21 Apr '16, 7pm

Driverless public transit pods to hit Singapore roads later this year

Driverless public transit pods to hit Singapore roads later this year

By the end of the year, residents in Singapore will be able to hop into a futuristic-looking driverless pod that’ll whisk them away to work, school or other destinations thanks to a joint venture between Singaporean transportation operator SMRT Services and Dutch pod maker 2getthere. The third-generation Group Rapid Transit (GRT) vehicles run on electricity and operate autonomously – even in inclement weather – using artificial landmarks for navigation. In a joint press release, the companies said the pods are able to carry up to 24 passengers at any given time at a top speed of around 25 mph. Collectively, the pods can operate as a low-cost automated transit system that can ferry up to 8,000 passengers per hour in a single direction. SMRT Services managing director Colin Lim told Channel NewsAsia that they envision pod systems being applied in closed environments like cam...

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