The Sunway Group is committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), and continue to align our business strategies to meet the needs of communities in line with the SDG agenda. One area that Sunway is exploring in the efforts to drive sustainability and becoming a smart city is the exploration on the use of autonomous vehicles.
To serve the mobility of Sunway’s communities, we have shuttle buses running on diesel that commute around the city. We would like to replace these shuttle buses with greener alternatives and driverless vehicles.
Another potential area is the usage of such vehicles on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Sunway line. This 5.4km line from Setia Jaya to USJ 7, Subang jaya is operated by Prasarana to provide services for the 500,000 residents of the southeastern suburbs of Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. The BRT buses have an exclusive right-of-way on an elevated guideway that is not shared with normal road traffic, constructed by Sunway. The system uses eco-friendly electric bus services on elevated tracks and connects major areas within the areas such as hospital, commercial areas, shopping centres and universities.
We are currently exploring technologies that could enable autonomous or driverless vehicle on the roads around Sunway City and potentially on the BRT track. Do you have the technology or solution that could enable:
- Autonomous vehicles (car or bus) that could be tested on (i) selected roads in Sunway City (ii )BRT track depending on approval by Prasarana.
- A solution that could encourage further development jointly by the faculties and students under the Sunway Education Group (Sunway University and Monash University)