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In an effort to reduce the number of road fatalities, the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) is lobbying for the implementation of an autonomous driving system in all vehicles nationwide to help bring down the number of fatal accidents to nought by 2030, The Star understands.

While nothing concrete has been said regarding the technicalities of said system, it is expected to mirror that of platforms currently employed in autonomous trial sessions around the world. According to MIROS senior research officer, Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim, such forms of technology are already being tested on public roads in Germany and Sweden.

“From the research that been done… the technology has proved it will reduce the number of accidents,” said Khairil. According to study conducted, close to 80% of road accidents stemmed from human error. “The increased number of vehicles, weak enforcement of the law, rapid development and technology are also among the causes,” he added.

While Khairil has cited several obstacles that stand in the way, such as ever-changing road conditions and routes, he is confident that MIROS will be able to introduce the technology soon. “By studying the system that will be used in Sweden and Germany, we can take a shortcut and implement it earlier.”