One Motoring

One Motoring


Introduction


One Motoring is a one-stop digital platform integrating all key services related to vehicle ownership and usage for motorists in Singapore. Launched in September 2020, it represents the next generation of digitalization efforts by the Land Transport Authority (LTA), encompassing private transport touchpoints.


One Motoring aims to offer greater convenience and efficiency to motorists through a unified portal and mobile app covering essential vehicular needs, from bidding for certificates of entitlement (COE) and registering vehicles to paying road taxes and traffic fines.

Key Functionalities and Services


At its core, One Motoring consolidates previously fragmented information and e-services across LTA and traffic police domains into a single intuitive touchpoint minimizing hassle. Some major examples include:


1. COE Bidding: Motorists use One Motoring for open category COE bidding instead of tedious manual processes before. E-bidding allows preset bidding across preferred bidding cycles with minimal monitoring through automated bidding agents. Price tracking tools and data-packed analyses also help decide optimal bid pricing strategy aligned with short/long term ownership plans.


2. Vehicle Registration and Ownership Transfer: Instead of shuttling physical forms across agencies before, users can conveniently register new or imported vehicles and transfer ownership digitally through one portal. Necessary documentation gets pre-validated online, minimizing administrative inaccuracies.


3. Road Tax and Insurance: Road tax payments for vehicles can be made seamlessly using saved cards or online banking integration while insurance coverage status gets reflected from official sources in real-time instead of manual uploads previously.


4. Driving Licence Applications and Renewals: From applying for a new driving licence or renewing an expiring one, the entire workflow now transits through One Motoring using Singpass authentication. Applicants book test slots or check application status conveniently minus legacy hassles.


5. Traffic Offences: Motorists use One Motoring to check outstanding traffic fines, make payments, appeal disputes or request adjournments fully online instead of through police counters. All updates sync automatically across traffic police systems after processing via API integration.


Apart from the above key functionalities, LTA continues injecting new self-help tools into One Motoring like vehicle retirement services, analytics for better fleet utilization, car park bookings for season parking needs and more to enhance offerings over time through agile development.


User Convenience Factors


One Motoring focuses squarely on uplifting motorist convenience across necessary vehicular matters that previously span fragmented channels. Some advantages users enjoy:


1. Single unified portal aggregating previously disjointed public and private transport information and services under ‘MyInfo’ profile. No repeated submission of particulars needed across multiple agencies.


2. Saved time without needing to physically shuttle forms, documents or checks to various bodies like LTA, URA and traffic police for each vehicle-related requirement.


3. Real-time updated status dashboard for all ongoing vehicle matters like COE bids, ownership transfers, ticket payments instead of information delays through legacy paperwork.


4. DIY self-help tools for activities like usage monitoring, season parking reservations etc that would have required excess intermediations before.


5. Recurring auto payment options for road tax, ERP and parking charges minimize lapse penalties by reducing dependence on manual payments.


Apart from user gains, LTA also benefits through cost reductions from automated identity verification, documents pre-validation and halving of operational overheads related to manual counter servicing and cash handling. Data capture across the vehicle lifecycle moreover improves policy insights.

Multi-Channel Access

Given mobile penetration ubiquity, One Motoring services remain easily accessible to motorists 24/7 via apps on iOS and Android platforms, not limited to desktop access alone. Unified user authentication works across web and mobile variants with Singpass logins enabling private data transmission securely without exposing particulars.


LTA targets to make at least 70% of vehicular services available on One Motoring portal and app to benefit majority motorists based on actual user needs, keeping the interface intelligent yet simple enough for quick adoptions even among mid-age drivers less savvy with technology. Physical touchpoints like LTA field offices and authorised agents continue to support assisted services, however the strategic priority remains steering drivers towards self-help for speed.

Key Technology Elements


The One Motoring system rides on advanced technology architecture to enable many improvements over legacy transaction methods for LTA's stable of e-services. Some standouts include:


1. Centralisation of 14 legacy systems onto a common platform taking advantage of shared components like payments, notifications etc. This reduced wasteful duplicative investment into parallel digitalization previously by consolidating end-user touchpoints.


2. Architected as a responsive web application with full mobile compatibility, ensuring consistent high performance and feature availability across devices instead of limited desktop views.


3. Adoption of extensive Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for interlinking with authoritative data sources like CPF Board, vehicle dealers and banks that pre-validates user inputs real-time and syncs decisions downstream. Minimises invalid or fraudulent transactions.


4. Introduction of automated COE bidding agents that bid on behalf of drivers based on pre-configured price strategies rather than depending on manual bidding alone previously. Improves convenience and consistency.


5. Multi-modal biometrics login including fingerprint, face and iris scanning for enhanced security alongside Singpass. Critical for sensitive transactions like COE bids.


6. In-memory processing and data caching enhances large-volume transaction responsiveness during peak demand like open COE bidding closing moments, preventing system overloads.

Ongoing Enhancements and Developments


As a digital platform, One Motoring stays under continual evolution tracking technology shifts and emerging user expectations. LTA already envisages work-in-progress enhancements spanning:


1. Extended mobility offerings beyond just car ownership - this means working towards integration of wider transport connectivity services over the long-term encompassing trains, buses, taxis/private hire cars, cycling and regional links into the One Motoring ecosystem backed by the Parking.sg app and Beeline shuttle initiatives.


2. Developing richer user-consented data exchanges with private transport ecosystems, for instance insurance policy donations during ownership transfers or mileage records for usage-based insurance and loan eligibility.


3. Injecting video analytics, sensors and metadata capture at wider public parking spaces and lanes to improve real-time visibility into vehicle movements, behaviour trend identification and predictive congestion advisories.


4. Trials of emerging technologies such as digital license plates, in-vehicle identity digital wallets connected to One Motoring profiles and even Blockchain usage to prevent vehicle history frauds and enable traceable records continuity during repeated sale/transfer.


In essence, One Motoring signifies a major milestone in LTA’s e-government transformation that improves experience markedly across the most common citizen, business and public officer touchpoints involved in vehicle management matters. By consolidating identity validation, documents exchange, payments transaction and data syncing flows onto a centralized platform, One Motoring looks set to lift efficiency, accountability and insight capabilities structurally for Singapore's land transport environment in the coming decade.