The technology proliferation and market availability of V2X technologies, as well as emergence of game-changing communication enablers like 5G, have led to the possibilities of adopting such technologies for a highly-networked, smart and efficient land transport system.
As Singapore continues to develop with increasing economic activities and maturing townships, traffic interactions between road users (e.g. public and private buses, cars, taxis, motorcycles and pedestrians) have become more complex in our densely populated environment. Our land transport system has evolved over the years with the adoption of advanced sensor and monitoring systems, such as junction cameras, traffic monitors and the ERP System, in order to cope with the complexity of traffic management and to enhance road safety.
V2X is a communication means of between vehicles and between vehicle and infrastructure, such as the various parts of the traffic system around them. With its increased in adoption and coupled with other technological improvements in communications and artificial intelligence, they present opportunities to potentially further the improvements made to our roads and traffic systems. Advanced applications of V2X technologies can also complement the applications of Autonomous Vehicle (AV) technology for safe and efficient operations, which the government is planning to pilot for public transport services.