TUMCREATE participated in the 26th Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress, the world’s leading transport technology congress, in Singapore from 21 – 25 October 2019.
It has been an exciting week as TUMCREATE took part in the various programmes of the ITS World Congress. The event was the perfect platform to give a well-rounded showcase and demonstration on TUMCREATE’s innovations and technologies, developed to improve the public transport system in Singapore. This is also the first time TUMCREATE has done a comprehensive demonstration to the public.
The participation in the Special Interest Sessions and Technical Sessions by TUMCREATE's researchers brought about a broader observation and discussion that gave a holistic view on urban mobility. Topics addressed by the researchers span from looking at how autonomous vehicles can be integrated into urban public transport, the challenges, and the solutions and technologies to aid the process, to studies on user acceptance of smart mobility and how to better prepare for the transition. The sessions also prompted discussions across the panels and audience.
This year, TUMCREATE also had a significant presence at the exhibition of the ITS World Congress. The exhibition, at Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, was held together with ETH-FCL and SMART-FM, under the initiative of CREATE. TUMCREATE’s exhibition focused on the research of the Dynamic Autonomous Road Transit (DART) system; the first complete autonomous public transport concept catered to Singapore’s public transport system.
The 5-day exhibition allowed visitors to discover how the DART concept can be realised through the various interactive demonstrations that presented DART’s advance planning and operation strategies and the methods and tools. Visitors could speak to TUMCREATE's researchers at the booth to learn more and it was an absolute pleasure to have the opportunity to engage in conversations with representatives from all places.
A successful Technical Tour at CREATE Tower was also organized in correspond with the exhibition. The Technical Tour, for interested delegates to visit the facilities of the exhibiting entities, provided an additional platform to showcase research not featured at the exhibition, giving a full scope of the expertise in CREATE and the entities.
The delegates were first given a warm welcome by CREATE Executive Director, Dr Lim Khiang Wee, who also highlighted the various collaboratory work within CREATE and some of its accomplishments. Subsequently, the delegates visited the offices of the three participating entities, TUMCREATE, ETH-FCL and SMART-FM, and were introduced to their on-going research work on urban mobility.
TUMCREATE’s demonstrations provided a comprehensive view of the innovations and technologies specially developed to evaluate the future of urban mobility and vastly improve the public transport system. Many interests were received, and we hope that all delegates enjoyed the tour.
TUMCREATE is happy to be a part of the ITS World Congress and we look forward to more opportunities to showcase our research work.