SERDANG: The National Automotive Policy (NAP) 2018, to be unveiled in the third quarter of this year, will focus on aligning the local automotive industry with connected mobility, according to Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) chief executive officer Datuk Madani Sahari.
He said the agency was currently reviewing the policy with the International Trade and Industry Ministry.
The new policy would encompass the four key pillars of connected mobility, Industry 4.0, new generation vehicles and artificial intelligence.
“We are talking to every original equipment manufacturer (OEM) (in the automotive sector), he told reporters on the sidelines of the Malaysia Autoshow 2018 here yesterday
Madani said the NAP 2018, which would run until 2030, would put into place measures to assist the OEMs. The critical years will be between 2020 and 2022, he added.
“Car producers cannot just simply think of manufacturing cars. They must produce cars with a certain level of connectivity, intelligence and ability to communicate,” he said. A connected vehicle is a car or vehicle that is equipped with Internet access, as well as with a wireless local area network, allowing it to share Internet access with other devices, both inside and outside the vehicle. This is where the OEMs come in. — Bernama