The culmination of EVOLVE, held in conjunction with ASEAN Road Safety Week 2023,
resounds with a transformative impact on the future of road safety, not only in Malaysia but
across the expansive ASEAN region. Under the theme “Empowering Road Safety through
Electric and Autonomous Vehicles,” this pioneering event was jointly organized by the
Automotive Development Centre (ADC) at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and the
Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) under the Ministry of Transport (MOT).
The symposium was proudly officiated by UTM’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Rosli Bin
EVOLVE received invaluable support from its primary sponsor, Cyberview Sdn Bhd, as a co-organiser
of ASEAN Road Safety Week (ARSW) 2023, mobility strategic partner and venue
sponsor for this event. Besides, it also received generous support from its co-sponsors, the
Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Corporation (MGTC) and the Society of
Automotive Engineers Malaysia (SAEM). It effectively convened thought leaders, experts, and
stakeholders, forging a path through the intricate terrain where electric and autonomous
vehicles intersect with road safety.
EVOLVE Symposium, firmly anchored within UTM’s AIM4STAR Consortium ecosystem,
stands as a paragon of the Quadruple Helix approach, harmonizing government agencies,
industry leaders, academic institutions, and the public. This momentous event serves as an
enduring testament to the unwavering commitment of both organizers and sponsors to address
the pressing issue of road safety through innovation, knowledge-sharing, and collaboration. It
leaves behind an indelible legacy destined to shape the road safety landscape for years to come.
Keynote Highlights from EVOLVE Symposium 2023
The symposium featured keynote presentations by esteemed experts, shedding light on various
facets of road safety and innovation:
Ir. Dr. Shuhaibul Fadly Bin Mansor – eMooVit Technology Sdn Bhd
Topic: Autonomous Vehicle Safety and Testing
Summary: Dr. Shuhaibul emphasized the critical role of autonomous vehicle technology in
reducing human error on the road. He highlighted eMooVit Technology’s commitment to
software development for autonomous vehicles and extensive safety testing in real-world
Ir. Amir Hussein Bin Jaafar – Micro Concept Sdn Bhd
Topic: Ensuring Electric Vehicle Safety through Methodical Development and Testing
Summary: Ir. Amir underlined the importance of systematic methods and comprehensive
testing in guaranteeing the safety of electric vehicles. His insights encompassed testing
protocols for high-voltage components, batteries, and vehicle designs.
Ir. Dr. Rifqi Irzuan Bin Abdul Jalal – UniKL-MFI
Topic: Electric Vehicle Conversion in Malaysia
Summary: Dr. Rifqi delved into the burgeoning electric vehicle conversion sector in Malaysia,
emphasizing the significance of safety-conscious design practices in the context of challenging
Dr. Mohd Ibthisham Bin Ardani – LoCARtic, UTM
Topic: Navigating the Charge – Insights into Electric Vehicle Battery Handling
Summary: Dr. Ibtisham provided valuable insights into the crucial role of electric vehicle
batteries in achieving energy efficiency. He emphasized the importance of proper battery
installation and repair to ensure safety and performance.
These keynote presentations ignited discussions during the forum, moderated by Ts. Dr.
Zulhasni Bin Abdul Rahim, inspired collaborative efforts, and provided a roadmap for
enhancing road safety in the era of electric and autonomous vehicles.
Commitment to Road Safety
As the EVOLVE concludes, the organizers reiterate their commitment to advancing road safety
in the region. The insights gained and collaborations formed during this event will play a
pivotal role in shaping safer roads for communities across ASEAN.
For more information about EVOLVE, including speaker presentations and event highlights,
please visit https://research.utm.my/adc/evolve/.
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About EVOLVE Symposium
EVOLVE is an event organized by the Automotive Development Centre (ADC) at Universiti
Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS). It
serves as a pivotal platform for exploring innovations and solutions in road safety, particularly
in the context of electric and autonomous vehicles. For more information about EVOLVE,
please visit https://research.utm.my/adc/evolve/.
About ASEAN Road Safety Week 2023
ASEAN Road Safety Week 2023 is an initiative aimed at raising awareness about road safety
and fostering collaboration among ASEAN member countries to reduce road traffic crashes
and fatalities. For more information about ASEAN Road Safety Week 2023, please visit