Symposium on International Automotive Technology (SIAT) 2017
18TH  – 21ST  JANUARY  2017, PUNE

The Symposium on International Automotive Technology (SIAT) 2017 organized by ARAI in Association with SAEINDIA, NATRiP and SAE International in January 2017 was a grand success. The theme of SIAT 2017 was “Smart, Safe & Sustainable Mobility” keeping in tune with latest trends and future challenges being faced by the automotive community. SIAT Expo 2017 displayed around 180 exhibition booths showcasing products, technologies by automotive and allied manufacturers worldwide in the areas such as BS VI, vehicle safety / crash, electric mobility, vehicle telematics, advanced T&M equipment, NVH, simulation & modelling etc. SIAT 2017 became a memorable event in the history of ARAI, due to Grand Finale of ARAI’s yearlong Golden Jubilee celebrations.

SIAT 2017 & SIAT EXPO 2017 was inaugurated at the gracious hands of Shri Sanjay Mitra, Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and Shipping, Govt. Of India. The function was graced by the august presence of Dr. R. K. Malhotra, President, SAE India, Shri Sanjay Bandopadhyaya, CEO, NATRIP, Shri T. Mookiah, Associate Director (R&D), VSSC and Mr. Murli Iyer, Executive Advisor – Global, SAE International.

The function also included release of SIAT 2017 proceedings, release of India Emission Regulation Booklet, ARAI Golden Jubilee award & prize distribution for Road Safety Awareness–Short Film Making Contest, Release of book on Road Safety- a collection of cartoons by Mr. Mangesh Tendulkar and unveiling of pilot demonstration Electric Vehicle using indigenous Lithium ion Battery.

During SIAT, we had 4 Plenary Sessions on Smart, Safe, Sustainable and Future Mobility. A Student Poster Presentation Competition was organized to motivate young brains during SIAT, wherein total 10 Posters (in the area of Smart, Safe and Sustainable Mobility) were displayed.

The valedictory function concluded with Chief Guest Shri. Anant Geete, Hon’ble Minister for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Govt. of India and Guest of Honor Mrs. Eva Molnar, Director, Sustainable Transport Division, UNECE giving away the awards for the best papers, best Expo Stalls, release of ARAI Golden Jubilee Souvenir, ‘Young Engineer’ Award 2016, launch of Technology for Autonomous Driving, etc. It was indeed a technical feast where around 1400 delegates form 21 countries participated. The next SIAT 2019 is from 16 to 18 January 2019.