The Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii) has entered into three Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with technology partners towards expanding capabilities and next generation products as the automotive sector moves towards the connected mobility industry.
The MoUs were signed during the Malaysia Autoshow 2019, held at Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) from the 11th to 14th April 2019.
MARii signed MoUs with Neuto Sdn Bhd, Eclimo Sdn Bhd and Pomen App in developing new technologies and applications in the areas of energy efficiency, electrification, big data analytics and smart IoT technology.
MARii and Neuto Sdn Bhd signed an MoU in the development of Hydrogen Energy Efficient Vehicles (HEEV). The Neuto NEEV is a plug and play solution designed for diesel engines, using hydrogen fuel enhancement technology to increase performance and fuel economy, and reducing emissions, maintenance requirements and downtime of diesel based vehicles.
MARii will assist Neuto in the validation of the Neuto HEEV, utilising the systems and infrastructure developed through MARii, which includes the National Emission Test Centre (NETC) based on the Malaysian Driving Cycle (MDC) which is currently being developed by MARii and the industry.
The collaboration also focuses on talent development and technology application of hydrogen fuel enhancement technology in gasoline and biofuel based engines.
MARii’s collaboration with Eclimo Sdn Bhd, will focus on Electric Vehicle (EV) battery technology.
Both parties will look into the possibilities of combining MARii’s developed technologies in battery cells and battery management system (BMS), to be integrated with Eclimo’s battery pack designs in the development complete EV platforms.
The collaboration also includes promotion and awareness on battery manufacturing, identification of potential EV platforms and also exploring potentials of Lithium-Ion Battery recycling.
Meanwhile, MARii and Pomen Autodata Sdn Bhd signed an MoU to promote and develop automotive and overall mobility workshop services, and to establish technology collaborations on Big Data Analytics platforms and systems for the after sales sector.
Businesses in the aftersales sector currently invest heavily in ensuring customer relations, inventory and workshop operations and other such business activity to ensure they meet the demands of the market. The application of new smart technologies allows for high value benefits in optimising such operations to further accelerate the growth of the aftersales sector of the automotive industry.
“The MoUs are a testament to the capabilities of Malaysian companies in complying with the demands of Industry 4.0 and the future of connected mobility.”, said Dato Madani Sahari, MARii CEO.
“MARii will continuously render its expertise and assistance in developing the needed human capital, technology adoption and strategic policy formulation to ensure access for all Malaysians, in particular SMEs, to the business and career opportunities in the ever-growing overall mobility sector”, he added.