The Malaysia Autoshow 2019, organized by Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii) has officially come to a close today, signalling the end of the largest annual Autoshow in ASEAN at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS), that was held from the 11th to the 14th of April.
The MARii Activity Arena (located in the MARii Mobiity Hall), a venue that was designed to host exciting competitions was officially closed by the Secretary General, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), YBhg. Dato’ Lokman Hakim Ali, on the 14th of April with a prize giving ceremony for the winners of the various competitions that were held during the Malaysia Autoshow 2019.
The competitions that took place were:
- Robot Combat Competition
- Robot Combat Selfie Contest
- Royal Rumble
- FIFA19 Tournament
- Malaysia Autonomous Vehicle Challenge (MAVEC’19)
*See below for the list of winners
The Malaysia Autoshow 2019, themed “Mobility for All”, continued its tradition of showcasing the latest vehicles on the market, highlighting the advances in technology, safety and comfort of vehicles as well as exhibiting the latest industry trends as the world moves towards connected mobility.
More than 32 OEMs and 170 exhibitors from 7 countries took part in the exhibitions this year.
Robotics brought up close and personal by Kinabalu Coders
For the first time ever, the Malaysia Autoshow hosted various activities related to Robotics through the “Robot Combat Competition” and “Maker’s Corner” – both organized by Kinabalu Coders, a community-driven technology team based in Sabah. The participation of Kinabalu Coders signified the capabilities of Sabah in participating in Malaysia’s future mobility.
Participants of the Robot Combat Competition competed in various robotics segments while visitors to the Autoshow took part in the Maker’s Corner to build their own robots and other smart applications, with experienced coaches and trainers providing hands-on guidance during the activity, all of which will be happened in a new, family-oriented, educational space – the MARii Activity Arena, located in the MARii Mobility Hall.
Listed below were some of the activities that was held in the MARii Activity Arena:
- Robot Combat Competition
- Self-driving Car and Hands-on Tutorial
- Sumo Robot 500
- Coding Workshops
This series of activities created an interesting platform for all visitors to get up close and personal with technologies related to robotics, IoT and future mobility through a fun and exciting way.
Autoshow visitors was also treated with various activities related to basic electronics, machine learning and complex programming.
Entire automotive ecosystem narrated to visitors of the Malaysia Autoshow 2019
Visitors to this year’s Autoshow had the opportunity to take a step into the MARii Mobility Hall, an immersive narrative that gave them a deeper look into the entire automotive value chain.
The journey started with all the upstream stages of vehicle manufacturing processes – from automotive styling, design and engineering all the way to the process design.
The MARii Mobility Narrative continued to educate visitors with a showcase of various technologies and practices within the manufacturing, aftersales and mobility sectors and concluded with a vision of Malaysia’s mobility ecosystem in the future.
The vision of the future – showcased through the “Mobility Township”, allowed visitors to experience up close and personal, the capabilities of “smart” technologies and how our lifestyle will be changed.
Kidnovate – A Playground that promoted STEM, catered for the entire family
This year’s Autoshow hosted a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Playground that was held in the MARii Activity Arena, located within the MARii Mobility Hall.
The STEM Playground, dubbed “Kidnovate”, was designed to cater for an experience that is family-friendly. Everyone from kids to adults took part in various activities organized by ORS Technologies Sdn. Bhd. which promoted 3D technologies and innovation.
The “Funtronik Floor” an interactive, didactic aid, projection tool allowed visitors to take part in interactive, motion-based activities and exercises while “Skribots” allowed participants to indulge in robot building through the use of 3D Printers. Skribots are endlessly modular which means participants could build, modify and customise the robots with endless possibilities.
Other fun and exciting activities that took place in Kidnovate include:
- 3D Doodling Pen
- 3D Printing Activities
- Coding Exercises
Hall A continued its signature showcase of more than 100 car models including the newest Energy Efficient Vehicles (EEV). Visitors was also offered special packages and deals, as well as special finance packages through its bank partner at the show.
For the first time, International Automodified (IAM), a touring automotive lifestyle community joined the Malaysia Autoshow to showcase modified and customised cars. This created a platform in bringing together a community of car enthusiasts that have the passion in personalising their vehicles both in drivelines and/or body and panel.
The Autoshow leveraged on MAEPS’s vast outdoor areas and diverse terrains to host various exciting outdoor activities, such as a unique 3km long test drive track, an SUV test drive hill and a truck safety awareness program, also MARii’s own Car Care Week program – a free 21-point vehicle inspection that garnered attention of more than 200 visitors.
The Malaysia Autoshow will make its return next year with many more exciting activities, experiences and exclusive deals!
Other exciting activities that took place during the Malaysia Autoshow 2019 include:
- Safety Driving and Drift Demo
- Drone Flying Class
- PROTON Taxi Ride
- Car Club Gathering
- Lucky Draws with a chance of winning either a Kia Picanto, Perodua Bezza or Perodua Myvi (Terms and Conditions apply)
- E-sports Tournament
- Malaysia Autonomous Vehicle Challenge (MAVEC’19), organised by SAE Malaysia and the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) under MARii’s patronage
- IPC-SLDN demonstration
- Large variety of food trucks
- Perodua A.S.A. Braking demonstration
- Perodua Pre-Owned Vehicle (POV)
- Career Corner
List of Winners
Robot Combat Competition
- MILLBOT A
Robot Selfie Contest
- JOTOS RUMBLE
- SCORP RC3
- Ali Azman Bin Mohd Zabidi a.k.a. “Alif”
- Muhammad Adli bin Zaini. a.k.a “EG ADLI”
- Kathireswaran Sugumaran a.k.a “FF_InFamous9”
Malaysia Autonomous Vehicle Challenge (MAVeC’19)
- Team Name: ARViS
- Institution: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
- Team Name: Stroopwaffle
- Institution: International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
- Team Name: The Pianists
- Institution: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)