test vehicle was changing lane when it collided with a truck,"
the Land Transport Authority said in a Facebook post.
nuTonomy, which is developing and testing the technology, said
the car was operating with two engineers onboard and traveling
Countries around the world are encouraging the development of
autonomous technologies, and Singapore, with its limited land
and workforce, is hoping driverless vehicles will encourage its
residents to use more shared vehicles and public transport.
Singapore's testing of the technology is being closely watched
as tech firms and automakers race to build self-drive cars and
develop new business plans for what is expected to be a
long-term makeover of personal transport.
Four different groups are testing driverless cars in a western
Singapore district. The test routes open to participants was
doubled to 12 km (7.4 miles) last month.
In September, ride-hailing firm Grab partnered with nuTonomy to
allow some users to book driverless cars via its app.
(Reporting by Aradhana Aravindan; Editing by Nick Macfie)
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