SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 28 January 2019 -
Multinational automotive electronics innovator Desay SV Automotive (Desay SV)
plans to establish new R&D teams to develop frontier technologies in Level
4 and Level 5 vehicle autonomy and automotive cybersecurity exclusively in
Supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), the R&D presence will augment
Desay SV's Automotive Vehicle
Technologies (AVT) and Advanced
Development (AD) divisions located at ICON@IBP, Singapore. No other Desay
SV R&D teams outside Singapore will be developing the two streams of
frontier automotive technologies.
- AVT in Singapore is slated to be Desay
SV's sole global upstream R&D Centre to develop and prototype new
technologies for fully autonomous Level 4 driverless vehicles (that can perform all
safety-critical driving functions and monitor road conditions for an entire
trip within a controlled geofenced area called an 'operational design domain'
or ODD), and for sentient Level 5
vehicles (that can self-drive anywhere within or outside an ODD). These new
technologies will be adapted and incorporated--at Desay SV's headquarters in
Huizhou, Guangdong, China--into new commercial products with current Level 2
chip-controlled autonomy (that takes over specific functions from a human
driver) to Level 4 vehicle autonomy.
- AD in Singapore will seek and develop
next-generation technologies to augment Desay SV's in-vehicle products, as well
as become Desay SV's only AD team globally to focus on three competencies:
cyber-physical system security (CSS), in-vehicle network (IVN) and wireless
multimedia communications (WMC).
intends to develop manpower and capabilities in Singapore relating to AVT and
automotive cybersecurity by hiring and training up to 46 local Research
Scientists & Engineers for its AVT and AD teams, and forming collaborative
alliances with local research organisations such as its recent research
partnership with Nanyang
Technological University, Singapore.
Mr Azmoon Ahmad, Senior Vice-President and Member of Desay
SV's Executive Management responsible for Desay SV Singapore, envisages
that the partnership will create exciting new innovations that strengthen the
roadworthiness and cybersecurity of autonomous vehicles, as well as to build
local resources and capabilities.
"This is a significant
milestone in the long and fruitful partnership between Desay SV China and
Singapore. Desay SV's first R&D collaboration with Singapore was for a
premium car audio platform more than 30 years ago, and in 2012, Desay SV chose
Singapore as the location of its first overseas R&D Centre. The high
calibre of local talent has added a lot of value to our multinational business,
and we plan to leverage more of the same." - Azmoon Ahmad, Senior Vice-President &
Member of Executive Management, Huizhou Desay SV Automotive and Managing
Director, Desay SV Automotive Singapore
Mr Tan Kong
Hwee, the Executive Director of Mobility from the Singapore Economic
Development Board (EDB) welcomes this initiative. "The expansion of Desay SV's R&D footprint in Singapore is testament
to our budding mobility sector. We look forward to being a part of Desay SV's plans to develop
autonomous vehicle and automotive cybersecurity technologies in Singapore to
target growing markets in Asia." - Tan Kong Hwee, Executive Director, Mobility,
SV - Desay SV Automotive is China's leading automotive electronics company with
more than 30 years' track record and SGD$1.2 billion annual turnover resulting
from its successful research, development, and manufacturing of in-vehicle
infotainment systems, in-vehicle climatic controllers, digital instrument
display, and automotive vehicle technologies. Formerly a Sino-German joint
venture, today it operates five R&D centres and two production plants in
China, Europe, Japan, and Singapore with a collective workforce of over 4,000
employees. Headquartered in Huizhou, Guangdong, China, it has established
long-term partnerships with leading vehicle manufacturers including Volkswagen,
Toyota, Mazda, Nissan, Honda, Volvo, Caterpillar, Great Wall Motors, and Chery.
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