Advancing Green Mobility, Sinar Mas Land Presents The Autonomous Electric Vehicle at BSD Green Office Park

October 11, 2022
BSD Green Office Park, which was built with a green vision and environmental insights, is now also equipped with green mobility aspects through the presence of autonomous electric vehicle (AV) trials. The AV trial in the BSD Green Office Park (GOP) area will take place from August 27, 2022 to January 5, 2023.

Sinar Mas Land continues to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This can be witnessed by the existence of various innovations to develop green energy smart cities that are more environmentally friendly and sustainable including the operation of the first autonomous electric vehicle (AV) in Indonesia within the BSD City area. This initiative is the continuation of the strategic partnership between Sinar Mas Land and Mitsubishi Corporation, supported fund by JICA, Mitsubishi Corporation together with MACNICA Inc. successfully implement the first-stage trial of Navya Autonom® Shuttle AV at QBig BSD City in May to July. The trial then continued in the BSD Green Office Park (GOP) area on 27 August 2022 to 5 January 2023.

The presence of this technology is in line with the green vision of the GOP area which is the first in Indonesia to be certified as Green Mark District from the Building Construction Authority (BCA) Singapore. In addition, all office buildings built in it have also received green building certification from the Green Building Council Indonesia (GBCI). This effort has gained attention from the Minister of Transportation, Budi Karya Sumadi as it is considered to enable future transportation for the sustainable smart city developments in the country. At the inauguration of the AV trial, he also expressed his hope that this latest technological innovation can be exhibited at the G20 Summit, which will be held in Bali on November 2022.

Chief Digital Tech Ecosystem & Development Sinar Mas Land, Irawan Harahap said, "The development of this autonomous electric vehicle ecosystem strengthens Sinar Mas Land's commitment and cater solutions for vehicles that are low in carbon emissions and encourage sustainable living. We saw that this AV innovation comes with features that are smart technology, besides that this smart transportation sets an alternative to new transportation modes to serve people's mobility. The sophistication of the features given by this AV also reflects the lifestyle that we want to present in BSD City in its transformation into a smart integrated digital city, especially in the Digital Hub ecosystem which is full of digital technology activities."

The Navya Autonom® Shuttle has an electric drive and battery pack with a capacity of 33 kWh that can last for 9 hours. The electric vehicle has a passenger capacity of 15 people, 11 sitting, and 4 standing. The Navya Autonom® Shuttle is equipped with a variety of sensors ranging from the use of GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems), and LIDAR (Light Radar) sensors combined with a high-resolution camera for big data analysis, which will then be processed by a high specification computer embedded in each bus. The AV can detect, track, and classify surrounding obstacles in real time to determine the optimal trajectory and speed profile, including accelerating, steering, and braking autonomously.

In the second stage trial, AV continues to operate every Tuesday – Sunday from 10.00 to 17.00. General public can try on this autonomous electric vehicle for free. The prospective passengers need to register and fill out surveys before and after enjoying the electric vehicle, through the OneSmile application, which is available for Apple App Store and Google Playstore. Those who bring children can try this autonomous electric vehicle provided that they have a minimum height of 120 cm and are accompanied by their parents.

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