Singapore’s Transport Minister has announced that as part of plans to improve mobility, driverless buses will be deployed to some ‘quiet’ roads in the country from 2022.
The driverless buses will be deployed in three suburban towns of Punggol, Tengah and the Jurong Innovation District.
The Singaporean are now seeking inputs from the industry and research institutes on how to execute the project.
The country’s transport minister, Khaw Boon Wan said at the launch of a test centre for self-driving vehicles: “The autonomous vehicles will greatly enhance the accessibility and connectivity of our public transport system, particularly for the elderly families with young children and the less mobile.
“More importantly, we can gain a further insight into how we can develop new towns or refurbish existing ones for the safe mass deployment of autonomous vehicle.”
Mr Khaw further confirmed that currently, up to ten local and foreign companies are in Singapore to test out their autonomous vehicle technology.
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[Featured photo: NTU Singapore]