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Biker manages a narrow escape from a truck trying to escape the police!

With everyone encouraged to stay home due to the ongoing coronavirus , life must be quiet dull for most. However, we are pretty sure the motorcyclist at the traffic light didn't find his last friday bland at all... 92a4c569-89c1-4c7c-81f8-f298494e1650.MP4 Shot in an unknown heavy vehicle, the footage clearly shows a wild white truck doing a quick lane change at a traffic junction that has just turned red along Jurong Town Hall Road.  From the video, we thought the poor biker would be bulldozed by the truck but amazingly, the truck managed to avoid crashing into it!  Seconds later, viewers can see a police car coming to a stop abruptly with its tyres screeching on the bottom of the video, suggesting to us that the white truck might have been running away from the cops. According to the comments on Complaint Singapore, the police were apparently trying to arrest the driver in the truck and this was a drug-related case. Maybe more should heed this netizen's comment whereby it is better to stop in front of a vehicle that has already come to a complete stop at the lights...  

chitchatboy

chitchatboy

It comes with over $100,000 worth of options included! The Porsche Cayenne Coupe!

It's big, it's bright orange, and it's dripping with style. We are reviewing the Porsche Cayenne Coupe! But here's the thing. The car is might expensive and has mighty expensive options as well! Check out Idris' expression when he learns of the car's prices. Heh! It seems like both our testers agree that the cabin of the Cayenne Coupe is a lovely place to be in. And on the move? Why not judge for yourself just how fun this thing is in the straights! Watch the full video here! Don't forget to leave a like, subscribe, or drop a comment on the video!  

clarencegi75

clarencegi75

Should a handicap motorist drive a Ferarri 458?

An image uploaded in SG Road Vigilante Facebook of a Ferrari 458 Italia parking at Alexandra Village Food Centre on a handicap lot. This keeps me wondering. . .  Should a disabled person drive such a monstrous car? 🤔 But on a closer inspection. . . This Ferrari 458 did not have a handicap label yet parking at a reserved handicap lot. According to the accessibilityisfreedom.org website, if you attempt to park at a handicap lot, the fine is $400. Maybe the driver is really handicap but hasn't applied for the handicap label. So just in case, you need to know how to go about it. 1) Online via e-Service (SingPass required) 2) By email or post carparklabels@sgenable.sg
or
SG Enable – Car Park Label Scheme
20 Lengkok Bahru
#01-01
Singapore 159053

Required documents: - Class 1 Application Form - Note: The Mobility Report must be completed by a Singapore registered medical doctor. - Clear photocopy of the Applicant’s NRIC (Front and Back) / Passport  - Clear photocopy of the Applicant’s Singapore driving licence (Front and Back) - Clear photocopy of the Applicant’s Vehicle Registration Details from LTA - Clear photocopy of Car Rental Agreement if your vehicle is a rental car The fine has been increased from $200 to $400 yet there is still inconsiderate drivers who abuse the parking. And here are some comments. Nevertheless, let's be gracious toward each other while driving! Remember to pay your parking fines! 🙂  

kobayashiGT

kobayashiGT

Taxi driver parks green taxi on green grass, thinks no one can see this "camouflage"

An image uploaded on Beh Chia Lor's Facebook page of a green taxi parking on a patch of green grass happens to be the talk of the office today. Here's the image for your reference courtesy of Beh Chia Lor. What we know Image from https://www.taxisingapore.com/taxi-companies/hdt-electric-taxi/ This green BYD taxi belongs to a taxi company called HDT Taxi. I've not seen or sat in one, but we know that the company's fleet comprises of fully-electric vehicles with a focus on "Going Green". Also, we know that the patch of grass the taxi is on, is not a parking lot. Some scenarios to consider Maybe, the taxi driver thought his car can blend into the grass like a chameleon Maybe, taxi driver thought he John Cena Maybe, taxi driver army siao, like to "Camo On" But, the truth is, we can still see the taxi ah? What the people say Right? Whut? This taxi driver taking the company mission of "going green" too seriously.  

Look out for these places with Free Parking! A nice break from the gloomy news

The Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak has inconvenienced and disrupted industries on a global scale. Retail businesses have not gone unscathed as well, so how do mall owners entice people to visit? With Free parking, of course. 

*For those who are feeling unwell, please be responsible and stay at home.   Here’s a quick list of shopping malls that offer free parking (until further notice). Time to take advantage of this for all you healthy people out there!   Don’t forget to download the sgCarMart Carpark App for the latest updates on carpark rates.  
Download sgCarMart Carpark App: iOS | Android Do note that these parking rates might change without prior notice, and standard parking rates will still be applicable outside of the stated hours. 

The article was first published on MoneySmart. 

calbin7

calbin7

Crazy accident causes Nissan Qashqai to flip and more

A Nissan qashqai was caught on video going out of control last friday in Bishan. As seen in the low-resolution video, the white SUV crashed through the fence and onto the wrong direction of Bishan Road while doing a flip and more. Thankfully, the lost of control of the car did not cost any lives. According to SG Road Vigilante, The 80-year-old driver and his 74-year-old female passenger were conscious when they were taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.   Obviously, there is going to be some negativity once the driver's age has been revealed... Thankfully there are some nice people out there that are more understanding...

chitchatboy

chitchatboy

Vios Driver think he F1 racer, look more like F9 handling

A video of a Toyota Vios racer wannabe losing control on All Singapore Stuff's Facebook page has gone viral! In a short span of one hour, the video has gathered 170 likes and 61 shares! If you haven't seen the video, here you go, courtesy of All Singapore Stuff LMAO It's a short 17-second video that you can't help just playing over again and again and laughing your ass off. In the video, you'll see the Toyota Vios speeding pass the dashcam driver like an F1 race car as both cars approach a gradual bend. The keyword here is GRADUAL. Somehow, the Vios manages to spin out of control and hits the cement portion of the highway barrier… not once but twice. Ouch. Damages This incident so viral that even my father sent me pictures of the accident. Looks bad for the poor Vios. And the irony of it all The sign says “BE PATIENT I’M LOWERED”. Can you not see the irony in this? Here’s a zoomed-in view. What the people say Yeah, lucky siol. Some resourceful people managed to find the driver's IG handle. This post made me LOL again. I think he's not smiling, he crying.

A car that does it all: It's the Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid

Looking for an SUV that can do it all? Well you're in luck as we have a video review of the Volvo XC60 T8 Plug-in hybrid! We go through the clever, understated looks of the XC60... And Julian gives Jon quite the stern lecture on Volvo's electrification strategy haha! The XC60 has an excellent cabin design, but no points for guessing what Jon is displeased about with here! Jon also delivers some interesting ideas about the layout of the rear seats! The XC60 T8 is a well-rounded SUV that delivers plenty of power and the additional option to save on fuel by plugging into a charger! Curious? Learn more from our full video review here!    

clarencegi75

clarencegi75

Step right up with a new Lexus IS

Looking to celebrate a big milestone and take the next step up into the life of automotive luxury? The Lexus IS will tick all the right boxes for you. The passage of time is a fundamentally inescapable reality of life, one perhaps most easily marked by the annual celebration of your entrance into this world - birthdays. But marking the passage of time should be more than just plotting out one day in the calendar. Life should be celebrated in milestones. Milestone moments in life represent significant changes - changes that elevate and enhance our lives for the better. Starting school is a big milestone. Getting your first job is a big milestone. Turning 30 is a big milestone. Getting married is a big milestone. And, buying your first premium car is a big milestone, too. Taking that next automotive step requires a fair amount of deliberation - the car needs to deliver notable improvements to your quality of life, and at the same time still needs to be practical, usable and reasonably financially accessible. And of course, it must be exciting - a fitting celebration for a grand occasion. Here are four ways the Lexus IS is the ideal choice for the next step in life. Impeccable quality Arguably, the most important thing about a premium car is its quality - from the materials used to the level of craftsmanship. The Lexus IS is appealing both outside and inside, with its sleek sporty exterior that cocoons a cabin that is faultlessly crafted with hand stitched seams and premium materials, creating a luxurious and lavish ambience. Sensible utility Sharp styling and fine materials are all well and good, but a car must fulfill its fundamental purpose well, and the Lexus delivers. Enter the driver seat and you'll feel a sense of familiarity accentuated with quality, making this car an easy driver that's ideal for city living. Parking is an effortless and anxiety-free endeavour due to its compact size, but don't let its stature fool you - the IS cleverly disguises comfortable and ample seating for up to five, and also boasts a sensibly sized 480-litre boot that will accommodate a young growing family. Easy accessibility Stepping up into luxury obviously comes at a cost, but that doesn't mean it's not achievable. In fact, with a list price of $176,800, the Lexus IS is in fact one of the most affordable cars in its segment right now. The Lexus IS also makes enhanced performance accessible. The turbocharged 2.0-litre delivers 241bhp and 350Nm of torque to the rear wheels in silky smooth fashion. And, that enhanced performance doesn't come at a significant compromise on fuel economy - the car is rated at 13.3km/L. Fitting eligibility Ultimately, celebrating milestones and taking the next step in life is all about the feel good factor. Whether it's buying your dream car, the Rolex you have been aspiring to, or even your dream guitar, these are all celebrations of personal accomplishment, and must imbue you with a sense of joy and pride. Behind the wheel of the Lexus IS, there's no doubt that you will feel good. With its effortless power, sweet and assured handling and ample refinement, the Lexus IS delivers a heartily luxurious and emotional experience perfectly suited for the modern gentleman. As a proud owner of the Lexus IS, there's no doubt that it will enhance your life is a multitude of ways, and will capably take you on to your next big milestone in life.                      

Deeq

Deeq

Fatal accident could spell the end of the discretionary right-turn!

A video showing a white car failing to check for oncoming traffic while doing a right turn has gone viral. Unfortunately, the consequences were unpleasant as a Foodpanda motorcyclist was killed in the process.  The motorcyclist, a 41-year-old deliveryman from Malaysia, was unconscious when help arrived and eventually succumbed to his injuries at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. He was reported to have been thrown 30 metres due to the impact and suffered brain injuries as a result. According to Stomp, the accident took place at the junction of Toh Guan Road and Boon Lay Way at 7.58pm on the 10th of March. The 36-year old Mercedes-Benz driver has been arrested for dangerous driving causing death. There has been a debate that discretionary right-turn junctions should be abolished as there has been an increase in accidents related to it. Could this signal an end to such junctions?

chitchatboy

chitchatboy

Woman throws rubbish on someone's car, walks away with a IDGAF attitude!?

What would you do if you're heading to your car to find not one but TWO bags of rubbish on the bonnet? Gone viral A recent article on STOMP has gone viral with 126 shares in under 2 hours! Here's the article! Woman caught leaving rubbish on driver's car at Bukit Panjang The article describes how a woman got caught on video tossing trash on to someone else's car at a carpark in Bukit Panjang. The owner was naturally pissed off when she saw rubbish on her car. Video evidence Thankfully, the owner had a dashcam camera that recorded everything. In the video, you can see a Volkswagen Jetta pull up and park beside the "victim's" car. A woman gets out of the Jetta and dumps Trash Bag A. She then disappears out of frame for a pretty long time and suddenly, at about 1.26 into the video, another trash bag, (Trash Bag B) appears next to Trash Bag A. The woman then cooly takes all her barang barang and walks off. No F#$s given. Who should you notify There have been cases like this before. Remember that incident when someone found soiled diapers on their car? The proper authorities to report to would be the NEA. They’ll sort you out and bring the culprit to justice! NEA Hotline: 6225 5632 But, if someone did that to my car…. What the people say Wah, throw at each other okay lah. Don't play with one another car leh!   *Images and screenshots taken from STOMP and STOMP Facebook Page      

Driver tries to drive through a pedestrian crossing, triggers Ang Moh pedestrian!

A very blurry video has been uploaded on Roads.sg's Facebook page. It hasn't gone viral yet (at the time of writing this article) but, there's a massive potential for it to explode online. Help me out here people. I'm very divided about this one. It's a short 25-second video of a driver attempting to drive through a pedestrian crossing when the green man indicator is lit. This action angers an Ang Moh pedestrian and a clash of egos ensue. If you haven't seen the video, here you go! Thanks, Roads.sg   The driver’s perspective There's a noticeable gap/window for cars to drive through the pedestrian crossing even though you can see the blinking green man. The two vehicles in front of him went through with no issues. If it's safe to go through, why not right? The pedestrian’s perspective The Ang Moh pedestrian who came running up to stop the driver from proceeding must have felt that the driver was too impatient and should have just waited a little while longer before making the turn. Clash of egos The pedestrian then proceeds to block the driver until the green man turns red before walking out of frame. You’ve made your point, move along lah! Why need to do this? This isn't Hong Kong eh! The driver, on the other hand,  keeps saying that "he has a camera". Pretty pointless statement in this case no? Can you see why I feel divided on this? What the people say Next day newspaper headlines: "Body of man found swimming with the fishes" Probably a joke. Probably. The injustice of it all still lingers in the hearts of many like the death of Harambe. I guess, in the eyes of the public, we know whose side they're on. The driver needs a better dashcam though.    

It is the ever-popular Volkswagen Golf!

You've seen the Youtube thumbnail and you know what it is! Volkswagen's ever-popular Golf is put through its paces in this week's video review, here in the 1.4-litre Highline variant! It seems like our tester are likewise really eager to test this car? Check out how dead serious Idris is about talking Julian through the car's tech! Seems like our testers are so impressed with the interior, that they go on to make some crazy statements? So is it a simple case of 'go buy'? It looks like it isn't necessarily so! Exactly what happened during the drive? And what exactly has Julian so vexed about the Golf? Watch the full video to find out!

A new tester, a new format, and the new Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake!

That's right! We are back and with us today is a whole new tester! Let's give a warm welcome to our resident Journalist, Idris! This new video is adopting a whole new format, so let's see what the two get up to in the new Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake! Seems like both of our testers are properly impressed by Mercedes' MBUX system, but it seems like there's something else about this car that has Idris tickled? But of course, the reason why you would get this is because of the boot and the added practicality! Does the added practicality compromise the handling prowess of the Mercedes CLA? Idris takes it for a spin to find out, and you can discover for yourself if you should opt for the Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake in the full video here! Tell us what you think about the new format!

Red-light-beating AETOS driver exclaims "Potong Jalan" after getting T-boned by taxi!?

A video of an accident between an AETOS car and a taxi has become viral. The video was uploaded on Singapore Road Accident's Facebook page less than 13 hours ago and has since garnered 267 shares! If you haven't seen the video, here you go! In the video, the AETOS driver makes a right turn when the right-turn arrow is in the red. The oncoming taxi was unable to brake in time and crashed head-on into the side of the AETOS car. How do we know this? The video is so blurred! It's a simple skill of deduction, my dear Watson. Spot it? Just in case, here's how it should look to make a proper right turn. Now compare it with the screenshot above. Potong Jalan siol A few second after the crash, the AETOS driver starts shouting (to no one in particular): "Potong Jalan siol."   I always thought that this phrase meant "steal" or "walked away". Like "I potong jalan-ed his girlfriend." Ooooh. Thanks, Smart Local! I digress. There was no way the taxi “potong-ed” the AETOS driver because the taxi had the right of way. If you don’t speak Malay, you might have missed this I went through the video with my Malay-speaking colleagues, and they picked up something interesting. At 0.33 – 0.35 ish of the video, the driver says "Kau suroh jalan eh?" - "you said move eh?". This was probably directed to the passenger who told him to go ahead and make the turn at the start of the video. This AETOS driver damn fast to push blame sia.   What the people say Another guy caught it too! And, yes, I hope everyone is fine as well. It was quite a hard crash. Agreed. There’s always a practical commenter. Is it?        

Driver races with a Hayabusa and spins out of control but recovers "initial D" style!

Singapore has its very own Takumi! (The main character of Initial D, btw) A video of a car with unknown origins racing against a Suzuki Hayabusa has received over 40 shares under 5 hours! If you haven't already seen the video, here you go! The original video is from District Singapore's Facebook page.   What's happening? In the video, it starts with the Hayabusa abruptly cutting into the cam car's lane and causing the car to swerve and spin out of control. But, the car driver somehow manages to retain back control and continue on his merry way. The kicker? Image: New Initial D Legend 1: Awakening (Sanzigen, Liden Films, Sentai Filmworks) That's not even the best part! If you were observant, you would have noticed a bunch of coins on the dashboard of the car. Watch the video again. The coins barely move even with all the spinning and swerving! Very much like the cup of water Takumi uses in Initial D no? What the people say Hayabusa good siol Confirm There’s that possibility Lol I’m just glad no one got hurt.      

jameskarlchan

jameskarlchan

Man tries to sell "unused" traffic points online. Can you make sense of his listing?

Someone, seemingly in desperate need for money, has listed their "unused" traffic points for sale on an online marketplace platform. You can find the screenshot of the listing on All Singapore Stuff's Facebook page. Or, for convenience sake, here's the image. Looking for someone who need 12 points For some who might be confused, this means that the seller is willing to take the blame for you (the buyer) if you have any 12 demerit point traffic offence, which in this case, would be beating the red light. There are other 12 point offences though.  12 demerit point offences? There are 3 in total Image taken from motorist.sg However, I think only the first two are applicable because you'll have to attend court for the last one (opportunists can charge a higher fee for this, I suppose). Is this legal? You say leh? Of course not! If you get caught abetting a "criminal", under section 204A of the Penal Code you’ll be charged with But that doesn't seem to stop some dumb F@#s from trying to get some extra cash with their traffic points. If only there wasn't this dumb doxxing law now. We could expose their identities but, oh well. What the people say Apparently, there's like a black market rate for points. What in the world. Wait a minute, doesn't that mean that the person selling for $250 is giving a mad discount? Yeah the listing is a little confusing right?

jameskarlchan

jameskarlchan

Toyota delivers improved safety and greater sophistication

TOYOTA DELIVERS IMPROVED SAFETY AND GREATER SOPHISTICATION When it comes to designing and building cars, safety is of the utmost importance. No matter how beautiful, powerful and sophisticated a car is, if it cannot deliver absolute safety for its passengers, it's hard to build a compelling case for why customers would buy the car. However, if you think about it, many of the safety aspects of driving (in the past) is the responsibility of the driver. The car may have high strength steel and multiple airbags to protect occupants in the case of a collision, but the day to day safety depends very much on the driver. Think back to your Traffic Police test and all the little minutia that caused you to pick up demerit points - things like checking your blind spot every time you move off, looking out for pedestrians, making sure to signal before changing lanes and etc.

Thankfully, modern technological advances have increasingly allowed carmakers to fit modern cars with a variety of driver aids. While the onus of safety is ultimately the driver's, these systems are there to assist the driver and reduce the chances of any accidents. In Toyota's case, these technologies come together to form the Toyota Safety Sense suite. 1. Pre-Collision System
One of the main dangers when driving is getting into an accident. Sometimes, it could be you as the driver losing concentration. Other times, it could be a case of the vehicle in front of you suddenly jam braking. The Pre-Collision System uses an in-vehicle camera and a radar sensor to detect vehicles or pedestrians ahead of you. So, if you get too close to the car in front, the system will prompt you with audio and visual alerts to warn you to react. Certain cars are also equipped with Pedestrian Detection, which can react when an individual suddenly races in front of your car. When applying brakes, the system may apply additional force using Brake Assist, helping you to come to a stop more quickly. If you do not brake, the car may automatically apply the brakes to reduce speed and mitigate the chance of a collision. This is important, not just in protecting occupants in the car, but other road users as well. 2. Lane Departure Alert
Another possible danger when driving is the vehicle veering to either side. This can be caused by fatigue, lack of attention or just poor road judgement.
  By using an in-vehicle camera to recognise vehicle lane markings, the Lane Departure Alert system will prompt you when you are veering out of your lane. This should alert you to steer your vehicle back into the centre of the lane.

Additionally, Steering Assist is a reactive system that helps to prevent the car from drifting out of the lane.  When it senses the car drifting into the next lane, the system will make small corrective inputs to steer the car back into the lane. With both Steering Assist and the Lane Departure Alert System switched on, the car assists in maintaining its position in the middle of the lane, allowing you to have a more relaxing drive. 3. Automatic High Beams
A key element of safety is being able to see what's ahead of you. That of course requires the use of your head lights, and sometimes your high beam. When the road ahead if particularly dark, the system will automatically engage the high beam to allow you ample vision of the road ahead.

Leaving your high beam always on, however, can potentially blind oncoming drivers. With the Automatic High Beams, an in-vehicle camera to help detect the headlights of oncoming vehicles and taillights of preceding vehicles, then automatically toggles between high and low beams accordingly. By toggling to the low beam, this ensures the oncoming driver won't be blinded, thus ensuring the safety of all parties on the road. 4. Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
Sometimes, you just want the car to do the work for you. Accelerating and braking can be wearisome at times, and when cruising on the highway, it's sometimes nice to be able to let the car do it for you.

With Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, the car can indeed take over some of these functions. DRCC uses vehicle-to-vehicle distance control, adjusting the car's speed to maintain a pre-set distance from the car in front of you. If the vehicle ahead is slowing down, DRCC will slow your car down without deactivating cruise control. When there's no longer a car ahead, the system will then accelerate back up to the set speed limit. This is of course especially useful when travelling on the highway. Instead of having to constantly accelerating and braking, you set a fixed distance and allow the car to automatically do that work for you. Of course, these systems cannot fully replace the driver. It doesn't mean that with these systems in place, you can then take your attention off the road. However, it does mean that as much as possible, the car will pre-empt you of any potential dangers, giving you additional time to react accordingly.

Toyota models in Singapore offered with Toyota Safety Sense include the all new Corolla Altis, the Camry, the C-HR, the Harrier and the RAV4. The Supra also has its own specific range of safety systems called Toyota Supra Safety. The development of these Toyota Safety Sense technologies reflects the brand's commitment to creating 'Ever Better Cars'.

kobayashiGT

kobayashiGT

These BMWs offer luxurious driving pleasure

THESE BMWS OFFER LUXURIOUS DRIVING PLEASURE There has never been a larger BMW stable than now, and these three cars are the top luxury offerings from the Bavarian automaker. What's in the recipe for a luxury vehicle? Comfort, quality and good looks are some of the ingredients. While these might be the fundamentals, various supplemental factors should be added to cater to the unique tastes of different car buyers. When it comes to luxury, BMW gives you the power of choice - fitting your each and every need, no matter which model you choose. Here are the top-of-the-range BMWs, each a true testament to the brand's expertise in luxury, and what it is about each car that makes them special. 1. The 7

It all starts with the quintessential executive luxury sedan, the BMW 7 Series.

There are a few cars that define the luxury sedan segment. The 7 Series is the pinnacle of it all, with looks and a level of comfort that's hard to beat.     There is no doubting the 7er's big first impressions. Its strong front is expressive and bold, and The 7 is the car you'll choose if you want your presence to be made known. You only have one chance to make the first impression, and with The 7, you'll certainly make it count. And when it comes to levels of comfort, the 7 Series has plenty. It is a true lounge-like experience inside, especially in the rear where there's loads of legroom.   2. The X7

Looking for the same qualities but in a seven-seat SUV package? The X7 marks its spot with luxury, presence, and space. The X7 certainly makes an impact, and is perhaps the strongest-looking full-sized SUV out today. But where it shines is in the details. The X7 exudes high quality, with premium finishes such as diamond-cut trims for the gear selector and iDrive rotary knob. There are two full-sized seats in the third row, which means 7 people can fit into the X7 comfortably. And when it comes to space, the X7 has plenty. If a getaway up North with the family and a round of golf in between is in the books, the X7 will whisk everything and everyone in absolute luxury. 3. The 8

Want to indulge in luxury, and the impeccable style of a two-door coupe? Well, the 8 Series is for you - a true blue grand tourer that has a sports coupe silhouette and more than just a dash of luxury. In M850i xDrive guise, it sports a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 that produces a tremendous 523bhp and 750Nm of torque. With these figures, tarmac-swallowing capabilities are guaranteed, and The 8 will certainly get any job done with the grace and pace that matches the luxurious fittings and grand affair expected of a BMW flagship.
  What if you don't want to miss any of the gorgeous looks, but have the need for four doors? Well, there's the 8 Series Gran Coupe. The standout luxury features and design aren't just the only things that make these cars the top-of-the-line BMWs. It is through technology and safety features that come as standard for these cars. 4. Driving Assistant Professional

This is BMW's top of the line driving assistance suite, and covers a range of driving assistance features which include Active Cruise Control, Active Steering and Traffic Jam Assist.
  Driving Assistant Professional certainly helps in emergency situations, improving overall safety. But it takes away the stresses of driving, too.
  Traffic Jam Assist, for example, works by collecting data from a multitude of radar sensors and a stereo camera. It can detect traffic moving off and slowing down. It can steer as well as accelerate and brake in a traffic jam, without the need for driver inputs.

With its gamut of features, the Driving Assistant Professional package reduces the stresses of driving with the latest technology helping the driver keep extra eyes on the road. 5. BMW Laserlight

We've heard about High-Intensity Discharge and LED headlamps, but for these BMWs, they come with lasers. Fired through a series of mirrors in the headlight, the light is then focused into a phosphorus-filled lens. This creates a highly intense white light that is 10 times brighter than LED-created light, thereby creating more range from a smaller head light unit.
  While it improves illumination, it prevents others from getting dazzled too. With an aid of a camera, the Laserlights can illuminate signboards and objects, and direct light away from oncoming traffic. 6. Integral Active Steering

The sizeable footprint of these cars certainly brings about added presence and style. But if you assume a large BMW to be one that is hard to manoeuvre, you'd be wrong. The system adapts the steering to different driving speeds and situations, reducing the amount of effort required to turn the wheel. The system turns the rear wheels, too. This helps reduce the turning radius in low speed situations, and for smooth lane changes at higher speeds. All in all, it adds to the overall comfort and driving abilities.

kobayashiGT

kobayashiGT

Man uploads video to shame DHL delivery driver, gets online backlash instead

Here's a perfect example of how public shaming can come and bite you in the ass. In a recent video uploaded on Singapore Incidents' YouTube channel, an angry man chases down and confronts a DHL Delivery driver because the DHL driver allegedly pointed the middle finger at him. Here's the video if you haven't already seen it. In the video, the incident begins along the KPE when the DHL van does an e-brake in front of our angry man, who is driving behind the DHL van. Angry man proceeds to sound his displeasure with a couple of honks. Ideally, this should be the end of the story for most people. But, no. The angry man then proceeds to chase the DHL van like some road vigilante. As soon as angry man's car is parallel to the DHL van, we hear some cries of displeasure before he grabs his mobile device* (which was recording the whole incident) to capture DHL driver's face on video. *This is a chargeable offence by the way The video cuts off and jumps to the DHL driver sitting on the floor and speaking in dialect (Hokkien I think?) trying to justify his actions. It's not clear how they ended up out of their vehicles. Angry man then demands an apology from the DHL driver for pointing the middle finger at him. We think the finger-pointing might have happened when both their vehicles were parallel to one another (in the camera's blind spot). The DHL driver humbles himself and apologises in both Hokkien and English. But, angry man can't let sleeping dogs lie and submitted this video to shame the DHL driver. What the people say He should have just let it go after the apology and maybe he thought netizens would rally behind him. But, boy oh boy, was he wrong. What do you think?

jameskarlchan

jameskarlchan

Taxi uncle admits fault after accident, and karma was returned!

Taxi Driver Scratches Porsche & Admits Mistake, Porsche owner ends up only taking $1. A taxi got into a brush with a Porsche just yesterday, resulting in scratches on both cars. But read on, for this episode holds more than the usual car accident dispute, for this taxi driver was gracious enough to admit that he made a mistake! The taxi driver pleaded with Mr. Wu not to make a claim against him, explaining that "times [were] bad". Mr. Wu understood his concerns and knew that driving a taxi is now a high-risk job, in view of the Covid-19 outbreak. Porsche owner transferred money back to the taxi driver Not one to shirk his responsibilities, the taxi driver still transferred $200 to Mr Wu for the damages. Nonetheless, Mr. Wu told the taxi driver that he had found a cheaper place to do repairs and decided to give him some money back. Instead of transferring some of the money, Mr Wu gave almost all of it away, save for $1. Through their WhatsApp text messages, Mr Wu seemed to have done so as to show that the taxi driver had paid for the losses.

After returning the bulk of the money, the conscientious Mr. Wu said that he would not make any further claims. Netizens on Facebook were quick to praise the actions of Mr. Wu!   A whopping 271 comments were written on the post. And Mr. Wu, if you are reading this. Kudos to you! You have our full respect from the MCF team! Let's all show a little graciousness on the roads.

kobayashiGT

kobayashiGT

Hybrid tech replaces turbocharging in the Subaru Forester!

That's right! We're back again for another video review, and this time we have gathered a local favorite, the Subaru Forester, except that, this one is now a mild-hybrid! But first... it looks like we have some confusion about the camera equipment. Jon can't seem to find the front of our swanky new 360 degree camera, and why does this shot remind me of the woman yelling at cat meme lol. Watch the video to see what all the fuss is about! The Forester e-BOXER has a flat loading boot that James finds a real treat to use, but is there space enough to pass the trolley test? Jon then gets in the front and gives the new infotainment system a whirl... And then follows with a good lecture about the benefits and disadvantages about the new hybrid setup! What do they make of this new Forester? Does Jon's little ramble put James to sleep? Will they miss the lost power of the regular Forester? Watch the full video review here to find out!    

clarencegi75

clarencegi75

How a man used 99 phones to create false traffic jams

When was the last time you used Google Maps? For me, it was just this morning. Since the introduction of the app in 2008, Google Maps has slowly become a navigation aid for millions across the world. For drivers, the app pulls data from other app users on the road at any one time, enabling its algorithms to offer the quickest or most convenient route according to current traffic conditions. You know the app is doing its job when some of the roads on the map turn red, indicating a traffic snarl. When this happens, the app’s algorithms spring into action and will, if it can, offer a better route that takes you around the road congestion. The technology that powers Google Maps recently caught the attention of Artist Simon Weckert. With a deep interest in the digital world, Weckert decided he wanted to find out if 99 smartphones wheeled along in a small cart would create a virtual traffic jam in Google Maps. Walking the streets of Berlin, Germany, with a cart full of borrowed and rented phones all running Google Maps, Weckert's video of the stunt (below) appears to show all of the streets in which he walked turning red on Maps. That's right - he apparently fooled Maps into thinking there was a traffic jam when there wasn't. And as a result, Google Maps re-routed drivers in the area to other streets to avoid the jam (yes, the one that didn't exist). Of course, Weckert couldn't resist passing by Google’s Berlin office, too, creating gridlock (on Maps, at least) with his cart full of smartphones. Next time, don't believe the red line in your google maps. It could just be Simon walking by.

kobayashiGT

kobayashiGT

BMW driver brake checks cabbie resulting in accident on PIE!

A video submitted to Singapore Reckless Drivers and circulating on Facebook depicts an accident that took place along the PIE towards BKE after Steven Road exit around 9:24 am on 20 January 2020. In the video, you can clearly see that the BMW abruptly cut the Trans-Cab's lane. And then, this typical BMW driver decided to hit the brake to show his macho-ness. And due to some ego issues with the cab driver, they bang on each other. Here's the full video. Let this serve as a gentle reminder to all drivers out here! Please drive graciously this Chinese New Year! Don't risk you and your passenger over such trivial disputes. Anyway, there is a reason why BMW drivers are hated so much. Drive safe BMWs! 🙂  

kobayashiGT

kobayashiGT

Malaysia offers a 50% off on traffic summons!

I have an honest question. When was the last time you have been checked for your outstanding summons over at Malaysia? If you have been travelling to Malaysia often, You might have a ticket or two without knowing. I happened to chance upon myeg.com.my, the e-government portal similar to Singpass, and to my biggest surprise, they are having a traffic summons discount! From 18-22 Jan 2020, for selected traffic summons, you will get a 50% discount. How cool is that to motivate you for paying your summons! What are you waiting for, go and pay your summons now!  

kobayashiGT

kobayashiGT

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