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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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Wowora App Takes On Ride-Hailing Giants in Malaysia’s Second-tier Cities

Wowora taxi hailing App Takes On Ride-Hailing Giants Uber Grab in Malaysia's Second-tier Cities Langkawi Sabah Sarawak Kuching Kota Kinabalu

Price Transparency Ipoh-based taxi hailing app Wowora is looking to compete with ride-hailing giants Uber and Grab in Malaysia’s fringe markets, banking on fixed price rates to attract passengers who may be turned off by the ride-hailing companies’ surge pricing mechanism. According to its website, Wowora follows the taxi rate in each state it operates in and does not seem

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Vietnam’s Five Year Plan Towards Sustainable Mobility

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Vietnam has a problem. Between now and 2050, its economy may see the strongest growth globally, according to a February 2017 forecast by PricewaterhouseCoopers. But that may also see its air pollution crisis worsening further.   Urbanisation Challenges Vietnam counts two cities ranked in the top 20 of Numbeo’s 2017 Pollution Index. Its largest city, Ho Chi Minh, is the most polluted city

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Here’s Why the Electric Bus will Lead Malaysia Electric Mobility Blueprint

Electric vehicle EV Bus will Lead Malaysia Electric Mobility Blueprint Putrajaya NEDO public transport sustainable urban mobility

Making History  For the past year or so, the Malaysian administrative center of Putrajaya has quietly been making history. Its roads had been hosting the world’s first demonstration of full-sized (12-metre-long) double-decker electric-powered buses, which is plying its main routes using secondary batteries with long service life and super rapid charging ability. The two double-decker EV buses were introduced in June 2016 as

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Thailand’s Electric Vehicle Initiative Set to Lead ASEAN Region

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The Thai government is looking to entice global players to base their electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid manufacturing capacity in the country. To do this, it has rolled out incentives last March including tax holidays of up to 8 years for production of hybrid EVs, plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs). However, the push is facing some skepticism and fear within

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