Altel Holdings Sdn Bhd, a part of the Albukhary Group of Companies and Tradewinds Corp showcased it’s 5G-powered four-seater autonomous shuttle buggy at the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) 5G Demonstration Project (5GDP) in Langkawi on January 21 2020.
Altel mentioned that Tradewinds’ Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa will serve as the site for fellow guests and tourists to get a first-hand experience of the autonomous shuttle buggy.
This project would not have been possible without Altel’s partnership with MooVita. MooVita is a high-tech start-up that specializes in providing ‘vehicle agnostic’ driverless software solutions for urban environments.
Mr Akmal Fadzil, the CEO of Altel Group stated that the autonomous technology will cater to the means of transporting people, goods as well as the improvement of security efficiencies. The Group envisages that the usage of the buggy will deem useful to educational facilities, places of interest and industries that may require freight and logistics.
In an effort to enable MooVita to develop a future towards safer work spaces and a clean environment, Altel provides 5G connectivity through a collaboration with Telekom Malaysia Berhad under the project. In addition, Altel provides mobile and network solutions through wireless technology and acts as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator.
Data transmitted by the autonomous technology is via 5G whereas the navigation around its routes while avoiding obstacles is via light detection and ranging sensors that were developed by Pioneer Smart Sensing Innovations Group.
“We see a brighter future with a safer, greener and more efficient work environment,” said Mr Muhammad Zainal Ashikin, CEO and Managing Director of Tradewinds Group. He added on to say that the rise of 5G and autonomous technology will revolutionize Malaysia. The Group looks forward to coming up with effective solutions to create unique experiences and enhance the experiences of their guests in all properties they own.