Singapore pilots self-driving buses hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: Infonet)
Hanoi (VNA) - Singapore has moved a step closer to a driverless public transport network with the launch of a new trial of self-driving buses.

Orderly and high-tech, the Asian city-state has become a test-bed for self-driving vehicles and has developed home-grown technology while inviting foreign companies to trial their own.

As planned, the trial will last three months. From this week, passengers can book a bus ride through an app that takes them around Singapore's Science Park, a high-tech business hub, during off-peak hours.

It is not the first self-driving bus trial in the city but is the first to charge a fee.

Singapore's first trial of self-driving buses came in 2015, while a trial of driverless road sweepers was launched earlier this year./.