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Conference Day One, Tuesday, 21st February, 2017

08:30 AM - 09:00 AM Morning Refreshment and Registration

09:00 AM - 09:10 AM Opening Remarks from the Chairman

Legislation Roadmap for Implementing Autonomous Vehicles in Asia

09:10 AM - 09:50 AM Towards Autonomous Transport and 2020 Smart Mobility - Singapore Autonomous Vehicle Initiative (SAVI)

  • Analysing potential opportunities and challenges that AV technology has for Singapore
  • Scaffolding facilities and infrastructure to provide appealing platforms for AV testing
  • Ensuring safety compliance to scale up AVs testing pilots on public roads
  • Strategic partnerships to propel greater R&D collaboration
  • Updates on ongoing AV test-bedding projects in Singapore: success and lessons learnt

09:50 AM - 10:30 AM Gearing up to 2030: Korea’s Self-Driving Mobility Project

Changgi Lee, Senior Deputy Director, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Republic of Korea
  • Introducing Korean policy, road infrastructure, and safety standards
  • Updates on current development of infrastructure to facilitate connected & autonomous vehicles
  • Homologation checklist for autonomous test drive: the recipient legibility and autonomy level
  • Exploring K-city’s facilities: an advanced test site
  • Korea’s current effort on commercializing AV’s: Funding support schemes availability for OEMs

Changgi Lee

Senior Deputy Director
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Republic of Korea

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Morning Networking Break



11:00 AM - 11:40 AM Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI) to Accelerate Successful Introduction of AVs on Australian Roads

Peter Damen, Chair of Executive Steering Committtee, Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative
  • Strategizing the preparation work - A timeline for development of robust national, legislation, facilities and operational processes
  • Fostering ADVI’s role in connecting AVs key stakeholders: government, industry and academic partners
  • Measuring the outcomes achieved from the 4-stage activity programs
  • Determining and enabling success factors to ensure Australia AVs’ international competitiveness
  • Lessons learnt and upcoming plans


Peter Damen

Chair of Executive Steering Committtee
Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative
  • Regulatory outlook: A comparison on Asia governments’ supporting schemes for AVs development
  • What is Asia government’s intention on public transportation and shared autonomous vehicle?
  • Discussing the needs of building designated lane for AVs
  • Legal standardisation and harmonisation on legality of safety, testing and selling to pave the way for large-scale deployment of AVs
  • Adjusting the legislation for ever-changing vehicles: what is missing and what is inhibiting?
  • Accelerating safe street-testing projects through collaboration across government, industry and research academia


Peter Damen

Chair of Executive Steering Committtee
Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative

James Williams

Manager Policy – Compliance & Technology
National Transport Commission

Changgi Lee

Senior Deputy Director
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Republic of Korea

12:20 PM - 1:20 PM Networking Lunch Break



Risk, Safety and Reliability for Autonomous Vehicles

1:20 PM - 1:55 PM Co-Presentation: Achieving High Safety and Security Standards During Tests and Trials for AVs

Stefan Greiner, Director of Chassis Development, Audi China Tobias Schoener, Senior Legal Counsel, Audi China
  • Designing various testing schemes and administering licensing process to ensure ultimate safety
  • Ensuring safety of pilot trials in realistic driving environments: public roads, congestion patterns and inclement weather
  • Managing cost efficiency of safety and validation tests
  • Bridging the gaps from successful test to full implementation

Stefan Greiner

Director of Chassis Development
Audi China

Tobias Schoener

Senior Legal Counsel
Audi China

1:55 PM - 2:30 PM Ensuring Rigorous Testing and Validation for Driverless Vehicles – Sharing CETRAN’s Work and Current Projects

Niels De Boer, Programme Director - CETRAN, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
A strategic partner of the Singapore Land Transport Authority and other government agencies, NTU ‘s Centre of Excellence for Testing and Research of Autonomous Vehicles (CETRAN) drives the development of technical requirements and safety standards needed to make full deployment of autonomous vehicles on Singapore roads a reality. CETRAN also plays a role in regulatory consultancy in certifying pilot projects in Singapore.
  • What can the Asian governments do to effectively assist the development of AV pilot projects?
  • Ensuring traceability throughout the tests and distribution via compliance artifacts
  • Setting regulatory standards to test and certify self-driving vehicles in an urban setting
  • Ensuring safety of pilot trials in realistic driving environments: public roads, congestion patterns and inclement weather

Niels De Boer

Programme Director - CETRAN
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

2:30 PM - 3:05 PM Australia’s Emerging Regulatory Framework to Support the Safe Operation of Automated Vehicles

James Williams, Manager Policy – Compliance & Technology, National Transport Commission
  • Establishing a safety assurance system to validate automated vehicle technology and approve network access based on the vehicle’s proven operational design domain
  • Removing regulatory barriers in current laws related to human drivers and obligations
  • Clarifying liability in complex operational environments
  • Strengthening data privacy policy to safeguard data exchange with various stakeholders
  • The role of regulation to tackle cyber-security threats

James Williams

Manager Policy – Compliance & Technology
National Transport Commission

3:05 PM - 3:35 PM Afternoon Networking Break

3:35 PM - 4:05 PM Balancing Between Safety, Convenience and Experience for Autonomous Vehicles

4:05 PM - 4:10 PM Inter-industry Interactive Roundtable Dialogue: Fostering Collaboration to Pave the Way for AV reality

In this inter-industry dialogue, the delegates from key stakeholders will engage in the roundtable discussions including 8-10 members to deep dive into the challenges, solutions and opportunities pertaining to AVs. Each discussion group will take place concurrently, with the tables rotating every 30 minutes. Delegates will have the opportunity to engage in 3 out of 4 discussion groups over the course of the afternoon.


Topic 1

4:10 PM - 5:40 PM Legislation and Insurance Development Roadmap for Driverless Vehicles

Magdalene Teo-Yong, Senior Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright (Asia) LLP
With the complex implications of AVs and SAVs, regulators, OEMs and insurers need to work in tandem to navigate the regulatory roadmap for AVs.
This discussion group will address the following broad areas that involve all stakeholders:
  • Possible approaches for regulators that allow room for developing technology in this area
  • Considerations for insurers that cover liability issues and premiums for AVs, taking into account human and non-human factors


Magdalene Teo-Yong

Senior Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright (Asia) LLP

Topic 4

4:10 PM - 5:40 PM Implementation Enablers to Strengthen Pilot & Trial AV Projects

This session will explore the integrated strategies and driving enablers from a holistic macro perspective to accelerate the trial process of AVs. It discusses the key strategic collaborations at different stages of development to ensure commercially feasible self-driving cars that meet consumer expectations while also achieving compliance with likely future transport regulations.
  • Technology advancement
  • Modelling, testing and scaling up the success
  • Vehicles demonstration and gathering customer feedback

Topic 3

4:10 PM - 5:40 PM Realizing the commercial opportunities for AVs The advent of autonomous cars will bring a wealth of opportunities for Asia.

This session will discuss the various direct impacts that AVs can have on various industries, put in the context of Asia, as well as how to capture the opportunities at the early stages. The industries include OEMs, Mobile Services, Technology, Government and Transportation, Healthcare or new emerging sectors.

Topic 2

4:10 PM - 5:40 PM Safety, security and reliability of autonomous vehicles

High safety standards for AVs is the critical prerequisite for full implementation of autonomous vehicles on public roads.

This session will highlight the key current challenges encompassing rigorous testing process, as well as explore the latest technologies that address these challenges.


5:40 PM - 11:59 PM End of Conference Day One