Published on 16 Nov 2022

Facility to discover tech solutions behind new NTU electric shuttle buses launched

A new facility for the NTU community and the public to learn about the technology solutions behind its campus electric shuttle bus service has been launched.

Launched in conjunction with ComfortDelGro Bus, the new Smart Mobility Experience Centre (SMEC) at the NTU Smart Campus is the first such centre open to members of the public.

The Centre is equipped with state-of-the-art systems that can track real-time ridership, the location of the buses, and the electrification progress of the fleet.

Visitors may look forward to an engaging and interactive experience through touchscreen panels. This includes the opportunity to learn about smart fleet management systems, and how tech-enabled solutions like bus ridership can influence outcomes that affect them as commuters.

There is also a showcase of the NTU Omnibus app, a new and convenient mobile app jointly powered by ComfortDelGro Bus and NTU, which enables commuters to better plan their journey on campus. 


The new electric buses are fitted with a host of telematics devices, including Global Positioning System (GPS), battery management hardware, and offers powerful data collection capabilities. They also come with a passenger information display system that allows commuters to be informed about the bus route and the next bus stop.

Supported by advanced technology, the Centre will monitor the deployment and system performance of the NTU electric bus fleet for improved service reliability across the campus.

Data collected through the electric bus fleet would also be analysed for ridership trends to make predictive interventions for a smoother commuting experience for the NTU community. For example, more buses may be deployed to specific routes when there are spikes in ridership.

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