Automotive Platforms and Application Systems (APAS) R&D Centre was established in 2006 by the Innovation and Technology Commission of HKSAR Government and hosted by the Hong Kong Productivity Council. The Centre undertakes R&D programmes as well as commercialising R&D results in collaboration with industry, universities and technology institutes for the development of the APAS technology. Since its establishment, APAS R&D Centre has carried out over 100 R&D projects and focus on 3 R&D areas, Green Transportation, Smart Mobility and Intelligent Systems.To facilitate greater synergy and further enhance cost effectiveness, APAS is merged with and form part of the Hong Kong Productivity Council with effect from 1 Nov 2012.
To become a leading automotive platforms and application systems R&D centre in the region and assist Hong Kong’s foundation industries to enter into or expand in the automotive market. The three major focus areas of APAS’ technology roadmap are –
(a) green transportation;
(b) smart mobility; and
(c) intelligent systems.
(a) develop R&D competencies in selected core technical areas;
(b) establish related networks in the Mainland and overseas;
(c) collaborate with Mainland and overseas R&D partners;
(d) promote R&D services and expand user base; and
(e) support HKSAR Government’s initiatives of smart city and re-industrialisation.