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  • 2017 January 9 13:23

    MOT and PSA tie up with Scania and Toyota

    The   Ministry   of   Transport   (MOT)   and   PSA   Corporation  today  signed  agreements  with  two  automotive  companies, Scania  and  Toyota Tsusho,  to design, develop and test - bed  an  autonomous truck platooning system for use on Singapore's  public  roads.  With  this,  Singapore  moves  a nother step  closer  to wards  autonomous  freight  transport.

    These  agreements  follow  from  a  Request  for  Proposals  (RFP)  exercise, suite to  a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) inked between MOT and  PSA in October 2015 to collaborate and co - fund truck platooning projects.

    Truck  platooning  involves a  human - driven  lead  truck  leading  a  convoy  of  driverless trucks. In the Singapore trials, the trucks will transport containers from one  port  terminal to another. Efficient freight movement is critical to  the  competitiveness of  our port.  Truck platooning will  also  alleviate our shortage of manpower, and allow more  freight movement to be conducted at night to  ease traffic congestion. 

    Both companies will be working to  develop  technologies to enable heavy  vehicles  to  move  in  leader - follower  formation,  as  well  as  to  fully  automate  the  processes for precise docking and undocking of cargo.

    The truck  platooning trials will take place in two p hases over a three - year period  from January 2017 to December 2019. The first phase, lasting about a year, will  focus  on  designing,  testing  and  refining  the  truck  platooning  technology  to  adapt  to  local  2 conditions. 

    The  trials  will  be  conducted  by  Scania  and Toyota in their  respective  research centres in Sweden and Japan, to  leverage  their existing development work. Depending on the outcomes of  the  phase 1 trials, MOT and PSA Corporation will then  select  one of  the companies for  phase 2,  which  will  consist  of local  trials and  some  development  of  the technology in Singapore.




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