nuTonomy's Driverless Car figures in Road accident in Singapore

By Mart D. Sambalud, Posted: 10/19/16 09:47AM EDT
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The driverless nuTonomy in action.(Photo : nuTonomy/YouTube)

A self-driving car owned by nuTonomy has figured in a road accident after it hit a truck on Tuesday, Oct. 18. The test vehicle, according to Reuters, was being tested in Singapore's major thoroughfares. 

The news broke after Singapore's  Land Transport Authority (LTA) took to social media networking site Facebook and shared the details of the incident.  LTA said the minor incident happened at Biopolis Drive in one-north around 9 a.m. 

According to LTA, nuTonomy's, the owner of the  self-driving car,  attempted to change lane when it suddenly collided with a truck at a low speed. There were no reported injuries. However, LTA and Singapore's police authorities are investigating the incident to identify the cause of the sudden change of lane. 

The Independent said that nuTonomy, a MIT spin-off start-up company, has issued a statement this week, saying that it will fully cooperate with Singapore's LTA and the police probing the accidents. nuTonomy claims that the self-driving car was driven by two engineers as they navigate Singapore road slowly. 

nuTonomy's self-driving technology is said to be closely monitored by the Singaporian government. This as tech companies like nuTonomy is in tight race to develop a self-driving cars. Developing such technology entails a long-term business model that is viable to  support the concept of personal transport.

In Singapore, there are actually four tech firms that are currently testing their self-driving cars especially in western district. Just recently, the test routes for driverless vehicles was doubled to 12 km (7.4 miles) last month.

It can be recalled that ride-hailing firm Grab has partnered with nuTonomy  for booking the self-driving vehicles using Grab's mobile app. 

nuTonomy was founded back in 2013 with the aim of developing an automated and driverless cars by year 2016. The company's first pilot project was launched in Singapore on Aug. 2016 as a driverless taxi service.  

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