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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

Potential Speed Bumps Ahead For BlueSG EV electric Car Sharing Fleet urban mobility

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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Malaysia’s Public Transportation Push: What’s Next?

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At the 5th International Railway Summit in Kuala Lumpur last month, Malaysia’s rapid development of land public transportation (LPT) was in the spotlight as Prasarana Malaysia and the Land Public Transportation Commission (SPAD) shared the latest developments. What catches the eye during the two-day conference, organised in association with Huawei Technologies and the International Union of Railways, are the government’s efforts via Prasarana, the

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Can Human-Driven Vehicles and Autonomous Vehicles Share The Roads?

Can Human Driven Vehicles and Autonomous Vehicles Share The Roads self-driving electric shuttle accident in Las Vegas Navya Keolis urban mobility

On Nov 8, the city of Las Vegas started a yearlong pilot of a self-driving shuttle in partnership with AAA of Northern California, Nevada & Utah and the transportation company Keolis. But it soon hit a speed bump. Putting a dent in Self-Driving Vehicle Less than two hours after the autonomous vehicle (AV) hit the streets, it collided with a delivery

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Is Malaysia’s Public Transport System Really Among World’s Worst?

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Last month, Kuala Lumpur came in at 95th from 100 cities globally in the Arcadis Sustainable Cities Mobility Index with an overall score of 31%. But is Kualà Lumpur’s public transport really that bad? The short answer is no. In a nutshell, the evaluation did not capture the full picture of the city’s fast-developing public transportation network. The Assessment Arcadis said Kuala Lumpur scored

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Autonomous Vehicles Asia 2018 will Discuss AV Readiness in Asian Cities

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Singapore wants Autonomous Vehicles in public transportation and car-sharing services to avoid potential pitfalls of worsened congestion, surging personal car ownership and increased pollution As Singapore prepares to host the second Autonomous Vehicles Asia Conference next January, much has happened in its autonomous vehicle (AV) space over the months after the first conference back in February 2017. Autonomous Vehicles Asia

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Malaysian Bike Taxi Dego Ride-hailing Set to Return

Malaysian Bike Taxi Dego Ride-hailing Set to Return urban mobility last mile connectivity

Motorcycle taxi service Dego Ride is set to hit the roads again six months after the federal government imposed a ban on its services over safety concerns. Read Bike Taxi Dego Ride Ban marks need to Regulate Ride-Sharing In a Facebook post over the weekend, founder Nabil Feisal Bamadhaj expressed gratitude to deputy transport minister Dato’ Seri Aziz Kaprawi and former

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Malaysian Taxi Companies Gets New App to Take On Ride-Hailing Giants

Malaysian Taxi Companies Gets New taxi booking App PickNGo to Take On Ride-Hailing Giants Uber Grab

Two weeks after Malaysian-born ride-hailing giant Grab made the largest-ever venture fundraising in Southeast Asia, an alliance of several Malaysian taxi companies has launched a new e-hailing app called PICKnGO. Officially rolled out on August 7, the app aims to register 10,000 licensed taxi drivers across the Klang Valley region. To provide convenience, PICKnGO will also provide MPay +Pro mobile

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