16 Apr '18, 8am

NTU gets new driverless shuttle bus to ferry students across campus

SINGAPORE - Nanyang Technological University (NTU) students will soon be able to go for their lunch breaks and travel to classes on a driverless shuttle bus. By the fourth quarter of this year, one such vehicle - which can ferry about 24 people at a time - is expected to travel a 500m route connecting student halls with the main academic areas, ferrying up to 300 passengers a day. This route will see it encountering real world obstacles such as pedestrians and traffic. On Monday (April 16), the university signed an agreement with SMRT Services, the operations and maintenance arm of the transport operator, and Dutch firm 2getthere to introduce the vehicles to NTU's campus. Since November last year, the vehicle has been on trial along a 350m route between two student halls on the NTU campus, and has safely ferried about 4,000 passengers since then. The vehicle will eventuall...

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