12 - 13 March, 2019
Equarius Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore

Day 2 Agenda

Morning Registration

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

Morning sessions

9:00 am - 9:30 am Artificial Intelligence In New Mobility Solutions

Mobility is quickly evolving from being a product centric business to service centric business. Artificial Intelligence is the most significant drivers that is going to disrupt the Mobility. It would redefine the choice of mode of transport and travellers experience. In this presentation we would highlight some of the latest trends in AI and how they are likely to shape Mobility.

9:30 am - 10:00 am Examining Implications Of Autonomous Vehicles Technology On Logistics and Warehousing Operations

Self-driving vehicles in warehouses have the ability not just to transport goods but also to combine other process steps such as loading and unloading in order to increase the overall efficiency of an entire process. In addition to providing efficiency gains, self-driving vehicles can also significantly increase safety in transport and loading processes. This session will take a closer look at some of the possible implementation of autonomous vehicle technology for logistics and warehousing operations, including forklifts, drones and trucks.

Morning Tea & Networking Break

10:00 am - 10:30 am Morning Tea & Networking Break

10:30 am - 11:00 am Evolution of Truck Automation and Safety as Paramount Consideration in Development and Implementation

In this session, Volvo Trucks South East Asia will showcase their technological features for autonomous vehicles as well as provide insights and learnings on the brand’s research and development in automation, which will result in enhancing productivity for end users whilst maintaining highest safety standards.

11:00 am - 11:30 am Case-study: Boosting Productivity in Trucking & Freight Industry Through Platooning Technology

Alexander Mastrovito - Head of Sustainable Transport Solutions, Scania Asia & Ocenia
Scania has been at the forefront of research and trials of truck platooning, which has already shown the potential to achieve major fuel savings as well as contribute to increased road safety. This session takes a closer look at the technology that is being developed, the vehicle trials being conducted in Singapore, and how the truck platooning concept provides an opportunity to boost productivity in both the port sector and the trucking industry. 
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Alexander Mastrovito

Head of Sustainable Transport Solutions
Scania Asia & Ocenia

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Case-Study: Kateon Natie’s Experience in Launching Singapore’s First Autonomous Truck


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch & Networking Break

Interactive Round-tables

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Topic 1: Developing a sustainable future transport system

Developing and commercializing autonomous vehicles bode well for the future of transportation, but putting in place a sustainable operating model is equally crucial. In this roundtable, delegates will discuss the technical and operational issues that could arise when developing a future transportation system and also focus on the various steps and strategies and cooperation needed among stakeholders to ensure its sustainability, flexibility and affordability.

  • Examining how autonomous vehicles can address the transportation woes in Asia
  • Formulating cost-effective strategies to incorporate autonomous vehicles into smart cities across Asia
  • Discussing the possibility of autonomous vehicles for last-mile connectivity

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Topic 2: Predicting the Future of Autonomous Driving Legislation and its Impact on the Automotive Industry

Pete Kelly - Managing Director, LMC Automotive
Forward-thinking regulatory and progressive legislative support from the government is crucial for the successful roll-out of autonomous vehicles. This roundtable will focus on what OEMs, passengers and other industry stakeholders can and should expect from future legislation and also discuss the impact of autonomous vehicles on driving laws, manufacturing and development. 

  • Examining the shortcomings of the current regulatory framework in Asia to support successful autonomous vehicles adoption
  • Discussing the possibility of a standardized regulatory framework for autonomous vehicles
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Pete Kelly

Managing Director
LMC Automotive

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Topic 3: Finding the Right Balance Between Technical Innovation and Profit Generation

Mahesh Shinde - GM, HEAD - ERC (Indoor testing), Tata Motors Limited
Developing the various autonomous vehicles technologies require huge amount of investment. In this roundtable, delegates will try to identify some of the technologies that should be prioritized in order to develop this nascent industry and also discuss some strategies to balance the cost of manufacturing and production.

  • Analyzing the various technologies that being developed for the autonomous vehicles industry
  • Examining the cost of developing new autonomous vehicle technologies
  • Differentiating the costs of manufacturing autonomous and traditional vehicles
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Mahesh Shinde

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

Frontier Market Opportunities for Autonomous Vehicles

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Autonomous Driving in India – Challenges and OEM’s Perspective

Mahesh Shinde - GM, HEAD - ERC (Indoor testing), Tata Motors Limited
Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick once quoted that India will be the last place on Earth to get self-driving cars. Poor signage, stray cattle on roads, frenzied jumble of pedestrian crossing, chaotic traffic conditions and a minister who has publicly announced that he is not supporting any autonomous vehicle technology that could take away jobs all bode to unfavourable conditions that would scare away potential investors. However, some local conglomerates are still pushing for the introduction of driverless vehicles in India, forecast to soon be the world’s third-largest auto market. This session will focus on the challenges faced by Tata Motors, one of those actively developing an autonomous vehicles solution for Indian roads, and what it is currently doing to tackle these issues. 
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Mahesh Shinde

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

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Exploring Commercial Implementation Of Autonomous Vehicles in Malaysia

Afternoon Tea & Networking Break

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Afternoon Tea & Networking Break

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Autonomous Vehicles in Thailand Smart City – Will it ever come true?

Thailand is Southeast Asia’s auto-making hub with several of the biggest OEMs already having assembly plants in the Kingdom. But is the country ready to introduce autonomous vehicles? Are the regulations and legislation in place? What about the road infrastructure? This session will look at whether there are any market opportunities for autonomous vehicles in Thailand, and examine some of the possible hurdles that autonomous vehicles manufacturers would have to overcome when planning to penetrate into market.  

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Leveraging on Autonomous Vehicles to Ease Indonesia’s Traffic Woes – Is it feasible and cost-effective?

Mega cities such as Jakarta are already suffering from overwhelming congestion. The city’s transportation infrastructure development has not kept up with the rise in population, vehicle ownership and travel patterns. Traffic demand management initiatives, such as the 3-in-1 and odd-even vehicle licence plate, have not sufficiently reduced congestion due to enforcement challenges. This session will look at how Jakarta’s urban mobility system has evolved over the years, understand the various underlying forces influencing driving patterns, and examine whether autonomous vehicles is a feasible and cost-effective solution in the near future.

Closing Remarks

5:00 pm - 5:00 pm Closing Remarks by Conference Chairperson