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Scrutineering for record-breaking run

TO ensure that the competition is fair and every team comply to technical and safety regulations, every car competing in the Shell Eco-Marathon 2016 must undergo technical inspection. The technical inspection area that is located between teams’ paddock area and “fan zone” where visitors may watch all the action on track and involved in interactive activities – consists of various ... Read More »

Shell highlights the importance of fuel management

ROAD transport fleet operators now face stark new realities with the launch of Asean economic community. As a result, commercial fleet managers have an increasingly influential and strategic role in the proactive and effective management of fuel. “Managers play a crucial role in delivering perception of fuel management as a discipline to fleet drivers,” said Varun Rai, Shell Regional Marketing Manager ... Read More »

Car makers counting the cost of VW’s diesel scandal


THANKS a lot, Volkswagen. That is the sarcastic undercurrent at the annual motor show here, as executives survey the damage that Volkswagen’s diesel cheating scandal has inflicted on the industry — particularly on its plans to keep pace with stricter emissions regulations, writes Jack Ewing of the New York Times. CAR MAKERS saw diesel — which accounts for more than ... Read More »

Rapid advances in electronic, digital tech, leave car makers searching for new strategies


THE rapid advances in technology and digital elctronics is forcing car makers into a quandary. The question is how can they meld traditional practices — earning back investment on expensive tooling, production and distribution, while keeping pace with fast-moving trends and innovation in the digital age? Already, various studies and surveys show that new car buyers, the millenials, are more ... Read More »

Workshops just a tap away

IT’S only normal that our car eventually breaks down and needs to be repaired, have its engine overhauled or parts replaced. But it’s not that simple of a task. In fact, we may find ourselves hopping from one workshop to another, sometimes to get recommendations on those that can carry out specific jobs. If that isn’t daunting enough, there are ... Read More »

The perils of drink-driving

Malaysia's offcial figure for drink-driving ccidents is among the lowest in the world, but some data points otherwise.

By RICHARD WHITEHEAD THE New Year literally came in with a bang for Alison Syam (name changed to protect her identity) when her tiny car ran into the back of a much bigger vehicle on a dark kampung road. Syam, 33, had been drinking heavily that night. “I cannot remember anything about the crash; the first thing I do remember ... Read More »

All in the family


Hiap Hoe Loon Tai sees three generations successfully involved with Continental Tyres. By MIMI PATRICK THE history of Continental Tyres in Malaysia can be traced back to 1979, the very same year the Karak Highway and Genting Sempah Tunnel was opened. Since then, Continental has made a name for itself as the fourth largest tyre manufacturer in the world. In ... Read More »

DTOX — the quick oil change artists

By Vishal Bhaskaran AN oil and filter change for my car in 10 minutes or it’s free? Sounds like an irresistable challenge. “Your car is on the list of models covered by the 10-Minute Challenge. If the bonnet is not closed and you’re not ready to go within 10 minutes then the oil and filter change is free.” Free — ... Read More »

Ford’s GT supercar steals Detroit limelight


FORD stole the thunder at the Detroit North American International Auto Show with a surprise unveiling of an all-new 560hp GT supercar designed by an Australian. Arriving in the United States late next year, the third-generation Ford GT picks up the baton from the 2005 V8-engined supercar of the same name that broke cover in concept form at the Detroit ... Read More »