Up to 300 students a day will be whisked around the campus at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) on driverless buses from 2019.
And the vehicles aren’t likely to wake up any students sleeping off a hangover, as they are silent. The project to bring them to the NTU campus is being delivered through a collaboration between NTU Singapore, SMRT Services and 2getthere.
Magnet pellets guide the Group Rapid Transit (GRT) autonomous vehicles (AV) vehicles, and will transport students next year between academic buildings and their halls of residences.
“NTU’s campus is not only a living testbed for innovative technologies, but also the first to test driverless vehicles in Singapore. Autonomous vehicles are an integral part of the NTU Smart Campus vision, which leverages tech-enabled solutions to create better living and learning experiences. This new collaboration with SMRT and 2getthere highlights our goal of developing cutting-edge transport solutions that will benefit Singapore and beyond,” said Subra Suresh, NTU President Professor.