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Published on : Jan 08, 2015

The 14th edition of the Symposium on International Automotive Technology (SIAT) will be held at the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) campus in Pune from January 21 to 24. India is currently the sixth largest manufacturer of automobiles in the world and one of the key features of the symposium this year will be a panel discussion on the topic ‘International mobility beyonf boundaries’. 

The six leading automobile-manufacturing countries – Japan, China, Germany, the U.S., India, and South Korea – will be among the 25 nations attending the Symposium on International Automotive Technology and delegates from these nations will participate in the panel discussion. 

The Symposium on International Automotive Technology, which is a biennial event, is being organized by ARAI together with Natrip (National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project) and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). This year’s theme is ‘Towards a safer, cleaner, and quieter world’.

Rashmi Urdhwareshe, director of the Automotive Research Association of India, said that the automotive industry today is faced by a major challenge: to strengthen research and development efforts on the safety and environment fronts. The industry needs to design and develop environment-friendly and affordable automobiles and this year is a mere continuation of last year’s theme at the symposium, Urdhwareshe stated.

She also added that the Symposium on International Automotive Technology can be viewed as a platform for national as well as international industry experts to share their experiences, ideas, and thoughts regarding innovation and aligning them to face global challenges such as energy efficiency, climate change, efficient transportation, and road safety.