Self-Driving Hyundai Spotted On PIE, Likely Part Of Test For Driverless Taxis

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Self-Driving Hyundai Spotted On PIE On 16 Sep

Electric vehicles have become all the rage these days, with more Singaporeans making the switch in recent times.

While being energy efficient sounds great, there’s apparently an even more impressive version that would elicit ‘ooh’s and ‘aah’s these days — a self-driving electric vehicle.

A motorist recently spotted a driverless vehicle cruising along the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) with a huge caution sticker plastered on its rear bumper.

While motorists joked about giving the vehicle a hard time, these cars may be out and about as part of a test for driverless taxis in the future.

Self-driving car cruises along the PIE

On 16 Sep, a Facebook user shared photos of a driverless vehicle travelling along a busy section of the PIE.

As its name suggests, the vehicle is a Hyundai IONIQ 5, one of the few autonomous vehicles that can operate without a driver.

Its licence plate is also of the blue and yellow split variety, given to vehicles used for research and development.

Along with these clues, a huge “driverless vehicle” decal is plastered above the licence plate.

Fellow motorists crack jokes about vehicle’s driving

The vehicle’s appearance caused quite the uproar in the comments section, as fellow motorists took turns joking and...

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