Driverless car collides with lorry in one-north

Driverless car collides with lorry in one-north

The test vehicle had been changing lanes when it collided with a lorry, said LTA, adding that there were no casualties.

SINGAPORE: A self-driving vehicle was involved in an accident with a lorry on Tuesday (Oct 18) morning, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA).

The driverless car belongs to startup nuTonomy, which has been testing its fleet of vehicles in one-north.

The accident took place at Biopolis Drive in the one-north district at 9.28am. The test vehicle had been changing lanes when it collided with a lorry, said LTA in a Facebook post, adding that there were no casualties.

According to comments posted by Facebook user Michael Chong in the Singapore Taxi Driver group, the side of the lorry was dented and the bumper of the driverless car was damaged.

In a statement to the media, nuTonomy added that there were two engineers in the car at the time, and that the vehicle had been travelling "at a low speed" when the accident took place.

When contacted by Channel NewsAsia, the company declined to comment on the role of the engineers in the car.

In a fact sheet issued on Tuesday, LTA noted that qualified safety drivers have to be on board at all times, "ready to take over immediate control of the vehicles when necessary".

LTA and the police are investigating the cause of the accident. nuTonomy added that it is cooperating fully with the probe as well as conducting its own investigation.

Source: CNA/ek