An Astrophysics Masters graduate from University College London, Mandali is an award-winning British technology executive based in Tokyo. This site shares his personal views on mobility, automated driving and regional transportation development.
He is the Toyota global head of automated driving mobility and innovation, and general manager of Toyota’s Advanced R&D and Engineering Company. He is currently seconded as Vice President to TRI-AD (Toyota Research Institute – Advanced Development) based in Nihonbashi Tokyo. Former chair of ITS Japan’s Automated Driving Support Center working group, supporting the development of automated driving mobility to benefit local communities in the regions outside the Tokyo metropolis.
A core member of the ITS Japan Automated Driving Research Council from 2016 to 2017, he was also an observer member of the ISO TC204 working group 3 (Intelligent Transport Systems, Database Technology) from 2015 to 2017. Certified Financial Times Non-Executive Director. Core areas of expertise: automated driving technologies, location-based software products and cloud services, regional business development and product operations. Focus markets: global.