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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:19 AM

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While many Singaporeans have taken up cycling for leisure, National Development Minister Khaw Boon said the real test is will Singaporeans cycle to work?

At his meeting with reporters on Thursday morning, Mr Khaw spoke about how many Singaporeans these days are taking up cycling.

He related his own experience trying to cycle from home to work but said at some points it was tough because the infrastructure did not support it.

He said there must be facilities available to suit that lifestyle change.

And that is one reason why the government is looking at building park connectors. In future, all new towns will feature dedicated bicycle lanes.

This is of course also tied in to alleviating road congestion as people move to different modes of transport.

Mr Khaw also spoke about how lifestyles and aspirations may change with technology, and that the Singapore of today may be very different from the future.

Technology too plays a big part in this as Mr Khaw offered Singaporeans a glimpse into the future - driverless cars.

He added driverless cars will have huge impact on private transportation.

Driverless cars are already being tested in the US.


Mr Khaw gave the example as car prices continue to rise in Singapore with authorities aiming to get more Singaporeans to switch to public transport.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:30 AM

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Oh no next time we will be the society like those in "minority report" movie?

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:19 AM

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Not gonna happen anytime soon.

But if does happen, chances are Singapore will be the first to do it.

If it happens, for me I'll just get a driverless cab cause no point owning car anymore.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:28 AM

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No and never will.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:09 PM

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will you put ur life in risk on your own hands or some computer etc.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:37 PM

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If it's just for the daily grind (going to and from work) I wouldn't mind.

But I will NEVER give up driving completely.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:37 PM

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Why not a minister-less gahment? tongue.gif biggrin.gif

They are hoping for a driverless car coz dan the co-driver will have no one to slap. LOL...

Edited by Watwheels, 02 February 2013 - 12:38 PM.

The chosen one will bring balance to the Force...I mean Singapore. Even star wars do not reserve "the chosen one" to a sith lord or a jedi or a wookie.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:09 PM

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will you put ur life in risk on your own hands or some computer etc.

what if you don't need to pay insurance for such a mode of transport since Big Brother takes over the speed and direction of your car? No accidents and stress.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:27 PM

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will you put ur life in risk on your own hands or some computer etc.

Unless you never take aeroplane before, your lives pretty much in the hands of computers, .. If havent, try try.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 09:35 PM

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Driverless cars will soon become the reality in cities, and possibly as soon as in the next 10 years, and this will dramatically transform the landscape of urban planning, said Singapore National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan.

"In time to come, there will be driverless electric cars, in which by then private transport will become less important and therefore, less reliant on road service and land to be set aside for roads and carparks," said Mr Khaw, speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the World Cities Summit Mayors Forum in Bilbao, Spain, on Friday.

"These are [among] the technological changes and ideas which the mayors discussed with great excitement and expectations. It won't happen next year, it may happen in 10 years' time, it will most certainly happen within 15 to 20 years," he added.

Electric cars, which Mr Khaw says mayors at the summit hope to see more of, is just one example of the technology that can be harnessed to address the challenges of urban planning. In his television interview with both MediaCorp News and TVE Spain, given late on Friday, Mr Khaw also touched on water recycling and energy conservation as examples in which Singapore uses technology to address urban challenges.

Greater collaboration is also needed between the government and the private sector in solving tomorrow's urban planning challenges, said Mr Khaw, who revealed that there were plans to potentially add a business element to the World Cities Summit Mayors Forum.

"Part of the discussions with Bilbao City was to suggest a business segment to the Forum, to bring in private companies because they are the ones who create wealth, who can translate ideas into specific projects, get it implemented and scaled up for implementation," he said

This is particularly as there is great demand within Asia for innovative urban solutions.

"I interacted with some of the companies from the Basque Country from the last couple of days. I learnt that they have strong capabilities in infrastructure, engineering, and building of roads and bridges. If you look at Asia, the need for massive investment in infrastructure is huge. China, India, Southeast Asia and I see possibilities in companies exploring in that kind of opportunity," said Mr Khaw.

There are opportunities for Singapore in the global drive for better urban planning, he said.

"Many of them [the mayors at the summit] have heard about the Singapore story, the transformation that took place in the last 50 years. They wanted to see the secrets that they can apply to their own cities. Along the way, this opens up business opportunities for Singapore companies," Mr Khaw said, adding that a mayor from Rwanda was so impressed with the Singapore model of public housing that he appointed a consultant who "happened to be one that was involved in Singapore's public housing".

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 09:40 PM

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I don't think it will work, as what if met into accident? Will driverless car be so much clever as human brain to determine how to be flexible?? I can imagine if some incident, i.e tree fallen down and block the entire road, what will driverless car do than??

Maybe I am wrong by the time 2040. laugh.gif laugh.gif

Edited by Yewheng, 15 June 2013 - 09:41 PM.


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Posted 15 June 2013 - 10:33 PM

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Driverless cars will soon become the reality in cities, and possibly as soon as in the next 10 years, and this will dramatically transform the landscape of urban planning, said Singapore National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan.

"In time to come, there will be driverless electric cars, in which by then private transport will become less important and therefore, less reliant on road service and land to be set aside for roads and carparks," said Mr Khaw, speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the World Cities Summit Mayors Forum in Bilbao, Spain, on Friday.

"These are [among] the technological changes and ideas which the mayors discussed with great excitement and expectations. It won't happen next year, it may happen in 10 years' time, it will most certainly happen within 15 to 20 years," he added.

Electric cars, which Mr Khaw says mayors at the summit hope to see more of, is just one example of the technology that can be harnessed to address the challenges of urban planning. In his television interview with both MediaCorp News and TVE Spain, given late on Friday, Mr Khaw also touched on water recycling and energy conservation as examples in which Singapore uses technology to address urban challenges.

Greater collaboration is also needed between the government and the private sector in solving tomorrow's urban planning challenges, said Mr Khaw, who revealed that there were plans to potentially add a business element to the World Cities Summit Mayors Forum.

"Part of the discussions with Bilbao City was to suggest a business segment to the Forum, to bring in private companies because they are the ones who create wealth, who can translate ideas into specific projects, get it implemented and scaled up for implementation," he said

This is particularly as there is great demand within Asia for innovative urban solutions.

"I interacted with some of the companies from the Basque Country from the last couple of days. I learnt that they have strong capabilities in infrastructure, engineering, and building of roads and bridges. If you look at Asia, the need for massive investment in infrastructure is huge. China, India, Southeast Asia and I see possibilities in companies exploring in that kind of opportunity," said Mr Khaw.

There are opportunities for Singapore in the global drive for better urban planning, he said.

"Many of them [the mayors at the summit] have heard about the Singapore story, the transformation that took place in the last 50 years. They wanted to see the secrets that they can apply to their own cities. Along the way, this opens up business opportunities for Singapore companies," Mr Khaw said, adding that a mayor from Rwanda was so impressed with the Singapore model of public housing that he appointed a consultant who "happened to be one that was involved in Singapore's public housing".

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Why is he talking this?
I have seen this in movies.
What makes him think we don't already know?
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Posted 15 June 2013 - 10:36 PM

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Gentle reminder: This is $8 bypass minister, perhaps we need pinch or 2 of salt here.
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Posted 15 June 2013 - 11:24 PM

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 11:28 PM

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laugh.gif 10yrs time ? Why the Coe appear in my mind ?.... I don't think out will happen even in 20yrs time in sg.. the infrastructure alone will cost an arm and a leg and we know they won't spend such money if no way to recoup back.... And I don't think I will want to buy such car... I prefer to drive personally ....

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 11:33 PM

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Gentle reminder: This is $8 bypass minister, perhaps we need pinch or 2 of salt here.

CNG power car already failed big time, what crap is talking about electric car hur.gif

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 11:49 PM

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He is next to take over Lui's job? laugh.gif
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Posted 15 June 2013 - 11:50 PM

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I got the feeling he is gonna be the next transport minister in 2015/2016..
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Posted 16 June 2013 - 12:04 AM

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He's living in his own world... PM Lee, pls wake him up !

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 12:04 AM

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Govt will own all the driverless cars. You pay each time you use it.


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