16 Apr '18, 9am

Driverless minibuses to be rolled out at NTU by 2019

SINGAPORE: Fully automated minibuses are set to ply the roads at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) by 2019. NTU, SMRT Services and Dutch autonomous vehicles (AV) manufacturer 2getthere on Monday (Apr 16) signed a Memorandum of Understanding, paving the way for Group Rapid Transit AVs to be integrated into NTU's transport network, the companies said in a media release. Run by SMRT and 2getthere, the autonomous minibus, which can hold up to 24 passengers with seating for eight and which has a top speed of 40kmh, uses magnetic pellets on the road for navigation. The system has a localised accuracy of 1cm, compared to GPS which has an accuracy of up to a metre, according to 2getthere Chief Technology Officer Sjoerd van der Zwaan. LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) and ultrasound radars are installed at the vehicle's bumper to detect obstructions, and cameras give visual ...

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