Integrating new transport forms in Malaysia

MyAV (My Autonomous Vehicle) aims to support industry players by providing a safe test site for Autonomous Vehicle technology, which also spurs the development of the transportation industry in Malaysia
 
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Components

These components contribute to the creation of a conducive environment for innovation, where organisations are able to develop, test, and demonstrate advancements in autonomous vehicle technology.

Regulatory Testing

Talent Training

Tech Advancements

History

Futurise has first taken the lead in developing an autonomous vehicle testing guidelines, along with the collaboration of MARii, Majlis Perbandaran Sepang (MPS), Jabatan Pengangkutan Malaysia (JPJ), Land Public Transport Agency (APAD), MiROS, and Automotive Development Centre of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, which then later proposed to the Ministry of Transport and received endorsements of our first testing route in Cyberjaya on December 2020.

 

Expected Outcomes

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Development of an efficient innovation ecosystem

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Creation of potential job opportunities

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Support local and and international talents

MyAV Development

Proposal presentation to the Ministry of Transport, Local Council and other stakeholders
Awareness Campaign
Identification of regulatory changes

Involvement of regulators and industry players
Regulatory Intervention
Presentation from trailing organisation

Endorsement and approval granted by Ministry of Transport
Engagement with Regulators
Events and programmers conducted to deliver awareness an autonomous vehicle to regulators

Objective is to introduce AV technology
Regulatory Review
Drafting new guidelines to support industry players in conductive AV trial on designated public road
Evaluation from AV Committee

Testing Routes

The first Autonomous Vehicle Testing Route in Malaysia is located in Cyberjaya, spanning a total of seven kilometers, comprises two distinct routes. The first route encompasses Futurise and Cyberview 15 premises in a loop, while the second route navigates through Persiaran APEC, Persiaran Cyberpoint, and Persiaran Rimba Permai.

The establishment of these testbeds marked a pivotal moment, with eMoovit leading the charge as the first company to conduct Autonomous Vehicle (AV) pilot testing in Cyberjaya, Malaysia. Now, other AV players have the opportunity to follow suit by submitting their applications and testing their vehicles in a secure and meticulously controlled environment.

Through collaborative efforts with key stakeholders, has successfully implemented Testing Routes in prominent locations such as MRANTI Park, BRT Sunway, Putrajaya, and Iskandar Putri. These strategic partnerships aim to create comprehensive environments for testing and advancing innovations in various sectors.

Cyberjaya

Iskandar Puteri

MRANTI Park

Putrajaya

BRT Sunway

Challenges of MyAV

Sensor

Lousy weather, heavy traffic, roads signs with graffiti on them can negatively impact the accuracy of sensing capability

Radar is less susceptible to adverse weather conditions

Regulation

Sufficient standards and regulations for a whole autonomous system do not exist

Current standards for the safety of existing vehicles assume the presence of a human driver to take over in an emergency

Machine Learning

There is no widely accepted and agreed basis for ensuring that the machine learning algorithms used in the cars are safe

No agreement across the industry, or across standardisation bodies, on how machine learning should be trained, tested or validated

Social Acceptability

Social acceptability is not just an issue for those wishing to buy a self-driving car, but also for others sharing the road with them

Public needs to be involved decisions about the introduction and adoption of self-driving vehicles

Radar is less susceptible to adverse weather conditions

The Open Road

AV on the new roads may not come across in its training and be subject to software updates

How can we ensure that the system continues to be just as safe as its previous version

How to ensure the system doesn't forget previously safe behaviours

Applications

To apply for the testing routes, please download and fill in the forms below and email the application at myav@futurise.com.my

Form

AV Trial Guideline

Download

Application Form

Download

Interim

Download

End-of-Trial Report

Download

Safety Management Plan

Download

FAQ


MyAV is an initiative by the Ministry of Transport Malaysia (MOT) supported by Futurise and Local Councils through the National Regulatory Sandbox Program (NRS) in providing a safe, real-life environment test bed for autonomous vehicle trial

The first MyAV was developed in Cyberjaya, Selangor, another testing routes has been established at Putrajaya, MRANTI Park, Iskandar Putri, & BRT Sunway

Organizations who are interested to conduct autonomous vehicle trials at MyAV are required to submit the application form together with the Safety Management Plan to myav@futurise.com.my

Trial organizations are required to conduct the trial at Route A for at least six (6) months and will then proceed to Route B for at least twelve (12) months

The vehicles used must comply with the current regulations and standards and must obtain permit/approval from the relevant authorities (e.g. Vehicle Type Approval)

There is no cost involved. However, trial organizations are required to obtain a public liability insurance that is sufficient to cover the vehicle, product, public, occupational health and safety and other related risks

A: Trial applications will be evaluated by the AV Evaluation Committee, chaired by Ministry of Transport Malaysia.

MOT will provide a written approval letter to the approved organization to conduct the autonomous vehicle trial

The Guideline for Public Road Trials of Autonomous Vehicles can be assessed through https://futurise.com.my//myav. All trial organizations are required to understand and comply with the terms and conditions stated in the guideline

To import autonomous vehicles into Malaysia, applicant will need to get an approved permit (AP) from MITI under R&D permanent/temporary import. For further information on this, please refer to MITI website here. Kindly be informed that a local partner/responsible party is required for this AP application. For any enquires on the above matter, you may directly contact AP MITI through 03 - 6208 4970 / 03 - 6208 4945 or email at ap@miti.gov.my

Different cost will be incurred at different level based on the purpose of importing the vehicles. You may refer to MITI website here for further information. For any enquires on the above matter, you may directly contact AP MITI through 03 - 6208 4970 / 03 - 6208 4945 or email at ap@miti.gov.my