Murata and REKA team up to support the emerging and growth of Traffic Data in Malaysia

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Murata and REKA team up to support the emerging and growth of Traffic Data in Malaysia

In this ever-evolving technological age, businesses are now required to advertise on the physical space and track in digital in order to compete fast with others of the same caliber. As a way to help empower this technology to rise, Murata Electronics is now teaming up with a Malaysian R&D startup, REKA, to explore the potential engagement in the field of traffic data monitoring. REKA aims to provide real-time traffic information which will definitely benefit smart city initiatives as well as the digital advertising sector.

by Irma

This system uses raw data from Murata’s sensors which assists REKA to analyze said data with High Accuracy in real-time to provide unique data analysis based on the traffic counter result. The collected raw data is classified by vehicle class, the number of vehicles, and emission of CO2 within the sensor’s area coverage. 

A common fear when it comes to data tracking and sensors is the public’s privacy security. However, with this piece of technology, the public’s privacy security is no longer a concern because the sensor is built to protect an individual’s privacy since it will not detect any individuals in the vehicle as the sensor is only counting and detecting the vehicle’s speed as well as the data components surrounding the sensor. “I am very excited to bring this ground-breaking work to our local ecosystem as real-time data is the most important piece of information that agencies require today, especially for smart city initiatives which will help in developing areas based on the ultra-accurate detection and changing the landscape in the digital advertising sector” commented Amri Mohd Din, the COO of REKA. 

This technology was deployed in Cyberjaya and the data collected was digested for the Sepang Municipal Council and was converted into useful information that can potentially help planners and agencies to make more informed decisions. Additionally, local authorities are also able to utilize this data during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to determine the necessary measures to curb the spread of the virus by monitoring the traffic during the MCO period. According to the collected data, there has been a significant decrease of vehicles on the road during the MCO from 1,521,041 vehicles to 369,956 vehicles which imply that the safety measures put in place have successfully kept citizens staying indoors. 

“This collaboration between Murata and REKA is extremely important, especially in Malaysia with all the smart city initiatives that have been brought to the table while also monitoring the effectiveness of the safety measures set in place by the government to decrease the numbers of COVID-19 cases. REKA is excited to be an active link that prioritizes emerging initiatives and ideas in direct contact with the data collected which can have a tangible impact on the economy in general” added Amri to conclude the project. 

 

About REKA

REKA is a Research & Development company from Malaysia that focuses on implementing digital technologies and automation within organizations. Being one of the first startups to build autonomous technology within the region, REKA is now part of SERV Group, aligning with advancing autonomous mobility technologies. In 2020, REKA’s outreach has expanded to other countries around the globe, encouraging organizations to go digital, strategizing technology implementations, and helping the community with Science, Technology & Arts.

REKA’s aim is to empower technology in Malaysia and Enable People to Create.

Learn more about our project here:

https://reka.re/tech/murata-traffic-counting/ and kindly contact irma@reka.com.my for more information about the Traffic Counting Solution in Malaysia. 

 

About Murata

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules, and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit Murata’s website at www.murata.com

Mission to embark digital transformation in 2021

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Mission to embark digital transformation in 2021

Digital transformation is a widespread movement that global companies, large and small, are quickly adopting for their business to stay afloat, especially during this ongoing pandemic.

by Irma

During this era of modern technology, we’re slowly but surely shifting from the physical world to the digital space. This phenomenon is known as the digital transformation which refers to the convergence of all digital technologies to reconstruct services and operations by actively reshaping or replacing outdated technology with the latest trending digital technologies. This digitalization movement includes shifting paper to spreadsheets, written records to typed documents and from managing old businesses practices to smart tech-based practices where modern companies are reimagining the way they run their business by adopting new digital technologies to leverage the digital transformation.

 

Digital transformation is a widespread movement that global companies, large and small, are quickly adopting for their business to stay afloat, especially during this ongoing pandemic. Following a survey done by the leading survey company Gartner, 91% of organizations nowadays are engaging in some form of digital initiatives while a survey done before COVID-19 by SAP & Oxford Business implies that leading companies have increased their profits after digital transformation. This movement has inevitably caused an ever-increasing demand for intelligent, reliable and available data to motivate both local and global organizations to implement digital strategies. As a way to satisfy the need for digital transformation strategies, a Malaysian R&D startup, REKA is prioritizing digital enablement as a central focus of their clients’ modernization initiatives. REKA, well-known for the Malaysian talents that created a local autonomous vehicle, is currently exploring the potential engagement in the field of traffic data monitoring with their Japanese counterparts as well as warehouse automation, and the digitalization of the local aftermarket sector.

 

The COO of REKA, Amri Mohd Din, commented: “We’ve well-equipped our team for the digital transformation movement even before the pandemic which helped our clients to sustain their business by transferring their organization to the digital space. We quickly studied and understood the ever-increasing demand in the current times and started working on digital automation technologies within our services which we used to advance the digitalization process. One of our efforts towards digital transformation was joining the SERV Group to further enhance the digitalization movement beyond the automotive industry”.

 

Digital transformation has not only transcended the operations and services of businesses worldwide but it has also changed the everyday lives of the people. This global pandemic demonstrated how people in 2020 heavily rely on digital technologies which calls for modern organizations to equip digital transformation strategies to remain relevant in the post-pandemic era. Digital transformation is not just a passing event, it is a long-term movement that has been our commitment since REKA began its journey to build better technology for the people.

About REKA

REKA is a Research & Development company from Malaysia that focuses on delivering digital technologies and automation within organizations. Being one of the first startups to build autonomous vehicles within the region, REKA’s outreach has stretched to other countries around the globe, helping organizations to go digital, strategizing technology implementations and helping the community with Science, Technology & Arts.

A pop of color and more: fresh look at REKA’s new identity

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A pop of color and more: fresh look at REKA’s new logo

The integration of the colour blue and orange reflects the recent news of REKA merging to become part of SERV Group.

by Irma

Over the past 3 years, REKA has evolved and undergone many changes since the days of the autonomous vehicle project. Along with the growth of our company, our range of developments have also expanded beyond what REKA were previously known for. This expansion has led to the evolution of our new look and feel, which is now expanding to multiple disciplines under Artificial Intelligence, big data analytics and autonomous machinery.

 

Today, REKA is introducing a new logo and identity family. We decided; what better way to present our internal change than to display it externally. This new face of REKA reflects our future alongside the fun and beautiful side to the realm of technology. We’ve taken the original REKA logo and branding which were originally built to show the systematic and disruption in tech development and made a few tweaks to the design to showcase the endless fun side with different kinds of inputs in technology.

 

Regarding the design of the logo, it draws inspiration from the fun in the world of technology. The integration of the colour blue and orange reflects the recent news of REKA merging to become part of SERV Group. Every symbol of our new branding symbolizes the fun and curiosity within the heart of each peREKA.

 

The CEO of REKA, Haziq Faris, expressed his thoughts on the matter. “We have grown our nature of research significantly over the last several years and the newly launched branding is truly showcasing the natural evolution of that transformation. While our name remains the same, our logo has changed significantly to better represent who we are and the uniqueness in each of our talents at REKA”.

 

Designed to work effortlessly across digital and physical channels, the new logo evokes a feeling of inspiration and the upward-pointing lines signify movement, positivity, speed—and velocity. In addition to this, the new branding also exemplifies how REKA helps companies break through barriers to global business.

 

About REKA

REKA is a Research & Development company from Malaysia that focuses on delivering digital technologies and automation within organizations. Being one of the first startups to build autonomous vehicles within the region, REKA’s outreach has stretched to other countries around the globe, helping organizations to go digital, strategizing technology implementations and helping the community with Science, Technology & Arts.

Donated intubation boxes to give local healthcare heroes an extra layer of protection

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Donated intubation boxes to give local healthcare heroes an extra layer of protection

For REKA, this is only the beginning for the team to consistently create solutions for our local health care providers to curb the widespread lack of adequate protective equipment during the ongoing pandemic.

by Irma

While the MCO lockdown was at its tightest phase and Malaysians were forced to work from home, REKA began to develop an extra line of defense for our frontline healthcare professionals to combat COVID-19 by partnering with MERCY Malaysia and providing several local hospitals with intubation boxes. The main objective of this collaboration is to decrease the risk of infection towards healthcare workers during the peak of this pandemic.

 

Inspired by an open-source design by Taiwan-based Dr. Hsien Yung Lai, these boxes were adapted for local hospitals who required the intubation boxes to shield them from viral droplets generated during the process. Most of the units made are currently being used during the MCO and the team is planning to manufacture more intubation boxes to donate to hospitals that are in need of the equipment.

 

“We received positive feedback for improvements that will be implemented in future developments. The pandemic urges us to come up with an immediate solution to play our role in helping Malaysian frontliners. Our collaboration with MERCY eases the process to deliver the intubation boxes to the hospitals that are in need. It is heartwarming to experience this rapid and outstanding collaboration during such challenging times” commented the CEO of REKA Inisiatif, Haziq Faris. He noted that the team will always be ready to lend their talents and ideas to assist healthcare workers in fighting against the Covid-19 pandemic in Malaysia.

 

For REKA, this is only the beginning for the team to consistently create solutions for our local health care providers to curb the widespread lack of adequate protective equipment during the ongoing pandemic. One of REKA’s current missions is to research and develop other technologies that could potentially contribute to the nation and eventually the community.

 

About REKA

REKA is a Research & Development company from Malaysia that focuses on delivering digital technologies and automation within organizations. Being one of the first startups to build autonomous vehicles within the region, REKA’s outreach has stretched to other countries around the globe, helping organizations to go digital, strategizing technology implementations and helping the community with Science, Technology & Arts.

REKA joins SERV Group, to expand implementation of its AI and autonomous technology.

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REKA joined SERV Group, to expand implementation of its AI and autonomous technology.

The group has now provided a simpler approach to promote the R&D of autonomous mobility technology across the automotive networks in the region.

by Irma

Malaysia-based R&D company, REKA Inisiatif Sdn Bhd or best known as REKA has today announced the official involvement with SERV to advance mobility technology in Malaysia. In 2014, REKA was established and consists of 20 individuals with different professional backgrounds specializing in multiple disciplines under Artificial Intelligence, big data analytics and autonomous machinery. Through this strategic acquisition, REKA is now building an ecosystem by integrating with other mobility related solutions and curating services to the needs of SERV users, complementing each segment within the industry.  

 

By adding REKA’s capabilities into SERV’s ambition, the group has now provided a simpler approach to promote the R&D of autonomous mobility technology across the automotive networks in the region. This collaboration allows REKA to design and move forward with various types of multi-dimensional tech solutions which will be needed to address the complex problems in the whole automotive industry. 

 

The Chief Executive Officer of REKA, Haziq Faris commented, “I’m delighted to be joining SERV as our organisations possess complementary skills and expertise with shared values and a commitment to bringing leading-edge technologies tremo market. With our expertise and innovative platform, together with SERV’s ambition in advancing autonomous technology, we’re ready to offer a scalable solution that accelerates digitalization for enterprises.” While the Chief Executive Officer of SERV, Arief Imran added, “This is an exciting partnership and SERV is looking forward to working with REKA on solutions which will bring immediate benefits to the whole automotive and mobility landscape.”

 

REKA’s technology will specifically be used to expand and enhance SERV’s “mobility as a service” (MaaS) offering. SERV’s purpose in this automotive industry is to create world-changing mobility technology that ease the lives of every person on earth, and REKA is definitely sharing the same ambition and fit the criteria to be the right arm for SERV’s technology advancement.

The sky’s the limit: REKA shifts from Autonomous Vehicles to transforming companies with digital automation.

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There’s no failure, just opportunity: REKA shifts from Autonomous Vehicles to transforming companies with digital automation.

Our teams have learned a lot from one another, from the old or new generations, sharing various know-how from algorithms to life skills, an essence from our mission, which is to ‘Enable People To Create’.

by Irma

Within the first few years of development, REKA have evolved tremendously with all their strategies, developments as well as technologies in following suit. This year, we’ve expanded our range of research, alongside the growth of our peREKA, to more than just autonomous machinery that brought REKA to the peak in the past year. 

 

Moving forward, we are shifting a majority of our R&D efforts to focus more on software-related technologies such as AI, data analytics, cloud computing and mobile applications. This decision has been made to better specialize our current offerings and deliver more end-to-end solutions for our clients or partners. 

 

With our new focus set, this would mean there’s going to be a hibernation of our exciting but less priority research projects such as blockchain and electronics computing unit technologies. This move would also affect the speed in which we develop our more prominent project, the self-driving car with our teams operating externally with an independent direction. Regulations, infrastructures and investments are some of the foundations that REKA will be addressing first rather than the technology itself. 

 

“This new shift in focus from Autonomous Vehicles to a wider scope of automation technology is aimed at helping organizations to go digital, restructuring our team dynamics to better suit the demands of our stakeholders, and with the possible outlook of spin-off companies, continuing parts of the autonomous vehicle research, in which these outcomes will pave the way for us to better scale our enterprise efforts.”, explained Haziq Faris, CEO of REKA.

 

Our teams have learned a lot from one another, be it from the old or new generations, sharing various know-how from algorithms to life skills, an essence from our mission statement, which is to ‘Enable People To Create’.This statement has provided each peREKA with the drive and inspiration to persevere through numerous challenges over the years.

 

We’re extremely proud of the success from every single person who contributed to REKA since the very beginning and we wish to continue encouraging everyone to be dedicated in a much focused field of study. Although there were some that went on a different path, we believe that at the end of the day, we’re still contributing to the same goal which is for a better world inline with REKA’s mission.

 

Our Autonomous Vehicle project will always be something that all of us are honoured to be a part of, especially since the first car to drive autonomously was a local Malaysian car retrofitted with the help of local talents from REKA and our partners. With a new resolution in REKA, we aim to serve people and enable creation, better.

REKA Inisiatif and NanoMalaysia Berhad Collaborate on Autonomous Car Project

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REKA Inisiatif and NanoMalaysia Berhad Collaborate on Autonomous Car Project

CRETA made its fourth appearance to the public after the Kuala Lumpur Engineering and Science Fair in November 2016.

by Irma

Kuala Lumpur, 16th October 2017 – REKA Inisiatif, Malaysia’s leading IoT provider today showcased Malaysia’s first self-driving car called Conscious REKA Transport Apparatus (CRETA) which is powered by RIG IoT board (Reka Innovation Gear) at the National Innovation and Creative Economy or NICE Expo in Technology Park Bukit Jalil. 

The innovation of CRETA is in line with the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI) on their objective to drive transformation, increase productivity, promote sustainability and competitiveness among Malaysian. REKA is working together with NanoMalaysia Berhad which also hold an exhibition of smart home technology at the National Innovation and Creative Economy (NICE) Expo 2017 and aimed to cultivate science, technology and innovation (STI) among Malaysian and change Malaysia’s economic landscape pursuant to the country’s aspiration in becoming a high income and developed nation that is driven by technology and innovation. 

This initiative is line with TN50’s core to promote innovation based on innovation and creative economics as well as improving the competitiveness of the State in the field of STI. As part of this exhibition, NanoMalaysia Berhad is co-working with REKA on the Autonomous Car project and nanotechnology was applied in Proton Perdana owned by NanoMalaysia and capable of moving on its own and fully controlled by the computer. 

“We believe that this platform will create the talent pool in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and generate the interest in those subjects. We should start to encourage all Malaysian and let everyone know that Malaysia has the same technology like any other countries in the world.” said the CEO of  REKA Initiative, Muhammad Haziq Faris. 

About REKA Inisiatif 

REKA Inisiatif (formerly known as REKA Studios) is a Teaching, Research & Development institution that specializes on disruptive technologies in multiple disciplines under AI focusing on IoT, Machine Learning and Computer Vision. As a pioneer in local IoT industry, our aim is to empower such technology in Malaysia through RIG, Malaysia’s first IoT Board. 

For further media information please contact: 

REKA Inisiatif 

Irma Syazreena

Communications Liaison 

Email: irma@reka.com.my

REKA Menganjurkan Bengkel untuk Komuniti Dengan Sokongan Telekom Malaysia

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REKA Menganjurkan Bengkel untuk Komuniti Dengan Sokongan Telekom Malaysia

Selaras dengan inisiatif untuk menjadikan Malaysia hub serantau untuk IoT, REKA bekerjasama dengan TM:RE untuk memasarkan arus IoT kepada rakyat Malaysia melalui #StartIoT.

by Irma

Kuala Lumpur, 21 September 2017 – Berkongsi idea dengan program pemacu TM:RE, REKA, perintis IoT Malaysia hari ini melancarkan #StartIoT, bengkel IoT selama 3 bulan yang khusus untuk pelajar kejuruteraan dan usahawan tempatan atau perusahaan kecil dan sederhana yang ingin mengetahui lebih lanjut dan memulakan dengan Objek Rangkaian Internet  atau “Internet of Things” (IoT).

Selaras dengan keperluan untuk meningkatkan pengetahuan dalam IoT, Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) di bawah program pemacu yang dipanggil RE menyokong usaha REKA untuk mengukuhkan keupayaan teknopreneur dan memupuk generasi inovasi serta idea IoT yang kompetitif di peringkat global melalui #StartIoT. Juga menyertai pelancaran #StartIot ialah Ketua Pegawai Digital Telekom Malaysia Berhad, Encik Ahmad Azhar Yahya. 

“REKA percaya bahawa IoT bukan untuk sekadar kereta pandu sendiri atau menghubungkan perkakasan rumah malah mempunyai potensi yang besar dalam bidang lain juga seperti kesihatan dan pertanian yang memberi faedah kepada masyarakat pada masa akan datang. Kami berada di halaman yang sama dengan Telekom Malaysia untuk menubuhkan sebuah masyarakat saintifik dan inovatif dan bermula dengan pembelajaran IoT “kata Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif REKA Initiative, Muhammad Haziq Faris Hasnol mengenai pembelajaran IoT.

Bengkel yang bakal dianjurkan dari bulan September 2017 hingga November 2017 di Pusat Konvensyen TM bertujuan untuk memberi inspirasi kepada usahawan tempatan atau PKS mengenai Objek Rangkaian Internet (IoT) serta meningkatkan minat pelajar dalam pendidikan STEM di Malaysia. Pelajar digalakkan untuk mengambil bahagian dalam Hackathon #StartIoT yang bakal diadakan pada minggu terakhir bengkel untuk menyelesaikan kursus mereka mengenai asas IoT.

Selaras dengan inisiatif kerajaan ke arah mempromosikan industri baru dan menjadikan Malaysia hub serantau untuk IoT, REKA bekerjasama dengan TM:RE untuk mencapai matlamat dan berkongsi pengetahuan mengenai IoT kepada rakyat Malaysia setiap tahun melalui #StartIoT. “Melalui bengkel ini, kita dapat melihat bakal pereka yang  berpotensi dari seluruh Malaysia mencipta inovasi dan teknologi baru” tambah Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif REKA, Haziq Faris.”

Untuk maklumat lanjut mengenai projek dan inisiatif REKA, sila layari laman web di www.reka.com.my

Mengenai REKA Initiative

REKA Initiative (dahulunya dikenali sebagai REKA Studios) adalah sebuah institusi pembelajaran, penyelidikan & pembangunan yang khusus pada “mengganggu” teknologi dalam pelbagai disiplin; di bawah AI bertumpukan pada IoT, Pembelajaran Mesin dan Visi Komputer. Sebagai perintis dalam industri IoT tempatan, matlamat REKA Initiative adalah untuk memperkasa teknologi IoT di Malaysia melalui RIG, Papan Litar IoT pertama di Malaysia.

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