I refer to, “Predicting when HDB lifts will fail with new system” link and I predict HDB lifts will continue to fail without fail. Microsoft is assisting the government with a new system after a record number of lifts went berserk.
Basic infrastructures are falling apart and breaking down with increasing frequency. Age may be a factor but more importantly, it has been the lack of proper maintenance and cutting corners with a “cheaper, better and faster” (CBF) approach. link to video
Where lift maintenance is concerned, technology does play a part but it will never compensate for human incompetence. Instead of addressing its shortcomings and booting out failures, PAP has again preferred to throw money at another ‘solution’ in partnership with Microsoft.
(Again, Singaporeans have been shortchanged because Surbana Jurong was set up using tax and CPF dollars but conveniently transferred to Temasek at a guaranteed lelong price. Directors and top management at Surbana Jurong and Temasek stand to gain millions from its privatisation despite costs having been socialised. This is but one example of how citizens have been ripped off.)
The real problem has always been a systemic one where incompetence within PAP has been recycled within the government and GLCs instead of being booted out.