Wednesday, February 1, 2023

NanoMalaysia Launches Malaysia’s Very Own Level 4 Autonomous Vehicles

Tech & GamesNanoMalaysia Launches Malaysia's Very Own Level 4 Autonomous Vehicles

NanoMalaysia, an agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI), has launched the NanoMalaysia autonomous vehicle (NAVi) which is said to be a Level 4 autonomous vehicle.

During the launch of the event at Technology Park Malaysia in Bukit Jalil on Tuesday (30 November), NanoMalaysia’s chief executive officer, Rezal Khairi Ahmad said they have started this effort to bring innovation and improvement of Level 4 Autonomy System technology for vehicle use since 2017.

He added that he is happy with the current achievement looking at the available resources they have, as well as the competition.

Meanwhile, Rezal said the NAVi system is so flexible that it can be used in various sectors such as in ports and/or in healthcare facilities.

“The system is very flexible with the ability to meet requirements in various sectors depending on demands. The system can be easily modified to suit different circumstances. This flexible business concept created by this autonomous delivery system creates opportunities in the postal sector, logistics in controlled areas such as in ports and hospitals, as well as delivery services.” he said.

He also said the technology can be used on either vehicles or other platforms too such as parcel delivery systems, cars and buses as well to bring the autonomous features to these modes of transport.

Source: NST

This system will give the advantage as the country embraces the digitalisation efforts ahead of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).

Rezal then said the NAVi system is able to curb the rate of road accidents and the inefficiencies caused by human errors, as it will create a more precise and orderly travel schedule and controlled traffic flow.

“We are confident that systems based on autonomy for vehicles are able to take advantage of the market opportunities in the (4IR).” said Rezal.

Also present was the MOSTI Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba, who said the ministry is committed in making Malaysia a high-technology nation by supporting more technology developments as well as making them available and experienced by everyone.

Source: Business Today

“NAVi is the first step as we prepare the transportation sector as well as the Malaysian automotive sector as we enter the autonomy era. This initiative was initiated to produce autonomous vehicles in Malaysia. MOSTI is committed to driving Malaysia as a high-tech nation by 2025.”

“Currently in work with other related ministries, we are in the process of refining regulations for NAVi and to start conducting tests in controlled areas like on campus, ports and offices too.” said Adham.

Besides, NanoMalaysia has also launched the autonomous delivery vehicle initiative (NAVi-D), a land based autonomous delivery system. This system is developed for last mile delivery, with a focus on parcels and food delivery.

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