Next step in transportation sector under the Smart Nation Vision is anticipated

Next step in transportation sector under the smart

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Next step in transportation sector under the Smart Nation Vision is anticipated to bring something more advanced and new. Public buses may be unmanned in a near future as autonomous vehicles or self-driving cars have become a reality. Autonomous driving may be applied to other things, for example cargo trucks operating only at night, reducing road congestions during the day. MyTransport.SG smartphone application provides real-time information for commuters. It updates its features regularly to improve commuters’ travelling experience. Over the past year, LTA has been working with SBS Transit and SMRT to install and test a new centralized system, which determines real-time bus location, and hence provide more accurate bus arrival information for more than 4,700 public buses over 360 routes. Bus loading information is also available for selected bus services. Commuters are able to see colour-coded space availability information to help them decide whether to board the arriving bus or choose to get on the next bus. The colour green indicates available seats, yellow indicates available standing spaces, and red indicates limited standing. Various applications developed by My Transport Singapore, brought to citizens by the LTA are available to enhance commuters’ and drivers’ convenient urban mobility.
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Singapore is the world’s second safest city according to the report by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Singapore Police Force has specific targets of service pledge to operate efficiently. Police force can be reached at emergency by dialing ‘999’ , and it has separate police hotline (1800-255 0000) as well as a traffic hotline (6 547 0000). There is a SMS service called the Emergency Short Messaging Service Helpline, or SMS 70999 in short, which is designed to offer members of deaf, hard-of- hearing and speech-impaired community another avenue of communication. The project is supported by the Ministry of Finance and iDA. This initiative is in line with the strategic vision of Government’s 2010 masterplan that aim to increase the available Government e-services. The Police Force of Singapore also provides web- based electronic police centre (through Electronic Police Centre, ePC) for citizens to conveniently gather information, file police report online, and handle administrative affairs such as applying for certified copy of police reports, criminal records, etc. For example, CrimeStopper on ePC provides an alternative online avenue for citizens to make less urgent reports, or submit information to help Police in combating crime. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) is a uniformed organization, overseen by the Ministry of Home Affairs of Singapore Government that provide fire-fighting, rescue and emergency medical services; relieve hazardous materials incidents, as well as
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formulate, implement and enforce regulations on fire safety.
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