In line with LTA’s initiative to introduce greener public bus ﬂeets for reduced carbon footprint, SMRT Buses have launched electric vehicles - minibuses and 12-metre buses for services 825, 944 and 983. The minibuses are equipped with a wheelchair-lifting mechanism to allow wheelchair users to take these buses. Powered by an electric motor, an electric vehicle is far quieter than one powered by a conventional internal combustion engine.
In 2019, SMRT Buses signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with LTA and other industry partners to train our bus captains on the operations of autonomous vehicles (AVs), in preparation of future deployment of AVs.
In January 2021, to promote this sustainable urban transport solution, SMRT Buses with the Alliance for Action (AfA) on Robotics, an industry-led coalition embarked on a trial of on-demand autonomous bus services at various locations including Singapore Science Park 2. Find out more about the trial here.
On-Demand Autonomous Shuttle at Science Park 2