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Las Vegas pushes self-driving shuttle tests this week

Self-driving shuttles take to the streets of Las Vegas in a new test
By: Anthony Garreffa | Technology in Vehicles News | Posted: Nov 8, 2017 7:25 am

Las Vegas and AAA have teamed for a 12-month trial of self-driving shuttles in Las Vegas, starting on November 8 with one of Navya's shuttle doing a half-mile circuit in the downtown Fremont East district.




The self-driving shuttle will make three stops each way, while 'driving' at speeds of 10-15MPH. The city of Las Vegas have installed wireless sensors into traffic signals, which will help the self-driving shuttle coordinate its route as its driving on the streets.


AAA have promised to donate $1 to the Las Vegas Victim's Fund for every passenger, with a minimum $100,000 pledge, which will incentive people to jump on-board.


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