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Intelligent Transport Systems – Automating Future Transportation Management

The United Nations projects the world population to reach 9.8 billion people in 2050,posing a greater challenges to transportation, especially in urban areas. In cities, mobility is a key concern; while most current traffic management systems are programmed based on historical traffic data and are unable to adapt its timing to irregular events such as […]

MARii Launches Kidnovate for Early Exposure to Robotics and IoT

Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii) launched Kidnovate programme at MARii Berambeh held in conjunction with the Hari Raya celebration this year, to expand their reach to the younger markets. Kidnovate is a hands-on programme developed to equip young Malaysians to adapt, embrace and enhance their minds and skills in new technology in line […]

MARii – UiTM Collaboration to Expand Mobility R&D and Talent Network

Malaysia Automotive Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii) and Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen, promote and develop academic, cultural and research cooperation. UiTM was represented by its Vice-Chancellor, Professor Emeritus Ir Dr Mohd Azraai Kassim while MARii was represented by its Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Ts. Madani Sahari. The MoU […]

5 Levels of Vehicle Autonomy and the Opportunities That Come With Them

Photo source: ANSYS  Blog Autonomous vehicles (AV) have gained public interest, creating new solutions in vehicle safety, better energy consumption, more efficient parking as well as cost reduction in building new roads and infrastructure. According to the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the autonomy levels rank on a scale from 1 to 5, with 1 […]

Managing change key to future-proof industry

The Paris agreement signed in 2015 signified an intensified global outlook on the new environmental economy, despite a bumpy journey in the Obama-Trump transition. Regardless, a significant takeaway is a global commitment to meet its 2030 targets – and with such a commitment comes an expectation that the economy and business practices will put a […]

Total Trade Continued To Be Resilient In 2018 – MITI

YB Darell Leiking, the Minister of International Trade and Industry, launched the MITI Report 2018 at MITI Tower, on 25th of June 2019, together with the Productivity Report 2018/2019. Malaysia leveraged on the improved trend of private investments, underpinned by business-friendly policies and clear economic direction. Despite the challenging external environment, Malaysia managed to attain […]

Technology In Autonomous Cars: What, Why, When & How?

This article appeared in Level Five Supplies on January 28 2019. A world of shared, autonomous vehicles may seem like a distant dream. But the industry has been making huge strides and generating a lot of attention, thanks to companies like Google and Tesla. Driverless cars are now a trending topic but behind the scenes, […]

Manoeuvring along new regional value chain

Last week, Malaysia welcomed the delegation from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). Led by Minister Miao Wei himself, I echo the sentiments of our international trade and industry minister of such a rare honour for Malaysia to receive a visit from an official of this esteem within the Chinese government. Speaking at […]

The Launch of New Reserve + Shell Recharge Bays with ParkEasy

BMW Group Malaysia with ParkEasy, Shell Malaysia and Sunway Group unveiled the new Reserve + Shell Recharge Bays at Sunway Pyramid today, a step towards smart mobility in Malaysia. ParkEasy is a mobile application that assists users in saving time looking for parking space. Each Reserve + Shell Recharge bay with ParkEasy comes equipped with […]

Potential trade opportunities in South America

International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Darell Leiking recently concluded a trade mission to South America, with the Malaysian delegation strengthening economic ties with Chile, Argentina and Brazil. I had the great honour of accompanying the minister and MITI officials throughout the trade mission, along with senior counterparts from the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation […]