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).
Our research 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.
The SMART autonomous vehicle is a collaborative project between the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) and NUS; and has been running driverlessly on the NUS campus since 2011.