Singapore hopes to take its driverless ambitions to the public


Aerial view of the Centre of Excellence for Testing & Research of Autonomous Vehicles (Cetran) in Singapore.

Courtesy of Nanyang Technological University

SINGAPORE — The buggy takes off on the track, moving very slowly. No one is controlling it, but the wheel spins and the vehicle negotiates a left turn.

As if led by a first-time driver, the driverless buggy jerks back and forth before halting abruptly when a pedestrian on the sidewalk gets closer to the road.

This is where autonomous vehicles in Singapore are being tested — at the Centre of Excellence for Testing and Research of Autonomous Vehicles (Cetran). The buggy trial covered only a small distance of the 1.3-km track, where…


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