Before moving to public roads following regulatory approvals, the Volvo driverless bus would start its trial run in the university’s campus.
Volvo Presents Driverless Electric Bus
Volvo Buses and Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) unveiled a full-size autonomous electric bus that would soon be tested in the city state this year.
Before moving to public roads following regulatory approvals, the bus would start its trial run in the university’s campus.
The 12-metre bus has a capacity of 80 passengers. Unlike regular buses, this electric vehicle produces zero emission and uses 80 per cent less energy than a diesel bus of an equivalent size.
Volvo Buses President Håkan Agnevall said: “The vehicle is an important step towards our vision for a cleaner, safer and smarter city.”
High-tech Singapore has become a testbed for self-driving technology and the world’s first driverless taxis went into operation in a limited public trial in the country in 2016.