* Singapore / China - DRIVERLESS SHUTTLE
* Singapore - To try out driverless shuttle on public roads
(Photo: NTU - Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University will be running a Navia autonomous shuttle to the nearby JTC Corporation's CleanTech Park)
Singapore,China -Gizmag, by Ben Coxworth -August 16, 2013: -- Should you be at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) sometime soon, and wish to take the shuttle bus to JTC Corporation's CleanTech Park, you might find yourself in a vehicle that drives itself. Plans call for just such an autonomous shuttle to start running the 2-km (1.2-mile) route, as a real-world test of driverless public transportation... The electric 8-passenger vehicle is a model already being made by France’s Induct Technology, and is known as the Navia... Passengers get on board at a designated stop, and select their destination stop on a touchscreen display of the route. The vehicle then heads out onto public roads at a maximum speed of 12.5 mph (20 km/h). It uses four LIDAR (LIght Detection And Ranging) units, along with stereoscopic optical cameras, to generate a real-time 3D depth map of its surroundings. This allows it to avoid obstacles, stay in its lane, and generally keep from getting into trouble...
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