3 June 2019
Sustainable Urban Mobility Research Laboratory
SUTD-MIT International Design Centre

PI: Assoc Prof Lynette Cheah (ESD, SUTD)
Co-PI: Dr Samuel Chng (LKYCIC, SUTD), Prof Lucciene Blessing (EPD, SUTD)
Team: Dr Sabreena Anowar (ESD, SUTD), Dr Jude Herijadi Kurniawan (ESD, SUTD), Kristi Miller (ESD, SUTD)

Public acceptance of autonomous vehicles is a possible barrier to plans to roll-out AVs as part of public transportation. Available findings on the general acceptance of AVs suggest that the public tend to be skeptical of travelling in or alongside AVs. In collaboration with Daimler as the industry partner, this project identified adoption and design considerations when designing Autonomous Mobility Services in Singapore through a series of population surveys and community design workshops.


  • Chng, Samuel., Anowar, Sabreena., & Cheah, Lynette. (2022). Understanding Shared Autonomous Vehicle Preferences: A Comparison Between Shuttles, Buses, Ridesharing and Taxis. Sustainability, 14, 13656. doi: 10.3390/su14201365
  • Chng, Samuel., Anowar, Sabreena. & Cheah, Lynette. (2021). To embrace or not to embrace? Understanding public’s dilemma about autonomous mobility services: A case study of Singapore. Case Studies on Transport Policy, 9(2), 1542-1552. doi: 10.1016/j.cstp.2021.08.004
  • Chng, Samuel., Kong, Penny., Lim, Pei Yi., Cornet, Henriette. & Cheah, Lynette. (2021). Engaging Citizens in Driverless Mobility: Insights from a Global Dialogue for Research, Design and Policy. Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 100443. doi: 10.1016/j.trip.2021.100443
  • Kurniawan, Jude Herijadi., Chng, Samuel. & Cheah, Lynette. (2021). Social acceptance of autonomous vehicles. IEEE Potentials, 40(4), 39-44. doi: 10.1109/MPOT.2020.2991059
  • Chng, Samuel. & Cheah, Lynette. (2020). Understanding Autonomous Road Public Transport Acceptance: A Study of Singapore. Sustainability, 12(12), 4974. doi: 10.3390/su12124974
  • Cheah, Lynette., Blessing, Lucienne., Chng, Samuel., Kurniawan, Jude Herijadi & Miller, Kristine. (2020). Designing for adoption of autonomous mobility services. Report for Daimler.


  • Bala, Haimanti., Anowar, Sabreena. & Chng, Samuel. (2022, Jan). Enthusiasts to Pessimists: Profiling Potential Autonomous Transit Users in Singapore. Paper presented at the 101st Transport Research Board Annual Meeting.
  • Chng, Samuel. (2020, Sep). Understanding citizen’s aspirations for their cities’ mobility and its relationship with acceptance of autonomous vehicles: A case of Singapore. Paper presented at The 8th World Sustainability Forum.
  • Chng, Samuel. & Cheah, Lynette. (2020, Sep). The future of road public transit: Autonomous and accepted? Paper presented at The 8th World Sustainability Forum.
  • Chng, Samuel. & Cheah, Lynette. (2020, Aug). Understanding Acceptance of Autonomous Road Public Transport in Singapore. Paper presented at The Second Bridging Transportation Researchers Conference.
  • Chng, Samuel., Anowar, Sabreena & Cheah, Lynette. (2020, Jan). Preferences for Autonomous Public Transit Vehicles: Insights from A Survey and A Public Engagement Event in Singapore. 99th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA.
  • Chng, Samuel. & Cheah, Lynette. (2019, Oct). Public acceptance of autonomous road public transport in Singapore. Paper presented at 26th ITS World Congress, Singapore.