When coming to a car comparison, one of the most important aspect that we will mention is drivability. And today we have two goondus testings out the drivability at CTE on 1st of March.
As you can see, the Honda Vezel make the first move at the start of the video cutting from the third lane to the second lane making the Suzuki Jimny braking hard.
And with the ALLGRIP 4Wheel drive technology from Suzuki, it easily helps the Suzuki Jimny conquer the Honda Vezel back. As he is again on pole position.
While not admitting defeat, the Honda Vezel instantaneously retaliate by activating its i-VTEC that unleash all 130bhp from the engine. Overtaking the poor ComfortDelGro cab and scaring the Suzuki Jimny with a Dom's stare.
These two goondus had made the CTE their battleground lasting for more than 1min 30sec. Which fortunately there is no accident involved during this time. Watch the full video here.
I am assuming that these goondus have continued the dogfight even after they exited the expressway. For our readers out there, let bygones be bygones. Hatred breed hatred. So when there is a car cutting your lane, just be gracious about it. Let's keep our road safe and our car free from an accident!
BTW, listen to the video with volume on, the dramatic background sound makes the video even funnier. 🤣
And nothing says Mondays like a huge traffic jam on the way to work to brighten up everyone's mood, am I right? Well, if you were to see this scene this morning on the SLE just before 9am, I don't think you would want to be caught in it either. If they could, I'm willing to bet most people in that traffic jam would've love to just turn around and head right back home to bed.
I think this GIF below puts most people's mood into perspective. I mean, 2 out of 3 lanes closed due to an accident on a Monday morning during the peak hour rush? That is sure to put anyone in a good mood for the start of the working week. Although I can't imagine it was any better for the owner of the Vezel, to have his week start out like this.
Regardless, with the Honda Vezel being a relatively common car on local roads, you might think that most people would be familiar with them by now, in one sense or another. My family's car is also a Vezel, and I'll say one thing about it, it's not meant to be driven too aggressively, because the car just isn't built to handle aggressive driving. Now, I'm sure that there will be some of you out there who will vehemently disagree with me, but I'm not going to argue about it because I value my life.
Let me explain. The Vezel is a CUV, or a crossover. Basically a downsized SUV. What do a CUV and a SUV have in common? A higher than normal centre of gravity. So what happens to objects with a higher centre of gravity when pushed too far? They topple over. Much easier too, since more of the object's weight is higher off the ground, causing more imbalance. It is for this main reason why we see high performance vehicles being low to ground, because it helps to lower their centre of gravity. The lower your centre of gravity, the more stable you are, and the less likely the chances of you tipping over.
Call me chicken, call me a coward, but I am really not interested in paying for higher insurance premiums if I get involved in an accident. Not to mention the possible accompanying mental trauma that may result as of the accident.
If you still don't get it, perhaps having your car flipped over on its back like a turtle and being pulled upright would make you feel a whole lot better. If this analogy floats your boat, then.... Good on your.
Like this Vezel. It's driver's door wasn't closed while it was turned turtle, presumably because the driver had to crawl out of the vehicle, but hey, at least the actions of the tow truck helped to close his door.
Here's hoping that whoever was in that Vezel managed to get out of the vehicle with minor or no injuries. Not the best way to start a new week and a new month, but I guess sometimes you have to take the bitter with the better. Please drive safe, people. Don't be another addition to the traffic accident statistics that the Traffic Police puts out annually.
Another day, another review with sgCarMart! And today, we have the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E200 Exclusive!
One of the best sellers in the Mercedes-Benz range since its inception, the E-Class just keeps getting better and better, and being here in E200 guise, it still gives you the luxury and comfort you expect of a Mercedes-Benz.
If you thought the front fascia of the new E200 looked good, check out the side three-quarter angle. I daresay it blends the sleek and smooth lines with just the right amount of aggression into one great package.
With 194bhp and 320Nm of torque from an updated 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder mated with a nine-speed automatic transmission, I doubt many drivers are going to find a lack of power with the E200, especially when you're trying to overtake that inconsiderate driver hogging the first lane on the AYE. 0 - 100km/h comes and goes in 7.5 seconds. You're not going to break any speed records, but that is still brisk enough for Singapore traffic.
The sight of this 3-point star bonnet emblem never really gets old, does it. I daresay it is that one factor that really adds a debonair touch to any Mercedes-Benz that has it.
Like all newer Mercedes-Benz models, the E200 comes with two large screens at the front, one to display the car's information while the other is for infotainment purposes. I love how Mercedes-Benz is the only manufacturer who does this and it really gives a feel of airiness to the cabin.
And not to mention, the lovely contours and leather patterns on the seats.
And if you still aren't convinced how much legroom the E200 has in the back, here's some proof. The seat has been adjusted to Jon's position, and Jon is about 1.8m tall. Just look at the amount of space Julian has to lounge in the back seat, enough to seat cross legged even! Oh, and let's not forget the in-built sunshades on the windows. Those will be useful in our sunny weather.
Electric tailgate as standard, wouldn't expect anything less on a Mercedes-Benz. 540 litres of boot space, more than able to fit the auntie trolley length wise.
Cavernous, almost. 10 more litres than the BMW 5 Series, if you're wondering.
There is even a pullout tray table that you can use to store documents, have a quick lunch, picnic, whatever you can think of to utilise that tray table. It can handle up to 10kg maximum load, so don't put anything that's too heavy on it.
Want to find out all that Julian has to say about the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon E200 Exclusive? Watch the video below to find out!
So a quick disclaimer before we continue - We don't know what might happen after the Traffic Police gets alerted to this video evidence, or they might have even stopped the truck driver after the video got cut off. But what's happening in the video seems rather peculiar.
Shared on SG Road Vigilante's page is this video of a Malaysian truck doing more than 90km/h on lane 1 on PIE heading towards Tuas on the 22nd of February 2021.
Sometime later in the video, the Traffic Police closed in in their car and it looked like they had the intention to notify the Scania truck of its offence.
Naturally, most of us would go "haha the truck sure get it from the Police!" but no, nothing happened!
What a miracle for the truck driver. But, as I mentioned at the start of this post, the Traffic Police might act after watching the video. It's a little too early to celebrate yet Mr Truck Driver.
Here's what some netizens had to say about the matter.
What do we think? Well, if he got off without any punishment, he should consider himself lucky and not do it again.
Amidst all the tragic car accidents happening lately, here's some heart-warming news. This lorry driver's considerate actions spared both the motorist and the old lady from a fatal crash. Like the lorry driver, do look out for other road users and especially the elderly – we must proteccc those that we can.
So on the 17th Feb, around 8AM on Clementi Avenue 2, this Chinese auntie nearly let herself get run down by a motorist because she jaywalked in front of a lorry. The lorry uncle quickly shot his hands out of the window to alarm the motorist, who braked just! in! time!
Its not the fault of the motorist, but do I blame the auntie? Her senses likely dulled with age so I can't really fault her... but auntie, you almost caused an accident! Very scary you know!
You can tell the auntie really didn't think things through. She was shocked and even stumbled back a bit.
Thankfully, the lorry driver's senses were sharp and alert. By signalling, he demonstrated exemplary road user behaviour – super considerate to other road users??? What a KING. I can't stress this enough. Someone get him a beer! Or a cape!
^ What they said! The motorist didn't do anything wrong, he was just minding his business. She wasn't supposed to cross like that. The truck gave the motorist a blind spot as well – can we appreciate the motorist for reacting fast too?
Anyway, we need to protect these unthinking elderlies... sigh. Stay alert and help where you can, for a little goes a long way!!! Putting this gif here again to serve as a good reminder.
I still can't get over what a close call this was. One second late and the consequences would've been horrifying.
Now, forgive me if I'm not making sense here, but isn't it common sense to go a little slower in underground car parks, where the road is a little slippery and it makes your tyres screech like a banshee at every 90 degree corner you have to make a turn at. Especially at the exits and entry lanes, where the road is narrow and there are humps every few metres to deliberately keep your speed low.
So, please tell me how an accident like this could happen, as per the video below.This accident happened yesterday, and this video is actually taken by me as I witnessed the aftermath of the accident as I was leaving IKEA Alexandra around 4pm. According to a friend who left earlier than I did, this accident definitely happened before 3.35pm, and Singaporeans being Singaporeans, it obviously did cause a bit of a wait to leave the car park because everyone was slowing down to gawk at the accident and possibly to take down the licence plate numbers to... buy... 4D..... (why, people, why? That's just schadenfreude)
So as you can see from the video, the Volvo somehow managed to hit both Volkswagens (2-for-1), the first car being clipped in the right rear quarter while the second car, was, well, kissed pretty hard in the front. From what can be seen of the Volvo, it doesn't look too good for it either. The front left wheel seems to be partially dislodged and who knows what's going on with what isn't visible to the camera.
Fortunately for the Volvo driver, in spite of their inability to drive properly in a car park, Volvo has invested tons of money into making their cars really safe, as seen here, here, here and here. Unfortunately, I don't think Volvo has figured out a way to account for a less-than-attentive/capable driver who can't concentrate in a narrow car park and ends up causing a proper headache for everyone involved.
All in, the damage to all three cars look to be pretty bad. But the only thing worst than this accident was the line of cars along Alexandra Road that couldn't enter the IKEA carpark because this accident had basically blocked off the only way to get down into the car park. I didn't get footage of that, but I don't envy the IKEA staff member who was standing in the hot sun explaining to irate drivers why they couldn't enter the car park.
Here's hoping that guy didn't have it too bad, because we all know how Singaporeans can get if they aren't queuing for something they enjoy, like bubble tea or bakkwa.
An ambulance was seen arriving just as I was leaving, so here's hoping that if anyone was injured, their injuries were minor, and let's all practice safe and attentive driving not only while on the roads, but in car parks as well. Especially on Sundays at IKEA, because there are waaaaaay too many people there already and the last thing we all need is for someone to lose their temper over something trivial.
Not sure why anyone would risk their life doing something like this but hey it's quite funny in our opinion.
We are guessing this young man which can be seen wearing shades (at night) and smoking, needs more followers for his Instagram or Tiktok. So he has to unfortunately, rely on his goofy dance moves and some courage to dance on our expressway ( looks like ECP to us).
Did he garner more followers? Only he knows. Hopefully, with Fabrications About Singapore's sharing of his video and us also helping him out, he can achieve his goal.
The Volkswagen Sciroccos in Singapore have been getting lots of bad press recently. And it is not getting any better with this video that was created this morning.
SG Road Vigilante has reported a video that was posted by a Scirocco's rear passenger showing the driver driving above the 90km/h speed limit of expressways in Singapore.
In the video, we can see the car going past 180km/h on the speedometer while it entered into CTE after passing the BMW Z4 and Mitsubishi Lancer in front.
We hope they did reach home safely after going along at such high speeds.
A Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe has been caught doing 'Boom Boom Boom' noises in one of the HDB carparks along Hougang Street 61 early in the morning last night.
This has not gone well for him as videos of him revving his car that has been tuned to make "pop and crackle" noises has gone viral.
According to unnamed sources, it seemed that the green CLA Coupe owner has been approached by home owners staying nearby for the noise pollution and a fight ensued.
The police was called in and the CLA owner looked like he has been charged for causing hurt a.k.a Penal Code 323 as we can see from the Whatsapp screenshots. He was intoxicated too but was not charged for drink-driving as his female friend was at the wheel.
Hi guys, we have more trouble-making cyclists to report.
Uploaded on SG Road Vigilante's page is an incident between a cyclist and a SMRT taxi on 7th of Feb 2021 at around 2pm along Kallang road.
All was well until the taxi driver wanted to turn into Crawford Street but realised that two cyclists was in his way. Realising that the cyclists wasn't going to give way, the taxi slowed down and slotted himself behind the cyclists before turning left.
However, it seemed that one of the cyclist felt that the taxi driver had endangered his life when the taxi made his first move to filter left and proceeded to chase the taxi.
We have no idea why he would do that. Did he think that he could chase the taxi and stop him with his bicycle? That is putting aside the fact that the taxi already gave way to him anyway.
We pity the friend who was abandoned due to the cyclist's impulsive rage and it was no surprise that netizens flamed the cyclist's actions big time...
As shared by SG Road Vigilante on its Facebook page, this driver entered a Multi Storey Car Park at Punggol, only to see a BlueSG turning out of the lot and heading straight at him. Well, this wouldn't have been a problem if they were on a two-way road...
Understandably, both drivers stopped in their tracks, stunned for a moment. Where is the BlueSG trying to go anyway?
Right, just hop over that kerb and reach for the exit like there isn't a gigantic obstacle painted in striking yellow and black...
I've always seen BlueSG cars driving fast and sometimes dangerously on the expressways, I chalk it up to their strictly duration-based charging - the faster you reach your destination, the less you pay. Maybe that's what this driver's trying to do?
These comments brought up an important point, indeed, it seems unlikely anyone would damage their own car this way.
But, hey, don't go right out and rent one to fulfill your dream of driving like Dominic Toretto, you'll still be liable for traffic offences, and will have to foot some hefty repair bills if you damage the BlueSG!
Driver of the BlueSG, if you are reading this, do yourself a favour and check out their terms and conditions.
Here we have two cyclists caught dashing across red light, at a junction near JCube along Jurong Gateway Road (Uploaded by SG Road Vigilante)
From the footage, looks like these cyclists are not wearing helmets.
The video is also accompanied with some strong language by the camcar driver:
Camcar Driver (in Mandarin): 这两个XX来的。人家在过马路，#$%@$!@。这个是XX来的这种人！！ (Rough translation in English): These two people are XX!! Other people crossing the road! #$%@$!@. These two people are XX, these kind of people!
Are cyclists exempt from traffic rules?
Obviously not, because LTA has already defined a specific set of rules for Bikes, Electric Bikes, E-Scooters & PMDs.
While his strong language is dramatic, I can understand the camcar driver's frustration. Understandably, it is difficult to enforce these rules on non-motorised cyclists as they usually do not have license plates, and do not have to register their 'vehicle' with LTA. The repeated honking is pretty much all he can do - as a driver on the road, there's almost no way to properly identify these two cyclists.
Here's some reactions from fellow netizens on Youtube:
Safer roads for all.
What do you think we can do to help enforce these rules for all road users? Let us know in the comments below 🙂
Here's a video uploaded by SG Road Vigilante showing a speeding Volkswagen Scirocco zig-zagging along PIE, which also reminds me of another infamous incident caused by a speeding Kia Cerato last weekend.
This happened along the Upper Bukit Timah Exit with another unrecognisable car seemingly chasing closely behind him.
Putting other road users in danger
The Scirocco driver then channeled his inner Alonso to manoeuvre between a tipper truck and a silver Van, overtaking both vehicles in one go. Although i have to admit that this was a well executed move, this act of weaving in and out of traffic puts other road users in danger.
Reckless or dangerous driving
Many drivers with common sense would already know this, but i'd just like to remind everyone that anyone driving a motor vehicle recklessly, or at a speed or manner which is dangerous to the public, is guilty of an offence.
Netizens on Youtube has some comments to say about this:
CNY is coming. So please ladies and gentlemen, do drive safe.
Another day, Another Rude Cyclist. We have an AMDK cyclist suka suka riding on the roads again.
This video was taken along South Bridge Rd, near Chinatown Complex. It was circulated on a whatsapp group yesterday, featuring a driver and a cyclist trying to figure out who's more to blame.
From the video, you can tell that the driver switched lanes because he wanted to overtake the cyclist and turn left. However, upon coming to a turn, he realises it's better to let the cyclist go – but he realises this a little late. His car cuts into the left lane and presumably scares the cyclist. Unsurprisingly, the cyclist brazenly thanks him with a middle-finger before driving off.
Firstly, that's a really offensive middle-finger. Secondly, the cyclist should wait for the pedestrian green-light to go straight, since he didn't have any intention to turn left. Thirdly, I can only imagine the rage of the driver.
LTA states that while cyclists have the right to ride on the middle of roads, they should "obey all traffic signals and travel in the same direction as the flow of traffic". The cyclist clearly didn't care about the turn-left-only lane he was on.
They should also "always ride as close as practicable to the left-hand edge of roads, and allow traffic to overtake you safely". This effectively means that cyclists should give way to faster vehicles. Even though the video doesn't show what happened at the side, judging from his middle-finger, I'm guessing that he was mad that the driver was trying to overtake him. Therefore, this guy clearly had no intention of even letting the traffic overtake him.
I get it, the cyclist had a rude shock but that middle-finger is uncalled for. Being at fault but thinking you're right is a personality trait most road cyclists have, especially the ones who end up online. I feel sorry for the cyclist's loved ones – that attitude isn't going to get him very far, literally. Read the road laws for cycling, dude.
Well kids, welcome to Monday, and to start a new week we have this video that is proof that not all crazy and or whacky events that take place in Singapore necessarily have to happen in Yishun. For once, the east gets to have its own slice of the action, right along East Coast Road.
To be frank, this writer likes the way the Mercedes looks. From the video, it looks to be a C-Class with some black wheels on white paint. Good combo. But that's where the good part ends.
First of all, how were you driving to even make a u-turn at that spot anyway? Lest this writer forgets, "creating a space for a u-turn by crashing through the central dividing fence" wasn't in the basic or final theory handbook in driving school. If there was a recent addition like that, please let this writer know.
It's a pity the video doesn't show how the Mercedes got themselves in that spot to begin with, but this writer will say that the driver is very determined to get his/her car out of that spot, despite all that expensive scraping noise that is sure to result in some interesting patterns and or damage for the undercarriage. Also, the Mercedes also completely ignored the man in a grey shirt who was walking towards the car, perhaps in a futile bid to find out what was going on or just to render some help.
It is somewhat amusing to this writer that the Mercedes just accelerates away, leaving behind a mess of strewn metal fencing and a bevy of confused onlookers. Takes a real boss to do that, driving away nonchalantly with that "I can't be bothered with you lot" attitude. Here's hoping at least someone got the plate on that Mercedes as well, so that he can be asked...
But honestly people. Don't drive stupid. Almost everyone has a smartphone today and so many cars have dash cameras. Do something silly, stupid, idiotic or all of the aforementioned and you may stand a chance to appear here on this very blog. Or any of the associated Facebook pages dedicated to, uh, giving you your 15 minutes in the spotlight for horrendous driving.
And if that Mercedes driver does read this, would you care sending some photos over of how your undercarriage looks like now? Just for kicks.
In this footage uploaded by SG Road Vigilante, a speeding Kia Cerato lost control and collided with a Blue Toyota Prius along CTE (Before Yio Chu Kang Exit).
LATEST UPDATE :
According to TNP, two men were arrested for suspected drink driving. Meanwhile, the driver of the car that flipped over looked to be in a bad condition. The SCDF said the driver & his passenger were taken to Sengkang General Hospital. Both were conscious. (Source)
Here's the video:
Here's the unfortunate Prius, driving patiently on a relatively empty CTE:
After the Cerato collided, it sent both cars crashing into the railing, and the poor Prius was flipped over.
We're not sure why the Cerato lost control, because it's a relatively straight road. We're also not sure how fast the Cerato was going, but it looked like it was speeding.
Here's the reaction between the passenger and driver of the cam car:
Cam Car Driver: Why are they speeding, for what???
Cam Car Passenger (Man) A: Maybe drunk?
*after driving off*
Cam Car Passenger (Lady): Thank you so much for being alert!
Cam Car Driver: I wasn't being alert - we are lucky! We are f***ing lucky man!!!
The video also sparked some reactions by fellow netizens:
We hope the drivers and passengers in involved in the accident are okay, and will post an update here once we receive the latest news.
Here are some photos from ROAD.sg and we have some YP cyclists cycling inside fort canning tunnel!!!!
So, someone has emailed to Traffic Police about this incident.
Then where can cyclist cycle arh???
There again, drivers please beware of all the YPs trying to act like Joseph Gordon-Levitt from Premium rush.
This time, we are reviewing something rather interesting!
Its from a premium marque, has rugged, boxy exterior styling, seats seven, and yet is built atop a compact car platform!
It is the Mercedes GLB!
Of course, here's what matters: Is there enough space for seven?
The second row looks spacious enough...
But what about the third row?
Oh no... and it looks like getting out from the rear can be a bit of a faff as well...
Thankfully, the drive seems to be mighty good!
If you're looking for a compact crossover with plenty of style? Does the GLB suit you? Watch the full video to find out!
Ok, there isn't much info on what is happening here but from the images and videos that we have seen, this Private Hire Driver looks like he is going to regret not waking up when the Traffic Policer officers ask him too.
As seen on various sources including SG Road Vigilante, a Renault Grand Scenic has been pictured knocking down a bunch of motorcycles in an undisclosed carpark.
While that might sound like a typical accident, a video that came with the few photos showed the driver refusing to cooperate with the TP when he was told to wake up.
We are guessing that the driver might be drunk and is trying to leave the carpark with his MPV.
With all the bike owners watching him and Traffic Police catching him red-handed, we reckon he should have plenty of time to snooze behind the bars...
TL;DR – Two men argue at a multi-storey carpark because one of them allegedly parked his Mitsubishi Lancer (with a modded exhaust) and revved unnecessarily at five in the morning.
Here’s something interesting that SG Road Vigilante just uploaded - Two men arguing over a Mitsubishi Lancer’s modified exhaust.
Here’s the video:
Boom Boom Boom
From the conversation between the two men, we can safely assume there was an exchange of words before the start of the video.
The guy taking the video is unhappy with the Lancer driver’s disregard for the neighbours.
“Ask you very simple. Be considerate. You come inside here, Boom Boom Boom. You parking here, not moving also you whack whack whack like that. Eh, every morning 5 o’clock you in the morning you do like that you know brother.”
The Lancer driver does not address the guy’s concerns. Instead, he focuses on other things
“Wah, now video, talk nicely ah? Just now want to play gangster, call police, say I no lan jiao. But now ah, video ah, he talk nicely because he scared I post”
Before I continue, let me just put it out there = I did not expect the Lancer driver’s voice to sound like…. that.
Not an isolated incident
According to the guy taking the video, the Lancer driver has been doing this for a while now.
The Lancer driver’s defence? “Because I need to work, I work midnight.”
I’m so confused right now.
Don’t forget his voice.
Ouch, that’s a first, second and third-degree burn all in.
Looking for something different in your sub-compact crossover?
Lucky you, we are looking at the Volkswagen T-Cross in this video review!
We take a look at the aggressive furnishes the T-Cross is graced with thanks to the fact that all cars here are the R-line variant!
And the crossover also get some interesting touches at the rear, including its centrally-mounted badging, the new Volkswagen logo, as well as those taillights that run across the width of the car! Watch the full video to see what's what!
This T-Cross also has a sliding rear bench, which means that passenger space can be sacrificed if you need more boot space. Talk about practical!
And what about on the go? Once again I'm gonna leave you with this simple teaser...
Watch the full video to see how the T-Cross fairs in our latest video review!
OCBC turns the car loan approval process on its head so you can purchase your next car with confidence!
Shopping for a new car but not entirely certain about what you can afford or whether your loan will be approved? Now there's a new, smarter way to purchase a car thanks to OCBC's simple, fast, and secure car loan application process!
Buying a new car can be daunting. Not only will you have to shop for a vehicle that will be suitable for you and your family's needs, but you will also be making a significant financial commitment.
And with that comes the added uncertainty of securing a car loan from your bank.
Thankfully, OCBC takes the uncertainty out of the latter with its redefined car loan application process. OCBC's new redefined process now allows you to get approval for your car loan, even before you decide on a car, so you can concentrate on getting the right car when you're strolling through the showrooms!
And as if shopping with the utmost confidence isn't appealing enough, OCBC's car loan application process is mighty easy as well.
All you will need to do is apply online with MyInfo using your SingPass, and you can expect approval to be returned to you within 60 seconds, so long as all bank checks and application details are in order. How is that for speedy!
The loan is only effective when you have finalised the car you wish to purchase and accepted the Hire Purchase Agreement so fret not that any penalty or fees will be incurred with your application.
All personal information sent through this process goes directly to OCBC as well, so you can rest assured that the entire process is safe and secure.
A hassle-free process
And once you have decided on your perfect car, the rest of the process is as easy as pie.
Simply inform your dealer that you already have an approved OCBC Car Loan, and the dealer will submit all the necessary car details over to OCBC. All you will need to do now is verify the information and you're good to go.
OCBC will then send you the Hire Purchase Agreement immediately via SMS, further speeding up the process. Once you have reviewed and accepted the agreement digitally, you can start to look forward to receiving your car!
OCBC is offering shoppers the options to borrow at loan tenures of up to seven years and at up to 70% of the total car price, at market competitive interest rates.
And after you get behind the wheel of your car, you can still take heart in knowing that there a plethora of options available for you to repay your loan.
OCBC deposit account holders will be able to opt to pay their monthly installments via a variety of options including a Direct Debit Account instruction, via an OCBC ATM or through mobile or internet banking. Additionally, you can also choose to use Interbank GIRO or drop off a cheque, which are available for non-OCBC deposit account holders as well.
Tired of the slow, tedious, and uncertain approvals involved with purchasing a car? Turn those frowns upside down yourself with OCBC's redefined car loan application process.
Apply here, get an approved OCBC Car Loan and you could be driving away with a car immediately!
Even as recently as the 1990s, online technology was seen as something of a novelty. And yet, in 2021, it's impossible to imagine life without such technology. Being 'online' has become an integral part of all our lives, and it's clear that human behaviour has been significantly impacted by our interaction with devices like our smartphones.
Complex levels of technology and digital connectivity have also unsurprisingly made their way into our vehicles. Technology has of course made cars safer, faster, and more capable, but it has the ability to also transform our relationship with our vehicles.
More than just a mode of transport, modern cars are able to make our lives better, easier and more convenient. Take the new Mercedes me connect, a suite of smart features and online services that has the ability to integrate seamlessly into your daily routines. Found on new models such as the new Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC, Mercedes me connect extends connectivity beyond your vehicle, and into your smartphone and beyond.
Here, we look at how digital connectivity features are fundamentally integrated into the digital ecosystem of our daily lives.
Your digital relationship with your vehicle begins even before you set foot into the car. Getting started is simple - simply download the Mercedes me 2020 app (available on the Apple and Google Play Store), register an account, pair to an Meredes me connect-enabled car, and authenticate at Mercedes-Benz Center for access to the full suite of features.
You can pull up key information about the status of your vehicle, including available range, lock status, tyre pressure, and brake fluid and coolant levels.
Technology also allows you to activate a variety of functions and services even before you get to your car, including unlocking the car from afar. Worried that the cabin is going to be too hot? You can ventilate the car by remotely opening the windows sunroof.
While you're waiting, you can also utilise the app's Send2Car functionality to plan out your journey. Simply open up the map on the app, search for your intended destination, and choose your preferred route. Once done, you can send the route information to the car, which will then be automatically queued up in the navigation system. One function that drivers in Singapore will find particularly useful is the app's ability to show you information about parking spaces, including real-time pricing and space availability.
Inside the car, you can also take advantage of the what3words - it uses a 3x3m grid to allow you to search destinations on the map with pin-point accuracy.
Wondering where to go? Mercedes me connect allows you to quickly search for restaurants and cafes from within the vehicle, with suggestions based on your location as well as Yelp reviews.
When you do get to your destination, just because you are away from your vehicle doesn't mean that you no longer have any control.
When you do step away, you can continue to monitor the status of your car. A useful feature like Valet Protect allows you to monitor your vehicle while its parked, with the app notifying if the ignition is turned on, or the car driven beyond a pre-determined geo-fenced radius. This provides you maximum security for your Mercedes-Benz during your absence, as you'll know if your vehicle is being driven without your authorisation.
Can't remember where you parked your vehicle? Using the Parked Vehicle Locator, the app will show the location of the vehicle on the map and will suggest a walking route to your car from your current location. You can also use the app to flash the car's head lights, allowing you to spot it from afar.
The app also gives you visibility of your vehicle even when you're not driving it. By using the Speed Alert feature, you can get the app to notify you when the car is driven above a defined speed limit. This can be especially useful when your son is out on a Friday night with his friends - he better not be speeding in your prized Mercedes-Benz!
With the Geofencing function, you can also be notified when the car enters and leaves various user-defined zones. While perhaps not necessary when you're behind the wheel, it can be very useful for being sure that when your son says he's heading to Chomp Chomp for supper, he really is going to Chomp Chomp.
And of course, technology also makes your life in the vehicle better. Beyond just the wealth of vehicle and driving-related functions, the MMC app can also be used to tailor different profiles for different users.
You can add up to six co-users, meaning that each member of the family can have a different profile, which can adjust a range of car settings, including display styles, interior lighting, as well as favourite shortcuts for quick access. These personal vehicle settings can be individualised at any time on the Mercedes me portal.
Let's be honest, no one likes the hassle of car maintenance. Remembering when your last oil change was, whether your tyres need to be changed, when the car is due for a full service, these are all things we much rather not think about.
Thankfully, with modern technology, you no longer have to. The car can do all that for you, by keeping track of your maintenance schedule and vehicle mileage. It'll notify you when a service is due, and from the app you can very conveniently schedule a servicing appointment.
When you do run into problems, whether its loss of tyre pressure, and engine warning light, or even a vehicle breakdown, assistance is one button away. By simply using the Me call button, you will be connected to the Mercedes-Benz Customer Care Center for assistance.
In the unfortunate situation that you do get into accident and required immediate help in the case of an emergency, with the SOS emergency services, simply push the emergency call button and you will be directed to a call centre handling emergencies.
With the advance of technology, our modern cars aren't just immensely more capable, they are also much more integrated into our digital lives. With Mercedes me connect, you gain access to a wealth of services that make your every moment seamlessly easier - not just in the car, but when you're away from the car as well. No matter what happens, you can depend on the knowledge that any assistance is just one click away.
For customers that own Mercedes-Benz cars that do not come with Mercedes me connect from the factory, it can be retrofitted via a Mercedes me Adapter installed in the vehicle. The retrofit solution offers a selection of key features, including monitoring vehicle health, finding nearby parking or petrol stations, view statistics on trips made, and contact or book appointments at Mercedes-Benz Authorised Service Centers, among others.
To find out more, you can check out www.mercedes-benz.com.sg/mercedesme or visit Mercedes-Benz Center for more information.
The new BMW 5 Series scores a full house with its suite of updates, but we highlight three technological and two efficiency features in particular which we think make it worthy of the lot in your house!
In addition to the new BMW 5 Series' heightened sense of outward authority, BMW has graced its mid-sized sedan with a winning hand of upgrades that makes sure it stays ahead of the competition. sgCarMart looks at the three most impressive tech changes and two new efficiency measures that make it your home away from home.
BMW Operating System 7.0 and optional 12.3-inch Control Display
With the new 5 Series' Operating System 7.0, BMW brings the convenience of having your own, personal butler along with you wherever you go.
Keep in touch with your closest mates with the new Android Auto smartphone integration, or better yet, make use of the Concierge Service to effortlessly find the right place to eat even while you're out and about. Those who opt for the Live Cockpit Professional will also get both the cockpit instrument display and central control display upgraded to 12.3-inches.
The new cockpit instrument display is capable of providing 3D renderings of the car surroundings, making sure that navigating around the city is a breeze in the 5 Series.
Meanwhile, the scope of configuration of the central control display has been upgraded to provide easier access to information, so you never have to fuss around to look for any information you need of the car.
Adaptive LED lights with matrix function
You don't tolerate insufficient lighting in your home, so why should you when out on the road?
The LED head lights of the 5 Series now come with adaptive cornering lights and non-dazzling high beam with matrix technology so you always have a clear idea of what is happening on the road.
The system even uses info from the GPS to decide what levels of illumination are necessary, so you always get optimised lighting for every driving situation.
And for those who need greater illumination, BMW's Laserlight is now available as an option on all 5 Series variants.
The Laserlight system is capable of nearly doubling the range of the conventional head lights by emitting a non-dazzling high beam at speeds over 60 km/h, while also boosting the effectiveness of the low beam when driving on curving roads, ensuring you always have sufficient vision of the road ahead.
BMW's upgraded driving assistance feature now make driving through even congested roads as relaxing as settling into your favourite couch at home.
Lane departure warning now comes with lane return, for example, meaning that should you accidently leave the lane, not only will the steering wheel vibrate to give you an additional warning, but the car can also automatically steer you back into the lane itself.
Equally impressive is the parking assistant feature, which allows the car to take over control of the accelerator, brakes and steering in order to deliver you a truly mindless parking experience, regardless of whether you're parking in a parallel or a perpendicular space.
And if reversing out of a dead end is too much of a chore, the 5 Series can do it all for you as well, thanks to its new reversing assistant, which constantly remembers your steering inputs when driving at low speeds so as to be able to trace back the exact line you last took. With the car helping you to get the steering angle just right, all you need to do is to control its speed and look out for any obstacles in its path.
Your home runs on electricity for emission-free power, and now the 5 Series can too. Well, nearly. With a plug-in hybrid drivetrain now being offered, you can whet your appetite for electric power while cutting down on your tailpipe emissions.
But those who don't have the option to charge from their homes need not fret. BMW is also introducing mild-hybrid technology so all can benefit from the efficiency gains of electrification.
The new tech means that even those who don't want the trouble of plugging in their car can still benefit from Brake Energy Regeneration, while getting a taste of the instantaneous torque that comes from an electric motor thanks to the electric boost effect of the 48V electric starter-generator.
You don't compromise on design at home and now you need not settle for compromises with the 5 Series as well.
Thanks to BMW's new 20-inch Individual Air Performance Wheels, those who are looking to specify larger rims on their executive sedan can do so while reaping added efficiency gains.
The new wheels achieve this by utilising innovative light-alloys and are designed to reduce the aerodynamic drag coefficient by around 5% compared to conventional rim designs, and mark the first time a carmaker has combined cast aluminium with aerodynamically optimised inlays into a single wheel.
As an added bonus, those who opt for the plug-in hybrid model together with the aero rims will also improve their car's electric range by an average of one kilometre*.
Looking for your next home away from home? This new 5 Series will do nicely.
*This value is based on the new WLTP test cycle and is translated back into a NEDC-equivalent value in order to ensure comparability between the vehicles.
Seen on Mothership.sg is a family of otters trying to cross Orchard Road near Plaza Singapura over the weekend.
With more than 10 of them in the family, the leader of the pack tried a few times to cross the road despite the heavy traffic.
According to the article, the otters, which were squeaking, turned around twice as they realised it was not the right time to cross yet.
We bet it must have been nerve-wrecking for everyone viewing this, especially the last part where a yellow CityCab taxi nearly couldn't stop in time for them.
Thankfully, all of them made it across eventually.
The Lexus IS may have been around for the longest time, but it also has been continuously massaged with improvements that ensure it continues to be an appealing proposition against its popular German rivals. This latest facelift sees the car getting not only an extensive exterior redesign, but also numerous body strengthening and a suspension overhaul!
The Lexus fortunately passes the Auntie Trolley Test, but there is plenty more to know about the boot of the IS.
It looks like headroom could be better at the back...
However, Jon is certainly impressed by one little feature available to rear passengers, can you guess what it is?
And what about the drive? Well I'll just leave you with this little tidbit. You'll just have to watch the video to find out!
Join us on the video!
Today someone from singaporeroadsaccident.com spotted a Singapore Police Force Toyota Hilux that got involved in an accident along Simei Street 3 on Friday morning (Jan 22).
And here we see 2 police patrol cars and a fire engine arriving to assist.
This is the aftermath.
The Singapore Police Force has a fleet of Toyota Hilux (maybe one less now) and it is used as a Fast Response Vehicles.
I wish the Police officer involved in this accident has a quick recovery! Good thing there wasnt any pedestrian involved.