SMART Driverless Golf Buggy

 

As one of the highlights of Science Centre's inaugural Science Street Fair, SMART driverless golf buggy was featured in the news on ChannelNews Asia, Lianhe Zaobao and TODAY (story and 1-min video).

Having piloted this prototype at the NUS Campus since 2011, this autonomous vehicle is open to the public for the first time at the Science Centre from 8 - 11 Nov 2013.

The research aims to allow a fleet of autonomous vehicles to provide Mobility-on-Demand which will complement the existing transportation system, so as to reduce the overall commuting time by solving the “first and last mile” problem. This solution will thus reduce the traveling time from the starting location (e.g. commuter’s house) to the start of the transportation network (e.g. MRT station) and reduce the traveling time from the end of the transportation network to the final destination (e.g. commuter’s workplace).

This collaborative research between SMART and NUS integrates existing technologies with fresh methodologies to allow driverless vehicles to intelligently provide Mobility-on-Demand, with the goal of making this future transportation paradigm a reality. See Factsheet for more.