In a first of its kind move by a transport operator, Singapore-based ComfortDelGro will be trialing an autonomous shuttle bus service
in real traffic conditions in National University of Singapore (NUS) in March 2019.
Taking part in this year-long trial are ComfortDelGro, Inchcape Singapore, NUS, and Toulouse-based EasyMile.
The EasyMile EZ10 autonomous shuttle will run along a 1.6-km route in Kent Ridge campus between Heng Mui Keng Terrace and Business Link. It will be operating in mixed traffic conditions and rely on an array of software and hardware technologies for navigation on the roads, without any assistance of external infrastructure.
A safety engineer will be on board the autonomous shuttle during the trial to ensure safe operation of the vehicle, as well as to provide engineering expertise.
The initial phase will focus on collecting data for its mapping and navigation systems, and would not be open for passenger service. Once the trial management team is satisfied that the shuttle is ready for commuter trials, passengers will be able to start boarding the vehicle.