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Toyota Land Cruiser жестко въехал в легковушку в Алматы
Man taken to hospital after punching windshield of Mercedes-Benz car in Syed Alwi Road
Cab driver loses control of vehicle, hits 7 motorbikes, 1 car
Petrol, Diesel Prices Go Up For Sixth Day In A Row
Porsche Could Build Flying Taxis, Says Sales Chief
Penentuan harga mingguan petrol, diesel kekal
Hyundai unveils next-gen electric vehicles Nexo SUV and Ioniq
Fuel pump prices unchanged for record fourth week
2018-04-19 05:08:34 PETALING JAYA: The pump prices of petrol and diesel remain unchanged across the board for a record fourth consecutive week. From this midnight to April 25, RON 95 will retail at RM2.20 per litre. RON97 will be sold at RM2.47. Diesel will be sold at RM2.18 per litre.   Read More ...
Particles from fossil fuel power plants not monitored properly
2018-04-12 15:14:47 Fossil fuel power plants in South Korea have been releasing toxic fine particles without properly monitoring how much they were emitting, a lawmaker revealed Monday. Not one of 33 coal plants nationwide had equipment at their furnaces to measure particulate matter emissions, according to Rep. Choi Do-ja from the Bareun Mirae Party, citing a Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy report   Read More ...
Hino, VW partner on hybrids, autonomous drive, technology
2018-04-12 12:53:18 TOKYO (AP) -- Hino Motors, Toyota Motor Corp.'s group truck manufacturer, and Volkswagen Truck & Bus of Germany agreed Thursday to work together on technologies such as hybrids, electric cars, autonomous driving and connectivity. Under the deal, the companies will maintain independence but executive teams will work together to map out cooperation on development of innovative technology. The arrival of the digital age and robotics in the auto industry is pressuring automakers around the world to deliver vehicles that connect to the internet or avoid accidents automatically   Read More ...
Audi Volkswagen Korea resumes sales
2018-04-09 05:15:28 Audi Volkswagen Korea Group Managing Director Rene Koneberg speaks during the company's press conference at the Grand Hyatt Seoul Hotel, Friday. The Volkswagen sales unit said it will release 40 new cars in the next three years and invest 10 billion won in its corporate social responsibility programs to regain trust among consumers here following recent scandals. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul   Read More ...
'Driverless cars race in doubtful path to profit for telecom'
2018-04-02 15:14:31 It's not just the growing use of "connected devices" that is pushing the telecom industry to speed up investment in the fifth-generation (5G) of wireless technology. 5G is rapidly being developed by global tech leaders in the consumer electronics and auto industries as well as telecoms which are investing in the relevant infrastructure. This, in part, stems from their belief that 5G wireless technology will support a wide range of machine-to-machine and Internet of Things applications   Read More ...
'Uber crash will not deter autonomous cars'
2018-03-30 05:19:03 The first fatal Uber car accident that happened in Arizona this month will not stop development of autonomous vehicles, European carmakers in Seoul said Wednesday. Erik Jonnaert, secretary-general of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA), said the recent accident does not mean the end of driverless cars, but it heralded the beginning of the self-driving era. At the Korea-Europe Future Automotive Forum held in Seoul, the keynote speaker cited Jaguar Land Rover's partnership with Waymo, a self-driving car arm of Google, as an example of constant and brisk investments in technologies for automated vehicles   Read More ...
BMW, Mercedes, Ford, FCA, Toyota to recall 5,000 cars in South Korea
2018-03-23 15:23:22 Five carmakers and importers will voluntarily recall more than 5,000 vehicles to fix faulty parts, the transport ministry said Thursday. It is the latest in a series of recall measures being undertaken by carmakers and importers to ensure their vehicles meet current safety rules. The five companies -- BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Ford Motor Co., FCA and Toyota Motor Corp. -- plan to recall 29 different models totaling 5,137 vehicles, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said in a statement   Read More ...
Nissan not changing autonomous drive tests over Uber crash
2018-03-23 11:56:39 YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) -- Nissan's chief planning officer said Friday the Japanese automaker does not plan to change its road tests for self-driving vehicles after the recent fatal accident of an Uber autonomous vehicle. Some fear a setback for the technology after a pedestrian was killed Sunday night in a crash involving a self-driving Uber SUV in the U.S., the first death involving a fully autonomous test vehicle   Read More ...
Japan beats South Korea in embracing fuel-cell cars
2018-03-13 15:06:25 Japan's most notable efforts that differentiate it from South Korea are expanding local refueling stations ― the core infrastructure. Japan introduced JHyM on Mar. 5, a network of companies in the auto, energy and financial sectors cooperating to roll out the facilities. Abe's big picture for the industry sees an increase in the number of fuel-cell cars from 1,800 to 40,000 in Japan by 2020 and enough refueling stations   Read More ...
Ramith Rambukwella’s driving license suspended
2018-03-13 08:00:56 Ramith Rambukwellas driving license suspended March 13, 2018 12:18 pm The Colombo Additional Magistrate today ordered to temporarily suspend the driving license of cricketer Ramith Rambukwella, who was arrested on drunk driving and assault charges. The Sri Lankan cricketer, who is the son of former minister Keheliya Rambukwella, was arrested by Narahenpita Police on Friday night (March 9) after he hit a motorcycle while driving under the influence of alcohol in Nawala and then allegedly assaulted the two persons traveling on the motorcycle   Read More ...
(LEAD) Kia launches upgraded Carnival minivan in S. Korea
2018-03-13 04:05:02 (ATTN: ADDS details in paras 3-4; CHANGES photo) SEOUL, March 13 (Yonhap) -- Kia Motors Corp., South Korea's second-biggest carmaker by sales, on Tuesday took the wraps off its upgraded Carnival minivan in the domestic market to boost sales. The front-wheel drive New Carnival comes with a 2.2-liter diesel or a 3.3-liter gasoline engine, as well as an eight-speed automatic transmission, Kia Motors said in a statement   Read More ...
Tata Motors South Africa Rolls-Out 5000th Vehicle From Pretoria Facility
2018-03-13 00:22:25 Tata Motors' South African arm, Tata Motors South Africa (Pty.) Ltd rolled out its 5000th commercial vehicle (CV) from its assembly facility in Rosslyn, Pretoria. The Tata Prima Tipper 2528.K, was handed over to the customer at a grand ceremony by Ruchira Kamboj, the High Commissioner of India to South Africa. During the event, an entire range of trucks from Tata Motors, including the recently launched Ultra platform, was also showcased   Read More ...
Trailer crash sees 15 motorcycles and three cars damaged
2018-03-12 16:31:35 NILAI: A total of 15 motorcycles and three vehicles parked at a factory parking lot were damage after a trailer crashed into them. The 12.30pm incident took place at at Jalan Nilam 3, Nilai Utama, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, today after the driver parked his vehicle on the road shoulder to have his lunch at a nearby canteen. However, no casualties were reported   Read More ...
Now, Practical Test For Driving Licence Will Be Videographed In Delhi
2018-03-12 16:13:21 New Delhi: The AAP government has decided to videograph the practical test for motor vehicle licences to bring more transparency in the process of issuing driving permits, the Delhi High Court was informed today. The Delhi government told a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar that the entire exercise has been put into operation, starting today, in all the 13 zonal offices of the transport department, and an agency has been appointed to record the video   Read More ...
Hyundai Trolls Tesla With New Kona Compact Electric SUV Billboard
2018-03-12 12:19:35 While in India we see automakers and advertisers never take names of its competition in their campaigns, this practice is quite the norm internationally. We all remember the famous billboard wars between Mercedes-Benz, Audi and BMW a few years ago and now Hyundai seems to have taken a page out of the same playbook with a new billboard that popped up in Geneva during the 2018 Geneva Auto Show   Read More ...
Lorry crashes into walkway in Serangoon Road, driver arrested for drink driving
2018-03-12 09:45:16 SINGAPORE - A lorry driver was arrested for drink driving after crashing his vehicle into a covered walkway in the early hours of Monday (March 12). The police told The Straits Times that they were alerted to an accident involving a lorry in Serangoon Road towards Upper Serangoon Road at 12.28am. The lorry driver, a34-year-old man, was taken conscious to Tan Tock Seng Hospital   Read More ...
Lorry driver arrested for suspected drink-driving after crashing into sheltered walkway in Serangoon
2018-03-12 07:01:05 A 34-year-old man was arrested for suspected drink-driving after crashing his lorry into a sheltered pedestrian walkway along Serangoon Road at midnight today (March 12). Stomper Divya was at the scene, near Boon Keng MRT Station, and heard a loud crash. He recounted what he saw: "There was one person in the lorry. "The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) promptly arrived and took the casualty out of the lorry   Read More ...
Range Rover Evoque Convertible To Be Launched In India This Month
2018-03-12 00:22:17 Jaguar Land Rover India will be launching the long-anticipated Range Rover Evoque Convertible on March 27, 2018. This will be the country's first luxury compact convertible SUV and also the first convertible SUV to be launched by Land Rover, in India. The new Evoque Convertible will share its underpinnings, powertrain options and a host of its features with the existing Range Rover Evoque   Read More ...
Geneva 2018: Cars That Are Likely To Come To India
2018-03-12 00:22:11 The ongoing Geneva Motor Show saw a number of cars being launched for the global market and we've really had some stunning cars make their way at the show. Of course, throughout this time we've been bringing you all the updates about the cars and even shared with you our list of top 10 cars at the show. Most car manufacturers have gotten down to showcasing cars for global markets and India is becoming a key market for these global players   Read More ...
Ferrari 812 Superfast Launched In India At ₹ 5.20 Crore
2018-03-12 00:21:51 Ferrari has officially launched their brand new V12 powered GT in India - the 812 Superfast. The Ferrari 812 Superfast replaces the F12 Berlinetta, a model that was quite popular with Ferrari customers in the country. The Ferrari 812 Superfast comes with a hefty price tag of ₹ 5.20 crore (ex-showroom) before options. The Ferrari 812 Superfast, as we mentioned earlier, packs a naturally aspirated V12 engine making 789 bhp of peak power and 718 Nm of peak torque, all of which goes exclusively to the rear wheels   Read More ...
Mercedes-Benz EQC Electric SUV Teased, Will Be Launched in 2019
2018-03-12 00:21:44 Mercedes-Benz has teased the upcoming all-electric EQC SUV in a new video. The video showcases the production version of the EQC all-electric SUV wearing heavy camouflage undergoing winter testing in the arctic circle. The EQC SUV will be based on the Mercedes-Benz EQ Concept car that was originally showcased at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show and then again at the 2018 Indian Auto Expo   Read More ...
Bajaj Avenger Street 180 First Ride Review
2018-03-12 00:21:32 Without a shred of doubt, cruiser motorcycles are one of the more popular motorcycle segments with customers in India. And it was Bajaj Auto, which made buying cruiser motorcycles affordable for the masses with the first Avenger in 2005. In fact, the Avenger was an evolution from the Bajaj-Kawasaki collaboration product, the Kawasaki Eliminator, but what the Eliminator lacked was affordability, and that is what the Avenger was able to achieve   Read More ...
Toyota Land Cruiser жестко въехал в легковушку в Алматы
2018-03-11 20:03:00 В Алматы водитель Toyota Land Cruiser жестко въехал в легковушку, сообщает корреспондент программы "Территория происшествий" на канале СТВ. Инцидент произошел в ночь с 11 на 12 марта на пересечении улиц Саина и Кима. По словам водителя внедорожника, он двигался по Саина в северном направлении и решил перестроиться в крайний правый ряд. Мужчина утверждает, что в этот момент с улицы Кима резко выехала Toyota Caldina   Read More ...
Tax office launches investigation into Kia: sources
2018-03-11 12:03:36 SEOUL, March 11 (Yonhap) -- The national tax office has launched a probe into Kia Motors Corp., South Korea's second-largest carmaker by sales, industry sources said Sunday. The National Tax Service (NTS) recently sent inspectors to the company's headquarters in southern Seoul, about six years after it was last reviewed in 2012, according to the sources. The inspection is likely to be a regular one, though some speculate that it could be related to the prosecution's investigation into an auto parts manufacturer, DAS, involving former President Lee Myung-bak, they said   Read More ...
Luxury spelt with an S: The new Mercedes S-Class
2018-03-11 08:10:07 On the face of it, the facelifted Mercedes-Benz S-Class is well, just another facelift. It gets a typical mid life cycle refresh with a new grille, bumpers and lights. The changes under the bonnet however are monumental, because with this facelifted S-Class, Mercedes has introduced a pair of brand new, state-of-the-art engines that bring along a string of industry firsts. Also, the S-Class is the first Mercedes in India to get some form of semi-autonomous tech with its suite of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)   Read More ...
Внедорожник Lexus опрокинулся после ДТП и проехал на крыше (фото)
2018-03-11 04:32:30 В Алматы автомобиль Lexus LX-570 не уступил дорогу на перекрестке Toyota Camry. От удара внедорожник перевернуло на крышу, и так он проехал по дороге еще несколько метров. В аварии пострадала девушка, пассажирка седана.   Read More ...
Now, public can use toilets at fuel stations
2018-03-11 04:10:11 Many re-fuelling stations in the city sport the Public Toilet board in front of their premises. A closer look reveals Coimbatore Corporation, its emblem and also Swachh Bharat Mission. Corporation sources say that as part of the Swachh Bharat Mission, the civic body has tied up with owners of re-fuelling stations to throw open their toilets for public use. The objective behind the move was to stop open defecation   Read More ...
Hyundai asks for union's cooperation in cutting worker benefits
2018-03-09 12:06:24 SEOUL, March 9 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea's biggest carmaker by sales, recently asked for the cooperation of its union to accept a cut in benefits as part of a broader move to ride out the unfriendly business environment, the company said Friday. In a letter sent to the union last Friday, the company asked for cooperation in reducing some worker benefits, such as overseas training programs, resort coupons during summer holidays and expenses for sports events   Read More ...
5 men arrested over Syed Alwi Road fight where man punched windshield of Mercedes-Benz
2018-03-09 09:31:15 SINGAPORE: Five men were arrested on Friday (Mar 9) after getting into a fight along Syed Alwi Road, in which a man was seen using his hand to smash the windshield of a black Mercedes. The fight, which happened on Tuesday, started when the car driver honked at some pedestrians who were walking along the road, the police said in a news release   Read More ...
Man taken to hospital after punching windshield of Mercedes-Benz car in Syed Alwi Road
2018-03-08 18:01:32 SINGAPORE: A 29-year-old man was taken to hospital on Tuesday (Mar 6) after he used his hand to smash the windshield of a black Mercedes-Benz car, which had several people in it. The police told Channel NewsAsia on Thursday that they were alerted to a case of voluntarily causing hurt along Syed Alwi Road at about 3am on Tuesday. The man was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, they said   Read More ...
KT to showcase 5G technology in autonomous car during Paralympic Games
2018-03-08 12:09:39 SEOUL, March 8 (Yonhap) -- KT Corp., South Korea's second-largest mobile carrier, said Thursday it will demonstrate its fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology in a self-driving car during the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Paralympic Games. KT said it will showcase vehicle-to-infrastructure communication for real-time video streaming and video calls by implementing 5G wireless technology in a rear-seat entertainment system in Hyundai Motor's fuel cell electric vehicle NEXO   Read More ...
Crackdown on vehicles with fake logos
2018-03-08 05:12:19 Acting tough against the misuse or fanciful use of the Indian Army logo and other insignias on vehicles, the Motor Vehicles Department (MVD) enforcement squads are planning to impose fines or even impound the vehicles. A month-long special safety campaign, which is now under way against the unauthorised add-ons on vehicles, will watch over such motorists. Joint Transport Commissioner Rajeev Puthalath said the city residents too can support the drive by messaging the images of such vehicles to the department’s WhatsApp number-7025950100   Read More ...
Fuel station loo's not for public use: Bombay High Court
2018-03-08 01:46:51 Fuel station loo's not for public use: Bombay High Court - The civic administration had issued notice allowing public to use these toilets; court questions its power to do so.   Read More ...
Auto Today | The All-New Range Rover Velar
2018-03-07 18:47:32 This edition of Auto Today gives you an exclusive look at the all-new Range Rover Velar, which has already grabbed the eyeballs all around. The episode also   Read More ...
Fenyr SuperSport Is A $1.4 Million Hypercar From Dubai
2018-03-07 18:17:33 W Motors brought the Fenyr SuperSport at the Geneva Motor Show in its finalized form, featuring a turbocharged flat-six engine that produces 800hp. The Dubai-based supercar maker has co-developed the Fenyr SuperSport with Magna Steyr while the engine is sourced from RUF. Measuring 3.8 liters in capacity, the mid-mounted turbocharged boxer unit is producing 800hp at 7100rpm and 722lb-ft (980Nm) of torque at 4,000 rpm   Read More ...
Weekly fuel prices: Petrol up 1 sen, diesel down 1 sen
2018-03-07 13:18:50 March 7, 2018 @ 7:33pm KUALA LUMPUR: The second week of March will see minimum changes to the retail fuel prices. From midnight, RON95 petrol will go up by one sen to RM2.21 per litre. RON97 petrol will remain at RM2.47 per litre. Diesel, meanwhile, will see a one sen drop, at RM2.17 per litre compared to RM2.18 last week. The new prices, effective from March 8 to 14, were announced by the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry today   Read More ...
Japan Post to begin trialing self-driving delivery cars
2018-03-07 12:46:47 TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan Post Co. will conduct a trial of self-driving delivery vehicles on public roads in Tokyo next week with an eye to introducing a fleet by 2020 to cope with driver shortages. Ahead of the trial, the company held a ceremony at its headquarters in Tokyo on Wednesday and demonstrated a self-driving vehicle on a nearby public road   Read More ...
RON95 price up, diesel down for second week of March
2018-03-07 11:48:11 PETALING JAYA: Petrol prices are up for RON95 and unchanged for RON97 for the second week of March. The price of RON95 petrol will go up by one sen at RM2.21 per litre, while RON97 will remain at RM2.47 per litre. The price of diesel will go down by one sen to RM2.17 per litre. The new prices were announced on RTM1 on Wednesday (March 7) evening and will take effect from 12   Read More ...
Japan Post to start trial of self-driving delivery cars on public roads in Tokyo
2018-03-07 08:11:05 Japan Post Co. will conduct a trial of self-driving delivery cars on public roads in Tokyo next week, with an aim of introducing a fleet of the vehicles by 2020 to cope with driver shortages. Ahead of the trial, the company held a ceremony at its headquarters in Tokyo on Wednesday and demonstrated the self-driving vehicle’s capabilities on a nearby public road   Read More ...
Geneva 2018: Tata Motors EVision Electric Sedan Concept Unveiled
2018-03-07 00:21:53 Tata Motors has taken the wraps off its brand new EVision Concept car at the 2018 Geneva Auto show. The new sedan concept is an all-electric concept that is based on the Omega platform, one of the two new platforms that Tata Motors will use going forward. Incidentally, the Tata Motors H5X SUV concept, which was unveiled at the Indian Auto Expo last month is also based on the same Omega platform   Read More ...