Published On: Sun, Jan 6th, 2019

ARAI announced its 16th edition of Symposium on International Automotive Technology (SIAT)

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SIAT 2019 to be hosted at a larger venue and promises to be grander and futuristic


Bengaluru, January 5, 2019: Widely acclaimed by global automotive fraternity, SIAT is a benchmark biennial international event, organized by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) since 1985. The 16th edition of this biennial event, SIAT will be hosted at a much larger venue. It will be hosted in association with SAE International, SAE INDIA and NATRiP from January 16 to 18, 2019 at Oxford Golf Resort – Hill Top, Bavdhan, Pune (India). Serving as a forum for knowledge sharing for the automotive industry, SIAT sees participation of eminent worldwide experts from various automobile arenas

Talking at a press conference held in the city, Rashmi Urdhwareshe, Director, ARAI, says, “The theme of SIAT 2019 is ‘Empowering Mobility – Safe & Intelligent Way’. Vehicle safety has long been an arena for breeding technological improvement and major advances are made by global organisations in passive safety to active safety to connected mobility, in both concept and technology. We hope to facilitate a knowledge-sharing platform for Indian manufacturers to inculcate such technology at the concept stage itself.

(L-R) A A Badusha, Senior Deputy Director-ARAI, Ms.Rashmi Urdhwareshe, Director, ARAI,Mr.Vikram Kirloskar, President, Automotive Research Association of India.

SIAT 2019 will focus on recent advances in various automotive areas, such as Safety, Emissions, Engines, Noise, Electric Mobility, Electronics, Intelligent Transportation, Vehicle Dynamics, Materials, Alternate Fuels and Simulation & Modelling. It will also bring to fore innovative ideas and solutions in automotive technologies to meet future challenges.

A A Badusha, Senior Deputy Director-ARAI and Convener SIAT 2019 informed that apart from technical sessions with about 120 research presentations, on the above topics, there will be two plenary sessions wherein experts in the respective fields will speak on tending topics like safety, future mobility solutions, emissions and emissions. The conference will witness renowned automotive experts from across the globe sharing their views through 42 keynote addresses.

Highlight of the conference will be a Panel Discussion on “collaborative Research for Futuristic Mobility Solutions” wherein Experts, CTO’s, Researchers and Scientists will share SIAT 2019 platform and express their views on this very relevant topic of current time.

SIAT 2019 will parallely host an Exposition wherein various national and international exhibitors will showcase their latest and futuristic technologies in the areas such as BS VI, vehicle safety / crash, electric mobility, vehicle telematics, NVH, simulation & modelling, etc., which would be helpful for upcoming generation to come up with their creative ideology for enhancement of the Automotive World.  There are 129 Exhibitors showcasing their technologies and developments in 241 Stalls.

One of the attractions of the SIAT would be demonstration of Light-weight Bus designed by ARAI along vehicles with advanced technologies developed indigenously by ARAI on Autonomous vehicles, Battery Technology, intelligent vehicles.

ARAI assists the Government of India in formulation of automotive industry standards and harmonisation of regulations. ARAI is also assisting Government of India in establishing vehicle Inspection and Certification centres all across the country. ARAI contributes extensively in following committees at both national and global levels.

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