TUS International Helps Implement Hong Kong Smart City Blueprint Exchange views with the SAR government and industrial peers Forging ahead with smart mobility
(8th February 2018 - Hong Kong) TUS International Limited (“TUS International” or the "Company"; Stock Code: 872.HK; together with its subsidiaries, the "Group") and Tus-Holdings Co. Ltd. (“Tus-Holdings”), along with its various affiliated enterprises (together, the “Tus Group”) and the Smart City Consortium, Mrs. Carrie Lam, Chief Executive, Mr. Chen Dong, Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government and a number of government and industry representatives, gathered and jointly initiated the Smart City Blueprint. Mr. Wang Jiwu, Chairman of Tus-Holdings and Mr. Ma Chi Kong Karl, Chairman of TUS International, Mr. Shen Xiao, President and Mr. Du Peng, Executive Director shared views and experiences with prominent guests on strategies to build a smart city, characterized by smart mobility and smart driving, among others. They further emphasized that TUS International and the Tus Group would join in collaborative effort to implement the smart blueprint.
Smart City Consortium is the think-tank founded by the Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Bureau. The association targets on smart city technology development. TUS International is one of the pillar enterprises in the association. At the event, Mr. Wang Jiwu, Chairman of Tus-Holding, and Mr. Ma Chi Kong Karl, Chairman of TUS International set forth to the attendees, government and industry representatives, that the Tus Group served the dual functions as both the intermediary representative and support and implementation unit for of Tsinghua University’s research projects. As such, the Company is endowed with affluent experience in building smart city. TUS International is accredited as a leading tier one supplier of Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) and a provider of city grade cloud control solutions for autonomous driving. The Company has established its status as a well-versed technology enterprise in Hong Kong as it steadfastly presses ahead for smart mobility ecology and autonomous driving industries. Mr. Wang and Mr. Ma further stressed that the Tus Group would provide unwavering support and collaboration to Hong Kong science and technology development.
At the discussion session of the meeting, Mr. Ma exchanged views with various distinguished industry leaders on the specific roles played by ecological environment that would facilitate smart city development, as well as smart mobility, amongst others. As a leading facilitator in smart mobility and ecology, TUS International is actively seeking cooperation with the Government of the HKSAR and various tertiary institutions to promote the development of smart mobility and autonomous driving technology in Hong Kong and even as far as the entire Greater Bay Area.
At the exchange with Mrs. Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive, Mr. Wang Jiwu, Chairman of Tus-Holdings proposed that the company would collaborate with Smart City Consortium to establish the Guided Innovative Service Platform for Smart City, initiated by the Government of the HKSAR. The respective platform will include both project incubators and innovation fund. In response, the Chief Executive stressed that Hong Kong had to actively cooperate with the smart city operators in Mainland and the rest of the world and agreed with Mr. Wang's suggestion. Mrs. Carrie Lam also expressed her gratitude as the Tus Group has been unwaveringly supporting Hong Kong's development. She further suggested that on account of the Tus Group’s experience in provision of innovative service, the Government of the HKSAR and the Tus Group should jointly research on schemes to set up related innovative service plans. In addition, Mr. Nicholas Yang, Secretary for Innovation and Technology Bureau also actively responded to Mr. Wang’s proposal and repeated that they should learn from the Tus Group’s sophisticated innovative system to usher in development and implementation of the smart city-related innovation and technology projects.
Mr. Wang Jiwu, Chairman of Tus-Holding Co., Ltd (2nd to the right), Mrs. Carrie LAM CHENG. Yuet-ngor, the Chief Executive of the Government of the HKSAR (2nd to the left) and Mr. Chen Dong, Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government (1st to the left), among other prominent guests exchanged views and experiences on strategies to build smart city, and featured with smart mobility
Mr. Karl Ma, Chairman of TUS International (3rd to the right) interacted with prominent industry leaders on the specific roles of ecological environment that facilitated smart city development, at an elevated speakers’ platform
Smart City Consortium (SCC) is formed by a group of professionals from different corporations and organizations to provide opinions and suggestions to the Government for formulating related policies and standards in the development of Hong Kong as a world-class smart city. They encourage worldwide collaboration with different stakeholders to create the right ecosystem which fosters innovation and sustainable economic growth for Hong Kong. SCC has been collaborating with different parties and organizations in assisting the development of Smart City in Hong Kong. The collaborative institutions include TUS International Limited, Smart City Development Alliance, University College London, Royal Swedish Institute of Technology and Hong Kong Federation of Telecommunications, amongst other more than 20 partners.
At the Smart City Blueprint Luncheon
The Smart City Blueprint Luncheon, organized by the Smart City Consortium, took place at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center on 7 February 2018. The meeting aimed to facilitate exchange of ideas between Smart City experts and eminent industry pioneers on the Smart City Blueprint released by the Government of the HKSAR in December 2017, where opinions and brainstorming suggestions would be collected for the future smart city development in Hong Kong. Mrs. Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the Government of the HKSAR, Mr. Chen Dong, Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government, Mr. Nicholas Yang, Secretary for Innovation and Technology Bureau, Ms. Zheng Ming Mei, Director of China Cities and Small Towns Reform and Development Center, Smart Low Carbon City and Secretary General of Smart City Consortium, Ms. Elizabeth Quat, Honorary President of the Consortium and Independent Non-Executive Director of TUS International, Member of Legislative Council, Ms. Winnie Tang, JP, Honorary President of the Consortium, Mr. Eric Yeung, President of the Consortium, amongst other smart city experts and prominent community leaders attended the occasion. Mrs. Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the Government of the HKSAR, put forward that it was both crucial and imperative for Hong Kong to be transformed into a smart city. She further pointed out that the Smart City Blueprint carried significant weight, particularly in those aspects such as the basis platform and innovative platform’s formation for smart city development, which would inevitably lead to the eventual cooperation between Mainland and the global smart city operators.