​NTU Singapore and Volvo unveil world’s first full size, autonomous electric bus


Published on : 07-Mar-2019

NTU Singapore and Volvo Buses have launched the world’s first full size, autonomous electric bus today. The single-deck Volvo Electric bus is 12 metres long and has a full capacity close to 80 passengers. Plans are in place to test the bus at NTU and to subsequently extend the route beyond the NTU campus.

Media Reports:

Local Media

The Straits Times, 6 Mar 2019, page B2 (with blurb on page A2), and online (with video)
The Straits Times, 6 Mar 2019, page B2 and online
Channel 5 News, 5 Mar 2019, 9pm
Suria News, 5 Mar 2019, 8pm
Vasantham News, 5 Mar 2019, 8:30pm
Channel NewsAsia, 5 Mar 2019, 10pm
Channel 8 News, 5 Mar 2019, 10pm and online
The Business Times, 6 Mar 2019, page 16 and online
TODAY, 5 Mar 2019
The New Paper, 6 Mar 2019, page 15
Lianhe Zaobao, 6 Mar 2019, page 11 (with blurb on page 1) and online (with video)
Berita Harian, 6 Mar 2019, page 1
Lianhe Wanbao, 5 Mar 2019, page 6
Shin Min Daily News, 5 Mar 2019, page 2
Channel NewsAsia online, 5 Mar 2019 (includes video interview with NTU President Prof Subra Suresh)
BeritaMediacorp online, 5 Mar 2019
Tamil Murasu, 6 Mar 2019, page 3

International Media

Reuters, 5 Mar 2019
AFP, 5 Mar 2019
CNBC, 5 Mar 2019
CNBC online, 6 Mar 2019
Bloomberg, 5 Mar 2019
The Daily Mail online (UK), 5 Mar 2019
The Sunday Mail (UK), 5 Mar 2019
Fox 40 (US), 5 Mar 2019
Le Petit Journal (France), 5 Mar
France24, 5 Mar 2019
Wen Wei Po (HK), 6 Mar 2019, page A31
The Borneo Post, 6 Mar 2019, page A2
Bangkok Post, 6 Mar 2019, page B6, and online (with video)
The New Straits Times (Malaysia), 6 Mar 2019, page 62 and online
The Star, 6 Mar 2019, page 20 and online
The Star Malaysia – StarBiz (Malaysia), 6 Mar 2019, page 9
The Sun Daily (Malaysia), 6 Mar 2019
AsiaOne, 5 Mar 2019
Iran Daily, 6 Mar 2019, page 8 and online
Kyodo News (Japan), 5 Mar 2019
Japan Today, 5 Mar 2019
Breitbart (US), 6 Mar 2019
Eagle News Philippines, 6 Mar 2019
Vietnam Breaking news, 6 Mar 2019
MSN US, 5 Mar 2019
The Oman Observer, 6 Mar 2019
The Nation (Thailand), 6 Mar 2019
The Manila Standard, 6 Mar 2019
CTV News (Canada), 6 Mar 2019
NNA News, 6 Mar 2019
Egypt Today, 6 Mar 2019
The Financial Express, 6 Mar 2019
Business Standard, 6 Mar 2019
The Malay Mail, 6 Mar 2019
The Manila Bulletin, 6 Mar 2019
The Jakarta Post, 6 Mar 2019
Millenium Post (Australia), 6 Mar 2019, page 12
Business Daily (Africa), 6 Mar 2019, page 32
Myanmar Times, 6 Mar 2019, page 15
Oman Daily Observer, 6 Mar 2019, page 16
Phnom Penh Post, 6 Mar 2019, page 9
The Economic Times (India), 6 Mar 2019, page 17
The Peninsula (Qatar), 6 Mar 2019
Central News Agency (Taiwan), 5 Mar 2019
World Journal (US), 6 Mar 2019
cnFOL.com (China), 6 Mar 2019
Dnet, 5 Mar 2019
Yahoo News, 5 Mar 2019
TechSpot (US), 6 Mar 2019
New Atlas (Canada), 6 Mar 2019 (with video story)
The Times of India, 6 Mar 2019
Times of Malta, 6 Mar 2019
Morningstar News (Canada), 5 Mar 2019
The Tribune Express (Pakistan), 6 Mar 2019
Mirage News Australia, 6 Mar 2019
Engadget (with online video), 6 Mar 2019
Ubergizmo (US), 6 Mar 2019 (with video provided by CCO)
Metro Magazine (Canada), 5 Mar 2019
Techwire Asia, 6 Mar 2019
China Plus, 6 Mar 2019
Jalopnik news (US), 7 Mar 2019
Traffic Technology Today (US), 6 Mar 2019
International Business Times Singapore
Smart Cities Dive, 6 Mar 2019
Energy Live News, 6 Mar 2019
ScienMag news, 5 Mar 2019
Shicheng News, 7 Mar 2019
ET Auto, 7 Mar 2019
Dezeen (US), 6 Mar 2019
Robotics and Automation News, 7 Mar 2019
Automotive Products Finder, 7 Mar 2019
MSN - Cars, 7 Mar 2019
InfoChat news, 7 Mar 2019
Sohu, 7 Mar 2019
7Car (Taiwan), 8 Mar 2019
MoneyDJ (China) 8 Mar 2019
SXXWGC.net, 8 Mar 2019
New Fortune Times (China), 8 Mar 2019

News Release

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