MIMOS & CMC to improve rail commuter experience
Focus Malaysia 11 Jan 2019 15:35
CMC Engineering Sdn Bhd (CMC), a member of The Malaysia Rail Industry Corporation (MARIC) will leverage the capabilities of national applied research and development (R&D) agency, MIMOS, in providing technology solutions to boost rail commuter experience.
The collaboration will see MIMOS together with its subsidiaries, and CMC contributing their respective expertise and services to support rail operations.
CMC is an engineering procurement construction company that specialises in the installation, testing, commissioning, support and maintenance for railway-related industries. Central to the engagement is the digital Crowd Management System, where MIMOS capabilities in advanced technologies such as Internet of Things, Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence technologies will be used to enhance operational productivity, route planning efficiency and overall daily rail operations.
This engagement will further deepen CMC’s technical capabilities in digital solutions and rail maintenance activities.
CMC Chief Executive Officer Hazwan Alif Abdul Rahman said: "As we integrate and strengthen our urban transportation system, we want to offer new and smarter ways of travel and transit. The system should incorporate intelligent security surveillance, relevant demographic information and a detailed analysis of commuter demands.”
"With the MIMOS-CMC engagement, we hope to further improve our rail transport reliability and provide our commuters with an efficient and thoughtful system, towards a more connected and sustainable urban transportation,” he said.
MIMOS Chief Technology Officer Thillai Raj Ramanathan said: “This partnership is particularly significant for MIMOS in our role to facilitate the industrialisation of Industry 4.0 elements towards galvanising local companies and developing homegrown advanced electronics and ICT technologies.”
The agency has been providing technologies for various strategic sectors namely Government services, manufacturing, healthcare, public safety, agriculture, financial services, education and smart community.