PETALING JAYA: The National Applied R&D Centre (Mimos) can play an important role in the development of the third national car, International Trade and Industry (Miti) Minister Datuk Darell Leiking (pix) said today. He said the third national car project could create new jobs and promote vendor development in automotive parts and components. "In today's job market, there is already demand for new posts such as data scientists, data forensic specialist and so on," Darell said in his keynote speech at the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR): Empowering the Future seminar. "Traditional means of doing things have been changed. For instance, in Silicon Valley, we can observe and study how digital farming is done. A tech start-up called Finless Foods has started to grow fish in a lab using cellular agriculture technology. His speech was delivered by MITI Deputy Secretary-General (Trade) Datuk Norazman Ayob. In the case of Malaysia, while some may have their reservations, we should see the Third National Car in the context of a big picture, Darell said. It could generate new jobs, vendor development in automotive parts and components including electric vehicle batteries and spur data collection and processing which could be useful for other related industries, he added "Together with the Malaysia Automotive Institute, Mimos can play an important role in this development, perhaps among others, to improve vehicle performance such as by creating systems to avoid accidents or hazards," he said. The minister said there was also Blockchain, which could revolutionise how international trade is conducted to generate greater confidence in consumers.