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Self-driving vehicle on trial at Gardens by the Bay in December
Two-week trial for self-driving Auto Rider at Gardens by the Bay in December
You will soon be able to yell "look ma, no hands" at four locations in Singapore.
The Ministry of Transport (MOT) introduced four self-driving vehicle trials in one-north, Gardens by the Bay, West Coast Highway and Sentosa.
GARDENS BY THE BAY
In December at Gardens by the Bay, there will be a two-week public trial for the Auto Rider, the fully-operational self-driving vehicle making its Asian debut.
At one-north, two A*Star autonomous vehicles, modified Toyota Alphards, and the SMART-NUS driverless car, have started their trials.
WEST COAST HIGHWAY
The design and trials for autonomous truck platooning, which comprises a human-driven truck and one or more driverless trucks, will be carried out over a three-year period on a 10km-long test route along West Coast Highway.
A fleet of self-driving shuttles will be deployed in a two-year trial aimed at improving connectivity and accessibility for visitors and staff members that can save costs through reduced manpower.
The shuttles can be summoned using a visitor's smartphone or via information kiosks located across the island.
The study is expected to be completed in two years and public usage of these shuttles will take place after 2018.
The Permanent Secretary for Transport, Mr Pang Kin Keong, who is Chairman of the Committee on Autonomous Road Transport in Singapore, said: "Self-driving vehicles can radically transform land transportation in Singapore to address our key two constraints - land and manpower.
The trials will help us shape the mobility concepts which can meet Singapore's needs, and also gain valuable insights into how we can design our towns of the future to take advantage of this technology."