Singapore rolls out driverless buses in Sentosa which is called autonomous vehicles and users can book them via an app or a kiosk.
The exciting news came last week and it is an important landmark in Southeast Asia.
KPMG says Singapore ranks among the top countries embracing autonomous vehicles. This is the second consecutive year Singapore is number 2 among the countries embracing this technology.
THE TULIP CORRIDOR
The Netherlands ranked #1. It is working with neighbouring countries to launch huge platoons of driverless trucks to transport flowers from Amsterdam to Antwerp and Rotterdam to the Ruhr valley.
The route is called the Tulip Corridor and driverless vehicles will pave the way for change in the Netherlands. However, the popularity of cycling will remain an issue in urban areas.
KPMG says Singapore is a powerhouse of technological innovation. “With a leading university, it has created a test town for driverless vehicles complete with traffic lights, bus stops, skyscrapers and a rain machine that recreates its stormy tropical weather,” it says.
Meanwhile, Malaysia is still behind in this technology though it is getting ahead in the ‘flying car’ segment.
Visitors to Sentosa using the “Ride Now Sentosa” mobile app can have their ride in the driverless bus.
The mobile app will need them to register with their mobile number to book a bus. They can indicate their current location for the pickup.
Visitors can also use kiosks stationed along the route to access the service.
Picture Caption: Top Photo by https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Ulkl – shows a type of ‘driverless’ bus.