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Thailand’s auto industry starts to recover

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By Yamin Vong The Thai automotive industry has begun to recover from last year’s contraction and exports should return to 1.2 million to as much as 1.4 million units this year. “Added up to the domestic sales which we expect to reach 800,000, I’m confident that total car production in Thailand will reach 2.1 million to 2.2 million units this ... Read More »

What’s the best way for your waste

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By Yamin Vong Last Wednesday was a watershed moment in Kuala Lumpur’s waste management system. The waste transfer station that is central to the efficient transport of a daily 2,200 tonnes of municipal waste from Kuala Lumpur to the Bukit Tagar Sanitary Landfill has been refurbished and was handed over to KL City Hall (Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur or DBKL) ... Read More »

BMW turns 100

Celebrating 100 Years of BMW.  Ten BMW Owners Win A Trip to the BMW Welt and BMW Museum in Munich. BMW Group Malaysia announced the 10 lucky winners for the #myBMW100Years contest, being part of customer driven events events of the premium brand in conjunction with its 100 years anniversary celebrated today. Participants were encouraged to send in captured moments ... Read More »

Scania says well on way to delivering remotely controlled driverless trucks

SWEDISH truck maker Scania says that it is now well-advanced on creating driverless trucks that can negotiate set roads and load/unload remotely. The first practical application of the technology might be the mining industry in Australia. In Europe, Scania’s Astator test vehicles have been developed to the point they can now drive around with an empty driver’s seat on a ... Read More »

Connectivity and self driving technologies must go hand in hand

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DRIVERLESS cars continue to garner attention from both the public and media, but a technical forum has been told that unless connectivity infrastructure is developed in parallel, they will not achieve their full potential as production models, writes Ian Porter of GoAuto. Automated vehicles are predicted to offer major advances in safety and significantly reduced road fatalities, but they will ... Read More »

Hyundai’s ix35 fuel cell on the charge for world record attempts

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HYUNDAI’S ix35 fuel cell electric vehicle will headline two record attempts by a group of companies as part of Britain’s Hydrogen Week (March 11-18), with a continuous five-day and five-night drive around the M25 outside London. Working together, the partners of the government-backed London Hydrogen Network Expansion project (LHNE) will attempt to set records for the longest journey on one ... Read More »

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

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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 »