The Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii) and Multi-Code Electronics Industries (M) Berhad (MCE) signed a MoU on the development of critical components to accelerate the implementation of autonomous driving and connected mobility, in line with the National Automotive Policy 2020 (NAP 2020).

The MoU will see both parties collaborate on the development of parts and components that are crucial and strategic to the ecosystem of local technology in the areas of Next-Generation Vehicles (NxGVs), connected mobility, and autonomous driving, which are also utilised in cross-industrial applications.

The initiative will commence with technological components including sensors such as Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR), Radio Detection and Ranging (RADAR), cameras, recorders, and other electronic and mechatronic components.

Earlier this year, MARii announced the development of an EV Interoperability Centre (EVIC), housing various facilities such as charging stations, smart grid integration solutions and various other infrastructures to accommodate the research and development phase of future mobility.

An Autonomous Vehicle Test Bed (AVTB) is also in the works to enable businesses in the mobility ecosystem to collectively design and validate their products in a single location, in collaboration with all members that contribute to the design pool for autonomous driving.