Singapore Wants Driverless Cars for First-Last Mile Commute
The city-country is planning to use driverless cars to supplement its public transport system
Singapore already has “Crystal Movers”, small, capsule-like train cubes that weave through densely populated areas to bring passengers to major train stations. The Singaporean Ministry of Transport is now eyeing driverless cars instead which require far less infrastructure than the capsule trains.
Lam Wee Shann, director of the futures division of the Ministry, said that the government wants to explore whether the autonomous vehicles could remake Singapore into “a city built around walking, bicycling and public transit.”