Singapore, through the efforts of Ministry of Transport (MOT), the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and academic institutes is moving towards a vision of Sustainable Future Mobility underpinned by public transport, a car-lite city with minimized congestion and pollution, and where trips would be supplemented with self-driving vehicles as well as buses/shuttles for first and last-mile transportation. Seamlessly connected mobility would be further facilitated with intelligent mobility solutions and smart-devices.
To bring Singapore closer to this future, LTA is investing in research, development, test-bedding and deployment capabilities. ERI@N will play a central role in a number of these areas including autonomous vehicles’ certification, AV sensor integration, and electromobility solutions centred around public transport. These technologies would be readily transferrable to megacities around the world which will face serious challenges in road congestion and pollution.
The elements of future mobility guide the roadmaps of various initiatives for Singapore. While the “informative” and “interactive” elements are related to the nationwide policy matters and IT infrastructure, ERI@N is supporting the government on the technological and regulatory development in the “green mobility” and “assistive mobility” space.
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