Automotive

CES 2015: LG Has A WebOS Smartwatch, Rumoured To Be Launching In 2016

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · No Comments · 332 views

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LG has a WebOS smartwatch, but it has put it on display or even mentioned the wearable at CES 2015. In fact, nobody would have known about the smartwatch if it wasn’t used to summon a driverless Audi and unlock the doors.

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The Henes Broon F8 is the Ultimate Toy Car for Your Kid

by Andrew Cheng · 3 weeks ago · 4 Comments · 2.5k views

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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.

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Singapore Testing Driverless Cars Next Year

by Farhan · 1 month ago · 2 Comments · 721 views

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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.

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Google Unveils First Prototype of Driverless Car

by Nicklaus Law · 1 month ago · 3 Comments · 790 views

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Google has revealed the first prototype of its futuristic driverless car. While it looks completely unchanged from earlier mockups, this particular vehicle is now fully functional although it does have a smaller casing for the equipment that is located on the roof of the car.

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Couple Stuck in Keyless Entry Car for 13 Hours

by Andrew Cheng · 1 month ago · 33 Comments · 12.6k 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 · 1 month ago · No Comments · 789 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 · 1 month ago · 1 Comment · 734 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 month ago · 6 Comments · 3.3k 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 months ago · 8 Comments · 1.7k 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 Chief Chapree · 4 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 · 5 months ago · No Comments · 1.3k 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 · 5 months ago · No Comments · 3.5k 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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