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Holistic Approach Needed In Order To Transform the Auto Industry – Dr N Saravanan


18th Edition of the ‘Symposium on International Automotive Technology (SIAT) 2024’ organized by ARAI concluded


 Pune, January 29, 2024: “Being a rapidly changing sector in the nearest future, the transformation of the automotive industry cannot be navigated by only concentrating on product manufacturing. It is equally important to build a holistic ecosystem along with an integrated approach with prioritizing safety-sensitive perspectives, customer-centric options, essential supply chains and skilled manpower,” stated Dr N Saravanan; President of ARAI as he was speaking at the Valedictory Ceremony of SIAT 2024.


The 18th edition of the three-day flagship biennial event ‘Symposium on International Automotive Technology (SIAT) 2024’ organized by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) concluded today. SIAT 2024 was held at the Pune International Exhibition and Convention Centre (PIECC) – Moshi, PCMC from 23rd to 25th January, 2024.


Dr. Reji Mathai; Director of ARAI, Vikram Shinde; Sr. Deputy Director and Convener at SIAT 2024, were among the dignitaries present on the dais.


The database ‘ARAI – MARG 2.0’ i.e., Measurement and Analysis of Road Geometry an initiative by ARAI, was released at the hands of the dignitaries at the event. Prizes for stalls exhibited, research papers and special poster competitions for students were also given during the event.


“While providing sustainable options for the auto industry, the primary goal should be the nation’s well-being. Safety-sensitive approaches should be adopted while manufacturing any product. The emphasis should be on the reduction of imports while promoting the production of alternative fuels. As a result, we have to build a holistic ecosystem along with an integrated approach for sustainable alternatives,” Dr Saravanan further added.


He also highlighted the importance of skilled manpower, and how organizations like ARAI should conduct training programs for creating such skilled manpower.


Speaking on the occasion Dr Reji Mathai said, “During SIAT 2024, technical experts shared recent developments in the automotive sector from topics such as E-mobility, Simulation & Modelling, Emission Measurement & Control Technology, Advanced Vehicle Dynamics, Active and Passive Safety, Noise, Vibration & Harshness (NVH), Hydrogen Fuel Cell and Hydrogen I.C. Engine, Testing & Evaluation, Structural Reliability, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Alternative Fuels, ITS & Regulation, Tyre Technology and Materials & Manufacturing. I am glad that this led to a much-anticipated discussion on future technologies. I hope that it must have given everyone an idea of how the technology could hold up as we chase the zero emissions goal in the near future.”


SIAT 2024, had technical deliberations with over 210 technical papers and keynotes on futuristic topics by global experts. The selected papers were published in the form of Symposium Proceedings along with the release of a Technical Reference Bulletin containing technical articles, case studies, products, and service information.


The symposium witnessed a gathering of over 1500 automotive technocrats. Technical experts from 9 countries were present and discussed their research work in 48 technical sessions (8 parallel sessions). In addition, there were 3 plenary sessions and a panel discussion on the theme of SIAT 2024- ‘Transformation Towards Progressive Mobility’.


SIAT Expo 2024 served as an ideal platform for global players in the automotive domain to exhibit their products, technologies, innovations, and services through stalls. “The SIAT EXPO24 showcased 170 companies across the globe, at 340 stalls. This edition of SIAT also featured a Futuristic Technology Pavilion, a Medium Small Scale and Start-up Pavilion (MSSSP) along with a Live Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) demonstration area. Vikram Shinde expressed a vote of thanks.




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