Singapore is counting on autonomous vehicles to power public transit
Since spring 2017, an #electric test shuttle with eleven seats and space for four people to stand has been travelling between Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the CleanTech Park 1.5 kilometers away. It finds its way using GPS, four intelligent cameras which analyze traffic signs and traffic lights as well as eight lidar sensors whose laser beams sense their surroundings and detect obstacles. The vehicle’s software evaluates the data immediately. The shuttle drives up to 40 kilometers per hour and according to Subodh Mhaisalkar, the head of the responsible research institute, it is being tested in “various scenarios such as stop-start traffic or on roundabouts”.