The future is... well, it's close, but it's hit a few speed bumps on the way here. More specifically, it may have hit a U.S. Foods semi-truck. Las Vegas launched an innovative new self-driving shuttle bus on Thursday — the first on public roads — designed to ferry passengers down a 0.6-mile stretch of road.
A self-driving shuttle bus was involved in a crash in Las Vegas less than 2 hours into its first trip. It was hit by a semi truck, and the driver of that vehicle received a ticket. It is the first time a self-driving shuttle bus was used on a public road. pic.twitter.com/5Xror40xFW— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 9, 2017
Had the truck had the same sensing equipment that the shuttle has, the accident would have been avoided.