Malaysia’s first autonomous vehicle test route defined – testing on public roads to be carried out in Cyberjaya

Malaysia’s first autonomous vehicle test route defined – testing on public roads to be carried out in Cyberjaya

Futurise, a subsidiary of Cyberview, has announced that authorities have green-lighted the country’s first public road autonomous vehicle testing route in Cyberjaya, highlighting the approval with photos of signages of the designated course via a Facebook post.

This will allow the trialling of autonomous vehicles (AV) and systems as they emerge under real-world conditions. It is expected that not just cars but autonomous buses will be trialled in due course.

The Cyberjaya MyAV testing route was developed by Futurise – working together with ministry of transport and the Sepang municipal council – under the National Regulatory Sandbox initiative, which it is leading. Part of that focus involves the development of urban mobility, including aspects such as AV and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

Malaysia’s first autonomous vehicle test route defined – testing on public roads to be carried out in Cyberjaya

The route is the latest development in a plan to spur AV development in the country. In 2019, the Malaysia Automotive Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii) announced that it was in the process of developing its autonomous vehicle test bed (AVTB) initiative, which would trial various technologies relating to the segment to assess their compatibility with the infrastructure and environment in the country.

Earlier this year, plans were revealed for the setting up of an autonomous vehicle (AV) R&D centre and testbed in Cyberjaya. The aim of the facility is to allow all businesses in the mobility ecosystem – including autonomous driving and connected mobility tech – to collectively design and validate products in a single location.

The centre will also incorporate an EV Interoperability Centre (EVIC), which will contain various facilities needed for the testing of next-generation vehicles (NxGV) such as charging stations, smart grid integration solutions and various other infrastructures to accommodate related research and development in these areas.

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  • OnlyFan on Nov 23, 2020 at 11:43 am

    Many autonomous vehicles in Malaysia already. The algorithm sometimes tells the cars to drive against traffic or ram into shops.

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  • Others become hub for EV, we went one step further and be the hub for autonomous vehicle development. Well done MAI & MARII!

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  • Ksatria on Nov 23, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    Gotta speed up boys. PHEV & EV;We’re already loosing it to the Thais & Indons. Anyways, congrats; push our lame gomen on standardizing AEB & other critical safety equipments too.

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  • stick on Nov 23, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    any good stuffs coming out of cyberjaya yet since its establishment?

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  • Vanguard on Nov 24, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    Try such driving with the JKR boys like to korek here, korek there, during odd hours and days.

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  • GenY AEB on Dec 24, 2020 at 10:36 am

    Congratulations to Marii. Make it successful

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