Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Automobile Engineering Berlin, Germany.

Day 2 :

Keynote Forum

Sivarao Subramonian

Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), Malaysia

Keynote: Transformation of pneumatic tire towards modular airless wheel system

Time : 10:00-10:40

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Sivarao Subramonian is an Inaugural Director for Commercialization Centre at Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, who is responsible in churning high impact innovation,Intellectual properties & Commercialization from R&D activities. He is serving industry and academic since year 1989, completed his BE, ME, PhD and professional engineer certification in the field of Mechanical Engineering. To date, he has filed 17 patents besides winning more than 30 prestigious innovation awards globally and locally including, Malaysia Best Innovation award, University Best Research award, University Best Innovation & Commercialization award, while having three of his own technologies been successfully commercialised. He has published more than 150 articles in indexed journals, proceedings and books. He is the Editorial Board Member and Reviewer for more than 20 reputable international journals and conferences. His area of interest is Innovative Engineering.


The fact of pneumatic tire loses about 15 kPa of pressure every month regardless of brand and price are not realised by many of us. Incorrect pressure often leads to catastrophic tire failure which causes major road accidents and loss of lives. Many of us overlook that a correct tire pressure can actually save fuel up to 10%, increase 30% of braking performance, and increase 9 months of tire life span besides able to reduce exhaust gas emission to the environment. Therefore, researchers worldwide are moving towards developing solutions to sustain tire pressure where, the endurance of it is airless tires/wheel. To date, there yet to be a fully commercialized of such technology due to major challenges of the intermediary structure which connects outer ring and central hub. On the other hand, repairing of the damaged sub-structure which reacts as a tire is also seen as one of the major defying matter. Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) with the expertise in tire technology, has embarked toward developing advanced tire pressure sustaining technology as shown in Figure 1 where, few solutions were successfully developed and commercialised to date. Started with Automatic Tire Pressure Controller (ATPC) in 2004 and through various phases and designs, we have now conceptualized a novel Modular Airless Wheel System (MAWS) which is seen potential to be a new technology towards next generation wheel. The system which is expected to play a perfect role as a pneumatic tire, comes with outer padding which can be replaced should there be wear and tear or damage. The research is also looking into the possibilities where the pads can be designed to replace according to road conditions. The MAWS is expected to go through few collaboration work with industries and Universities to further enhance and develop a holistic total solution for safe driving.

Keynote Forum

Gareth Davies

University of South Wales, UK

Keynote: Cyber investiagtions: digital forensics & automobile electronics II

Time : 10:40-11:20

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Gareth is a Senior Lecturer (Digital Forensics) and Researcher at University of South Wales. The main focus of his research is the forensic analysis of physical data storage technologies, in particular data recovery of malfunctioning hardware such as hard disk drives & memory chip-based devices. Over the past eight years, he has built a name for himself as a Consultant and Investigator on forensic and evidential recovery cases. Clients include UK Cyber Crime Units, The National Crime Agency, Government and large commercial organisations. He is registered as an expert in Forensic Data Recovery on the National Crime Agency database. He has organised international conferences and regular workshops to demonstrate new research & cutting edge technologies to the law enforcement community. He is also a committee member of the Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law (ADFSL) based in the USA.


Today’s vehicles are fitted with systems that deliver a more connected driving experience than ever before, with many automobile companies rolling out systems capable of synchronising with both the owner’s and passenger’s device(s) via wired and wireless interfaces. This makes for a vehicle environment in which advanced device interactivity becomes possible.What’s more, most of the in-car systems are connected to the CAN bus – a dedicated central network on which the various ECU components communicate. With this in mind, it is believed that the systems in question have the potential to generate and maintain evidence that may be of digital forensic value. Considering the nature of forensics, it is paramount for emerging technology to be identified and investigated early. Research work undertaken into three different vehicle infotainment systems–namely the Ford Sync module, Volkswagen, and Mercedes are discussed. The results of said research are surprising with large amounts of relevant data pulled from the systems– certainly enough to entice the field on bringing more attention to the subject of cyber security and cyber vehicle forensics. In recent years the focus on infotainment system and assisted driving have pushed the automobile industry towards a more synchronised environment. Owners are now able to not only access what can now be considered as simple features reading content from CDs/DVDs/SD Cards/USBs, but also carry out more advanced operations such as, using in-built GPS navigation, pairing their mobile devices for app utilisation; accessing calls/texts and other app communications, surfing the web via an inbuilt SIM card and web browser, or even performing basic vehicle operations such as locking/unlocking/honking via an app that connects the owner's mobile device to the vehicle. Creating such a synchronised environment and by introducing additional data channels it is likely that a wealth of relevant forensics information is in existentence on various car platforms, which could provide value in an investigation, however, with the many different infotainment systems and manufacturers, paired with the current lack of research and focus in this area
of forensics, data acquisition is difficult, oftern unreliable and certainly a challenge to interpret from these bespoke systems.