Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Malaysia To Implement e-Driving Tests To Prevent “Kopi-O” Licences

Social NewsMalaysia To Implement e-Driving Tests To Prevent "Kopi-O" Licences

MyEG has announced on Bursa Malaysia that it has received approval from the Road Transport Department (JPJ) to set up an Automated Training and Driving Test System.

The e-Testing system will be a proof of concept (POC) that assesses the competencies of driving test candidates.

In the announcement, MyEG said the POC will run for 2 months from 1 December 2021 until 1 February 2022 to evaluate whether the system is suitable for commercialisation.

Source: Facebook

Apart from that, there were no other details being revealed.

However, the concept of an e-Testing system in Malaysia has been brought up some time ago.

Back in 2018, former Transport Minister, Anthony Loke has proposed the concept to minimise human interaction. This is targeted at preventing “Kopi O” licences and “Guaranteed Pass” packages, referring to instances where students would bribe instructors to pass their test.

In January 2020, JPJ announced that the e-Testing system was a success, following the implementation at 4 driving institutes in Johor.

They said the system would be widely implement in June 2020, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the implementation was put on halt as driving schools couldn’t operate due to MCO.

Source: FMT

The automated system is said to evaluate the driving skills of candidates electronically, with computer-generated results.

Meanwhile, this automated system is only one of the various projects that MyEG has been exploring. Other initiatives include a digital wallet, buying three-dose vaccines, and even opening up an online grocer.

Do you think this is a better way for students to be assessed? Share your thoughts!

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