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Jeremy YAP

Biographical note
Mr. Jeremy Yap is the Deputy Chief Executive, Public Transport, Policy and Planning at the Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore with effect from 1 April 2015.  In his current portfolio, Jeremy oversees the Public Transport, Policy & Planning, as well as the Vehicle Services Groups in LTA.

Jeremy is called to the Singapore Bar and is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court and a lawyer by training.  He practised law in Singapore for 6 years before joining the Land Transport Authority in March 1997.

In January 2004, Jeremy was seconded to Singapore’s Ministry of Transport as Deputy Director (Land) to help oversee land transport policy matters.  After serving 3 years at the Transport Ministry, he returned to LTA and was appointed Group Director, Vehicle and Transit Licensing in April 2008.

As Group Director, Policy & Planning from April 2010 to September 2014, Jeremy directed the formulation, review and implementation of land transport policies and the planning (including the safeguarding and protection) of transport infrastructure and systems, and was instrumental in the roll-out of the Land Transport Master Plan.

On the UITP front, Jeremy is currently serving as the Chairperson for the Organising Authorities Committee from 2015-2017.

Presentation: Autonomous Vehicles for public transport
Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) on our roads – it is not a matter of if but when. This presentation discusses a vision where our landscape is not dominated by roads, carparks, and private cars, but where new forms of shared mobility and driverless buses complement our public transport system to provide more commuting options and better service. It provides insights into Singapore’s approach towards integrating AVs into our public transport system. It also discusses the opportunities that we can seize from AV technology and what we are doing today to influence the development of AVs.

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