All of the island’s western area now has been designated a trial site for autonomous vehicles, spanning more than 1,000km of public roads, as the government looks to address industry calls for a more varied test environment.
Singapore has opened up more land on which autonomous vehicles can be trialled and assessed, as it looks to address industry calls for a more varied test environment. The government hopes this will support “robust testing” of such vehicles as a potential safe mode of transport for inter-town services as well as longer journeys.
Spanning more than 1,000km of public roads, the expanded test area also would help pave the way for Singapore’s planned pilot deployment of autonomous vehicles at the turn of the next decade, said the Land Transport Authority in a statement Thursday. On-road trials for such vehicles had been running since 2015.