Monaco and Singapore promoting clean urban mobility

Friday, November 9, in the presence of HSH the Sovereign Prince, HE Bernard Fautrier, Minister Plenipotentiary – Vice-President and Managing Director of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Mr. Frédéric Genta, Interministerial Delegate for the Digital Transition and Prof. Subodh Mhaisalkar, Associate Vice President of Nanyang University of Technology (Strategies and Partnerships) and Executive Director of NTU’s Energy Research Institute, have signed a partnership for the development of innovative solutions in the areas of autonomous vehicles , energy efficiency and eco-city design.

From left to right: Frédéric Genta, Interministerial Delegate for Digital Transition; HE Mr Bernard Fautrier, Minister Plenipotentiary - Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation; Pr. Subra Suresh, President, Nanyang University of Technology (NTU); HSH Prince Albert II; Prof. Subodh Mhaisalkar, NTU Associate Vice President and Executive Director of the NTU Energy Research Institute, and Prof. Ling San, Provost and Vice President (Academic) of NTU © NTU Singapore
From left to right: Frédéric Genta, Interministerial Delegate for Digital Transition; HE Mr Bernard Fautrier, Minister Plenipotentiary – Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation; Pr. Subra Suresh, President, Nanyang University of Technology (NTU); HSH Prince Albert II; Prof. Subodh Mhaisalkar, NTU Associate Vice President and Executive Director of the NTU Energy Research Institute, and Prof. Ling San, Provost and Vice President (Academic) of NTU © NTU Singapore

The purpose of this tripartite agreement is to respond to the challenges of urban sustainability in both Singapore and Monaco, notably by supporting the Principality’s ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

On this occasion, HSH the Sovereign Prince, accompanied by the Monegasque delegation, visited the university campus and attended demonstrations of autonomous vehicles at the CETRAN test center, piloted by NTU scientists.

This partnership will provide a platform for research on the use of autonomous vehicles in dense urban traffic conditions and more broadly low-energy construction solutions, green campuses, design and implementation of sustainable cities. Priority action themes for the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, which is actively fighting against climate change by supporting numerous projects in the field of clean and renewable energies.

This agreement, which is based on a synergy of interests and activities, strengthens the bilateral ties between Monaco and Singapore by enabling both countries to develop and promote the use of autonomous vehicles in similar environments. This will help develop mobility: one of the main axes of the Principality’s digital transition.

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