The megacities of today tomorrow and day after to morrow are growing rapidly This trend is a global phe nomenon At the same time infrastructure and public transportation systems are hardly keeping pace with the development whereas personal automotive mobility con tinues to increase In Asia the dilemma is most obvious While the elevator in the 632 meter 2 074 foot tall Shang hai Tower whisks you down at a speed of about 70 km h 44 mph the solid lines of cars at the exit only pass you by at walking speed In the cauldron of Jakarta on the oth er hand the agile motorcycle taxi is more expensive today than a normal taxi because in the daily chaos it takes cars twice a long to reach their destination And in emerging centers like Manila Karachi or Dhaka intersections during rush hour appear more like parking lots Large scale test field By comparison Singapore has a clear advantage Asia s paragon of economic development not only has the requisite resources but also secured the services of experts and leading companies specializing in predictive transportation planning early on as 5 6 million inhabi tants in a densely populated area would like to be mobile around the clock The aim however is not to achieve a car friendly city but local transportation concepts that meet the city s needs The authorities are looking for solutions to deconstruct and renature streets over the long haul to create more space for recreational areas The South East Asian metropolis therefore regards it self as a pioneer and has initiated various city wide pilot projects multimodal mobility apps self driving bus es providing mobility on demand service autonomous taxis and mini bus shuttles for industrial parks and tour ist attractions The whole city is a large living lab enthus es Schaeffler employee Dr Marcel Ph Mayer who lives there And the overall political conditions here are ide al for testing our technologies in real world traffic situa tions There are few bureaucratic hurdles and approval By 2030 Singapore s metro network is planned to be expanded from today s 200 124 to 360 km 223 7 mi 80 of all households are supposed to be able to reach a station on a ten minute walking distance Singapore dollars about 76 000 euros is the price of a Toyota Corolla including registration four times as much as in the United States 1 00090 Min additional buses were purchased between 2012 and 2017 In total 1 billion Singapore dollars have been invested in the Bus Service Enhancement Programme BSEP This is the time it will take the new high speed train to travel the 350 km 217 5 mi distance to Kuala Lumpur Service is planned to begin in 2026 Alan Chan Heng Loon CEO of the Singapore Land Transport Authority regards the train as the most important interurban means of transportation of the 21st century 120 000 Source Land Transport Authority SingapurSource sgcarmart com 16 17

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