Can you imagine a car driving itself? I had the first-hand experience on an autonomous vehicle recently.
Cyberjaya – Malaysia’s Global Technology Hub is becoming a playground for advanced technology companies to test out their new products or services.
The company behind this driverless vehicle was MooVita, a Singapore-based company that’s partnering up with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) to develop and enhance the technology specifically for Malaysian roads.
It’s pretty obvious why Cyberjaya was chosen for the test – the environment is conducive, has a good tech ecosystem and the city has potentials to support this new technology.
The Proton Exora was equipped with various sensors, cameras and radars to enable the car to drive itself.
The demonstration of the vehicle was shown my Facebook post:
The simple demonstration of this vehicle is tied to the Futurise Centre that was announced by the Prime Minister during the 2018 Budget.
The newly established centre which is managed by Cyberview is meant to be the place for corporate, startups and universities to work together to develop future innovation and technology.
Implementing a new technology like this requires a lot of work especially on laws and regulations as it involves safety. This type of testing can only be done within a closed environment.
Self-driving can take off in Malaysia but Cyberjaya will determine the success or failure of this feat.