Reaction time, speed of AVs among residents' worries

The Shared Computer-Operated Transport, a self-driving electric vehicle by Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, being tested at the National University of Singapore's University Town.
The Shared Computer-Operated Transport, a self-driving electric vehicle by Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, being tested at the National University of Singapore's University Town.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

Residents in the western part of Singapore had mixed reactions following the news that self-driving vehicles will be tested on public roads in their neighbourhoods, with some concerned about the vehicles' ability to react to changing road conditions.

Members of Parliament of areas where these autonomous vehicles (AVs) will be tested, which include Bukit Timah, Clementi and Jurong, told The Straits Times that while they support the move, more engagement is needed from AV companies to reassure residents.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 25, 2019, with the headline 'Reaction time, speed of AVs among residents' worries'. Print Edition | Subscribe