12 Jan '18, 12pm

Volvo picks Singapore for first autonomous bus trials

Volvo picks Singapore for first autonomous bus trials

Volvo is partnering with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore to conduct trials of autonomous electric passenger buses in 2019. Artist’s impression of autonomous bus trials in Singapore Volvo is already active in autonomous mining, quarry and refuse collection operations, but the trial marks the company’s first foray into autonomous public transport. The 40-seater Volvo 7900 electric buses to be deployed in Singapore will be equipped with technologies that include GPS and LIDAR laser technology systems for charting, positioning and detecting obstacles around the vehicle, and an integrated navigation system that includes automated steering, gear changing, and speed throttling technologies. The buses will be tested from early 2019 at the Centre of Excellence for Testing and Research of Autonomous vehicles at NTU (CETRAN). The autonomous vehicle test circuit is modelle...

Full article: https://www.theengineer.co.uk/volvo-singapore-autonomous/

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