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The presence of an efficient land transport system is paramount especially in a city like Singapore which is renowned for its bustling trade and commerce. An efficient land transport infrastructure can facilitate businesses in accessing markets, connecting with suppliers and customers, and seamlessly transporting goods to ports and airports. 

The Land Transport Pillar in ARTC remains dedicated to enabling future mobility by driving innovation and technological advancements in manufacturing to bolster the reliability, safety, and sustainability of the land transport infrastructure, while fostering the development and deployment of electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing in Singapore.

Collaborating closely with consortium members such as Land Transport Authority, Hyundai, and SK TES, the pillar is steadfast in its commitment to bolstering Singapore's reputation as a world-class engineering and innovation hub for land transport technological advancements. By harnessing technologies such as automated inspection, robotics, and digital twin, the pillar will support Singapore in establishing a resilient and sustainable land transport sector characterised by reduced decarbonisation and emissions.

Focus Areas

Land Transport Focus 1

As technology advances, it is important to ensure that the workforce is equally skilled to handle these technological advancements. Housed in ARTC, the Transport Engineering Research Arena facilitates the training of the future workforce for EVs. Additionally, it operates as an innovation sandbox to collaborate with partners on developing a future manufacturing operation equipped with intelligent automated inspection and assembly, advanced mobile robots, and virtual manufacturing.

Land Transport Focus 2

The Singapore Green Plan 2030 outlines a robust initiative to electrify the vehicle population, a pivotal stride towards realising the ambitious aim of achieving 100% cleaner energy vehicles by 2040. In line with this strategy, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) targets to electrify half of its public bus fleet and mandate that all new car and taxi registrations be of cleaner energy models starting in 2030. In concert with these efforts, the LTA aims to deploy 60,000 EV charging points nationwide by the same year, ensuring convenient access to charging infrastructure for electric vehicle owners.

Under the Land Transport Pillar, concerted efforts are underway to enable the adoption of EVs in Singapore. These efforts encompass fostering capabilities in safe and sustainable handling of EV batteries, along with integrating sustainable practices and cutting-edge technologies into the implementation of smart and innovative charging solutions.

Together with the Singapore Battery Consortium and industry partners, the Land Transport Pillar supports the industry and national initiatives in the technology areas of battery testing, repurposing and system development. Furthermore, the pillar assumes a pivotal role in the A*STAR Battery Centre, a joint initiative in A*STAR, by providing comprehensive and innovative solutions in battery for the industry.

A*STAR Battery Test Facility

A 800minfrastructure equipped with a diverse range of state-of-the-art testing equipment and facilities, to enable a safe and reliable environment for game-changing success in battery research and development.

EV Battery Disassembly Line

A demonstration equipped with agile modular workflows, safe and adaptive remanufacturing processes, and sustainable manufacturing management to manage end-of-life batteries for circular economy.

Land Transport Focus 3

The Land Transport Pillar is dedicated to innovating and deploying solutions to optimise the performance of existing land transport systems. One key focus area is addressing sustainability concerns associated with key road infrastructures, particularly in terms of energy consumption and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. To tackle this, the pillar leverages on A*STAR capabilities to translate and deploy smart energy monitoring solutions in Singapore's road infrastructure to minimise overall energy consumption. 

Additionally, the pillar collaborates with public and private partners to revolutionise Singapore's land transport system and last-mile logistics through the implementation of cutting-edge technologies. This includes leveraging digitalisation and automation technology to develop fleet management solutions and reconfigurable inspection systems, enhancing the efficiency and sustainability of Singapore's transportation infrastructure.