Citizens in Singapore will be able to board commercial self-driving autonomous vehicles by the end of the year. Dutch company 2getther and Singapore Transportation operator SMRT announced earlier today that they will be building 24 passenger driverless pods that will “run commercially by the end of the year”. The pods will run on electricity and are slated to drive on smaller roads like those in universities, gated communities and business parks.
This is not the first time autonomous vehicles will be used for commercial use, in 2010 the dutch company 2getthere built smaller pods to be used on a clean tech business park in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, Rivium Business park in Rotterdam also has similar pods.
The video below shows how the driverless Pods in Abu Dhabi run.