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Digital technology needed to manage traffic flow -- MyDIGITAL Taskforce

11/08/2022 08:47 PM

KUALA  LUMPUR, Aug 11 (Bernama) -- The need to deploy digital technology to manage traffic flow has become more imperative given the recent increase in road users, MyDIGITAL Catalytic Projects Task Force (CPTF) said.

The recent CPTF meeting has agreed that smart solutions will be utilised in the transportation and logistics sector to enhance road safety, reduce congestion and to provide a seamless mobility experience among road users, the task force said in a statement.

“In the first half of 2022, PLUS Highways recorded average daily users of between 1.5 million and 1.8 million and 6,122 accidents. PLUS, in partnership with Celcom Axiata Bhd, will leverage the CPTF platform to identify and address issues regarding the implementation of these technologies, paving the way for safer highways for the rakyat,” it said.

The CPTF is also supporting the adoption of electric vehicles (EV) in Malaysia by facilitating and providing linkages to the government’s national agenda of commissioning 10,000 EV charging stations by 2025 under the Low Carbon Mobility Blueprint 2021-2030.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy) and co-chair of CPTF Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said the task force has proposed a series of discussions and problem-solving workshops to establish a workable framework.

“Some policy issues will be escalated to the cabinet for further discussion to facilitate problem-solving that cut across various ministries, industry sectors and technology domains.

“There are various challenges to be solved and the CPTF will ensure that the catalytic projects are fully focused on delivering the intended results of de-bottlenecking issues related to regulations and policies in the verticals identified, and creating easier pathways for other companies within the sector to grow,” he added.





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