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Nissan will start making parts for its iconic classics

By Faiming_low on 29 Apr 2017 in New technology, Modifications

Attached Image For the lucky few in Singapore who own a R32 Skyline GT-R, Nissan will start making parts for your car again. The Japanese marque has announced that it will start producing a number of parts for a few of its most iconic models.

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Audi Sport says no to drift modes for its cars

By Faiming_low on 27 Mar 2017 in New technology, Other News

Attached Image Recently, more and more car makers have been seen adding 'Drift' modes into their high performance cars. These cars include the latest Mercedes-AMG E63 and the McLaren 720S. The upcoming BMW M5 will also be offered with this mode that allows the all-wheel drive vehicle to disconnect its front wheels and send power to rears only.

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Williams help design Singapore's first electric hypercar

By Faiming_low on 02 Mar 2017 in New model, New technology

Attached Image Vanda Electrics will be debuting its first all electric hypercar at the Geneva Motor Show. It will be dubbed the Dendrobium.

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SsangYong readying Touch-Window System

By Faiming_low on 09 Feb 2017 in New technology

Attached Image SsangYong's parent company, Mahindra&Mahindra is said to be readying the automotive industry's first ever touch-window system. According to YonhapNews, windows can now be operated without the need for buttons.

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Volkswagen unlikely to produce engines smaller than 1.0-litre

By Faiming_low on 08 Feb 2017 in New technology

Attached Image Volkswagen chairman Herbert Diess believes that the brand will not be producing petrol engines smaller than 1.0-litre as they aren't that economical actually.

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Did you know the Lamborghini Diablo uses Nissan headlights?

By Faiming_low on 30 Jan 2017 in New technology, Other News, Videos

Attached Image Some of us might have come across stories of exotic cars that actually used the same lights from a lesser brand's model. Can it be true?

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Lamborghini's Aventador successor will still be naturally-aspirated

By Faiming_low on 28 Jan 2017 in New technology, Engine

Attached Image With its main rivals like Ferrari and McLaren going down the turbocharged route, Lamborghini wants to stand out by staying in the naturally-aspirated camp.

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Malaysia tests new barrier in hopes to cut fatalities

By Deeq on 29 Dec 2016 in New technology, Safety

As reported by The Malay Mail, Motorists travelling from Jalan Lapangan Terbang Subang heading into Federal Highway would have noticed the bright yellow cylinders that act as a guardrail along the road.

The safety structure, however, is more than just eye candy. It is a new technology that could help save lives.

Attached Image The road roller safety system — consisting of a sturdy steel tube, between which plastic cylinders that act as shock absorbers spin around its axis — had been placed at the 100m stretch.
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ICA explores automated clearance for cars

By Faiming_low on 27 Dec 2016 in New technology, Motoring

Attached Image The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) is looking into automated self-clearance for all cars, following a revamp of motorcycle counters at both land checkpoints that will be completed tomorrow.

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Google scales back on its autonomous vehicle plans

By Faiming_low on 17 Dec 2016 in New technology, Other News

Attached Image Seems like Apple isn’t the only technology company scaling back on its autonomous vehicle plans. Google has now been reported to do so too. According the The Information, Google has opted to instead focus on partnerships with existing automakers and to produce software that allows a vehicle to drive itself instead of making a whole new driverless car by itself.
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Apple to invest in autonomous driving systems instead

By Faiming_low on 05 Dec 2016 in New technology

Attached Image Apple has confirmed that it is interested developing autonomous driving systems in a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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Evolution of the Formula 1 steering wheel

By Faiming_low on 30 Nov 2016 in New technology, Motorsports

Attached Image Here's a cool video showing the evolution of Formula 1's steering wheel as the years go by. Starting from the 1960's which is basically just a wheel and nothing more, the video shows us how the wheel changes as technology creeps into the sport.

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Here's how Tesla's new Autopilot 2.0 system looks like when in use

By Faiming_low on 25 Oct 2016 in New model, New technology

Attached Image Tesla recently announced some hardware improvements to its Autopilot system, rendering the human factor in driving almost redundant. According to Carscoops, the cutting-edge company has released a video showing us what the system is capable of.
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AM-RB 001 hypercar said to produce more than 1,800kg of downforce

By Faiming_low on 21 Oct 2016 in New technology

Attached Image According to an article on the Wall Street Journal, the Aston Martin's and Red bull Technologies's AM-RB 001 will be able to develop more than 1,800kg of downforce.

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Every Tesla model built from today onwards will be able to fully self-drive

By Faiming_low on 20 Oct 2016 in New technology

Attached Image Tesla has announced a suite of hardware changes to all its models, which in the future, will allow for full self-driving. This includes the upcoming entry-level Model 3.

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'Upsizing' of engine displacement is the way forward

By Faiming_low on 18 Oct 2016 in New technology

Attached Image Reuters has just published a report saying automakers will be reversing the recent downsizing trends for both petrol and diesels engines as the small engines have trouble passing real-world emissions test.

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BMW i8 roadster confirmed for 2018

By Deeq on 18 Oct 2016 in New model, New technology

Attached Image The BMW i8 roadster is on course to arrive in 2018 as part of a mid-life facelift for the model range.

The drop-top hybrid’s development has long been rumoured, but company CEO Harald Krueger confirmed its launch year to Autocar at the Paris motor show.

BMW’s boss refrained from revealing any more details, but the convertible, which could adopt the BMW i8 Spyder name, is likely to be first be shown at the end of 2017 when the i8 facelift is revealed.
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German authorities tell Tesla not to use the term “Autopilot”

By Deeq on 18 Oct 2016 in New technology, Safety, Other News

Attached Image German transportation officials have asked Tesla Motors to stop using the name “Autopilot” for its semi-autonomous feature, arguing it may mislead motorists about the capabilities of the driver-assistance system. In separate letters, the head of Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority asked Tesla to stop using the name and warned car owners that the system still requires them to pay attention at all times.
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New VW Golf confirmed for November

By Deeq on 15 Oct 2016 in New model, New technology

Attached Image A facelifted version of the Volkswagen Golf will be internationally revealed in November and is expected to go on sale in 2017.

The Golf – a mass-market rival for other family hatchbacks including the Seat Leon, Ford Focus, Opel Astra and Renault Megane – is regularly one of the best-selling cars in the UK. It's also one of the best cars outright, offering a comfortable ride and smart interior while being easy to drive and relatively practical.
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Ford Performance confirms power upgrades for the Ford Focus RS

By Deeq on 13 Oct 2016 in New model, New technology

Attached Image Like as if the RS wasn't awesome enough, Ford Performance have confirmed they're working on a new calibration for the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder that should add some factory-certified oomph to the hot hatch.

The new Ford Focus RS is no slouch. The current car's 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder sends out 350 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels. Ford claims a 0-60 mph time of fewer than five seconds. While these are already impressive numbers for a vehicle of the Focus RS's size and class, there are always those wanting a little more.
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