Singapore’s Readiness for Autonomous Vehicle Adoption
Presented by SGInnovate
According to KPMG’s Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index’s 2020 edition, Singapore was ranked first in the world for the level of preparedness for autonomous vehicles. Since the start of 2019, Singapore has taken significant steps towards encouraging testing, development, and the adoption of AVs, with several autonomous vehicle R&D trials already underway.
In this event, we dive deeper into Singapore’s readiness for autonomous vehicles by discussing factors such as safety, infrastructure, privacy, and regulatory frameworks. We will also be exploring ways to harness the full potential of autonomous vehicle technology to create a sustainable and reliable transport system for Singapore.
Date: 24 May 2021, Monday
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm (Singapore Time / UTC +8)
11:00pm - 11:05pm: Welcome and Introduction by SGInnovate
11:05pm - 12:00pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A on Singapore’s Readiness for Autonomous Vehicle Adoption with:
- Associate Professor Lynette Cheah, Associate Professor, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, Singapore University of Technology and Design
- Niels de Boer, Programme Director, Future Mobility Solutions (Autonomous Vehicles), Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N)
- Moderator: Satya Ramamurthy, Partner and Head of Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare (Singapore and Indonesia), KPMG
Associate Professor Lynette Cheah, Associate Professor, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, Singapore University of Technology and Design
Lynette Cheah is an Associate Professor with the Engineering Systems and Design Pillar at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). She directs the Sustainable Urban Mobility research laboratory, which develops data-driven models and tools to reduce the environmental impacts of passenger and urban freight transport. She is a Fellow with the Martin Family Society for Sustainability, a winner of the Singapore Challenge Prize in the Global Young Scientists Summit 2013. She is currently a Review Editor for the UN IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report and Associate Editor for the Journal of Industrial Ecology. She is also serving as a member of Singapore’s Public Transport Council. Lynette holds a Bachelor of Science in civil and environmental engineering from Northwestern University, a Master of Science in management science from Stanford, and a PhD in engineering systems from MIT.
Satya Ramamurthy, Partner and Head of Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare (Singapore and Indonesia), KPMG
Satya is Partner and Head of Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare for Singapore and Indonesia with KPMG. He has worked on urbanisation and transport projects over the last 25 years across Asia and the Middle East. In particular, he has worked on the financing and commercial models using transport as a catalyst for the economic development of cities. He has advised on transit-oriented developments and commercial programs to improve the viability of mass rapid transit infrastructure.
He is a key member of KPMG’s Global Future Transport Technology network and has advised clients on the development of Electric Vehicle and Autonomous vehicle strategies. He has worked with cities on the opportunities and challenges posed by AV using KPMG’s Autonomous Vehicle Readiness Index (AVRI).
Satya is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.