27 November 2017
SINGAPORE OPENS AN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES CENTRE
To support the research for the safe deployment of Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) on Singapore roads, our partner Nanyang Technological University (NTU) opens the Singapore’s first Autonomous Vehicle test centre jointly developed with JTC and Land Transport Authority (LTA): The Centre of Excellence for Testing and Research of Autonomous Vehicles (CETRAN). An investment of up to $3,6 million.
PROUD TO PARTICIPATE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF AVs ON PUBLIC ROAD IN SINGAPORE
Singapore wants to deploy from 2022 autonomous buses on public road within three different districts through the city-state. According to the country’s Ministry of Transport Khaw Boon Wan, the aim is to provide better connectivity and reduce congestion over the city.
As part of this project, NAVYA is proud to participate to the autonomous vehicles development in Singapore with AUTONOM SHUTTLE and continuing to demonstrate that smart mobility solutions represent the future of Mobility.
This vehicle is the second AUTONOM SHUTTLE operating in Singapore, the first one already operating on the NTU’s campus.
TESTING AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES IN REAL CONDITIONS
The CETRAN, 2 hectare facility test, aims to develop the deployment of AVs all over Asia, especially with tropical conditions. The fully equipped test centre will test AVs on their communication with others vehicles in complex environment. To allow a quick deployment of AVs, the CETRAN AV centre will test vehicles with many exercises to reproduce real driving conditions of Singapore’s roads, with traffic rules, common traffic schemes, infrastructure. The AV centre is also equipped with a rain simulator and flood zone to test the AV reactivity under extremes weather conditions.
Mr Khaw Boon Wan, Minister of Transport of Singapore, explained that AVs could be useful for huge and densely built city as Singapore.
“That is why we are actively monitoring and testing out AV technology here, working with some of the best brains and technology companies in the world.” he said.
NAVYA IS ALREADY DEPLOYED IN SINGAPORE
NAVYA had deployed its fully autonomous AUTONOM SHUTTLE on NTU’s campus.
In October 2017, NTU did a demo of AUTONOM SHUTTLE around the Hive, NTU Learning Hub. Find below the video of this demonstration.