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Grant call for designing bus stops, taxi stands, pick-up and drop-off points for an autonomous vehicle future

  Category: Plan our Future SG
Autonomous vehicle on the road

Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) can provide a safe, inclusive and efficient mobility option for all commuters, bringing them to their destinations quicker and more conveniently. 

As Singapore prepares for the operation of  AVs on our roads, it is necessary to develop a better understanding of whether AVs would be able to smoothly and safely maneuver through existing bus stops, taxi stands, pick-up and drop-offs points. How can these facilities be better designed and equipped to facilitate future AV deployment and enhance the overall user experience? 

LTA is launching a grant call with URA for proposals to develop design recommendations and strategies to make bus stops, taxi stands, pick-up and drop-off points more suitable for AVs to co-exist with manned vehicles. 

Find out more on the grant call and how you can participate at LTA’s website

Submission period: 19 October 2020, 1200hrs to 16 November 2020, 1200hrs

Who can participate: All R&D organisations in Singapore, including publicly funded institutes of higher learning, not-for-profit research institutions, public sector agencies, companies and company-affiliated research entities.

The Lead Principal Investigator will be required to have a minimum time commitment of nine months per year in Singapore. International parties can participate in the project as Collaborators. All work should be done in Singapore, unless explicitly approved by LTA and URA.  

Examples of existing bus stops, taxi stands, pick-up and drop-off points:


Taxi standBus-stopDrop-off point