Singapore calls for driverless street-sweepers

Singapore - The city-state’s National Environment Agency and Ministry of Transport have asked for the design and development of driverless vehicles for street cleaning and rubbish clearing.

The Straits Times reported on Monday that the two government agencies were seeking information from industry, universities and research institutes on “how we could leverage new technology to improve the productivity of public cleaning”.

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The agencies said they were looking for “multi-purpose utility vehicles” which were in line with the Committee of Autonomous Road Transport for Singapore's vision for the deployment of self-driving technology.

The authorities added that boosting productivity levels in the delivery of public services would bring about cost and time savings and better deployment of manpower resources in the long term..