Two driverless shuttle-buses crashed in Rotterdam this morning causing a lot of damage. No passengers were inside at the time of the accident.
The completely automated Connexxion buses (see animation here) move commuters from metro station Kralingse Zoom to a nearby office park in Capelle aan de IJssel. The accident comes only five days after prime minister Jan-Peter Balkenende opened the automated public transport system by riding it on Thursday last week.
The two shuttles hit eachother on a one-way bridge where one should have waited for the other to pass. Until the cause of the accident has been resolved, the unmanned buses will remain grounded.