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Starting today, you can now take a driverless bus down the Las Vegas strip
    Navy ARMA's driverless bus will begin shuttling passengers along a half-mile route in downtown Las Vegas.
    The bus has driven Las Vegas's streets before -- but this time, it will navigate along a route filled with other traffic.

The future is headed to Las Vegas in the form of a driverless, electric bus that will begin shuttling passengers along a half-mile downtown route beginning Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. The autonomous buses are the brainchild of French autonomous vehicle company Navya ARMA, which is teaming up with AAA  and Keolis, the company that owns and operates the shuttle, to gauge passenger enthusiasm for the product.

It isn't the first time the driverless shuttle has hit Las Vegas's streets. Back in January, the bus took a ten-day test drive along an empty route that had been cordoned off from the rest of traffic. Now, the bus will intermix with regular traffic, communicating with a series of wireless sensors installed into traffic signals along its journey. 
http://www.businessinsider.com/las-vegas-strip-driverless-shuttle-bus-launches-2017-11

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Self-driving bus crashes two hours after launch in Las Vegas

The bus was touted as the United States' first self-driving shuttle project for the public before it hit a semi-truck.


 A driverless shuttle bus crashed less than two hours after it was launched in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

The city's officials had been hosting an unveiling ceremony for the bus, described as the US' first self-driving shuttle pilot project geared towards the public, before it crashed with a semi-truck.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the human driver of the other vehicle was at fault, there were no injuries, and the incident caused minor damage.

The oval-shaped shuttle -- sponsored by AAA, the Review-Journal added -- can transport up to 12 passengers at a time. It has an attendant and a computer monitor, and uses GPS and electric curb sensors instead of brakes or a steering wheel.

The crash follows the US House passing the Self Drive Act in September, which if passed by the Senate would exempt car manufacturers from various federal and state regulations, allowing for the eventual deployment of up to 100,000 test vehicles a year.

Under the Act, states would still decide whether or not to permit self-driving cars on their roads. However, the federal government could permit a car manufacturer to bypass certain federal safety rules, as well as some state regulations.


http://www.zdnet.com/article/self-driving-bus-crashes-two-hours-after-launch-in-las-vegas/
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2 hours, wonder what the office pool odds were?

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...can transport up to 12 passengers at a time.
Wow, what a shitty bus!

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...can transport up to 12 passengers at a time.
Wow, what a shitty bus!
for up to two hours...
Love is like a magic penny
 if you hold it tight you won't have any
if you give it away you'll have so many
they'll be rolling all over the floor

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the human driver of the other vehicle was at fault

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the human driver of the other vehicle was at fault


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According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the human driver of the other vehicle was at fault
id like to see where the accident report points

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the human driver of the other vehicle was at fault
So how do you gather insurance information?
If the human driver did a hit-and-run, who would report it?
Who represents the driverless vehicle in court?

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the human driver of the other vehicle was at fault
So how do you gather insurance information?
If the human driver did a hit-and-run, who would report it?
Who represents the driverless vehicle in court?
Its manufacturers I imagine.
Love is like a magic penny
 if you hold it tight you won't have any
if you give it away you'll have so many
they'll be rolling all over the floor

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the human driver of the other vehicle was at fault
So how do you gather insurance information?
If the human driver did a hit-and-run, who would report it?
Who represents the driverless vehicle in court?
Its manufacturers I imagine.
They should program a A.I. bot interface with the passengers or other required interactions (like with the cops after an accident.
What could go wrong?

https://gizmodo.com/here-are-the-microsoft-twitter-bot-s-craziest-racist-ra-1766820160
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Microsoft's AI bot, Tay, became racist within hours. Microsoft is feverishly trying to delete posts now.