The Centre for Sustainable Mobility Technologies is set up lead research and innovation in the field of automobile and vehicular technology. The mission of the Sustainable Mobility Technologies 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 Sustainable Mobility 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.