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Need for long-term foresight

The adage “Rome was not built in a day” is philosophically accurate with respect to the situation we are in at any given time – they are often symptoms that emerge long after a decision was made in a distant past. The United States automotive industry crisis between 2008 and 2010 is a good case […]

Perodua invests RM7 million to centralise past model parts production in Tanjung Malim

Tanjung Malim, 29 October 2019: Perodua is centralising parts production for its past models with the launch of a new press stamping machine at its supplier IQM Sdn Bhd’s facility here today. The move is one of Perodua’s many initiatives with its suppliers to help expand their business and capabilities, bringing them one step closer […]

Step up development of SMEs, the unsung heroes

THE success and failure of an economy is often romanticised by the global brands that it creates — Apple of the United States, Shell of Europe, Toyota of Japan and the Samsung of South Korea. However, the unsung heroes of any thriving global economic powerhouse are the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that often form […]

Mobility Ideas, Concepts and Technology at the IAA 2019 – PART 3

In this final part of the IAA 2019 series of articles, we continue the list with another four futuristic trends that were envisioned at the biennial automotive event.   BMW’s hydrogen fuel cell vehicles – BMW Hydrogen i NEXT BMW Group demonstrated their capabilities to complement its electrified vehicle portfolio with the deployment of hydrogen-powered […]

Hari MITI berkunjung ke Sabah tahun ini

Kementerian Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri (MITI) bersama-sama agensi-agensi di bawahnya (MIDA, MATRADE, MPC, MIDF, MARii, MSI, SIRIM, MIMOS, EXIM BANK, JSM & INVESTKL) telah mengadakan Program “Hari MITI 2019 (Sabah)” pada 19 Oktober 2019, Sabtu bermula jam 8.00 pagi hingga 5.30 petang bertempat di Hotel Hilton, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Program ini telah dirasmikan oleh YAB […]

NTP 2019-2030: Malaysia´s new direction in transport industry

The National Transport Policy (NTP) 2019-2030 is Malaysia’s new direction in developing efficient, integrated and secure transport towards a sustainable transport sector that accelerates economic growth and supports the well-being of the rakyat in line with an advanced nation status. The policy, launched by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today, consists of five thrusts […]

#MASabah2019: Promoting vehicle roadworthiness through Car Care Week

Every mechanical component, including cars, are subject to wear and tear due to various factors. In order to nullify this issue, vehicles are encouraged to regularly send their cars for routine maintenance in order to extend the roadworthiness of their vehicles to ensure safety of all road users. In line with that, the Malaysia Automotive, […]

Emerging IoT tech to support NxGV ecosystem

AS mentioned substantially in this column, the most important aspect to build a hub for next generation vehicles (NxGVs) is the development of its surrounding ecosystem. We have learnt that an automotive industry—which will evolve into the mobility industry in the near future — is not about vehicle assembly, but also about the industry generated […]

Robo-Taxi CUBE IAA 2019

One of the autonomous vehicle technologies that was demonstrated at the Frankfurt Autoshow 2019 was Robo-Taxi CUBE, an autonomous taxi bringing the future of mobility closer. Watch it below!  

5 safe driving tips during the hazy climate

*Feature image source: says.com   The hazy situation in Malaysia has been consistently bad and there are no signs of it improving. Due to this, drivers will be facing some difficulties on the road and will have to be extra cautious while driving. With that, we have outlined several safety tips every driver can follow […]