Bangalore, India – SAEINDIA (the Society of Automotive Engineers INDIA), the country’s leading resource for mobility technology, is back with the 10th edition of its flagship event, SAEINDIA International Mobility Conference (SIIMC 2022), the first ever International Sustainable Multimodal Mobility Conference. The three-day SIIMC 2022 conference kickstarted on Oct 12, 2022, at the Hilton Bengaluru Embassy Manyata Business Park. This year’s conference theme is ‘Sustainable Multi-Modal Mobility Ecosystem’ and continues SAEINDIA’s commitment to advancing and promoting mobility engineering.
The inaugural session’s chief guest was Dr Murugesh Nirani, Minister of Large and Medium Industries, Government of Karnataka. Hon’ble Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Government of Karnataka, Dr Ashwath Narayan, Minister of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship & Livelihood, Government of Karnataka, and Randheer Singh, Director - Electric Mobility, NITI Aayog, are slated to speak at the conference about mobility.
Another highlight of the conference was the unveiling of TechHive, a one-stop shop for startups to showcase their products and services to the global and Indian automotive markets, by Suhas Gopinath, CEO, Globals Inc. TechHive aims to facilitate networking and support new business opportunities by bringing together startups, the automotive industry, and investors, and will provide startups with the opportunity to make technology presentations, perform product demos, and set up B2B stalls.
Some of the eminent industrialists who will deliver various sessions at the conference include C V Raman, CTO, Maruti Suzuki; Vijay Nirani, Managing Director, MRN Group; Vinay Harne, CTO, TVS Motors; Brian McMurray, President, General Motors - Korea; Dr Sri Srinath, President - SAE International; and Prashant Doreswamy, President, Continental Automotive India.
Panel discussions will be led by industry experts and researchers, and speakers will include representatives from the country’s leading automotive and technology organizations, as well as science and engineering institutes. Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, Volvo, Tata Consultancy Services, Ashok Leyland, Infosys, Bosch, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Indian Oil Corporation, and the Indian Institute of Science are among the key participants in the conference.
Eminent speakers would discuss topics such as the role of the automotive industry in meeting the challenges of global warming, the Design and development of low-cost electric microcars for urban commuting, Edge computing for multimodal and intermodal mobility, Building (Globally) connected car platforms – Unearthing complexity, Balancing of energy efficiency, Driving excitement and comfort in battery electric vehicles, and Is battery swapping a viable alternative to accelerate the electric vehicle (EV) adoption in India.
Mahesh Babu, SIIMC 2022 Conference Patron and CEO – India, Switch Mobility, stated, “A robust mobility framework is the need of the hour to mitigate the impact of growing emissions and rapid urbanization. Sustainable Multi Modal solutions will help decarbonize ~100 million tn CO2 by 2030. SIIMC 2022 is a platform where all three stakeholders—the government, the industry, and the communities—have come together to make sustainable multi modal mobility a reality.”
Munirathinam Dhananjayan, Chair – Organizing Committee, Founder and MD, Focus Group, elaborated, “The three-day event will see over 700 mobility experts, including industry leaders and professionals from research and development, manufacturing, and services come together and network under one roof. The key highlight of the 10th edition of the SIIMC 2022 is going to be the presentation of more than 180 papers and 543 abstracts on engineering innovations, with a focus on promoting sustainable and multi-modal mobility in the country. SIIMC 2022 will see a host of panel discussions and individual presentations, putting the spotlight on trends and innovations shaping the future of mobility.”
To this end, K Venkataraj, Deputy Director General, SAEINDIA, added, “This year’s conference theme “Sustainable Multi-Modal Mobility Ecosystem” resonates well with the present-day reality, where mobility is considered to be playing a big role in achieving sustainable development by promoting goals like a clean and green environment and equitable livelihood.”
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