Delphi begins testing first autonomous car service in Singapore

Delphi wants to give you a lift to your metro station. The automotive supplier made headlines earlier this year when it sent one of its self-driving research vehicles coast-to-coast — both a test and a publicity stunt. The event appears to have paid off, as today it announces it’s been awarded a contract by Singapore’s Land Transport Authority to spearhead an automated mobility pilot program.
Glen DeVos, vice president of Delphi’s services business unit, says the trip caught the attention of Singapore government officials who had been working on ways to make better use of the southeast Asian country’s mass-transit system, and alleviate traffic. The 24-hour ride-on-demand service will shuttle people from their homes or offices to mass-transit stations, helping to solve what are known as first-mile/last-mile concerns.