Smart mobility, empowering cities

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16 September 2019

Supported by:

16 September 2019


The 2019 Congress theme “Smart Mobility, Empowering Cities” reflects Singapore’s commitment to create the most liveable smart city in support of a higher quality of life and an ever-connected community. With a comprehensive format of plenary and interactive sessions, as well as a dynamic exhibition with technical demonstrations and tours, the 26th ITS World Congress was an opportunity for our participants to network, discuss and share ground-breaking transport technology, and forge mutually beneficial partnerships to further unleash the power of ITS.


  • Overview on the MaaS in US, which is still in the early stages and its goal to improve overall mobility and provide more mobility options.
  • Understand on how transport operations, which are essential for implementing a sound transport policy benefit from innovative ITS schemes
  • Overview on Singapore’s view on autonomous vehicle’s roles in the shared mobility, and their road map to realise autonomous vehicle for public transport.


Carol Schweiger, President – Schweiger Consulting LLC

Carol Schweiger, President of Schweiger Consulting and Chairperson of the New England Intelligent Transportation Society, has 40 years of experience, and is nationally and internationally recognized in transportation technology consulting. Her wide-ranging and in-depth expertise is in several specialty areas including technology strategies for public agencies, public transit technology, traveler information strategies and systems, and systems engineering. Ms. Schweiger has provided over 60 transportation agencies with technology technical assistance. Ms. Schweiger serves as Co-Chair of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Emerging and Innovative Public Transport and Technologies, member of the Program Committee of the ITS World Congress, TRB ITS Committee and TRB Forum on Preparing for Automated Vehicles and Shared Mobility, and a Charter Member of the Public Transportation Systems and Services (PTSS) Committee of ITS America.

Gopinath Menon, Transportation Engineering Consultant 

Gopinath Menon is currently a freelance transport engineering consultant. He was the Chief Transportation Engineer of Singapore from 1991 to 2001, during which period many ITS initiatives were introduced. He was the Project Director of the Electronic Road Pricing implemented in 1998. He served as an adjunct staff lecturing and doing research work on transport related subjects at Nanyang Technological University Singapore from 1991 to 2019. He has done overseas consultancy services on transport engineering in Tianjin, Zhuhai (China), Bangalore (India), Mauritius, Fiji, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bogota (Colombia) and Jakarta (Indonesia) over the past 15 years.
He is a member of Active Mobility Advisory Panel and was member of the Public Transport Council (2005-2019) and Vice–Chairman of the Singapore Road Safety Council (2009-2015). He has contributed 25 articles on transport engineering at international conferences and technical journals.

Patrick Poh, Director, Research & Technology, Technology & Industry Development Group, Land Transport Authority, Singapore

Mr. Patrick Poh is with the Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore, and heads the Research & Technology sub-group. He oversees and manages the research requirements and the adoption of technologies for the LTA, with focus on enhancement in safety, reliability and efficiency for public and land transport operations. In his past experience, Mr Poh had led a team in LTA to facilitate the autonomous vehicle (AV) development in Singapore, and also initiated development of autonomous bus projects and AV standards development. Before joining LTA, Mr Poh has held various positions in the fields of operations, capability planning, and systems development. Mr Poh holds a Bachelor in Engineering in Electronic Engineering from the University of Manchester, Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), United Kingdom. He also holds a Master of Science in Systems Integration from the Naval Postgraduate School, California, United States of America.

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