First autonomous vehicle test centre in Singapore

PTV Group is one of the strategic technology partners

Karlsruhe/Singapore. 29/01/2018 Singapore’s first autonomous vehicle (AV) test centre was opened by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and Jurong Town Corporation (JTC) in late 2017. This new 2-hectare test facility will support the Centre of Excellence for Testing & Research of AVs – NTU (CETRAN), which was launched to spearhead the development of testing requirements for autonomous vehicles (AVs). PTV Group is one of the strategic technology partners. 

Omid Ejtemai, Regional Director of PTV Asia Pacific, signed the strategic partnership during the opening ceremony and explained: “We are looking forward to working as technical partner in collaboration with Nanyang Technological University Singapore for the development and growth in the area of AVs, Mobility as a Service and Traffic Solutions.”

He added: “We consider Singapore and NTU as excellent partners for PTV, offering a complete ecosystem of research, development and implementation of new solutions. We are happy to support the analysis of different safety issues for future autonomous applications.”

For example, the simulation tool PTV Vissim will create realistic test cases. Furthermore, the software solutions of PTV will help to define, test and handle thousands of cases for different future mobility scenarios in a virtual environment. 

For more information, visit compass.ptvgroup.com

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Industry Partners of CETRAN

Besides industry partners like PTV Group, CETRAN also inked partnership agreements with further organisations: They are Siemens, SystemX, the National Physical Laboratory, United Kingdom’s largest applied physics organisation, and NXP Semiconductors Singapore Pte Ltd, a global automotive semiconductor supplier in secure connected cars, and Diamond Energy, a company specialising in energy management technologies for autonomous vehicles

About Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and its Interdisciplinary Graduate School.  It also has a medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London. Ranked 11th in the world, NTU has also been ranked the world’s top young university for the last four years running The University’s main campus has been named one of the Top 15 Most Beautiful in the World. NTU also has a campus in Novena, Singapore’s medical district. For more information, visit www.ntu.edu.sg

PTV. The Mind of Movement

PTV Group takes a holistic approach that integrates all aspects of traffic, transport and logistics to create and promote sustainable mobility. Recognised as global market leader, PTV develops intelligent software solutions for transport logistics, traffic planning and traffic management. Thus cities, companies and people save time and money, enhance road safety and minimise the impact on the environment. Based on its unique expertise in every facet of mobility, PTV ensures that people and goods arrive at their destinations safe and sound, and on time.

More than 2,500 cities deploy PTV products. Trips and routes for over one million vehicles are planned with our software. The European transport model, which encompasses all passenger transport and freight movements in Europe, is developed using PTV software. We currently have more than 700 colleagues worldwide committed to driving the high performance of our products. PTV’s headquarters, located in the heart of the Karlsruhe technology region, house the company’s centre of development and innovation. From here, PTV plans and optimises everything that moves people and goods worldwide – it's the central idea which has accompanied the Group since its foundation in 1979.

The German company PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG is a member of PTV Group. www.ptvgroup.com.

Kristina Stifter, Head of Global Communications, PTV Group
Phone: 49-721-9651-565

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PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG, Haid-und-Neu-Straße 15, 76131 Karlsruhe




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