Mon. Aug 26th, 2019

Pedestrian collision puts Vienna’s driverless bus trial on hold

Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/19/20700482/navya-self-driving-driverless-bus-vienna-collision-pedestrian

Pedestrian collision puts Vienna’s driverless bus trial on hold
Image: Wiener Linien

A self-driving bus trial taking place in Vienna, Austria, has been paused after an incident occurred between a pedestrian and one of the vehicles, reports Bloomberg. On Thursday morning a 30-year-old woman collided with the bus, which is operated by the self-driving startup Navya, sustaining minor injuries. The city’s transit authority has paused the trials of the two autonomous buses while it awaits the results of an investigation into the incident.

It’s currently unclear who was at fault for the collision. State broadcaster ORF reported that the bus was moving at about 7.5 miles an hour when it struck the knee of a 30-year-old woman, according to Bloomberg. In a statement given to The Verge, Navya claimed that witnesses had seen the…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/19/20700482/navya-self-driving-driverless-bus-vienna-collision-pedestrian

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