Singapore: The Land Transport Authority (LTA), Singapore, will soon be calling for a tender to invite industry players to submit technical proposals for a second generation electronic road pricing (ERP) system. One of the key technologies identified is a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) which makes use of satellites to determine the position of a vehicle, according to a report published in Channel NewsAsia.
To improve the living environment, Singapore has also been testing green transport technologies such as the trial of diesel hybrid buses and diesel particulate filters in conjunction with the vehicle emission test laboratory (VETL) which was set up in October 2009.
An Electric Vehicle Taskforce co-chaired by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) and LTA was also established to assess the feasibility of the EV technology in the local transport eco-system.
Transport Minister Raymond Lim said that LTA and the EMA would next jointly develop the necessary charging infrastructure to ensure convenient access to the electricity grid, with electric vehicle charging stations from service providers currently under evaluation.
With the electric charging infrastructure set up, and anticipated delivery of the Mitsubishi iMiEV electric vehicles, the test-bedding trial will bring Singapore be a step closer to going electric, on the road.
Sorce: Channel NewsAsia