Automotive

Couple Stuck in Keyless Entry Car for 13 Hours

by Andrew Cheng · 2 days ago · 23 Comments · 7.9k views

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Here’s not something you hear every day. An elderly couple from New Zealand was stuck in their Mazda 3 hatchback for 13 hours after they have accidentally locked themselves in the car believing that exiting the vehicle will not be possible without the key fob.

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Google To Directly Implement Android Into Cars

by Nicklaus Law · 2 days ago · No Comments · 608 views


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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.

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Uber Raises Prices During Sydney Siege, Quickly Backtracks And Offers Free Rides

by Farhan · 5 days ago · 1 Comment · 719 views

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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.

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Get Driven by a Local Celebrity in Uber and Volkswagen’s Charity Drive Event

by Andrew Cheng · 1 week ago · 6 Comments · 3.2k views

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Ever wanted to be driven by a local celebrity? Your wish may come true as Uber and Volkswagen have recruited 52 local celebrities as drivers for a today-only charity event. Among the celebrities are Leng Yein, JinnyBoy, Adam C, Reuben Kang, and Reshmonu.

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SPAD Now Says That Uber Will Not Be Banned In Malaysia

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · 8 Comments · 1.6k views

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Uber and the Land Public Transportation Commission (SPAD) appear to have set aside their differences and come to an agreement. The ride-sharing service will not be banned or suspended in Malaysia as it will comply with Malaysia transportation laws; although how this affects the budget Uber X has not been clarified.

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[UPDATE: Official Statement From Uber] JPJ To Clamp Down On Uber’s Usage Of Private Vehicles

by Syefri Zulkefli · 3 months ago · 9 Comments · 4.6k views

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UPDATE 1, 400PM 23/09: We have received the official statement from Uber regarding this issue…and it is a feisty one. Read more to check it out.


ORIGINAL ARTICLE, 926PM 22/09:

A month ago, Uber was suddenly dragged into the limelight after local taxi operators questioned the legality of the service in Malaysia. Not enough with that, the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) has also pointed several legal and technical issues that the fledgling company need to address regarding its operation in Malaysia.

Today, Uber can now add Road Transport Department (JPJ) into the growing list of Malaysian authorities that have taken interest on the service. Not in a positive way though as JPJ has planned to halt Uber’s usage on private cars which is one of the issues that were pointed out by SPAD last month.

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AXA Affin Wants You to be a Better Driver with the New AXA Drive App

by Pang Tun Yau · 4 months ago · No Comments · 1.2k views

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AXA Affin wants you to be a better driver. Of course, there’s an app for that: the new AXA Drive app, which has seen over 400,000 users worldwide, is now available in Malaysia.

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Navdy, A Portable Dashboard Mounted Heads-Up Display

by Dee-Ker · 4 months ago · No Comments · 3.4k views

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Navdy, a recent startup in San Francisco, US, has opened pre-orders for its new head-up display (HUD) device, also called Navdy. It can be mounted on the dashboard of your car, and will project imagery for navigation, or feed you alerts and information while driving. Unlike other dashboard mounted head-up displays out in the market, the Navdy unit is designed to project imagery that looks as though it appears out in front of the car, rather than a simple projection on a transparent plate.

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Uber Officially Launches uberX in Kuala Lumpur

by Huei Song · 4 months ago · 1 Comment · 3k views

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If you’ve always wanted to try out Uber, a luxury limo service that was launched here in Kuala Lumpur about 7 months ago, but can’t afford to do so, then say hello to uberX, a low-cost product that is similar to the UberBLACK premium service, but comes with a much more affordable price.

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MIMOS Prototype Smart Parking System Could Change the Way We Park Our Cars

by Izzuddin Helmi · 5 months ago · 5 Comments · 4.2k views

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MIMOS Berhad, Malaysia’s National Research & Development Centre, showed off their latest research last week - the Smart Parking System. This research was introduced in conjunction with its Internet of Things (IoT) adoption in Malaysia.

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Vertu and Bentley Announces Partnership to Launch Collection of Luxury Smartphones

by Huei Song · 6 months ago · No Comments · 545 views

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If you’re bored of the reading about all the luxury phones from well-known brands like Tag Heuer and Vertu, you’re in luck because Vertu has just announced a partnership with premium car manufacturer, Bentley. Both companies have just signed a five-year partnership to release multiple smartphones starting from October this year.

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FIA Online Championship To Begin In 2015: Gran Turismo Receives Recognition from World Motoring Body

by Syefri Zulkefli · 6 months ago · No Comments · 467 views

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One of the most well-known racing game series around, one of the secrets to Gran Turismo series longevity is its highly detailed circuits and car models. Not to forget, it is also made exclusively made for PlayStation consoles.

In 2015, Gran Turismo will have its own FIA-sanctioned tournament called the FIA Online Championship; thanks to the newly signed long-term partnership between the world motoring organization and the game’s creator, Polyphony Digital.

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