Frankly, Singapore LTA is not an ACTIVE on things that helps saves the environment but rather to their benefits e.g collect lucrative Road Taxes, Gentry Charges and COEs to name a few. Other countries going great deals to curb pollution by having more officers travelling on road to catch white or dark smokes from Vans or Motorbikes or even Cars to give stiffer fines for them to make the necessary changes. Singapore ain't doing enough to built electric stations for Electric cars and gives good rebate in buying E-Cars so that more would switch to a clean and efficient cars on roads. LTA also don't encourage enough then CNG benefits which resulted much of the players closed down which gave motorist headache in spending money to install and also to dismantle it leaving marks of unsightly holes left from mounting brackets and such. Singapore LTA basically say YES to other people and NO for not doing by example. No Action Talk Only ( NATO )
So autonomous vehicle was pushed by vendors and NOT by the government that allowed them to test on Singapore roads, so final approval will take their time to see where they can charge the consumers on something that benefited collecting money from us!
Another example is Diesel cars which with Euro 4 and now Euro 5 grade, gives lesser and more efficient fuel savers for Singapore, so much so that it took many years before they (LTA) finally approved to be used here in Singapore..
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