The Center for Vehicular Technology is set up lead research and
innovation in the field of automobile and vehicular technology. The
mission of the Vehicular Technology Research Center is to deliver
sustainable technological advantages for the universities, government
agencies and industries involved in the research, development,
manufacturing and services based on the applications of vehicular
technology. Currently, the vehicular technology in Malaysia (especially
in the automotive markets) is one of the major economic pillars for
Malaysia. There are numerous challenges and impact factors faced by the
industry, which requires multi-disciplinary research and collaborations.
Thus, a Research Center in Vehicular Technology is proposed to
implement the research strategy and forms alliances to tackle those
challenges and industry impacts.
Our current research strategy will focus on topics as proposed by the available expertise and resources based on the current industry challenges and technological impact factors. This bottom up approach can spurred the academics’ creativities as the researchers have free hand to exploit ideas and interests based on their professional know how. However, we will continuously monitoring the industry activities to make sure we deliver to what the industry needs in the future. We have to maintain comprehensive understanding of the automobile industry from upstream to downstream value chain, such as material processing and equipments, assembly and equipments to knowledge management and information processing as well as the world wide R&D trends that have shifted to advance automobile/vehicular technology, such as fuel cell, special mission vehicles and intelligent vehicular system etc.