Singapore plans to use driverless buses by 2022
The government of Singapore has announced plans to introduce driverless buses on public roads by 2022. Before wide deployment, the buses will be piloted in three new neighborhoods with less-crowded roads. The autonomous buses are to complement manned bus services, and will initially operate during off-peak hours. According to the country’s Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan, ‘the autonomous vehicles will greatly enhance the accessibility and connectivity of our public transport system, particularly for the elderly, families with young children and the less mobile’.