2nd A*CAR Forum

Date: 19 Aug 2008 - 19 Aug 2008

Venue: Auditorium, Level 3, SIMTech Tower Block, 71 Nanyang Drive

The A*STAR Capabilities in Automotive Research taskforce (A*CAR) is launching an
automotive consortium to bring together automotive OEMs, suppliers and R&D
community to work hand in hand in addressing key research areas in automotive

The consortium is driven by 7 A*STAR research institutes namely, Data Storage Institute
(DSI), Institute of Infocomm Research (I²R), Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences
(ICES), Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), Institute of Materials Research
and Engineering (IMRE), Institute of Microelectronics (IME), and Singapore Institute of
Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech).

It will focus on technological challenges in the following 5 automotive modules that are
of significant importance:
1. Safety and security
2. Automotive electronics
3. Car entertainment
4. Car communications
5. Precision engineering & Materials

To help us formulate a better consortium framework, we seek your participation in
the A*CAR automotive consortium forum.

Objective of Forum
The objective of this forum is to formulate a consortium that will help to:
- Link the automotive industry with R&D community in Singapore to drive innovation
- Explore partnership with OEMs and suppliers in automotive technology innovation
- Carry out basic directed and applied research work with strong industrial participation
  in the automotive domain
- Allow sharing of resources in achieving common goals
- Keep pace with technological challenges in automotive technologies
- Form value chain between automotive tier 1 companies and the precision engineering industry



Arrival of Guests and Registration


Welcome Address


A*CAR Automotive Consortium: Operating Framework, Updates and Plans by Dr John Yong, Chairman, A*CAR Taskforce, SERC


Proposed Research Projects for Automotive Consortium:


Car Communication: In-Vehicle Unit Based Congestion Management of Roadway Networks by Dr Rahim Leyman, I²R


Car Communication: Multi-Modes Vehicular Radar with Smart Beam Scanning by Dr Michael Chia, I²R


Tea Break


Car Entertainment: In-Car Automotive Speech Recognition & Text to Speech Synthesisby Dr Ma Bin, I²R


Safety & Security: Integrated Info-Security for Vehicular Networks by Dr Guo Huaqun, I²R


Automotive Electronics: Integration & Reliability Engineering for High Power Density Applications by Dr Albert Lu, SIMTech


Automotive Electronics: Development of Radio Transceiver Multi Standard Dedicated Short Range Communication System by Dr Ben Choi, IME


Precision Engineering & Materials: Development of High Performance Tenary Composites for Automotive Applications by Dr Liu Songlin, SIMTech


Precision Engineering & Materials: Surface Treatment & In-Mould Painting Technologies for Automotive Polymer Components and Glazing Applications by Dr Zhao Jianhong, SIMTech


Panel Discussion


Networking Lunch


End of Forum


(Programme subject to changes)

Who Should Attend
Senior management, academia, researchers and engineers for the transport, precision engineering and electronics industries.

Please register online. Free admission. All are welcome. Registration is on a first-come-first served basis.