Land Transport Innovation Portal

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What is the Land Transport Innovation Portal?

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The Land Transport Innovation Portal (LTIP) is a one-stop platform for our ecosystem partners.

LTIP encourages and facilitates interested innovators to develop innovative solutions to support our needs encapsulated under the Land Transport Master Plan 2040 (LTMP 2040) goals.

Through this portal, interested partners will be able to:

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Get a better understanding of the challenges, problem statements and areas of focus that LTA is keen in working with ecosystem partners to co-innovate.
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Share potential solutions that meet LTA’s needs and address our problem statements.
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Share your perspectives of the problem statements and solutions that LTA could consider.
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Obtain useful information to support your innovation efforts such as information related to sandbox environments, test-bedding, regulatory advice and innovation networking events.
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Find information on suitable funding sources and further assistance on application and other administrative procedures.

Calling for Land Transport Innovation Ideas

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The operating environment in the land transport sector will continue to evolve rapidly in the coming decade, driven by a tight labour market, the recovery of global supply chains, and increased urgency for net-zero carbon emissions.

We aim to partner industry innovators to solve land transport sector challenges and achieve the following key outcomes. Your application should meet at least two (2) of the outcomes:

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Submit your Ideas

If you have new approaches, ideas or new technologies that could help us achieve our strategic goals, you may submit an abstract of your proposed solution through our Submission Form.

And if your proposed idea matches what we are looking for, we will get in touch with you to find out more!

Who can apply?

Local and global organisations (e.g. companies, research institutes or institutes of higher learning) who will set up a base in Singapore to conduct the project, own, manage and exploit rights of all intellectual property that is developed.

Proposed solutions will be evaluated broadly based on, but not limited to the following criteria:

Criteria Description
Objective
  • The solution should be aligned with the key goals of LTMP 2040 with a clear value proposition and should demonstrate the steps to achieve them.
Innovativeness
  • The solution should be innovative and not already available or commercialised in the market.
  • The solution should not already be funded by other LTA initiatives or another agency.
Scalability & Implementation
  • The solution should be supported by realistic deliverables and outcomes to support the implementation plans.

Shortlisted solutions will be funded based on the duration, level of scalability and technology readiness. Funding requirements and details will be determined based on the nature of project.

Contact Us

If you require further assistance, feel free to reach out to us through our Contact Form.

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Join our Mailing List to receive updates on the latest land transport innovation news!

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The following sandbox applications were closed on 15 January 2024.

  1. Application to Sandbox for Electric Heavy Goods Vehicle (e-HGV) Battery Charging and Swapping System (BCSS) Solutions
  2. Application to Sandbox for Electric Vehicle Mobile Charging System (MCS) Solutions

Visit the Land Transport Sandboxes page to find out more.

To promote collaboration and co-creation of innovation solutions, enterprises, third-party developers, researchers, and the general public can leverage on the data on Land Transport DataMall.

 

Open Datasets
  • Static Datasets comprise mostly the Geographical Information System (GIS) information available in the ESRI shape file format, and LTA’s statistical monthly/annual reports in PDF and XLS formats.
  • Dynamic Datasets are updated live, and served out via APIs which are accessible with an Account Key issued only to registered DataMall subscribers.

 

On-Request Datasets

Beyond the Open Datasets, LTA also shares other datasets on a case-by case basis to provide higher levels of granularity for more data-driven solutioning. This is to adequately address requesters’ needs, while meeting LTA’s commitment to data confidentiality and privacy.

The datasets available for on-request sharing are listed in DataMall’s “On-Request Datasets” tab, with more specific information on the metadata in each dataset. To request data, requestors should download and complete the Data Sharing Form and submit it via the Contact Us page on DataMall.

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Jurong Lake District (JLD) is a new growth area in western Singapore that serves as the largest mixed-use business district outside of our city centre.

Going car-lite is one of the key ambitions of the JLD in progressing towards net zero emissions by 2045.

To encourage drivers to adopt Walk Cycle Ride (WCR) modes of transport for trips within JLD, URA and SNGDO, with LTA’s support, are organising the Jurong Lake District Innovation Challenge. Under this challenge, SMRT has developed a problem statement to look for a solution that aggregates information across the various public transport services and active mobility options in JLD. The solution targets to change car owners and frequent drivers’ perception of public transport and offer commuters better interaction with SMRT’s offerings.

The selected winning team Mapxus proposed a new solution to encourage active mobility and the use of public transportation through a navigation application that connects both indoor and outdoor spaces.

The application also offers barrier-free routes that avoid escalators and stairs, with the potential to integrate with retail solutions such as online queue or food ordering systems. This solution will enable JLD to be a more inclusive and vibrant district and aligns with LTA’s goals to make WCR transport modes the preferred way of travel.

The second winning solution by Nippon Koei, is a personalised journey planner application with features such as cost comparison for transport options, carbon footprint tracker and a rewards system to promote the use of public transport and active mobility.

The winning solutions will each receive a cash prize of $50,000 to support the production of prototypes to be piloted at various locations provided by JLD’s stakeholders by July 2024.

For more information on the awarded winners, visit the JLD page.

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By leveraging technologies, we adopt new and viable concepts with our industry partners to deliver a safe, reliable, inclusive, cost efficient and environmentally-sustainable land transport system to serve the public. These innovative concepts are brought to life through a collaborative approach with our industry and research partners, and turned into real applications that benefit our commuters.

One such example is how we paved our roads sustainably using waste plastics to upcycle our waste in our infrastructure, in collaboration with partners from Samwoh Innovation Centre, Singapore Polytechnic, and Contec Fiber AG.

Read the article - "Paving the Way for Eco-Friendly Roads" to find out more about this initiative.

Enhancement of Roadworks Application Process using Artificial Intelligence

  • Industry Partner: NCS Pte. Ltd.
  • LTA User: Road Works Regulation and Licensing Division (RWRL)

Agencies or private contractors who intend to carry out works on public streets are required to obtain a permit via roadwork applications submission on LTA’s Permit for Road Occupation Management Portal (LTA.PROMPT) online portal. These roadwork applications are typically for lane closure to facilitate installation and/or upgrading of utilities such as water, sewer, drainage, power, telecommunication networks etc. On the average, there are between 200 to 300 roadworks daily.

Innovation as a Means to Improve Efficiency

In order to improve the efficiency in the submission and processing of roadwork applications at the LTA.PROMPT portal, LTA has explored innovative technologies to provide the following enhanced features to simplify the submission of road work applications:

  1. Automatic generation of Traffic Control Plans (TCP) with little inputs needed from the applicants.
  2. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to check and validate that documents in scanned copies are correctly submitted. Applicants are alerted if there is any missing document before submission.
  3. Artificial Intelligence (AI) to aid in review of applications and provide recommendation for quicker processing.
A Simpler and Shorter Process

With these enhanced features, the process to submit roadwork applications, with simpler road configuration, are much more streamlined for applicants – reducing the overall time and cost needed.

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Generation of TCPs via AI/ML enhancement system

Going Forward

Plans are currently being explored to enhance the LTA.PROMPT to handle more complex traffic layouts and road infrastructures, catering to different road configurations and traffic volume.

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