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Navigating towards the Future of Autonomous Mobility

With the aim to revolutionise the way that cities think about the future of transport, we provide end-to-end solutions in autonomous mobility for urban transport. Our expertise has been built over many years from trials and services using driverless vehicles in Singapore and other global markets. We collaborate with transport authorities, research institutes as well as industry partners, in providing platforms and connected systems that meet the unique mobility needs of cities.

Our comprehensive suite of autonomous vehicle (AV) solutions cater to different applications such as first-and-last-mile transport and intracity transport:

  • Our AV kit comes with a full suite of sensors and computers dedicated for autonomous navigation, and can be installed on different vehicle form factors such as minibuses and city buses.
  • Our AV software comprises proven machine learning and rule-based algorithms for safe and secure vehicle control, with regular over-the-air updates.
  • Our fleet management systems enable customers to monitor and control the AVs with local or cloud-based IT infrastructure.
  • Our Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) mobile application integrates with our fleet management system and other third-party payment platforms to provide seamless on-demand mobility for passengers.

Our Autonomous Transport Solutions

Full-stack hardware and software systems for autonomous buses

We offer public transport bus/vehicle manufacturers all the tools and engineering expertise to support and augment driverless vehicle development programmes. 

Fully customisable and including engineering and integration services, field-tested hardware, and our proprietary software for highly accurate positioning, our navigation solution is capable of working with all sensors, including multiple cameras, LIDAR, radar and ultrasonic sensors, and with all vehicle types at all stages in the development and commercialisation cycle. 

  • Software that is customisable for all drive-by-wire platforms
  • Modular mounting kits
  • Full set of sensors

Autonomous Vehicle Kit

We offer a full-stack, cost-effective and high-performance AV Kit to bus OEMs which comprises software and hardware platform stacks, as well as comprehensive user manuals and documentation.

Key Applications/Features

  • Full-stack hardware solution with full-set sensors and computing platform
  • Highly compatible with a wide variety of sensors
  • High-performance and flexible architecture to enhance AV development

AV Kit Components

  • On-board Hardware Stack – our AV Kit sub-system comes with a full suite of sensors and computers dedicated to perception, localisation, and navigation.
  • On-board Software Stack – the on-board software comprises proven machine learning and rule-based algorithms for advanced vehicle control. The connected nature of the kit allows for secure over-the-air updates.
  • Fleet Management and Control Systems – customers can choose between local- or cloud-based fleet management systems to monitor and control AV Kit enabled vehicles.

Our Success Stories

First On-Demand Autonomous Shuttle Trial in Singapore

In partnership with local transport authorities and the Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC), we launched Singapore’s first on-demand autonomous shuttle bus public trial on Sentosa in 2019.

Four autonomous vehicles, comprising two minibuses and two smaller shuttles, were deployed for the trial. The shuttle service ran during four-hour timeslots on weekdays, serving tourists and commuters on the island.

A mobile app was developed to allow commuters to book their rides. Rides could also be hailed at kiosks that were set up along the 5.7km shuttle route.

More than 6,000 commuters took part in the three-month trial, providing useful data and insights to the authorities and SDC on the deployment of autonomous vehicles as a future mobility option in Singapore. We received an average commuter rating of 4.5 on a scale of 1 – 5 (excellent).

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Driverless Electric Bus Trial in Tasmania, Australia

In December 2019, the City of Hobart partnered with the Tasmanian Government and RACT to bring a driverless electric bus (DEB) to Hobart to demonstrate the autonomous technology, and gain greater understanding on future opportunities for AVs in Tasmania. This was the first autonomous shuttle trial in Tasmania.

We collaborated with local partners to supply the AV platform for the trial. With a 15-seat capacity, the autonomous shuttle connected the central shopping and business districts of Tasmania, demonstrating its ability to operate in a real-world environment to provide convenient first and last mile connectivity for Hobart residents.

Autonomous Shuttle Service at Gardens by the Bay

The Auto Rider is a shuttle service plying within Gardens by the Bay using air-conditioned autonomous vehicles, ferrying visitors between the main attractions within Gardens by the Bay.

The 8-seater Auto Rider ferries visitors on a daily basis, from the nearest MRT station to the Gardens’ Conservatories. Visitors can book a ride using a mobile app or purchase a ticket at self-ticketing kiosks located at the boarding and alighting points. To offer greater convenience, a cashless payment system was integrated with the booking system.

The Auto Rider also features a state-of-the-art transparent film technology that incorporates light effects and projects artistic images onto the windows. In the evening, the effects are visible from outside the vehicle, and do not affect the transparency of the windows for passengers looking out from within.

The Auto Rider is operated jointly by WILLERS, the Singapore subsidiary of Japan’s largest private bus operator, and CarClub, Singapore’s largest car-sharing operator.

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First Autonomous Commercial Transport Service at Singapore Science Park 2 and Jurong Island

Led by Singapore’s Emerging Stronger Taskforce’s (EST) Alliance for Action (AfA) on Robotics, we served as the AV Bus Consortium and Programme Lead for Singapore’s first commercial autonomous transport service at the Singapore Science Park 2 and Jurong Island. This is Singapore’s first autonomous bus transport revenue service.

The three-month pilot, which ran from January 2021 to April 2021, aimed to establish a track record which demonstrate services that meet commuters’ need for safe, reliable, and efficient modes of transport. To gain more data and insights that would be valuable to the development of future urban mobility services, the two routes differed in physical conditions, commuter and partner mix, service and vehicle type, as well as operation concepts.

At the Singapore Science Park 2, a 10-seater 7m-long bus plied a six-stop route between the Haw Par Villa MRT station and The Galen building at Science Park 2. At Jurong Island, a 26-seater 12m-long bus operated a 10-stop route, providing workers on the island with easy access to the amenities centre Oasis @ SAKRA. We developed both AV bus platforms and collaborated with partners to develop mobile apps that allow passengers at each location to book and pay for their rides.

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Israel’s First Public Autonomous Shuttle Service

In January 2021, we collaborated with Israel’s authorities and industry partners to deploy Israel’s first public autonomous shuttle service at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv. The shuttle service is integrated as part of the Center’s existing shuttle service to ferry passengers across its vast campus. The shuttle service was commissioned by ST Engineering.

Part of the Smart Mobility Initiative under the Prime Minister’s Office and led by the Israel Innovation Authority and the Israel Ministry of Transport, the pilot project was deployed in cooperation with autonomous solutions startup Blue White Robotics.

The 15-seater electric autonomous shuttle combines robotic technologies, high-performance sensors architecture and a constantly improving autonomous driving software which allows the vehicle to locate, analyse and interact with the environment in real-time.

As the autonomous shuttle shares the road with existing bus lines, it operates in a complex environment which includes buses, taxis, cars, bicycles, motorbikes, and other vehicles. The shuttle’s route is a 2.1 km long loop which serves the main hospital buildings. It has seven stops, four roundabouts and more than 20 pedestrian crossings, passing under several bridges and in the middle of tall buildings, which limit GNSS coverage. The route also runs close to large car parks, making it challenging to map.

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Autonomous Transport Services at Kranji Camp III and Paya Lebar Air Base

The Singapore Armed Forces and Defence Science and Technology Agency have collaborated with us to leverage commercial off-the-shelf AV technologies in developing dual-role AVs for the unmanned transport of logistical supplies and personnel. The aim is to reduce manpower needs and offer more convenience to servicemen. 

In this pilot trial, four fully electric autonomous vehicles are being deployed at Kranji Camp III and Paya Lebar Air Base to transport supplies and servicemen. The AVs perform scheduled ferrying services along pre-programmed routes as well as on-demand ferrying services at designated stops within the military compounds. This is coupled to a mobile application which gives servicemen a convenient way to access the AVs and get to various locations within the compounds. Besides serving as a greener and more sustainable form of transport, the use of AVs saves time and increases efficiency, allowing manpower to be optimised.

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