Autonomous cars might reduce or eliminate accidents altogether. But unless commuter behaviour changes, they might only worsen traffic congestion.
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A satellite-based ERP system won’t reduce congestion, even if it is a fairer way of charging motorists for road use.
ERP rates at Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (East Coast Parkway) after Defu Flyover and westbound Pan-Island Expressway before Eunos Link will increase by $1 with effect from Nov 6.
Two out of three lanes along Upper Serangoon Road were closed after a water pipe burst yesterday (Oct 30).
Traffic comes to a standstill after trailer breaks down and blocks four lanes of Upper Serangoon Road.
Private-hire cars clock significantly higher mileage than normal passenger cars and may be contributing to congestion here.
A steam roller overturned along Upper Serangoon Road near the junction of Charlton Road, causing a massive jam for motorists heading towards the city.
Researchers say if Singapore had a fleet of 300,000 autonomous cars that were shared among residents, all the mobility needs of the population could be met.
The intermittent slowness experienced by the clearance systems at Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints was due to a technical glitch, not a cyber attack.
From May 8 2017, ERP gantry will be in use between 7am and 9.30am on weekdays.