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Route Fifty: In November, Las Vegas debuted the country’s first autonomous shuttle to transport passengers among regular city traffic on a daily basis.

The shuttle, operated as a public-private partnership, got into a fender-bender during its first four hours on the road, colliding with a delivery truck that failed to stop, though the shuttle halted immediately as its sensors detected the other vehicle. Since then, the self-driving shuttle has operated without incident, allowing city officials to learn how autonomous vehicles interact with traffic-signaling systems and what types of safety measures need to be put in place in a public-private partnership.

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