NTU to trial Singapore’s first driverless vehicle on the roads
The eco-business park CleanTech One, which gathers different companies and institutions engaged in green R&D under one roof, officially opened on August 15th. On this occasion, the French company Induct, along with the Chargée d’Affaires of the French Embassy and the French Trade Commission Ubifrance, has presented his driverless electric vehicle Navia. This vehicle has been selected by NTU to be used between the campus and JTC’sCleanTech Park.
This will be Singapore’s first clean and green driverless shuttle transportation system. It would be able to carry ten passengers and has a maximum speed of 20kmh. This test-bed is the first of its kind in the region and could pave the way for the integration of autonomous vehicles in Singapore’s transport system to alleviate the “first mile, last mile” transport problem.
The two years collaboration will see the Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N) test and optimize Induct’s electric shuttle and enable it to intermingle safely with traffic in Singapore. ERI@N and Induct will also work to improve and enhance electric vehicle battery reliability and charging speeds.
Laurence BEAU, Chargée d’Affaires of the French Embassy, Pierre LEFEVRE, CEO of Induct, Lim Hng Kiang, Minister for Trade and Industry, Singapore
Navia by Induct