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Technical Tours

How does Singapore stay on top of the game amidst rising transportation demands and changing mobility landscape? Register for these back-of-house tours designed to provide delegates with knowledge and new perspectives on Singapore’s best-in-class transportation systems.

Local Technical Tours

GENERAL GUIDELINES

  • Dress code: smart casual
  • Departure and arrival: Technical Tour Assembly Point @ Level 1 pick-up area, Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Tech tour fees: SGD70 (incl. 7% GST)
  • Note: Please arrive at the Technical Tour Assembly Point 5 minutes before scheduled time and the shuttle service will leave on time.
  • Registration is now closed.
Intelligent Transport System (ITS) Operations Control Centre (OCC) and Singapore Mobility Gallery
Tour Schedule

  • 23 October 2019: 09:30 – 13:00
  • 23 October 2019: 14:30 – 18:00
  • 24 October 2019: 09:30 – 13:00
  • 24 October 2019: 14:30 – 18:00

As part of this tour, delegates will visit the Intelligent Transport Systems Centre Operations Control Centre as well as the Singapore Mobility Gallery housed at the Land Transport Authority.

Intelligent Transport System Centre (ITSC) Operations Control Centre (OCC)

The ITSC OCC is the nerve centre that manages traffic in Singapore. It operates 24/7 throughout the year and has an overview of traffic flow along our roads. The OCC readily swings into action to manage road traffic incidents that may impact traffic flow along key corridors to keep Singapore on the move.
 
Leveraging on ITS systems, ITSC OCC has the capability of incident detection, sense making, ground resources deployment, and coordination and information dissemination via an Integrated Platform.  

Delegates will also get to understand Singapore’s electronic road pricing (ERP) system and how it is being used as an effective demand management measure, to manage congestions in Singapore.

This tour to the Operations Control Centre will allow delegates to appreciate:

  1. Concept of road traffic operations
  2. ITS systems to manage traffic in Singapore efficiently; as well as
  3. Incident management
  4. Use of electronic road pricing (ERP) for congestion management;

Singapore Mobility Gallery

The gallery offers a glimpse of Singapore’s dynamic and complex land transport system, challenges in balancing efficiency, liveability and inclusivity and how new technologies are harnessed to create a user-centric, future ready land transport system.

Singapore Mobility Gallery provides a behind-the-scenes look at how Land Transport Authority plans, designs and builds our land transport system.

Brought to you by: Land Transport Authority

Predictive Maintenance for North East Line (NEL) MRT
Tour Schedule

  • 22 October 2019: 09:30 – 13:00
  • 24 October 2019: 14:00 – 17:30

This tour takes participants to the MRT depot of Singapore’s North East Line (NEL).

Since 2017, NEL remains the most reliable MRT line in Singapore. To sustain high levels of reliability, the focus is on developing predictive maintenance capabilities to pre-empt failures before their occurrence through condition monitoring of equipment and application of data analytics.

To develop the preparedness and competency of staff in train driving during an emergency on the NEL and DTL, SBS Transit commissioned a pair of train simulators as well as four sets of compact simulators.

The simulators offer various methodologies for training. For eg, the compact simulator which offers flexibility in meeting training demands, allows staff to learn and practice driving procedures. Equipped with a “Learning Assistance Tool” for trainee-initiated sessions, individual pop-up windows explain the correct procedures required to perform a task. They also tests staff knowledge through a quiz. After repeated sessions where the trainee gains confidence, they move on to the full simulators where their performance is assessed by a trainer.

To this end, the visit will comprise:

  1. An introduction to the suite of predictive maintenance capabilities
  2. A showcase of selected condition monitoring and data analytics applications
  3. A demonstration at the Integrated Maintenance and Diagnostics Centre (IMDC), the nerve centre for predictive maintenance
  4. A demonstration of the use of train and compact simulators to train staff in responding safely and effectively in emergency scenarios

Brought to you by: SBS Transit

Understanding the Dynamics of the Taxi Industry in Singapore
Tour Schedule

  • 22 October 2019: 14:00 – 17:30

ComfortDelGro Taxi, a leading point-to-point transport operator for over four decades, manages and maintains the largest fleet of taxis in Singapore. Delegates attending the tour will be given an overview about Singapore’s taxi industry, and a tour of its Driver Recruitment Centre and taxi maintenance workshop.

Brought to you by: ComfortDelGro

Testing and Research of Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Deployment on Public Roads
Tour Schedule

  • 22 October 2019: 09:00 – 13:00
  • 22 October 2019: 13:45 – 17:45
  • 23 October 2019: 09:00 – 13:00

To ensure safe and seamless integration onto public roads, Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) need to be tested on their communication and interaction with other vehicles, road infrastructure and elements as well as dispatch and routing systems. The CETRAN AV Test Centre is a 2-hectare test facility that was launched on 22 November 2017 to support the testing of AVs navigation controls in a real-world environment. It is designed to replicate the different elements of Singapore’s roads, with common traffic schemes, road infrastructure, and traffic rules. The circuit also features a rain simulator and flood zone to test AVs’ navigation abilities under different weather conditions.

Whilst, the NTU-NXP Smart Mobility Test Bed is a campus-wide V2X (vehicle to everything) communication facility for the ITS community to collaborate in developing and testing next-generation transportation innovations that enhance commuter safety and transportation services. The V2X technology allows vehicles to communicate with each other, pedestrians, personal mobility devices (PMD) and roadside infrastructure for a safer and more efficient driving experience.

Key highlights of the tour include:

  1. A guided tour and introduction to the CETRAN AV Test Centre
  2. An overview and demonstration of the tests performed in the Singapore Milestone 1 assessment
  3. A demonstration of the interaction between an AV and smart traffic light
  4. Use cases of cooperative localisation
  5. Live demonstrations of V2X use cases in the real world scenario within the NTU test bed
  6. A demonstration of the use of 60GHz radio for V2X communication applications

Note: Demonstrations are performed outdoor in an open air, unshaded environment.

Brought to you by: Nanyang Technological University – CETRAN

Visit to Bulim Bus Depot
Tour Schedule

  • 23 October 2019: 14:00 – 17:45

Tower Transit is a young and innovative transport operator with fresh ideas and a wealth of experience in bus franchising. Established in the UK in 2013, Tower Transit operates some of the busiest bus routes in central London on behalf of Transport for London, and leads the way in new technology trials of zero-emission buses in London. The group also owns boutique bus and coach operations: Whippet in Cambridge and Impact Group in West London.

In 2015, competing with some of the world’s biggest bus operators, Tower Transit was awarded the Singapore government’s first competitively-tendered bus contract for 26 routes. The Group, together with its sister company Transit Systems in Australia, has completed 20 successful operator transitions and works with governments to bring clean, reliable, efficient and personable bus services to the world’s top cities.

This visit to Tower Transit will cover the following:

  1. An introduction to Tower Transit Singapore
  2. Bus Contracting Model
  3. A guided tour and overview of the Bus Depot operations

Note: High-visibility vests to be worn at all times while on Level 1 of the Depot

Brought to you by: Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd

PSA Singapore Port Tour
Tour Schedule

  • 22 October 2019: 09:30 – 12:30
  • 22 October 2019: 14:00 – 17:00

PSA Singapore is the world’s largest container transhipment hub. It handled 36.31 million Twenty-foot Equivalent units (TEUs) of containers in 2018. It is a fully-owned subsidiary of PSA International, a leading global port group and a trusted partner to cargo stakeholders around the world. With flagship operations in Singapore and Antwerp, PSA’s portfolio comprises a network of over 50 coastal, rail and inland terminals in 17 countries.

PSA is sharpening its competitive edge with extensive development and implementation of port automation technology and intelligent inter-connected systems at its Pasir Panjang Terminals and the future Tuas port.

The tour to Singapore Port includes:

  1. A video presentation and panoramic overview of PSA port
  2. A visit to the Automated Crane Operations Centre, where the automated rail-mounted gantry crane system is managed
  3. A visit to the PSA Living Lab Gallery, where the automated guided vehicle or AGV system is live-tested
  4. A tour of the Pasir Panjang Terminal

Brought to you by: PSA Corporation Ltd

Singapore Maritime Gallery Tour
Tour Schedule

  • 23 October 2019: 14:00 – 16:00

The Singapore Maritime Gallery is a contemporary gallery that tells the story of Singapore’s transformation from a small trading post into a premier Global Hub Port and leading International Maritime Centre today, where visitors get to discover the stories that led to Singapore’s growth and strategy for the future.

Divided into four main zones, the gallery explores Singapore’s rich maritime heritage and the vital link between the maritime industry and our daily lives. Find out how Singapore maintains her voice in the international maritime area, and how she stays abreast amid global change by remaining technologically-driven and future ready.

The gallery also commemorates Singapore’s achievements, as well as inspires future generations to be part of the vibrant, vital and resilient industry that is Maritime Singapore.

As the world’s busiest port in shipping tonnage, with connections to 600 ports in over 120 countries and over 1,000 vessels calling at the port at any one time, visitors will be able to understand the thriving ecosystem that makes up Maritime Singapore, and find out what makes Singapore a bustling maritime nation.

Key highlights:

  • Engaging guided tour to discover the story of Maritime Singapore
  • Close interaction with the team from Vessel Traffic Management and Port Systems Operations & Support
  • Hands-on experience with the ship handling stimulator

Brought to you by: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

Research into Future Mobility Solutions
Tour Schedule

  • 23 October 2019: 09:00 – 13:30
  • 24 October 2019: 09:00 – 13:30

The tour will feature on-going research into future mobility carried out in Singapore by TUMCREATE (a research centre at CREATE between the Technical University of Munich and the Nanyang Technological University), SMART Future Urban Mobility (a research centre of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at CREATE) and SEC-FCL (the Future Cities Laboratory of the ETH Centre at CREATE.

These research centres are funded by the Singapore National Research Foundation under its Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE) programme. The tour will feature research in each of these three centres.

SMART FM will showcase their first-last mile autonomous mobility on demand vehicles; display the autonomous vehicles’ use case in every day from hospitals, tourist attractions to urban environments; and lastly, the autonomous capabilities of their vehicle will be demonstrated on campus in a pedestrian environment.

TUMCREATE will showcase its research into the ultimate public transport system. This will showcase research work into a future autonomous road transit system that features AVs operating in platoons with right-of-way controlled by novel sensor technology. The tour will include simulation and virtual reality experiences of the public transport system and vehicles with demonstrations of vehicle design tools, vehicle charging models and other demonstrations.

ETH FCL will showcase various systems in its Value Laboratory and other display sites.

Key takeaways of this tour include:

  1. The state-of-the-art autonomous vehicle capabilities of SMART’s AVs
  2. New concepts in road-based autonomous public transport
  3. The infrastructure support for AVs in Singapore.
  4. The current challenges and potential solutions for large-scale AV deployments

Brought to you by: CREATE – Campus for Research Excellence And Technological Enterprise

NCS Centre of Digital Excellence (CODE-X)
Tour Schedule

  • 25 October 2019: 09:30 – 12:30

NCS CODE-X is an innovative co-development workspace that combines NCS’ technology implementation experience with deep expertise in emerging technologies to help companies reimagine their future, perform agile prototyping of innovative concepts and unlock new growth opportunities that allow companies to compete in this new era of a data-driven digital economy.

Join us at CODE-X tour to

  • Experience a conducive environment that will ignite creative sparks, promote collaboration & co-creation and boost productivity
  • Learn the best practices when scaling your AI and advanced analytics efforts
  • Enjoy a free hands-on workshop to apply the principles of design thinking that focuses on user-centricity

Brought to you by: NCS Pte Ltd

Singapore City Gallery and URA’s Digital Planning Lab
Tour Schedule

  • 22 October 2019: 14:30 – 18:00
  • 23 October 2019: 14:30 – 18:00

Planning a city requires an understanding of how factors such as the economy, environment, built infrastructure and social needs affect and shape the ways in which people live, work and play. As Singapore’s land use planning and conservation authority, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) actively explores and leverages on new digital technologies to transform and improve our planning processes. Geospatial and data analytics allow our planners to gain deeper insights into current and future scenarios, helping them to plan in a more precise manner to cater to the needs of the population in both the short and long term.

Our drive to find innovative urban solutions led to the creation of a suite of in-house digital planning tools. It also sparked joint collaboration projects with academic, research and industry partners to further enhance our planning processes.

Discover how our planners apply advanced geospatial simulation and visualisation methods to their work and observe how various datasets over time and space are layered to efficiently guide planners on existing land use and infrastructure developments.

Next, experience a free guided tour of the revamped Singapore City Gallery, which showcases the nation’s dramatic transformation over the past 50 years. Here, discover how various stakeholders have contributed to shaping our city and, through various interactive and immersive exhibits, learn more about Singapore’s planning challenges and the innovative solutions found to tackle them.

Brought to you by: Urban Redevelopment Authority

Visit to Kim Chuan MRT Depot
Tour Schedule

  • 24 October 2019: 09:30 – 12:30
    Note: Please put on comfortable and covered shoes for this technical tour.

Spanning an area of 11 hectares – 800 metres long, 160 metres wide and 23 metres deep – Kim Chuan Depot is the world’s largest underground depot. This tour will take you through the four-storey depot which hosts a two-level underground structure that provides stabling as well as operations and maintenance support for trains.

Kim Chuan Depot houses SMRT’s Rail Operations Centre for the North-South, East-West and Circle Lines. It is able to monitor the trains that run through the stations. The depot also houses equipment such as overhead cranes, a train wash plant and an under-floor cleaning plant. Another notable feature of Kim Chuan Depot is its automatic storage and retrieval system. At 23 metres high, it is the tallest underground automated warehouse system in Singapore and it can store up to 2,000 pallets and 22,000 bins.

Brought to you by: SMRT Corporation

Singapore Bus Training and Evaluation Centre
Tour Schedule

  • 22 October 2019: 14:30 – 17:30

As a leading and premier Public Transport Operator in Singapore, SMRT Roads is focused on delivering the safest, most reliable, caring and comfortable transport service to achieve the highest customer service standards. SMRT Roads is a two-time winner of Land Transport Excellence Awards 2017 and 2019 for Best Service Partner.

Established in 2015 by SMRT Roads, the Singapore Bus Training and Evaluation Centre (SG BTEC) is a state-of-the-art simulation training centre for bus professionals. We aim to hone safe driving skills, develop drivers’ competencies and provide team-based training to enhance bus service reliability.

SMRT leverages on PROLEARN that uses data analytics to monitor driving behaviour and flag out at-risk drivers. The PROLEARN provides an evidence-based approach to develop safe driving habits and proactively reduces accident risk. PROLEARN shapes and improves driving behaviour, resulting in safer (lesser passenger mishaps) and more comfortable rides. With lesser accidents, the reliability of bus services is enhanced. PROLEARN system is a modular and flexible system, which can be easily customised to fit other transport operators.

The PROLEARN has won awards over the years:

2019 – Land Transport Excellence Awards – Most Innovative/ Effective Safety Programme by PT Operator

2017 – SMRT Buses won Certification of Recognition in the UITP Awards 2017 in the Operational and Technological Excellence category

2016 – Singapore Business Review Listed Companies Award -SMRT Buses won in the Technology category

From this technical tour, you will

  • Understand how and why SG BTEC was set up to conduct simulation training
  • Learn how SMRT Buses leverages on Data Analytics to customise preventive training for drivers at risk

Brought to you by: SMRT Frontier

Visit InnoSuite - Uncover How Emerging Technologies Help Solve Complex Mobility and Smart Cities Challenges
Tour Schedule

  • 25 October 2019: 09:00 – 12:00

Come on board at InnoSuite as we share and discuss innovative ideas and solutions for smart, safe and sustainable cities. You will experience and learn how technology is making a quiet yet lasting impact for organisations and cities, and its citizens. From Data-driven Traffic Management Platform to Smart Metro Control Centre, from the world’s smallest 2 factor authentication data storage to our suite of in-house developed Cybersecurity products, from enabling district-wide sensing network to lamppost-as-a-platform, and a portfolio of our satellite and public safety and security solutions, the ability to harness technology will advance and effect the change, to make the world a better place.


Brought to you by: ST Engineering Electronics Ltd

Visit to IBM Studio Singapore - Innovation with the IBM way!
Tour Schedule

  • 25 October 2019: 09:30 – 13:00

IBM Studios Singapore, a new design center to help clients reinvent their business for the digital age and develop individualized experiences through a combination of cognitive capabilities and experience design.

Located in the Marina Bay Financial Centre, IBM Studios Singapore will serve as the regional hub and will host more than 100 designers and digital experts from IBM iX (Interactive Experience). IBM iX provides next-generation services dedicated to digital reinvention and transformational outcomes. Clients will work side-by-side with teams of IBM creative designers, researchers, digital strategists, analytics and cognitive solution experts to analyze their business challenges and co-create new business models and offerings.

IBM applies the principles of IBM Design Thinking, which takes a rapid prototyping approach to user-centric product development, as well as IBM Design Language, a framework to inspire bold and engaging experiences.

IBM Studios Singapore joins the growing network of 30 IBM Studios across the globe, including locations such as Austin, Atlanta, Bangalore, Boston, Chicago, Dubai, Toronto, Groningen, Melbourne, Mexico City, Hursley, London, New York, Dallas, Prague, Sao Paolo, Madrid and Shanghai.

Delegates will get to learn about digital transformation strategy, cognitive experience design and development, mobile and omni-channel applications, and digitally enhanced customer journeys, and the success stories of some IBM’s transportation industry clients leading from the IBM Studio.

Brought to you by: IBM Singapore Pte Ltd

ST Engineering Autonomous Shuttle Public Trial In Sentosa
Tour Schedule

  • 24 October 2019: 13:30 – 15:45
  • 24 October 2019: 14:30 – 16:45

Experience the future of public transportation with ST Engineering today.

This tour takes participants to Sentosa, where they’ll get to ride on Singapore’s first on-demand autonomous shuttle bus. A collaboration between ST Engineering, the Ministry of Transport and Sentosa Development Corporation, this autonomous shuttle service is part of a three-month public trial. Experience first-hand how the bus navigates mixed traffic situations in an urban setting, communicates with road users and commuters, while providing a safe and smooth ride.

Participants will also be given a behind-the-scenes introduction to ST Engineering’s proprietary Autonomous Vehicle Management System (AVMS), which monitors the real-time operational status of the autonomous buses and optimises their utilisation.

Brought to you by: ST Engineering

Note: Technical tour fee is for administration and logistics arrangement and payable to the Congress Organiser at the time of registration.