MoU with Sena Traffic Systems

From left: Prof Goi, Prof Chuah, Dato’ Tan, Director William Tan and Acting Director Lim

UTAR and Sena Traffic Systems Sdn Bhd (STS) officially signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at UTAR Sungai Long Campus on 5 September 2017.

Signing on behalf of UTAR was its President Ir Prof Academician Dato’ Dr Chuah Hean Teik witnessed by Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) Dean Prof Ir Dr Goi Bok Min while STS was represented by its Director William Tan Wei Lun witnessed by Acting Director, R&D Engineering Department David Lim Chiok Chuan.

Present at the signing ceremony were STS Managing Director Dato’ Tan Boon Hock, LKC FES Deputy Dean for Student Development and Industrial Training Assoc Prof Dr Lai Soon Onn, Deputy Dean for R&D and Postgraduate Programmes Assoc Prof Dr Yong Thian Khok, Department of Laboratory Management and Safety Administration Head Dr Lim Jee Hock, Department of Civil Engineering Head Assoc Prof Ir Dr Lim Siong Kang, STS staff and LKC FES lecturers.

In his welcome remarks, Prof Chuah said, “I would like to thank STS for choosing UTAR as a strategic partner to work together on improving traffic signal control in the Klang Valley region in particular and across the nation, in general. I am glad that LKC FES has taken the initiative to sign this MoU so that we can both proceed to conduct joint research, especially in traffic signals and control algorithm design. It would be the initial step taken to develop a local-made advanced traffic control system that will suit into our local traffic condition.”

Director William Tan remarked, “It is our great honour to have a chance to collaborate with UTAR and we will work closely together to develop and enhance the traffic system in the nation. I believe we could provide industrial training opportunities, talks and site visits for students to experience the real job scope in this industry.”

STS Business Development Manager Ir Zainuddin Bin Abdul Samad added, “Traffic congestion is not only difficult for the passengers, it also results in huge losses in terms of productivity, valuable time, and quality of life. The ratio of vehicle per population in Malaysia is 1 vehicle to 1.2 Malaysian and the number of vehicles registered in Kuala Lumpur is more than 4.9million currently. So, we believe smart technologies can provide solutions for the city’s authorities by reducing the expenditures, manage traffic flows efficiently and making the city safe and sustainable, thus cultivating public confidence towards the city’s administrations.”

Souvenir exchange ceremony between Prof Chuah and Director William Tan took place, followed by a photography session before the event adjourned.

Prof Chuah (left) presenting a token of appreciation to Director William Tan

Director William Tan (right) presenting souvenir to Prof Chuah

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