Navigating the future: Autonomous vehicle integration challenges and opportunities in Malaysia

Charli Sitinjak, Muhammad Helmi Md Said, Jady Zaidi Hassim, Hasani Mohd Ali, Rasyikah Md Khalid

Article ID: 2995
Vol 8, Issue 4, 2024

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As autonomous vehicles (AVs) revolutionize the global transportation landscape, their implications for emerging economies like Malaysia remain a subject of significant interest. This study delves into the multifaceted world of AV technology, focusing on Malaysia’s unique transportation challenges and opportunities. Through interviews with key stakeholders and experts, the research uncovers valuable insights into AV technology’s awareness, regulatory landscape, integration hurdles, potential benefits, and inclusivity impact in the Malaysian context. The study finds that while AVs hold the promise of improved road safety, reduced traffic congestion, and enhanced environmental sustainability, addressing challenges related to regulation, infrastructure, and public acceptance is imperative for successful integration. Additionally, AV technology has the potential to significantly enhance inclusivity in transportation, benefiting individuals with disabilities. The study underscores the need for holistic policy and infrastructure development to leverage the benefits of AV technology and pave the way for a sustainable and inclusive transportation future in Malaysia.


autonomous vehicles; AV integration; transportation challenges; Malaysia; regulatory framework; environmental sustainability; inclusivity; key stakeholders

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