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Continental, SIT to jointly offer a telematics course in Singapore

Nurdianah Md Nur | July 29, 2016
The three-year degree programme will focus on core skills in electrical engineering, computer science and ITS knowledge.

Continental will be supporting the Singapore Institute of Technology's (SIT) Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Telematics  (Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineering) programme, which will commence this September.

According to a joint press release, the three-year programme will focus on core skills in electrical engineering, computer science and ITS knowledge.

In addition, specialist skills in vehicular communication, telematics technologies and ITS engineering will be emphasised. This will prepare students for the future in the technically-challenging and technology-driven field of ITS engineering arena.

Continental will assist SIT's teaching staff in the course instruction as adjunct lecturers.

"We have been working with SIT on the course programme for the past three years and I am gratified to sign this memorandum of understanding (MoU) with SIT," said Lo Kien Foh, Managing Director of Continental Automotive Singapore, and also one of the Industry Advisory Committee members at SIT.

"I am sure the programme will give both Continental and SIT an excellent platform to cross-fertilise and exchange ideas, knowledge, innovations, Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineering (ITS) operational concepts and best in industry practices in telematics technologies. I am confident the course will equip graduates with a well-rounded engineering capability and much needed hands-on experience to make them industry-ready for the Smart Nation," he added.

Professor Loh Han Tong, Deputy President (Academic) & Provost, SIT said: "The Telematics programme will pave the way for students to become deep specialists in the relevant areas of vehicle communication and information processing. Students will go through rigorous academic training while having an eight-month Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) with MNCs such as Continental."

Park&GO @SG app.

Besides the Telematics programme, Continental is also supporting Singapore's Smart Nation vision by launching the Park&GO @SG app.

The parking app utilises data from diverse sources with an ecosystem powered by artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to meet the needs of motorists in driver-assistance applications, dynamic routing, intelligent parking guidance and real-time traffic news delivery.

According to Continental, the new iOS parking app and the enhanced Android version will now cover increased "live" parking spaces with seven times the number of parking lots as compared to its first launch in 2015. In addition, users can now find parking near food courts as well as washing bay lots.

 "The Park&Go @SG parking app is an example of how live data generated on the basis of connectivity with archived and real-time data are processed by means of predictive algorithms, such as AI, to create solutions to alleviate parking problems. This in turn results in a safer and more efficient use of transportation modes for the benefit of all," said Ralf Lenninger, Senior Vice President System Development, Innovation & Strategy at Continental.


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