Trial Run of Driverless Buses Set to Start in Singapore

Singapore has ambitious plans for an autonomous public transportation system. New full-sized buses and an upcoming trial run will put the country closer to its goals.
March 9, 2019, 5am PST | Camille Fink
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Volvo AB is preparing to test its new autonomous full-sized buses, each with a capacity of almost 80 passengers, in Singapore. Trial of the electric vehicles will start on the Nanyang Technological University campus and later move to public streets.

Singapore has been active in pursuing self-driving vehicle technology, reports Kyunghee Park. "The country has built a mini town for the testing of driverless vehicles, complete with intersections, traffic lights, bus stops and pedestrian crossings."

Singapore says it wants to have the autonomous buses operating on residential routes during off-peak times in three residentials areas by 2022.

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Published on Monday, March 4, 2019 in Bloomberg
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