- Self-driving Car
- Economy and improve government services
- LTA and Singapore’s leading R&D agency,
Out of many techniques of Singapore, Self-driving Car is the most known technology. Singapore is seeking to become a “smart nation” by using digital technology to boost the economy and improve government services. One such project is the development of autonomous vehicles or AVs for short. It aims to get autonomous buses onto public roads in three districts around the island.
With the commencement of a new experiment of self-driving technology, Singapore has taken another step toward a driverless public transportation system. The Asian city-state, which is orderly and high-tech, has become a testbed for self-driving vehicles, developing home-grown technologies while also encouraging foreign businesses to test their own.
Imagine being able to go wherever you want, whenever you want, without having to deal with the hassle of driving. Consider a neighbourhood with plenty of greenery and open spaces, as well as safe roadways. The aged and disabled may benefit from the future of Singapore’s transportation system.
Autonomous vehicle (AV) technology is finally reaching its full potential. Automakers have accelerated their research and development efforts for self-driving vehicles. Cities are racing to establish regulatory and liability frameworks that will make the deployment of autonomous vehicles easier.
By optimizing road utilization, AV promises a more efficient transportation solution with a lower environmental footprint. The North-East and Downtown MRT lines, as well as the LRT, in Singapore already use driverless technology to improve the punctuality of our public transportation and address our staffing shortages. AV-enabled mobility could become a key component of future city planning, allowing commuters to go around with ease by providing first- and last-mile connectivity within neighborhoods. Autonomous car sharing will lower the number of automobiles on the road, making commutes more convenient for commuters.
The Committee on Autonomous Road Transportation for Singapore (CARTS) was formed to design the strategic direction for AV-enabled land mobility concepts in Singapore. Its members include well-known international specialists, academics, and officials from the sector.
LTA and Singapore’s leading R&D agency, A*STAR, inked a Memorandum of Understanding to establish the Singapore Autonomous Vehicle Initiative (SAVI), which would investigate the technological potential that AVs can bring to Singapore.
To meet the demands, a combination of new technology, new business models, and forward-thinking regulation is required, given the unprecedented problems, our city-state faces with an increasing population and limited geographical space. AVs will also play a role in this.