CURRENT LANDSCAPE OF THE AUTOMOTIVE FIELD IN THE ASEAN REGION: CASE STUDY OF SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA AND INDONESIA - A BRIEF OVERVIEW
Southeast Asia (ASEAN) Region is one of the most important automotive market globally with major carmakers have their assembling and manufacturing plants in the region. The region also produced significant development in the automotive field. In accordance with the spirit of the newly launched Asean Journal of Automotive Technology, this work is written to provide a brief overview of the recent progress in the automotive field which is happening in the region. This includes the progress in the connected and Autonomous Vehicle (AV), Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), Active and Passive Safety as well as Green and Electric Vehicles (EV). The work aims to highlight the recent landscape of the region, with the focus on Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. From the survey, collectively, the region's prospect in the automotive field remains bright due to a lot of works have been done in adapting to the latest emerging technologies in the sector. With the rise of AV, it is important for this paper to be written to allow a wider understanding of the region automotive landscape before a more comprehensive AV deployment. Since the aim is to provide introductory idea to the beginners and researchers about the region's current automotive industry landscape, technical discussions are omitted. Consequently, it is mostly written in generic nomenclature for a better readers’ understanding.