The Land Transport Authority of Singapore (LTA) has awarded NCS - a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singtel Group - and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine Systems Asia Pte Ltd (MHIES-A) with its S$556 million next-generation Electronic Road Pricing system project.
The first-of-its kind to be implemented nationwide in an urban environment, the new system makes use of advanced satellite technology for congestion management and is expected to be progressively implemented from 2020 onwards.
Under this partnership, NCS is the consortium lead to integrate the overall system and solution, while MHIES-A will provide the intelligent On-Board Unit (OBU) and roadside infrastructure.
Over the years, the consortium has developed advanced capabilities in Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), mobile applications, digital transformation and an open platform for value-added services.
"Many urban cities are plagued with traffic congestion challenges. This project gives us the opportunity to work with LTA and industry players to catalyse innovation and to build the needed capabilities for Singapore's Intelligent Transport Industry, in line with Singapore's Smart Nation vision," said Chia Wee Boon, Chief Executive Officer of NCS Pte Ltd.
"We have been involved in the Singapore ERP for more than 20 years and we are very honoured to be given the subsequent opportunity to play a part in Singapore's transport developments together with LTA and NCS. We have a proven and long-term relationship with NCS and we believe that this state-of-the-art system will be the showcase of GNSS based transportation system in the urban area to ensure a smooth and seamless travel experience for all motorists," added Hisaji Takeuchi, Senior General Manager of MHIES-A.
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