January 30 - 31, 2018
Equarius Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore

Day 1 Agenda

Welcome Registration

9:00 am - 9:15 am Opening Address by Conference Chairperson

Dr Henriette Cornet, Principal Investigator of Design for Autonomous Mobility ,TUM-CREATE

Dr Henriette Cornet

Principal Investigator of Design for Autonomous Mobility

Theme 1: Regulatory, Legal and Technological Developments to Enable Safe and Successful Integration of Autonomous Vehicles in Asia-Pacific

It could be several more years before a Level-5 fully-autonomous car rolls out of an assembly line but there are encouraging developments all around. Both Bottom-up and Top-up autonomous technologies and platforms are being developed at breakneck speed and we are already starting to see the development of test-beds. At the same time, vehicle trials being conducted globally across all economies for autonomous cars, trucks and trains bode well for the industry. This session will take a closer look at some of these developments, from a regulatory, manufacturer and end-user viewpoint, the various challenges and resistance that could arise and why the future belongs to those who can effectively commercialize these technologies.

H.E. Dr Laszlo Palkovics

Minister of State for Higher Education and Government Comissioner (Responsible for Coordination of Research and Development of Autonomous and Electric Vehicle Systems)

9:30 am - 10:00 am Forecasting Timelines, Benefits And Barriers For The Adoption Of Self-Driving Cars

Pete Kelly, Managing Director,LMC Automotive
Autonomous driving is at the cusp of transforming and redefining the boundaries of the automotive industry. By 2020, nearly 250 million cars will be connected to the Internet and by 2030, one in seven cars will have level-3 automation or higher. By 2035, the core market for self-driving vehicles is expected to reach USD560bn. In this session, we will look at the sustainability of the market growth, the forces shaping the growth of the autonomous vehicles industry, its trajectory and examine some of the barriers to autonomous vehicles adoption, such as regulatory, supply-chain and infrastructure.

Pete Kelly

Managing Director
LMC Automotive

10:00 am - 10:30 am Virtual Testing and Simulation of Highly Automated Driving Functions

Marius Dupuis, Managing Director,VIRES Simulationstechnologie GmbH, MSC Software Company


Marius Dupuis

Managing Director
VIRES Simulationstechnologie GmbH, MSC Software Company

Speed Networking & Morning Tea-Break

10:30 am - 10:45 am Speed Networking

With various industry practitioners, researchers, academics, OEMs and suppliers from the autonomous vehicles industry gathered in one place, the sea of faces may seem daunting. This focused, 15-minute activity will allow you to connect with other industry professional in a brief, personal and structured format. Use this opportunity to make new contacts, exchange business cards and plan further conversations throughout the next 2 days to maximize your networking opportunities, and have some fun while at it!

10:45 am - 11:15 am Morning Tea & Networking Break

Interactive Panel Discussion

As automakers start to deploy more autonomous features, one of the biggest challenges faced in rolling out the technology will be to ensure that the supporting infrastructure is adequate and well-maintained. This will involve a commitment from the various stakeholders and government agencies to work together to plan and put in place the necessary road markings, communication systems, etc. In this discussion, panelists will:

  • Determine some of the infrastructure needed for the successfully deployment of autonomous vehicles
  • Discuss the challenges of putting in place these required infrastructure in Asia
  • Take a closer look at some of the existing regulatory policies that need to be changed
  • Examine the socio-economic impact on replacing existing infrastructure to accommodate autonomous vehicles
  • Discuss the development of a smart city that can incorporate autonomous vehicles

Dr Henriette Cornet

Principal Investigator of Design for Autonomous Mobility


Mahesh Shinde

GM, HEAD - ERC (Indoor testing)
Tata Motors Limited


Syafiq Yussoff



Vivek Vaidya

Vice President
Frost & Sullivan

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Case-Study: Lessons Learnt from NSW’s Automated Vehicle Trial in Sydney

Andrew Mehaffey, Director – New South Wales,HMI Technologies Pty Ltd


Andrew Mehaffey

Director – New South Wales
HMI Technologies Pty Ltd

Lunch & Networking Break

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch & Networking Break

Theme 2: Singapore's Vision for Autonomous Vehicles

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Singapore’s Roadmap for Autonomous Vehicle Deployment

Chris Leck, Director, Futures Division,Ministry of Transport Singapore

Chris Leck

Director, Futures Division
Ministry of Transport Singapore

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Understanding Singapore’s Regulatory Framework for Autonomous Vehicles

Tom Webster, Senior Research Engineer, CETRAN ,Energy Research Institute @ NTU

Tom Webster

Senior Research Engineer, CETRAN
Energy Research Institute @ NTU

Over the past three years, several trials for autonomous mobility-on-demand services have been launched in Singapore, with the ultimate aim of creating safer roads with fewer accidents, lesser congestion and smoother traffic, increased mobility for the elderly and disabled, improved availability of on-demand car-sharing and to optimize parking space. This session looks at how autonomous vehicle technology will impact the future of public transportation in Singapore in order to create greener, safer and more efficient transportation in Singapore.

Dr Henriette Cornet

Principal Investigator of Design for Autonomous Mobility


Dr Aybike Ongel

Principal Investigator for Individual Mobility Vehicles & Services

Afternoon Tea & Networking Break

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Afternoon Tea & Networking Break

Theme 3: Technological Innovations for Autonomous Vehicles

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Promoting Taiwan as a Vehicle Telematics Hub – What are the challenges and opportunities for OEMS?

Paul Chou, Secretary General,Taiwan Telematics Industry Association
Vehicle telematics involves an array of technologies, including automatic driving assistance systems, GPS navigation and wireless safety devices. Given the global trend of smart vehicle development, demand for vehicle telematics will continue to expand. This session will focus on the growth of the Taiwanese telematics industry, and how OEMs can take advantage of the country’s consideration experience in the sector to advance their own autonomous vehicles programmes.

Paul Chou

Secretary General
Taiwan Telematics Industry Association

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm EasyMile EZ10 Deployments: Autonomous Shuttle Use-Cases

Alexandre Pequignot, Sales Manager for SouthEast Asia ,EasyMile


Alexandre Pequignot

Sales Manager for SouthEast Asia

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Automated Vehicles (AV): Exploring Tools, Algorithms, and Emerging Issues

Associate Professor Hussein Dia, Program Leader (Future Urban Mobility), Smart Cities Research Institute, Chair, Department of Civil and Construction Engineering,Swinburne University of Technology
Many companies have already rolled out AI-powered driver-assist features such as automatic braking, collision avoidance systems, pedestrian and cyclists’ alerts, cross-traffic alerts, and intelligent cruise controls. With further advances in technology, AI promises to further revolutionize the automotive industry. In this session, we will look at the various applications of AI for autonomous vehicles; examine their impact on this nascent industry, and how Internet-of-Things (IoT)  and Big Data can play a part in making life easier for drivers.

Associate Professor Hussein Dia

Program Leader (Future Urban Mobility), Smart Cities Research Institute, Chair, Department of Civil and Construction Engineering
Swinburne University of Technology

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Securing All End Points: Understanding The Role Of Cyber Security In Autonomous Technology

Paul Lothian, Director, Cyber,KPMG Singapore
Ensuring robust cyber security is becoming increasingly critical for the success of autonomous vehicles (AVs). This is partly due to the inter-connectivity between AVs and the internet, which opens the vehicles to hacking and other malicious attacks on its array of advanced electronics and sensors. In order to enable safe adoption of AVs, the core technology must be secured at all times. This session will highlight the various security challenges for AVs, potential cyber-attack scenarios and some of the actions that we can take to counter these potential malicious attacks. 

Paul Lothian

Director, Cyber
KPMG Singapore

Closing Remarks

5:30 pm - 5:30 pm Closing Remarks by Conference Chairperson

Dr Henriette Cornet, Principal Investigator of Design for Autonomous Mobility ,TUM-CREATE

Dr Henriette Cornet

Principal Investigator of Design for Autonomous Mobility