Innovators Needed - Land Transport Authority

CONGRATULATIONS!

After 101 entries, here are our WINNERS:


“We decided to launch this inaugural challenge to encourage innovation and creativity among youth by inviting participants to rethink how our transport landscape can be transformed in the years ahead. This platform allows students and engineering professionals to co-create projects for a more attractive and robust land transport network.”
Lew Yii Der
Co-Chairman, Steering Committee, Group Director, Corporate Planning and Development, LTA

“My hopes for the future of land transport is that it will be a car-lite society with a seamless, safe, economical, efficient and environmentally-friendly public transportation system. The LTA challenge is a good platform to seek ideas and feedback from the community to enhance the transport system in Singapore”
Dr Richard Kwok
Co-Chairman, Steering Committee, Railway & Transportation Engineering Technical Committee, IES

WINNERS

ZAIBIKE - UNIVERSITY CATEGORY

A smart bicycle sharing solution.
by Singapore University of Technology and Design

Bicycle sharing has been in existence for several years now. Team ZaiBike has adapted bicycle sharing systems used in several countries and tailored one just for Singapore. While transportation is the primary purpose, these bicycles will also capture the data of a user’s journey, enabling Team ZaiBike to plot a utility map to plan future hubs.

SMART BUS SEAT - POLYTECHNIC/ITE category

A special retractable seat for the priority group.
by ITE College Central

Team Smart Bus Seat’s prototype aims to build a sustainable and progressive land transport network, but more importantly to promote courtesy and graciousness in everyday commute. Their proposal revolves around a retractable seat that is electromagnetically locked and released only when an elderly, disabled, pregnant passenger or anyone in need of it wishes to use it.

DRIVERLESS DRIVERS - OPEN category

A computer-simulated analysis of the driverless vehicle network.

What started out as a problem this team of brothers encountered turned into a winning solution to address the long travelling time commuters faced. Their model consists of a cluster of hubs and driverless vehicles that will be assigned to fetch passengers who have submitted a request through an app. Backend optimization will be done and a vehicle will be sent upon request.

RUNNERS-UP

SITIZENS - UNIVERSITY CATEGORY

A collection of live traffic feed to prevent congestion.
by Singapore Institute of Technology

Data collection for research and planning is key when addressing Singapore’s transportation issues. Thus, Team SITizens’ proposed collecting live traffic information at traffic junctions in an effort to relieve road congestions. Road users will gain access to information on the quickest route, carbon emission and fuel consumption, transmitted via a computer simulation.

S-REV - UNIVERSITY CATEGORY

A modified electric scooter with a self-returning function.
by Nanyang Technological University

Redistribution is a major issue faced with bicycle or scooter sharing systems, especially when it pertains to the recovery of these vehicles once users have reached their destinations. This problem is resolved with Team S-REV’s electric scooter. The unit automatically returns unaided, using an internal GPS system and multiple motion sensors, to its docking station.

AUXILIUM - POLYTECHNIC/ITE category

A special GPS-equipped wheelchair for the elderly.
by Temasek Polytechnic

Considering Singapore’s rapidly ageing population, Team Auxilium has devised a Smart Mobility Wheelchair to aid the elderly with navigation home. The device with its “follow-me” and “guide-me” functions especially targets seniors who may suffer from dementia, and aid the caregivers.

TEAM REPUBLIC - POLYTECHNIC/ITE category, DELEGATES’ CHOICE AWARD

A bicycle and scooter kiosk for faster travel.
by Republic Polytechnic

The cable car is commonly known as a transport attraction, but Team Republic has taken an old concept and adapted it to current times – integrating the cable car into Singapore’s public transport system. Their proposal allows commuters to travel across the island in a cable car that can descend to ground level and travel along the streets.

Telepod - OPEN category

A mobility-on-demand pod-sharing concept.

Team Telepod believes that their electronic scooter will ease the pains of travelling by providing a mobility-on-demand pod-sharing concept. The team proposes a mobile docking station for the hire and redistribution of e-scooters.

FUTRISTS - OPEN category

A city remodel to make it more pedestrian-friendly.
by Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)

Instead of looking to implement a specific solution, Team Futurists set its sights on a more encompassing approach. Their proposal consists of a re-modelled city which has pedestrian footpaths repositioned in the middle of roads, making street spaces more pedestrian friendly. This approach aligns with the idea of a car-lite environment.

COMMENDATION

AUTONOMOCITY - University category

A unique public transport system featuring autonomous vehicles.
by Nanyang Technological University

Intrigued by the idea of a multi-modal public transport system that allows consumers to share autonomous vehicles, Team Autonomocity proposed a system that comprises of autonomous vehicles integrating with conventional travel modes (buses, MRT, taxis and cars) to create a high-tech efficient transportation network with more free urban spaces.

NUS - ASB - university category

An independent transport system that runs on fixed routes.
by National University of Singapore

A smart and driverless car technology coupled with a desire to see more car-lite HDB towns resulted in Team NUS-ASB’s proposed Auto-Smart Bus (ASB) system to complement the exisitng transport system. ASBs would replace current feeder services plying the HDB towns, increasing mobility and accessibility for commuters.

PASSAGE - university category

A mobile app designed to improve the walking experience.
by Nanyang Technological University

Team Passage believes it can further enhance a pedestrian’s experience through its mobile application, which will be integrated with Google Maps API. Users can easily add location information to the database. This includes real-time human density, construction sites and static information such as stairs and escalators at a particular location.

ZAIMAP - university category

Developing cycling infrastructure using crowd-based data.
by Singapore University of Technolocy and Design

By collecting data of cyclists’ actual routes usage, Team ZaiMap hopes its project of building crowd-sourced cycling routes will help the Government to develop cycling infrastructure on an urban scale. The collection of user travel patterns using GPS is translated to cycling paths and travel data, which is useful for both users and planning authorities.

KEEPING IT RAIL - POLYTECHNIC/ITE category

Extending train carriages at both ends for increased capacity.
by Singapore Polytechnic

To ease congestion on MRT trains, Team Keeping It Rail has proposed that the existing train design be modified by extending the ends of the train and adding an extra carriage to increase passenger capacity per trip, especially during peak hours.

NEW GENERATION - POLYTECHNIC/ITE category

A modified signal light to reduce accidents.
by Nanyang Polytechnic

With safe travel being of utmost priority, Team New Generation believes that its proposal can improve the way humans and vehicles interact on roads. Through its computer simulation, it proposes a more visible light signal system for driverless vehicles, making car signals more visible to other road users.

SP DASE AERO - POLYTECHNIC/ITE category

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to inspect MRT tunnels.
by Singapore Polytechnic

Team SP Dase Aero has proposed a UAV system that could be used for surveillance in long and deep MRT tunnels to detect defects due to wear and tear. With its 360-degree camera and lighting system, it can provide periodic inspection, map and detect structural irregularities present in the tunnels.

VISION - POLYTECHNIC/ITE category

A Traffic Control Tower to expedite passage of emergency vehicles.
by Ngee Ann Polytechnic

The Semi-Auto Emergency Vehicle is at the core of Team Vision’s project. A central control system facilitates the journey of these emergency vehicles as they are driven manually on intelligent roads that can communicate with traffic lights and self-driving vehicles on the roads.

CLUSTERED: REURBANISATION - OPEN category

Remodelling of the existing transport system.
by Hwa Chong Institution

Team Clustered: Reurbanisation focused on urban planning to redesign street spaces. They proposed a transportation system that would be “a tight-knit, seamless system of interconnected modes of transport” that provides convenient, comfortable and efficient transportation for the public.

HOP-ON - OPEN category

A phone app that allows users to locate and book bicycles.

Team Hop-On believes that the future of bicycle sharing involves the usage of smartphones to unlock a virtual bicycle lock. The proposed mobile application will allow users to easily book a bicycle and lock or unlock the bicycle.

HTCK - OPEN category

A mobile app for carpooling.
by NUS High

Through its mobile application, Team HTCK hopes to make carpooling more efficient. It aims to collate users’ relevant information such as their workplace and residential location, and assist them in allocating a travel group that can be used for their daily commute.

QANEMATE Qane - OPEN category

A revolutionary walking stick to suit individual needs of the elderly.

With the desire to make land transport more inclusive for the elderly commuters, Team QaneMate Qane came up with the Quality Ambulatory and Navigation Equipment (QANE), an intelligent walking cane with an award-winning holder (mate). The cane is designed to make journeys easier and safer for the elderly through functions such as the Green Man Plus token which encourages the proper use of pedestrian crossings.