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Vital to recognise different talent dimensions

It goes without saying that the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) has reached our shores, demanding immediate adaptation and deployment to re-align the current and upcoming talent pool to fill positions within the industry that require quick access and capacity building to compete in the new era of connectivity. The good news is – first, […]

A showcase of Malaysian firms’ capabilities

On Sunday, the Malaysia Autoshow 2019 closed it curtains for the fifth time – signalling its continued presence in promoting latest technologies for the last half decade since it was introduced in 2015.Since its introduction, the autoshow has not only grown in size, but there has been new elements and concepts continuously infused into the […]

Chances to test-drive cars at Malaysia Autoshow

The 2019 edition of the Malaysia Autoshow starts today and once again is being hosted at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) until Sunday. The Malaysia Autoshow 2019 will continue to spur growth of the culture of energy efficiency through various programmes and activities. This year, the government is aiming to attract 350,000 visitors, […]

Increasing focus on connected mobility

In exactly a week’s time, the Malaysia Autoshow will once again open its doors to the public at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang, from April 11 to 14. The 2019 edition, themed “Mobility for All”, will continue to showcase automotive products with an increasing focus on Malaysia’s vision towards connected mobility. As the government’s […]

Young minds key to technology penetration

A wise man once told me that a child’s capacity to learn is only limited by the parents or educators of the child. Simply put, children are not born knowing what is easy or difficult to learn – social conditioning and upbringing places such barriers on them. A child not knowing that something is difficult […]

Technologies and innovation in urban mobility

Just this week, Britain’s Department for Transport published its Future of Mobility Urban Strategy, detailing out the government’s principles in approaching the numerous emerging transportation technologies and facilitating innovation in urban mobility. The announcement paves the way for the required regulatory framework and strategic roadmaps that include new technologies, business models, talent requirements and vehicular […]

Peek into future of transportation

Next month, the Malaysia Autoshow will open its gates for the fifth time at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS). The 2019 edition, themed “Mobility for All”, will continue to showcase products of the Malaysian automotive industry in Malaysia and the region, with an increasing focus on Malaysia’s vision towards connected mobility. More than […]

Value of pragmatism to economic sustainability

It is easy for us to feel overwhelmed in a fast-changing world, where the deployment of economic solutions may not always keep up with new economic problems. This is especially true for Malaysia, in which economically, we have built strong foundations that have raised us out of basic commodity dependence to emerge as a robust […]

Developing design-driven communities

The methodology of product and process design has always started with problem identification and the establishment of design goals, before working towards a set of solutions at the brainstorming stage. However, design solutions derived from the brainstorming process are traditionally based on numerous assumptions – due to the shortage of measurable design inputs, often sourced […]

Time for Sabah, Sarawak to play bigger role

As a Sarawakian, I am aware that there has been decades-long limitation in bringing the automotive industry to Sabah and Sarawak, as the logistics factors alone make it seemingly challenging to set up an automotive manufacturing ecosystem. However, with the advent of technology and disruptions within the mobility sector, new opportunities have arisen for the […]