Erich Gerber, General Manager, Asia Pacific and Japan TIBCO Software
"The clear conclusion is that digitising infrastructure networks can improve forecasting, promote reliability and increase efficiency. So what are the next steps?
The Singapore Government has already taken the first step by opening up and sharing the data being gathered on transportation with start-ups and entrepreneurs, allowing them to explore and use it for the kind of innovation that the private sector excels at.
The sharing of transport data among all the stakeholders - transport operators, system providers and citizens alike - will speed up the development of practical solutions to reduce congestion and waiting times.
Building on that, predictive maintenance for bus and train fleets will largely improve the efficiency and reliability of transport services, and reduce downtime or unforeseen breakdowns. Providing commuters with real-time updates of the entire transport network can also be leveraged to underscore the complete connectivity, accessibility and convenience of Singapore's public transport system.
Singapore's vibrant ecosystem of industry players and test beds is a welcome environment that prompts quicker development, testing and commercialising of smart mobility solutions by agencies, research institutes, industry and the community."
Val Stoyanov, General Manager, Global Transportation, Intel
"In order to create smart city where physical and digital worlds converge to enable a seamless transportation experience, our vision is an intelligent mobility framework that includes promising technology-enabled transformations in five key solution areas:
- Mobility services: Shared mobility, smart parking, echarging
- Public transit: Mobile alerts, passenger information systems, predictive maintenance
- Traffic management: Signalling and intersection management, traffic control centres
- ID and payments: Digitized toll collection, biometric ID, fare collection
- Safe, secure infrastructure: Incident detection, bridge monitoring, video surveillance
Running through the entire framework is the use of technology to sense and store critical data, analyse it to gain actionable insight, and share it system-wide to enable predictive and responsive operations-all while maintaining high levels of security and privacy.
We envision tightly meshed solutions that work together to multiply their value. Solutions whose enabling technologies and devices are based on open standards to support integration and scaling. Solutions designed through collaborative planning among departments, ideally including public-private partnerships to widen the solutions' scope and benefits. Solutions that invite and enable the public to interact with their city's transportation systems to make urban living easier."
Eddie Lim, Transport Practice Lead, NCS
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