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Niels de Boer
Programme Director, CETRAN
Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N)

Niels de Boer is the program director for CETRAN, which is tasked by the Singapore LTA to develop technical standards and regulations to enable trial testing and deployment of Autonomous Vehicles on public roads.


Research Statement

Leading research on behalf of the Singapore Land Transport Authority to test, assess and assure the safety of autonomous vehicle on public roads. Outcomes include test procedures and technical standards.

Research One-liner

Research on assuring safety of driverless vehicles.


TR-68 Singapore Technical Reference for Autonomous Vehicles. Member of Technical Committee, Convenor of one working group and key technical contributor in another working group which release the first standard world wide for autonomous vehicles.

Latest Projects

LTA Project PD130D: Development Of Framework For Functional Safety And Performance Evaluation Of Autonomous vehicles

LTA Project PD130E: Technical Reference Development

LTA Project PD130E: Development Of Framework For Functional Safety And Performance Evaluation Of Autonomous vehicles (Phase 2)

Siemens Mobility: Intelligent Infrastructure for AV

IAF PP: Next-Generation V2X Network Architecture and Ecosystem for Smart Mobility, WP7 Integrated demonstrator


Other affiliation(s)

Expert Areas
Autonomous vehicles, Software & System Architectures

Research Interests
AV Safety, Functional Safety, Software safety

Research Category
Engineering & Technology
Research Sub-category
Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Machines & Systems
NISTH Assigned Topic Groupings
Circular economy & waste reduction, Smart cities, smart nation & future living
Affiliated Sustainable Development Goals
GOAL 9: INDUSTRY, INNOVATION, AND INFRASTRUCTURE – Investments in infrastructure are crucial to achieving sustainable development.
GOAL 11: SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES – There needs to be a future in which cities provide opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.
GOAL 15: LIFE ON LAND – Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.
Last Updated
22 Apr 2020
Last Updated
13 Sep 2020