Driverless buggies to hit Singapore streets


Since Google launched 100 driverless car in May 2014, there has been much interest about driverless vehicles in Singapore.

In fact, NUS-SMART driverless buggies will be at piloted at the Jurong Lake District, ferrying passengers in the parks/gardens. This trial seeks to gauge public reactions to the driverless vehicles and refine the vehicles based on feedback. This can potentially enable residents, especially the elderly, to enjoy the outdoors without having to walk too much.

The Sunday Times (15 Jun 2014) caught up with the NUS-SMART driverless vehicle team and penned a story comparing the driverless buggy with that of the Nanyang Technological University's driverless shuttle. Check out Razor TV and blog as well.

This research is funded by the National Research Foundation, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore under its Campus for Research Excellence And Technological Enterprise (CREATE) programme.