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Malaysia may be forced to charge a S$35 VEP for foreign vehicles

By Faiming_low on 18 Jan 2017 in Singapore car news, Other News

Attached Image Malaysia might be forced to begin charging a daily Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) fee of S$35 for foreign vehicles entering their country, according to its Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

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Madrid Mayor wants to ban all cars from the city

By Faiming_low on 17 Jan 2017 in Other News

Attached Image City mayor Manuela Carmena said that she would love to have all private cars banned from Madrid by the time she leaves office in May 2019.

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Proton set to receive help from three auto firms soon

By Faiming_low on 07 Jan 2017 in Other News

Attached Image Three major automotive brands, Geely, PSA Group and Renault have been rumored to put in firm offers for a possible stake in Proton in exchange for some technology and parts sharing according the New Straits Times.

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What happens if you throw out your smart key fob while driving

By Faiming_low on 05 Jan 2017 in Other News

Attached Image It is now very common to have cars that don't require a proper key to lock or unlock the doors and start the engine. While we believe the bulk of us would leave the smart key fob in our pockets, some of us would prefer to throw it inside the armrest, or into the cup holder or another storage place before driving off.

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Disney awarded damages for Chinese copy of 'Cars'

By Faiming_low on 04 Jan 2017 in Other News

Attached Image A shanghai court has awarded damages to Disney and Pixar animation after a Chinese film illegally used characters and posters from its 'Cars' animation film.
disney, cars, film, chinese and 1 more...

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Volkswagen to recruit 1000 IT professionals

By Deeq on 01 Jan 2017 in Other News

Attached Image The Volkswagen Group is set to hire over 1000 IT professionals over the next three years as it seeks to shore up its technological and autonomous future.

IT experts from industries as diverse as gaming and big data research will be hired to expand and develop the Group’s push into artificial intelligence, big data, virtual reality, smart production and connectivity.

Group board member Dr Karlheinz Blessing said the company intended to reinforce its existing IT team with “people who want to shape the future of mobility”.
volkswagen, it professionals and 1 more...

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White is the most popular colour for cars in 2016

By Faiming_low on 18 Dec 2016 in Other News

Attached Image Even though manufacturers have many special colours that are on offer for their cars, most new car buyers still prefer the classic options.

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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.
google, autonomous and 1 more...

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Police arrest thief by requesting BMW to lock him up remotely

By Faiming_low on 07 Dec 2016 in Other News

Attached Image According to Bmwblog, Seattle police managed to catch a thief who stole a BMW 550i by calling on BMW, which locked him up remotely in the car until the police arrived.

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Women should be allowed to drive, says Saudi Prince

By Faiming_low on 03 Dec 2016 in Other News

Attached Image Saudi Arabia is the only country which bans women from driving and a prominent prince from the Saudi royal family wants to change that.

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China imposes 10% tax on expensive cars to curb luxury

By Deeq on 03 Dec 2016 in Other News

Attached Image China is slapping a 10 per cent tax on cars like the Lamborghini, Bentley, Ferrari and Aston Martin in a bid to combat conspicuous consumption and promote more efficient vehicles.

Buyers of autos costing more than 1.3 million yuan (S$177,600) will be hit with the tax starting Thursday, according to the Ministry of Finance. The levy on "super luxury" vehicles is meant to lower emissions and save energy, the ministry said.
china, supercar, luxury car, tax

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Unique three-seater Porsche 911 Cabriolet on sale

By Faiming_low on 01 Dec 2016 in Other News

Attached Image A Porsche 911 Cabriolet with a McLaren F1-inspired seating layout has been spotted on sale in America on Car Fax.

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It's never a good idea to block a car's exhaust pipe

By Faiming_low on 13 Nov 2016 in Other News

Attached Image Ever wonder what happens when you try to block a car's exhaust pipe? We have the answer for you. Shot somewhere in Russia, this little clip shows a mechanic blocking the exhaust of an presumable diesel Alfa Romeo 156 with a handful of rags.

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Tesla Model S and Model X P100D modes to go even faster

By Faiming_low on 08 Nov 2016 in Other News

Attached Image Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk has confirmed that the electric company's P100D Model S and Model X SUV will go even faster.

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Indian businessman buys license plate for $12 million in Dubai

By Faiming_low on 03 Nov 2016 in Other News

Attached Image Balwinder Sahani, an indian businessman, has paid $12 million to the government for a license plate in Dubai.

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FC Barcelona players get new Audis

By Faiming_low on 02 Nov 2016 in Other News

Attached Image Players from the successful football club, FC Barcelona, have just received a range of new Audi models to drive for the next 12 months. The partnership, which started since the 2006/2007 season, allowed most of the players to drive home with a new car.

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Nissan set to kill its Sunny from the 90's

By Faiming_low on 30 Oct 2016 in Other News

Attached Image Nissan’s Mexican division is killing off one of the oldest cars in the market, the Tsuru, which is known to us as the Sunny from the early 90's. After being on market for more than 20 years, production will end soon as it is known to be one of the most unsafe cars on the road.

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Singaporean drives his GT-R to Everest Base Camp

By Faiming_low on 28 Oct 2016 in Singapore car news, Other News

Attached Image Kah Chuan Hoong claims to be the first person in the world to drive any kind of supercar to the base camp of Mount Everest. He recently did so in his modified Nissan R35 GT-R.

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Women drivers tend to be angrier than men on the road

By Faiming_low on 23 Oct 2016 in Other News

Attached Image Commissioned by ​Hyundai Motor U.K., a study on whether men or women is the angrier sex when behind the wheel has sprung out a surprise answer.

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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.
tesla, autopilot, autonomous




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