Driverless vehicle will be available in Singapore by end of 2016
Singapore’s SMRT Services is collaborating with Netherlands-based 2Getthere Holding to bring in driverless public vehicle called the Group Rapid Transit (GRT) which will be available by the end of this year.
The joint venture was announced earlier today where a replica of the vehicle is also unveiled, and it looks really classy and cool!
According to the press release by SMRT, the automated vehicle systems will not only be introduced in Singapore, but also seek to enter the Asian market.
The GRT vehicle is a driverless 24-seater air conditioned pod, similar to personal rapid transit vehicles except that it can fit in more passengers.
Carel van Helsdingen, Chairman and founder of 2getthere in a statement;
“We are delighted to join forces with SMRT Services to further market 2getthere’s proven systems in the Asia-Pacific region, a high-growth sector for innovative transport technologies in the coming years. Building on decades of technological development and experience gathered through projects implemented worldwide, our innovative technology will be able to optimise the efficiency, reliability and safety of transport networks.”
Also, Singapore is the third country in the world to have this cool service as GRT is currently only available in Netherlands and America.