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ELMLAB Inks MoU with REKA to Develop Secure Connectivity Technology for Autonomous Vehicles
March 21, 2022 News


ELMLAB, a local R&D company specialising in connectivity technology, has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with REKA, an R&D company specialising in automation, to form a coalition to lead the development of connectivity technology for autonomous vehicles. Through this partnership, ELMLAB will accelerate the development of self-driving technology in the market integrating the technology into self-driving systems and various other functionalities.

The world is in a race to create autonomous cars with a safe and reliable self-driving system and Malaysia is not far behind. Last  year witnessed the roll out of 5G networks, creating a conducive environment to support the development of Internet of Things (IoT) innovations such as autonomous vehicles. In 2022, ELMLAB and REKA will be working together to realise smarter and safer driving in Malaysia through collaborative research and development.

Through the partnership, ELMLAB will design and develop the foundation of the connectivity technology while REKA will design technologies to enable self-driving features on any vehicle. It will then be distributed for use in autonomous vehicles, starting with REKA’s self-driving vehicles, as per the terms of the MoU.

“We believe in strength through collaboration, between ELMLAB and REKA, Malaysians will have access to advanced digital tools which can result in a more convenient and safer way of living. Starting with the implementation of our technology in Malaysia’s automotive market, we hope to extend the use of the connectivity technology to transportation agencies and road development corporations to enjoy a safer driving experience,” said Choo Tzer Maan, Director at ELMLAB.

For improved road safety and timely arrivals, the connectivity technology will enable teleoperation of autonomous vehicles. Teleoperation will allow autonomous vehicles to be controlled remotely through manual analysis of collected data from its surroundings such as traffic conditions and surrounding hazards. This base technology can then help improve the infrastructure of the tech ecosystem as a whole to support the running of similar applications that revolve around the use of data. Future uses of this connectivity technology include implementation in security systems and in household robots.

“This joint effort between REKA and ELMLAB will bring valuable industry insights to further refine the commercialisation process of autonomous technology in the local region. The world is rapidly adopting autonomous driving systems, especially within Smart Cities and we are striving to reduce the digital gap by localising technology. These efforts will not only ensure an accelerated progress of local adoption of technology but also highlights the significant impact of Research & Development through collaboration,” added Haziq Faris, CEO at REKA.

This technology will be made readily available to operate soundly in both 4G and 5G ecosystems. In turn, this will contribute to the local tech supply chain and lay the foundation for innovators to work with local tech manufacturers.

With the underlying ecosystem, ELMLAB and REKA will cooperate to build a standard web 3.0 through blockchain technology as a framework for a transparent supply chain management on e-mobility. Moving forward, ELMLAB looks to drive the technology innovation movement in Malaysia further while contributing to the Southeast Asian digital supply chain.

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