Smart Bus Challenge

About The Challenge

Have you ever imagined what the buses of the future will be like? Do you have ideas about how we can enhance a commuter’s journey?

The Smart Bus Challenge is your chance to showcase your creativity and transform the future of buses in Singapore. 


Join us in determining the future of public buses in Singapore and tell us:

    ·What features should a smart public bus of the future have?

    ·How would technology and features on the public bus change the way commuters travel and behave in the public bus of the future?


Teams with outstanding entries will be eligible for the following prize awards.


$5,000 each

Commendation award(s)

$1,000 each


Who Can participate?

Students from Post-Secondary institutes of learning, for example:

  • Universities
  • Polytechnics
  • Junior Colleges
  • Institute of Technical Education
  • Schools offering Integrated Programme courses 
  • Private institutions providing post-secondary education e.g. LASALLE, NAFA

Each team should have 2 – 10 student members and up to 2 advisors from your school who will serve as point-of-contacts for the Challenge.


Steps for participation - Submissions are now closed.

Step 1: Submit your project proposal

Teams are required to submit an initial project proposal to for shortlisting by 7 May 2018.

The project proposal must include the following:

  • Project title
  • Background
  • Project Description
  • Proposal details
  • Benefits of the project and potential applications
  • Team Particulars form (click to download form)

The format of proposal should be in a write-up of not more than 10 pages long (A4 PDF file, minimum font size 11) which includes project title, background, project description, prototype proposal and cost-benefit analysis. Supplementary materials such as a video (not longer than 1 minute) or a PowerPoint deck (not exceeding 10 slides), are accepted as Appendices accompanying the proposal submission.

Teams with technical proposals of file size larger than 10MB shall share their submissions via dropbox and submit through email to



Entries submitted must be the teams’ own project work or invention; any work found guilty of plagiarism will be disqualified.

By entering the Challenge, the team members acknowledge and warrant that the submitted entry is an original work created solely by them, that the entry does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy / publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the entry.

Terms & Conditions apply


Step 2: Showcase your proposal and ideas for final judging

The first round of shortlisting will be done after the submission closes on 7 May 2018. Shortlisted teams will be notified by 30 June 2018.

Each shortlisted team will be required to make a 10-min technical oral presentation of their prototype/model to the judges at the pre-final judging stage in June/July 2018. There will also be a Question and Answer session by the judges.

Subsequently, LTA may engage selected teams to implement their proposals onto an actual bus with a view to showcase the bus at the ITS World Congress in 2019. 


Judging criteria

Proposals received will be judged based on the following considerations:

  • Creativity
  • Quality of proposal and ideas
  • Technical feasibility and scalability



For enquiries, please email to