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  • Connected cars moving targets for hackers

    1 month ago

    Connected cars moving targets for hackers

    LAS VEGAS, Jan 10 — As cars evolve into rolling mobile computers, the potential for disastrous cyber attacks has become a new road hazard. Israeli cybersecurity firm GuardKnox...

  • Auto sector tech innovations speed ahead at CES

    1 month ago

    Auto sector tech innovations speed ahead at CES

    LAS VEGAS, Jan 10 — Fully autonomous cars are on a slow path to mass deployment, but a range of other vehicle technology is speeding ahead. Here are some of the innovations...

  • Mini prepares for summer by announcing the drop-top Convertible Sidewalk

    1 month ago

    Mini prepares for summer by announcing the drop-top Convertible Sidewalk

    NEW YORK, Jan 9 — Yesterday, just over a week after the world kicked off the new year and many people wrapped up their winter holidays, Mini announced the “extroverted” and...

  • CES 2020: BMW’s iNext will have 5G connectivity

    1 month ago

    CES 2020: BMW’s iNext will have 5G connectivity

    LAS VEGAS, Jan 9 — By 2021, BMW will integrate 5G-connectivity into its vehicles, starting with the all-electric iNext SUV. For BMW, CES 2020 was an opportunity to share its...

  • Koenigsegg, a supercar challenging Swedish stereotypes

    1 month ago

    Koenigsegg, a supercar challenging Swedish stereotypes

    ÄNGELHOLM, Jan 9 — For a quarter century, Koenigsegg has been making supercars for a niche market typically reserved for Italian luxury brands, while challenging perceptions of...

  • Perodua launches 2020 Bezza, expects to sell 4,000 units per month

    1 month ago

    Perodua launches 2020 Bezza, expects to sell 4,000 units per month

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 8 — Perodua launched the latest version of 2020 Bezza today, with 4,000 units expected to be sold monthly on average. By the end of January, 5,600 units are...

  • Sony brings electric car concept to CES 2020

    1 month ago

    Sony brings electric car concept to CES 2020

    LAS VEGAS, Jan 8 — On Monday, Sony threw a curveball at the tech and automotive industries by unveiling the Vision-S prototype, an EV concept. Just a week into the new year and...

  • Mercedes presents a concept inspired by the universe of the film ‘Avatar’

    1 month ago

    Mercedes presents a concept inspired by the universe of the film ‘Avatar’

    LAS VEGAS, Jan 8 — At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which runs in Las Vegas until January 10, 2020, Mercedes has unveiled a spectacular new concept car directly inspired...

  • Hyundai to make flying cars for Uber air taxis

    1 month ago

    Hyundai to make flying cars for Uber air taxis

    LAS VEGAS, Jan 7 — Hyundai announced yesterday it would mass produce flying cars for Uber’s aerial rideshare network set to deploy in 2023. The South Korean manufacturer said...

  • MARii, Proton, DRB-Hicom, Catarc to develop next gen vehicle testing facilities

    1 month ago

    MARii, Proton, DRB-Hicom, Catarc to develop next gen vehicle testing facilities

    CYBERJAYA, Jan 7 — The Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii), China Automotive Technology and Research Centre (Catarc), DRB-Hicom and Proton have teamed up to...

  • Blackberry partners with Damon Motorcycles to create electric superbike

    1 month ago

    Blackberry partners with Damon Motorcycles to create electric superbike

    PARIS, Jan 5 — Damon Motorcycles’ upcoming flagship bike, whose CoPilot warning system was created with Blackberry technology, is set to debut at CES 2020. In an era where...

  • Latest Perodua Bezza now open for booking

    1 month ago

    Latest Perodua Bezza now open for booking

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 3 ― The latest version of the Perodua Bezza is now open for booking. Perodua president/chief executive officer Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad said the model comes...

  • Barcelona bans older, most polluting cars

    1 month ago

    Barcelona bans older, most polluting cars

    BARCELONA, Jan 3 — Barcelona imposed a ban yesterday on older, more polluting vehicles during most of the day in a bid to reduce air pollution in Spain's second largest city....

  • RFID on PLUS open toll plazas: Everything you need to know

    1 month ago

    RFID on PLUS open toll plazas: Everything you need to know

    PETALING JAYA, Jan 2 — As announced previously, PLUS Expressway has implemented its first phase of TNG RFID payment system yesterday. At the moment, it is currently supported at...

  • Bentley won’t launch fully electric car until at least 2025

    1 month ago

    Bentley won’t launch fully electric car until at least 2025

    LONDON, Jan 2 — In an interview with Bentley CEO Adrian Hallmark, published by Automotive News Europe earlier this week, consumers shouldn’t expect to see an all-electric...

  • Genesis publishes first official photos of brand’s first SUV

    1 month ago

    Genesis publishes first official photos of brand’s first SUV

    SEOUL, Jan 2 — To ring in the New Year, Hyundai’s luxury car division Genesis published a series of images of the GV80, its first SUV. Genesis this week published a photo...

  • VW envisions a world where mobile robots will autonomously charge EVs

    1 month ago

    VW envisions a world where mobile robots will autonomously charge EVs

    WOLFSBURG, Jan 1 — Last week, Volkswagen outlined its vision for autonomous charging robots which would recharge electric cars when they’re parked in a lot. On a mission to...

  • Kia Imagine concept crossover slated to become production EV in 2021

    1 month ago

    Kia Imagine concept crossover slated to become production EV in 2021

    DETROIT, Dec 31 — In an interview with Automotive News Europe, Kia’s Chief Operations Officer revealed that the Imagine concept will be hitting the market as a...

  • Turkey unveils first fully homemade car in US$3.7b bet on electric

    2 months ago

    Turkey unveils first fully homemade car in US$3.7b bet on electric

    ISTANBUL, Dec 27 — Turkey unveiled its first fully domestically-produced car today, saying it aimed to eventually produce up to 175,000 a year of the electric vehicle in a...

  • All Petronas stations now supply Euro 4M RON95

    2 months ago

    All Petronas stations now supply Euro 4M RON95

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 24 — All Petronas stations nationwide are now supplying Euro 4M RON95 fuel, ahead of the government’s gazetted date on January 1, 2020. Petronas Dagangan Bhd...

  • Mock skyscrapers, simulated rain at Singapore self-driving test centre

    2 months ago

    Mock skyscrapers, simulated rain at Singapore self-driving test centre

    SINGAPORE, Dec 22 — The road sweeper and a golf buggy move around the track with ease, jamming their brakes on when a pedestrian steps out and negotiating sharp turns. Welcome...

  • Citroen announces it will make EVs available to all from 2020

    2 months ago

    Citroen announces it will make EVs available to all from 2020

    PARIS, Dec 21 ― In its new advertising campaign, Citroën promises electric autos for all. This is the latest installment in the brand’s “hitchhiker” campaign, launched in...

  • US talks with GM over deploying self-driving cars without steering wheels

    2 months ago

    US talks with GM over deploying self-driving cars without steering wheels

    WASHINGTON, Dec 21 — The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is holding talks with General Motors Co on the automaker’s petition to deploy a limited number of...

  • Porsche unveils a new, more powerful Macan GTS

    2 months ago

    Porsche unveils a new, more powerful Macan GTS

    FRANKFURT, Dec 18 — With an output power that has been boosted to 380 PS (280 kW), the new Porsche Macan GTS, which is positioned between the Macan S and Macan Turbo versions of...

  • Lofty promises for autonomous cars unfulfilled

    2 months ago

    Lofty promises for autonomous cars unfulfilled

    NEW YORK, Dec 15 — The first driverless cars were supposed to be deployed on the roads of American cities in 2019, but just a few days before the end of the year, the lofty...

  • Proton X70 sale hits 200 units in first few days of Shopee’s 12.12 birthday sale

    2 months ago

    Proton X70 sale hits 200 units in first few days of Shopee’s 12.12 birthday sale

     KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14 — Proton has received over 200 bookings for its award-winning sport utility vehicle (SUV), Proton X70 in the first few days of Shopee’s 12.12...

  • Grab Thailand’s new service could finally solve drinking and driving issues

    2 months ago

    Grab Thailand’s new service could finally solve drinking and driving issues

    BANGKOK, Dec 13 — Drinking and driving is a prevalent issue in most parts of the world, and you could argue that the issue is particularly prominent in Malaysia — given the...

  • Ferrari plans electric car debut only ‘after 2025’

    2 months ago

    Ferrari plans electric car debut only ‘after 2025’

    ROME, Dec 13 — Italian sports car maker Ferrari is likely to launch its first fully electric model only after 2025, its boss said yesterday, blaming insufficient battery...

  • Mercedes-Benz offers first official teaser of all-electric EQA

    2 months ago

    Mercedes-Benz offers first official teaser of all-electric EQA

    FRANKFURT, Dec 13 — During the launch of the Mercedes-Benz GLA on Wednesday, the company also teased the upcoming production version of the electric EQA concept. Back in 2017,...

  • Interior of commissioned Rolls-Royce Phantom resembles sky-blue rose garden

    2 months ago

    Interior of commissioned Rolls-Royce Phantom resembles sky-blue rose garden

    LONDON, Dec 13 — For an entrepreneur with an incredible passion for flowers who even named some of his children after flowers, Rolls-Royce has designed a Rose Phantom complete...

  • BMW vehicles will support Android Auto in addition to Apple CarPlay in 2020

    2 months ago

    BMW vehicles will support Android Auto in addition to Apple CarPlay in 2020

    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 12 — A few years after adding Apple CarPlay support to BMW vehicles in 2017, the company announced yesterday that an Android Auto integration, too, will be...

  • The new-generation Mercedes-Benz GLA shows its teeth (VIDEO)

    2 months ago

    The new-generation Mercedes-Benz GLA shows its teeth (VIDEO)

    NEW YORK,Dec 12 ― Mercedes has unveiled its new-generation GLA. The brand's entry-level compact SUV has a higher roof, more power and better safety. It should be available in...

  • McLaren 620R: Motor sporting power in a road-legal package

    2 months ago

    McLaren 620R: Motor sporting power in a road-legal package

    NEW YORK, Dec 11 — McLaren this week presented the limited edition 620R coupe, a road-legal version of the GT4 race car. For those who want the race car driving experience both...