Thursday, June 7, 2018

Driverless shuttles on Sentosa from next year

Source Website: https://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/driverless-shuttles-sentosa-next-year
By Zhaki Abdullah, The New Paper, 06 June 2018 at 06:00 am


One of two electric 15-seater driverless shuttles to be trialled on Sentosa.
PHOTO: One of two electric 15-seater driverless shuttles to be trialled on Sentosa.
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From next year, visitors to Sentosa will be able to use their smartphones to hail a driverless shuttle to take them around the resort island.

The three-month trial will see four vehicles - two 22-seater mini buses as well as two 15-seater shuttles - transport staff and visitors along a 5km route on the island.

But even before that, visitors will be able to see the shuttles plying a 1km stretch of Tanjong Beach, as part of testing that began yesterday. This will be extended to a 2km route linking Palawan and Siloso beaches by the end of this year.



Visitors will be able to see the shuttles plying a 1km stretch of Tanjong Beach, as part of testing that began yesterday.
PHOTO: Visitors will be able to see the shuttles plying a 1km stretch of Tanjong Beach, as part of testing that began yesterday. This will be extended to a 2km route linking Palawan and Siloso beaches by the end of this year.
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But the service will not be available for public use during this period.

Developed by ST Engineering as part of a collaboration with the Ministry of Transport (MOT) and Sentosa Development Corporation, the shuttles use technology such as radar and lidar (light detection and ranging) to navigate.

The electric vehicles will also incorporate ST Engineering's autonomous vehicle management system to analyse passenger demand and manage routes.



Developed by ST Engineering as part of a collaboration with the Ministry of Transport (MOT) and Sentosa Development Corporation, the shuttles use technology such as radar and lidar (light detection and ranging) to navigate without human input.
PHOTO: Developed by ST Engineering as part of a collaboration with the Ministry of Transport (MOT) and Sentosa Development Corporation, the shuttles use technology such as radar and lidar (light detection and ranging) to navigate without human input.
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MOT's Permanent Secretary Loh Ngai Seng said the trial was a "key milestone" in Singapore's vision to employ autonomous vehicles as part of the public transport system.

"The insights gained from this trial will allow us to better understand how the technology can be deployed to strengthen intra-town connectivity and enhance mobility for commuters, particularly the elderly and persons with disabilities," said Mr Loh.

ST Engineering Land Systems president Lee Shiang Long said: "The outcomes of the trials will provide valuable input and data on the performance of the vehicle under various road conditions, and allow us to fine-tune its responses to them."



ST Engineering Land Systems president Lee Shiang Long
PHOTO: ST Engineering Land Systems president Lee Shiang Long said: "The outcomes of the trials will provide valuable input and data on the performance of the vehicle under various road conditions, and allow us to fine-tune its responses to them."
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In 2019, as part of a three-month public trial, visitors and staff in Sentosa will be able to hail the autonomous shuttles via their smartphones or at kiosks, along a longer 5km route.
PHOTO: In 2019, as part of a three-month public trial, visitors and staff in Sentosa will be able to hail the autonomous shuttles via their smartphones or at kiosks, along a longer 5km route.
PHOTO: MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT
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We are very sorry, we need time to be on our side.
PHOTO: We are very sorry, we need time to be on our side. We beg for your understanding, when we move you around, this is the only what we can offer. Please accept our humble apology, to assist you in some small ways.
“It’s a cost we’re willing to bear to play a small part.” - Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen
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By Zhaki Abdullah, The New Paper, 06 June 2018 at 06:00 am
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Reference
[1] Zhaki Abdullah, The New Paper, Driverless shuttles on Sentosa from next year, posted on 06 June 2018 at 06:00 am, https://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/driverless-shuttles-sentosa-next-year

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