Commercial Autonomous Bus Services hit the roads in Singapore
- Driverless buses are now being tested on a commercial basis in the country
- ST Engineering is taking the lead in developing these buses for the bus operators
- The trial will run until April 30 to provide real-world data on what is needed for these buses to be rolled out commercially
- Companies in the region have expressed interest in implementing driverless buses in their countries
Singapore has since launched the first commercial pilot trial of driverless buses with paying passengers. The buses are developed by ST Engineering and being operated by both SBS Transit and SMRT, the main bus operators in the country.
The trial will run until April 30 to provide real-world data on what is needed for these buses to be rolled out commercially both locally and regionally in South East Asia.
Moreover companies in the region have already expressed interest in implementing driverless buses in their countries, said ST Engineering group president and chief executive Vincent Chong.
This will not be the first time such trial has been implemented, but it is the first commercial trial being run. Various trials of driverless buses have been conducted in the last few years such as the three month operation of driverless buses in Sentosa.
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