Singapore to Deploy Driverless Vehicles at Ports

Permanent Secretary for Transport Pang Kin Keong says the Ministry of Transport will test “truck platooning” technology for moving containers between port terminals. A truck with a driver will be followed by a convoy of three or four driverless vehicles. He is quoted in a Singapore Economic Development Board report as saying this reduces manpower reliance and increases productivity while benefiting Singapore’s logistics sector, which has been facing a shortage of drivers. Pang says the government doesn’t intend to replace a driven car with a driverless one, but to explore autonomous-vehicle technology in shared or public transport to bring new forms of mobility for the masses with the convenience of private transport.