Automotive

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

by Syefri Zulkefli · 2 months ago · 9 Comments · 4.5k 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 · 3 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 · 3 months ago · No Comments · 3.3k 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 · 3 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 · 4 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 · 5 months ago · No Comments · 544 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 · 5 months ago · No Comments · 465 views

FIA Online Championship on Gran Turismo 2015

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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Google Reportedly Ready To Show A CarPlay Competitor This Month

by Lucas Lau · 5 months ago · No Comments · 373 views

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In hopes to go head to head with Apple’s CarPlay, Google is looking to show their very own In-Car system at their I/O conference next week. Rather than have a dedicated OS for an in-car system, Google is looking to project data from your Android smartphone to a car’s dashboard screen. Known as “Auto Link” internally, it will allow you to navigate the “Google Experience” using the cars own buttons, dials and controls. It’s reported that Google will not be announcing particular supported cars at I/O, instead only demonstrating the functionality.

(Source: The Verge)

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See Your Virtual Race Lines Being Converted Into Live Action Video On Michelin’s The Right 2 Race Game

by Syefri Zulkefli · 6 months ago · 1 Comment · 902 views

Michelin The Right 2 Race

Launched earlier this week, Michelin has unveiled a new motorsports-oriented web game that is called as The Right 2 Race. Using Sepang International Circuit as its background, the game is rather simple: all you need to do is choose race lines on the circuit’s map together acceleration and braking points.

What made it interesting though is that those racing lines are not only converted into lap time but they will also be “adapted” into an actual live action video complete with commentary of your driving from your so-called “team captain”. Of course, these are not just for shows…

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Red Bull Air Race Putrajaya Challenger Cup: Malaysian Pilot Ends The Race At 6th Place

by Syefri Zulkefli · 6 months ago · No Comments · 1.2k views

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The Challenger Cup of Red Bull Air Race in Putrajaya is finally in place today which also mark the debut of the sole Malaysian competitor, Datuk Halim Othman in the event. Unfortunately, the ex-RMAF pilot was not able to grab the top spot in the race today as he ended the race today at sixth place despite managed to clocked in faster lap time.

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Sight & Scenes: Quick Walk At Red Bull Air Race Putrajaya Airport, Look At Them Planes…

by Syefri Zulkefli · 6 months ago · No Comments · 1.2k views

Red Bull Air Race Putrajaya Qualifying Day - 27

The day has finally come for Red Bull Air Race to go full smoke on at Putrajaya. Among the agenda for today is the qualifying round for the Master Class category and the race day for Challenger Cup category. Before the madness start though, we were allowed to walk around the (wet) hangar earlier today to take a closer look at the beautiful planes that the fearless Red Bull Air Race competitors will race throughout the next two days.

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Putrajaya Now Has Its Own Airport: Only For Red Bull Air Race Weekend Though

by Syefri Zulkefli · 6 months ago · 1 Comment · 1.4k views

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Believe it or not, Putrajaya now has its own airport. Okay, maybe that statement is not so accurate since that “airport” doesn’t service actual passengers like KLIA or KLIA 2. Instead, it is made for one sole reason: the Red Bull Air Race, which will take place this weekend at Putrajaya Lake.

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