Are you a big fan of Halo and also a biker? Well, soon you will be able to show your passion for the popular game franchise while riding your motorcycle with the upcoming Master Chief Modular Motorcycle Helmet from a US-based company called National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA).
Apple may be working on building autonomous electric cars, according to a senior auto industry source. While the company itself has not commented on the matter, both the Wall Street Journal and Reuters have independently confirmed that the company has been actively gathering information and expertise on automobile manufacturing.
Uber has just announced new prices for its UberBLACK service. Effective from this midnight onwards, the new price will be RM0.50 per minute and RM1.40 per kilometre, an increase of 15 sen and 25 sen respectively. However, the airport transfer rate will be lowered to RM200 from the previous price of RM270.
If you’re in Singapore, it’s worth noting that the Singaporean government has amended its Road Traffic Act that will be enforced from the 1st of February 2015. According to the updated Act, drivers who are holding their phone or tablet when the vehicle is moving will be fined up to SG$1,000 (approximately RM2,685) or jailed up to six months, or both.
Enter the Henes Broon F8 series of “sports cars,” ones that can put many cars on the road to shame; that is, if these are actual cars. The F8 is a tiny electric car for kids under the age of five, so unless you’re the size of a 5-year-old, you won’t be behind the wheel of this car any time soon.
Singapore is planning to test driverless cars in 2015. This will function as a short range transit between the neighbourhood and nearby public transport spots, which is more like a shuttle service than a full blown taxi. While the lucky neighbourhood has not yet been revealed, it will apparently be one of the busier areas to better examine the impact of the service.
Google is reportedly planning to improve Android Auto in the form of a new project called Android M . Though Android Auto, an operating system for cars that allow the user to stream music and view maps was released last year, this early concept is looking to completely eliminate the need for an Android smartphone to enjoy the benefits of Android in a car.
Uber’s notorious Surge Pricing kicked in during the hostage crisis in Sydney, Australia yesterday. Customers who attempted to hail an Uber ride during the time when a gunman took a cafe hostage found that prices had increased by four times. The outrage was quick as many users turned to social media to express their displeasure, which caused the service to backtrack on the pricing and instead offer free rides out of the central business district.