The last Viajeo PLUS City Showcase Singapore took place on 16-17 November 2016. It was organized by the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and ERTICO – ITS Europe, with the support of the Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA).
It aimed at facilitating knowledge exchange between Singapore and Europe on innovative and efficient urban mobility solutions.
Panellists and attendees highlighted the importance of tending bridges between the EU and Singapore. Talks also focused on the need to improve public transport in order to facilitate mode shift. Other topics in the agenda included autonomous driving and the use of ITS to improve the quality and efficiency of the transport networks.
|Welcome and introduction to Viajeo Plus||Yanying Li, ERTICO ITS – Europe|
|Mobility On Demand using Autonomous Vehicles||Marcelo H Ang Jr, National University of Singapore|
|Connected and Automated Mobility in London||Natalia de Estevan-Ubeda, Transport for London|
|Sucess factors for intermodality||Laura Delgado, CRTM|
|Travel Smart Programme||Lloyd Lam, Public Transport Promotion|
|Harnessing technology and organizational aspects for new mobility services||Richard Harris, Xerox|
|ITS in urban mobility – Successful stories in Europe and Beyond||Rasmus Lindholm, ERTICO ITS – Europe|
|myCicero multiservice platform: towards Mobility as a Service paradigm||Guido di Pascale, PluService|
|ITS in Singapore||Andrew Chow, ST Eletronics and ITS Singapore|
|Singapore’s Electro-Mobility Journey||Evan Gwee, Electro-Mobility Singapore Programme Office|
|Why electro mobility in public transport?||Ulf Gustafsson, Volvo Buses|
|Innovation in the UK transport sector: A Government View of a Low Carbon Future||Miles Elsden, UK Department for Transport|
|European R&D activities on electric urban bus systems||Michele Tozzi, UITP|
The main topics covered in the Singapore city showcase were: (a) electric mobility, (2) automated transport systems, (3) ITS and (4) infrastructure and mobility management.
For some of the above topics Singapore has already developed and implemented solutions with a high potential for transferability across Europe, for instance the Travel Smart Programme to shift commuters travel patterns and reduce congestion on the Mass Rapid Transit during morning peak period. Other solutions such as autonomous vehicles technology for both private and collective transport are still under testing but they are considered best practices worldwide.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme under grant agreement 605580