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SINGAPORE Singapore is contemplating utilizing drones and unmanned automobiles to examine its underground railway tunnels, its transport regulator stated on Wednesday, its newest experiment with new expertise.

The Land Transport Authority has put out a request on the potential of trade participation in using unmanned plane and car expertise for inspections of its Mass Speedy Transit system and highway tunnels.

Labour-intensive guide inspections are carried out repeatedly on the rail system and highway tunnels to verify for issues similar to cracks or water leaks.

“The usage of automated applied sciences … won’t solely enhance the accuracy of inspections, however can even release engineers’ time, enabling them to give attention to the evaluation of the information captured to advocate any vital remedial measures,” the LTA stated in an announcement.

Singapore has introduced plans to start testing driverless buses and vehicles.

Self-driving vehicles are already being examined on public roads in a high-tech firm district within the west of town.

(Reporting by Aradhana Aravindan; Modifying by Robert Birsel)