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  Connected mobility industry targets one million jobs in five years
Last update: 26/04/2018

SERDANG, April 26 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian Automotive Institute (MAI) is targeting the connected mobility industry to create more than one million occupations within a five-year period.

Its chief executive officer Datuk Madani Sahari said the target was based on a preliminary research on the ecosystem of the industry which was seen to be growing.

"The connected mobility was targeted to undergo transformation from a product to a service in the long term and thus open up business opportunities and occupations for the groups taking this opportunity.

"For example, the Grab or e-hailing service forms one of the branches where we use a vehicle as direct contact via the handphone," he said when met after a roadshow programme Connected Mobility and the launch of the Malaysian Auto Exhibition 2018, here today.

 The connected mobility referred to any form of transportation, service and infrastructure which operates through internet access.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Dean of International, Industrial and Institutional Partnership (IIIP),  Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysia France Institute, Dr Zalhan Zin said the industry not only increased the number of new jobs vbut could also generate the economy.

"The scope of occupations will be wider and more sophisticated in line with Industrial Revolution 4.0.

"The university must be prepared to practice new technological elements in the syllabus, increase industrial network, give exposure to the connected mobility concept in oder to produce graduates who have appropriate knowledge and skill appropriate with the requirement for the technology to fill up new as well as conventional occupations," he added.