Singapore takes another step towards driverless buses

A driverless shuttle operating in NUS, on July 29, 2019. The service, which is free of charge, will not operate when it rains.ST PHOTO: GIN TAY
A driverless shuttle operating in NUS, on July 29, 2019. The service, which is free of charge, will not operate when it rains.ST PHOTO: GIN TAY

Singapore has taken another small step towards an ambition to remove drivers from the bus wheel.

The Land Transport Authority and the Economic Development Board, which issued early this year a call for collaboration (CFC) to deploy autonomous buses and shuttles, have received responses from several quarters.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 13, 2019, with the headline 'S'pore takes another step towards driverless buses'. Print Edition | Subscribe