" vehicles is as political as solar power, wind power, renewables and all the other step backwards technology the left comes up with. In my opinion this is nothing but the forces of the left wanting to control the most important aspect of individual liberty.

The concept of the "driverless" vehicle is an absolute lie. There will be someone driving the vehicle, it just won't be YOU.

11 posted on 11/09/2017 9:18:19 AM PST by precisionshootist
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

““The shuttle did what it was supposed to do, in that it’s sensors registered the truck and the shuttle stopped to avoid the accident,” the City of Las Vegas said in a statement posted on its website. “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.””

Or if the shuttle had a human driver, he could have hit on the horn, stopped further back because he sensed that the truck driver might not have seen him, or turned the wheel away from the truck, and avoided the fender bender?


12 posted on 11/09/2017 9:18:30 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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This is all about destroying the automobile. Why do you think Musk gets billions in electric car subsidies.


13 posted on 11/09/2017 9:18:45 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (We're right, you're wrong - that's the end of the argument.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
If you choose to trust the LVMPD:

Truck driver at fault in Las Vegas driverless shuttle crash, say police

14 posted on 11/09/2017 9:19:22 AM PST by Mr.Unique (The government, by its very nature, cannot give except what it first takes.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

WHO would get on a Driverless BUS?? NO ONE...cars either!


15 posted on 11/09/2017 9:21:28 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: precisionshootist
Control.

GPS. .Gov turning off power of vehicles. Tolls. They are all connected. .gov simply will want control.

16 posted on 11/09/2017 9:21:48 AM PST by Theoria (I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I’m more interested to find out what happens to these cars when inner-city youth find out which ones driverless.

Who will be the first to tag one with graffiti?


17 posted on 11/09/2017 9:22:18 AM PST by PGR88
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I wish someone would explain to me what is behind the huge, huge push to “driverless cars”. I don’t think I can recall any piece of technology that was ever pushed as hard. I guess the real reason is so they can program the cars to lock the doors and drive you to the gulag.


18 posted on 11/09/2017 9:22:31 AM PST by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel and NRA Life Member)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

In our not so distant future employed as autonomous explosive bomb delivery systems. Heard it hear first. ;-)


19 posted on 11/09/2017 9:23:05 AM PST by Red Steel
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My spidey senses tell me there is something literally demonic about this stuff.

Demonic. Well, I hate driving, especially long distance driving. If I could get in the car, stretch out, read a book, take a nap, etc. and get there in one piece, that would be the life.

I'm 100% down with autonomous cars. Bring it on!

20 posted on 11/09/2017 9:23:40 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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