Autonomous Proton Exora sampled by Tun Mahathir

Autonomous Proton Exora sampled by Tun Mahathir

At the 5G Malaysia Showcase in Putrajaya, prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was taken for a ride in an autonomous Proton Exora while being accompanied by communications and multimedia minister Gobind Singh Deo.

As reported by Soyacincau, the demo vehicle prepared by Celcom was fitted with an array of cameras, radar and LIDAR sensors allowing it to sense its surroundings. These inputs are linked to a driverless system developed by eMooVit Technology, a startup focused on autonomous driving technologies, which is headquartered in Singapore.

This system is capable of Level 4 autonomous driving, so the vehicle can essentially drive itself. However, a driver is still required behind the wheel, so the steering wheel and pedals cannot be omitted from the cabin.

Additionally, the system is linked to a central server to ensure it obtains the latest mapping information. This Vehicle-communication goes both ways too, as the system will send updates that could be beneficial to other vehicles like obstructions or other road hazards.

This Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) communication is dependent on mobile data, which is where the speed and low latency offered by 5G connectivity becomes relevant.

Should there be any issues involving the network or server, the car will rely solely on its onboard system, or the driver can take over. As this is a test vehicle, an emergency button can fully override the system, giving the driver full control again.

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Gerard Lye

Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.



  • This autonomous Proton Exora should spearhead our 3rd national car project, Pero3.

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  • Ericsson – Taking You Forward..

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  • Dylan Ch'ng on Apr 19, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    This just goes to show all the untapped potential for the platform used for the Preve, Suprima and Exora.

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    • Any car can be used for autonomous purposes including the kancil

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  • If this company can pull off autonomous driving tech on Malaysian challanging road and traffic, then it sure can be sussessfuly deploy in most part of developed countries…

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    • Logical Deduction on Apr 20, 2019 at 4:25 pm

      Putrajaya roads and traffic not challenging at all.

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  • Proton Exora must be the most versatile vehicle yet. First its fitted with the CPS engine, then Turbo, then the first Exora EV, then now self driving but too bad the car didn’t managed much fanfare on the road.

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    • tantart on Apr 20, 2019 at 2:31 pm

      simplh because it has the largest space in it to fit all the battery and tools

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  • xoxox on Apr 22, 2019 at 9:22 am

    with VR…can drive the car at home to fetch people out already?… :o..or grab@home?

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