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More Freedom on the Freeway: AI Lifts Malaysia's Toll Barriers


Working as an aerospace engineer in Malaysia, Chee How Lim dreamed of building a startup that could really take off. Today his company, Tapway, is riding a wave of computer vision and AI adoption in Southeast Asia. A call for help in 2019 with video analytics led to the Kuala Lumpur-based company's biggest project to date. Malaysia's largest operator of toll highways, PLUS, wanted to reduce congestion for its more than 1.5 million daily travelers. A national plan called for enabling car, taxi, bus and truck traffic to flow freely across multiple lanes -- but that posed several big challenges.