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Electric Vehicles to Dominate in Philippines’ Jeepney Modernization

Electric Vehicles to Dominate in Philippines’ Jeepney Modernization sustainable urban public transport

The Philippines’ long-awaited Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program has gotten underway in earnest, with the effort being primarily directed toward replacing the country’s iconic — but environmentally unfriendly and hair-raisingly unsafe — jeepneys with greener and safer alternatives. The jeepney modernization will see the mainstay of the Philippines’ public transportation network replaced with a largely electric vehicle fleet, and is

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Kuala Lumpur Bicycle Lanes: What’s Next?

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The new Kuala Lumpur bicycle lanes has been in the spotlight for the wrong reasons over the past month. Amid the furore, it’s easy to miss the larger picture: Kuala Lumpur is simply keeping up with a global trend. The bicycle lanes was a step in the right direction. Cities around the world, including those closer to home like Chiang Mai, Kota Kinabalu and Penang, have been building

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Singapore-based Electric Scooter Startup Neuron Wows CES Crowd

Singapore-based Electric Scooter Startup Neuron Wows CES Crowd EV electric vehicle scooter sharing sustainable urban mobility

As the latest Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s biggest consumer tech trade show, opened on Jan 9 in Las Vegas, Singapore made history with the first ever pavilion dedicated to showcasing its start-ups. Among the 15 Singaporean start-ups that electrified the crowd at CES was Neuron Mobility, a first/last-mile connectivity outfit that gives urbanites the option of either bicycles

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Autonomous Vehicle Startup REKA Expands Beyond Malaysia with Foreign Partnership

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Malaysian self-driving car start-up, REKA, is gaining international recognition. It is teaming up with Singaporean autonomous vehicle (AV) players to pursue commercial application of its AV technology. It is big step up for Malaysia’s first homegrown self-driving technology, which REKA says had seen a successful test drive from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur without a human driver. Particularly, setting foot into the Singaporean

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Dark Horses in the Autonomous Vehicles Race: China

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China, arguably the world’s largest economy, now officially has its first trial site for self-driving buses. Last month, the Shenzhen Bus Group — the public bus operator of Shenzhen city — began testing four self-driving buses on a 1.2km loop. South China Morning Post reported that the software and sensors for the buses are made by Haylion Technologies, a subsidiary

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Digital-based Mobility Players Officially Align With Public Transport

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Recognised as public transportation options by UITP A month ago, global public transportation marked a critical milestone in the ongoing digital revolution: e-hailing and other new mobility players were officially recognised as public transportation options by the International Association of Public Transport (UITP). The association, on Dec 4, said it is setting up a new subsection called Digital Platforms to welcome

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Malaysia MRT Corp Taps Rail Veteran Zohari For MRT3 Execution

Malaysia MRT Corp Taps Rail Veteran Zohari For MRT3 Execution Circle Line Klang Valley mass transit public transport urban mobility

Malaysia’s MRT Corp has tapped rail veteran Dato Ir. Zohari Sulaiman to oversee the third.  MRT line project, its first to be implemented without a project delivery partner (PDP). Zohari, a seasoned industry man with over 36 years’ worth of experience, has been appointed project director for the MRT Circle Line, also known as MRT3. He departs from Prasarana Malaysia

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SOCAR Joins The Malaysian Car Sharing Fray

SOCAR Joins The Malaysian Car Sharing Fray rental urban mobility

Car-sharing service SOCAR is joining the Malaysian vehicle-sharing landscape in what is its first country expansion outside of South Korea. SOCAR Malaysia is a sister company to SOCAR Korea, which is South Korea’s top car-sharing platform with nearly 10,000 cars and over three million registered users. The push into Malaysia is aimed to be its stepping stone to the rest

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Potential Speed Bumps Ahead For BlueSG Electric Car Sharing

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After months of anticipation, Singapore’s first large-scale electric vehicle (EV) car-sharing programme, BlueSG, was launched last week. Beginning Dec 12, an initial fleet of 80 EVs and 32 charging stations are available for public use. BlueSG’s subscription plans offer two options: a premium yearly plan and a weekly membership plan. For the yearly plan, members pay SGD$15 a month to

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Malaysian Startup REKA Showcases Self-Driving Car Technology at KLIAS

Malaysian Startup REKA Showcases First Self-Driving Car Technology at Kuala Lumpur International Auto Show 2017 Proton Perdana autonomous vehicle driverless

At the Kuala Lumpur International Automotive Symposium (KLIAS) held on Nov 9-12, one booth catches the eye: CRETA, which stands for Conscious Reka Transport Apparatus. https://motiondigest.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/reka-2017.mp4   It is Malaysia’s first locally made self-driving car developed by home-grown Internet of Things (IoT) start-up Reka Initiative. The self-driving car has even been tested by Malaysia’s Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation — Datuk Seri

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