Singapore Polytechnic (SP) has delivered its first 5G self-driving electric vehicle that can be used as:-
1) a smart surveillance vehicle patrolling the campus autonomously, and
2) a safe and smart passenger
vehicle within SP
Outfitted with GPS, a LIDAR navigation system, a smart camera, 5G real-time data streaming, AI and Computer Vision technologies and a range of sensors, this SAE Level 3 Autonomous Surveillance Vehicle (ASV) can sense its environment and navigate
safely around the campus without human intervention. Various sensors, such as temperature, humidity and obstacle avoidance sensors, ensure that the ASV is operating at optimum conditions all the time.
As it moves around the campus, the ASV can detect anomalies in the environment (such as fire), or unusual scenarios (such as people not wearing masks or violating safe distancing measures), and send detailed alerts immediately to security
officers. SP faces challenges in the nation-wide shortage of security officers, hence the ASV would be a big help in patrolling the campus, especially during the current pandemic situation.
Passengers can book a ride on the ASV via an app on their handphones and enjoy secure transactions through a digital currency payment option using a Blockchain network.