The inaugural CREATE Symposium 2015: Future Mobility was opened by Mr Pang Kin Keong, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport, Singapore, this morning at the Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, University Town, National University of Singapore (NUS). Mr Pang was quoted in The Straits Times/AsiaOne when he shared about Land Transport Authority's plans to improve travel with tech trials, where "commuters may one day be able to zip through MRT fare gates simply by scanning their mobile phones, wristbands or other personal items".
The event was attended by 200 researchers and scientists, public officers and industry partners from the transport industry.
The CREATE Symposium 2015 is a collaborative effort of three research programmes - Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC), Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology Future Urban Mobility (SMART FM), and TUM CREATE - funded by the National Research Foundation Singapore under its Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE) programme. The gathering brings together expertise of local and international universities to develop thought leadership on issues of societal importance, and solutions applicable to megacities around Singapore. This year, the CREATE research entities will be looking at urban mobility and transportation solutions.
The inaugural CREATE Symposium 2015: Future Mobility was held from 8 to 9 July at NUS. The symposium is organised along four tracks: Autonomous Vehicles, E-Mobility, Intelligent Transportation Systems, and Modelling and Simulation. Over the two-day symposium, local and international speakers will present highlights of their research at the plenary sessions and demo sessions where flagship projects of the three CREATE research entities will be exhibited. There will also be discussions on the current state-of-the-art, future research, and potential challenges for applications and market deployment.
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