01 Dec '17, 11pm

Commentary: Driverless vehicles can reshape Singapore, but do consider the human elements

SINGAPORE: In the near future, our urban mobility landscape will include shared, autonomous transport. Just last week, the Singapore Government announced that self-driving buses and shuttles will be deployed in three towns from 2022. Shared driverless vehicles have the potential to reshape our city. Analysts predict that driverless vehicles may account for half of all road travel by 2040. They could decrease private vehicle ownership, congestion and air pollution while increasing safety, access and mobility. They may also reduce the need for parking spaces in prime real estate where jobs and residents tend to be, since parking no longer needs to be co-located with them. Where road networks make up 12 per cent of Singapore’s land area, they also bring with them the potential to free up road space – spaces that can be redesigned for other uses – not just housing or commerce ...

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