MAI to be rebranded as Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii), to develop its scope and focus
The Malaysia Automotive Insitute (MAI) is being rebranded because the Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii). The company stated the rebranding train, which was introduced on the MAI Automotive of The 12 months awards present yesterday, will develop its scope as the point of interest, coordinating centre and think-tank in direction of enhancing the competitiveness of the native automotive trade.
The enlargement will add on protection in areas resembling general mobility, together with clever transportation techniques and associated companies by means of adoption of robotics and the web of issues (IoT) to the institute’s portfolio.
“The development of automotive know-how will create a convergence with general mobility in direction of a better diploma of automation and connectivity. That is anticipated to spur better cross-functional functions in superior manufacturing and superior IT, with robotics and IoT functions quickly changing into a elementary requirement notably in reaching Trade four.zero compliance,” stated MAI CEO Datuk Madani Sahari.
“It's for this very cause MARii can be tasked to undertake the adoption of those two key areas to enhance the event of the automotive trade,” he added.
Minister of worldwide commerce and trade Datuk Darell Leiking stated that the expanded scope falls according to present developments and future developments, and elaborated on the significance of discovering new sources of worth and development by means of the convergence of recent applied sciences.
“The world of manufacturing is present process unprecedented transformation principally pushed by Trade four.zero applied sciences resembling 3D printing, IoT, cloud computing, augmented actuality and system integration,” he stated
“Globally, the automotive sector is the principle driver behind the implementation of robotics and IoT. This may be seen in each the automotive manufacturing and companies sectors. Functions resembling superior driver help techniques, driving administration techniques, digital camera know-how and others which might be outfitted in fashionable vehicles will pave the way in which to create new companies and job alternatives by means of linked mobility”, he added.
Leiking stated that these areas would even be lined within the upcoming Nationwide Automotive Coverage (NAP) assessment, which is ready to be revealed subsequent yr. “The revised coverage will cowl the complete automotive ecosystem and be underpinned by the brand new components of know-how particularly subsequent era car (NXGV), mobility as a service (MaaS) and industrial revolution four.zero together with synthetic intelligence (AI),” he stated in his speech.
He stated the federal government views the automotive trade as a big and strategic contributor to the nation’s financial well-being, contributing about RM40 billion, or four% to Malaysia’s gross home product (GDP). He was additionally inspired by the robust efficiency in car gross sales recorded this yr.
“For the interval of January to September 2018, a complete of 454,971 models have been offered, a rise of 6.9% in opposition to 425,711 models in the identical interval final yr. Traits have proven that the month of December has persistently recorded elevated automobiles gross sales in contrast with November, principally as a result of year-end promotions by the varied automobile makers,” he stated.
“That is anticipated to proceed with the conclusion of two latest autoshows, the Kuala Lumpur Worldwide Motorshow 2018 (KLIMS), organised by the Malaysian Automotive Affiliation (MAA) on the Malaysia Worldwide Commerce and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) and the Premium Auto Automotive Expo (PACE), organised by Paultan.org at Setia Metropolis Conference Centre final month. I commend the efforts taken by the trade in giving the shoppers higher selections, as seen within the nice turnout at each reveals,” Leiking added.
The COTY occasion, which noticed the Peugeot 3008 taking residence the 2018 COTY award, additionally noticed prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad being named as the primary recipient of the MAI COTY lifetime achievement award and MAA president Datuk Aishah Ahmad being honoured because the 2018 automotive persona of the yr.
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