Driverless Bus, Pedestrian Collision Halts Vienna Trials

Trials of driverless buses in Vienna have been halted after an incident between a bus and a pedestrian, who was slightly injured.

A Navya SAS vehicle driving at about 8 miles per hour struck a 30-year-old woman in the knee, according to multiple news reports.

“Thursday morning around 9:30 at 42 rue Ilse-Arlt-Street in Seestadt, a pedestrian, who according to witnesses, wore headphones and was looking at her mobile phone, crossed the street and walked against the bus on the side,” a spokesperson for Vienna Lines, the company that runs most of the public transit network in Vienna, told the AI & IoT Daily.

“Even though this incident ended without too much damage, we take it seriously,” said the spokesperson. "We are already analyzing the logs of the incidents in order to shed light on what happened. For this reason, the buses remain in the garage until they are clarified.”

Vienna has been testing two driverless buses for more than a month.


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  1. R MARK REASBECK from www.USAonly.US , July 20, 2019 at 9:16 a.m.

    If this was an accident with a driver control bus, it may have never made the news. BUT, since it's Auto-tonomous, these will be under the microscope.  When enough of these occur, the public will have NO CONFIDENCE in any of this nonsense and Billions of wasted dollars will be just that.  This looks like an air-head with their head burried in a Stupid Phone was at fault, but it won't matter, because the un-Manned bus will get the blame everytime.   Yep, that $12.50 an hour driver is much more money than the cost of the
    Auto-tonomous equipment?????   yeah Right.
    I'm in my mid 60's.  I do not a single person of any age across this country who would even ride in one of these, much less buy one.  How much is the price-tag for each car?


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