First flight of unmanned buses in Las Vegas ended with a crash

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First flight of unmanned buses in Las Vegas ended with a crash

Fashion today is testing unmanned vehicles at a regular municipal roads is no surprise. These machines are being tested in Russia, Finland, USA and several other countries. Sometimes the movement of cars controlled by a special tester, but often the tests are without him. But not all of these tests go smoothly — the first flight of a French bus-drone Navya ended in a crash after an hour drive.

The Bus was tested on the road in Las Vegas, the study of the reaction of passers-by unmanned vehicles. Eight electric buses Navya is able to travel at speeds up to forty kilometers per hour, but on the road he was driving much slower, focusing on the terrain using lidar and GPS. The salon was attended by the engineers controlling the drive of the vehicle.

The Accident occurred at a time when the careless driver of the truck suddenly appeared in front of an unmanned electric bus. Navya immediately stopped, but the truck kept going and caught the bus, hitting him in the hood. Both vehicle received serious injuries, and people did not hurt, but osadochek left.

While experts figure out what caused the accident, and then promise to do further testing according to the plan.

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