Take a look at this interesting article by Jeremy Tan on the Singapore government's latest moves to promote autonomous vehicle trials in the island state.

The Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill was read in Parliament last week and became law on the same day.  As well as recognising that motor vehicles don't always require a human driver, the Bill sets out various measures that balance the need to ensure safety with the aim of creating a supportive environment for trialling autonomous vehicles.

Singapore has previously shown that it aims to lead the way in the fledgling autonomous vehicles sector (see for example our post on the self-driving taxi trial that started there last year).  The government clearly sees the advantages in creating the right platform to retain Singapore's edge in this field.