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Singapore Opens Centre to Test Self-Driving Cars

Credits: The Verge
Credits: The Verge

Autonomous self-driving cars like the Teslas we’ve been seeing could com to Singapore. To test these self-driving vehicles, a center located next to NTU was set up.

This center will have test circuits with roundabouts, slopes and areas with simulated rainfalls to test how the vehicles would function in real life.

This center will be known as the Centre of Excellence for Testing and Research of Autonomous Vehicles – NTU (Cetran), beside the JTC’s CleanTech Park just outside NTU.

This centre, will be the pioneer for the development of testing requirements for such vehicles, which the governmental organisations LTA, JTC and NTU will work on together.

This centre will put Singapore at the forefront of the development of autonomous vehicles.

To ensure the safety of Singaporeans, the LTA isn’t just going to test out the road safety of vehicles, but look into the cyber security aspects as well.

Trying to avoid hackers from remotely disrupting or controlling the vehicle on the road is just as important to road users and pedestrians as well.

Zayne Seah
A tech geek going beyond specs.

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