Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, and Autoliv, the automotive safety technology company, two of the world’s leaders in automotive safety, have agreed to work together on the groundbreaking Drive Me project, the world’s first large-scale autonomous driving (AD) initiative.
Drive Me involves 100 self-driving Volvos being used by families and commuters on public roads in everyday driving conditions in the Swedish city of Gothenburg – the first time anywhere in the world AD cars have been made available to members of the public for their daily use.
As part of the preparation works for the upcoming Joo Koon Bus Interchange, the traffic junction of Joo Koon Bus Interchange/Joo Koon Circle will be temporarily switched on on the 6th of October, from 6.00 am to 7.00 pm.
Do observe traffic signals when approaching the junction.
Introduction and Exterior Known as the Prius c elsewhere, the Aqua was introduced in late 2011 as a little brother of the Prius hatchback. The Aqua competes in the small hatchback segment along with the likes of Suzuki Swift and Nissan March, albeit with the advantage of having a lean and green hybrid drivetrain.
New for the 2015 model year, the Aqua has been given a facelift, sporting revised bumpers, lights and a fiercer fascia: the Aqua appears to be more aggressive than before. The front lights are now LED projector beams, while the rear lights are kitted with LED too.
The car tested is the X-Urban model, which features additional bodykit painted in a contrasting colour depending on choice of body colour. On cars with lighter colour...
Honda has announced a wide range of concepts, production cars and motorcycles that it will present at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show (Public days: 30 October – 8 November 2015).
Covering the largest floor area of any single brand at the show, Honda’s stand highlights the diversity of its current product line-up and includes innovative mobility solutions designed to improve the day-to-day lives of Honda’s customers. This broad portfolio of models is united by its global brand slogan – The Power of Dreams. Highlights include the first chance to see its all-new fuel cell vehicle, provisionally called the FCV, the all-new NSX hybrid supercar and a range of racing machines from a range of international race series.
With its DS 4 Crossback Concept, New DS 4 & DS 4 Crossback and the DSV-01 Formula E car, DS Automobiles was on the offensive at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.
DS chose this event for the world premiere of New DS 4 and DS 4 Crossback and the DSV-01 fully electric Formula E race car. DS also unveiled the DS 4 Crossback Concept, a show car with its sights set on the future. At the same time, the spotlight was on DS Connect, with demonstrations of this connectivity offering for visitors. There were also screenings of the new adverts featuring Baby DS, the latest brand model.
The all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio made its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show with no fewer than five examples of the high-performance saloon on display across Alfa Romeo’s striking and impressive new stand, each finished in a different colour: Competizione Red, Trofeo White, Vulcano Black, Vesuvio Grey and Montecarlo Blue.
Built on an all-new, rear-wheel drive platform with an emphasis on light weight and agility, the sporty underpinnings of the new Giulia define its shape and strongly influence its design with Alfa Romeo stylists wrapping the mechanical components in a taut, muscular package dominated by its long bonnet, short overhangs, muscular haunches and the longest wheelbase in its class. Simple, natural lines enhance its shape and proportions, while the surface is finished with elegance and restraint, exuding the purity and style one comes to expect of Italian design.
Romain Grosjean will be parting company with Team Enstone at the end of 2015. The Frenchman, who was a Renault debutant in 2009, decided to take the risk and jump ship to a completely new team, for he believes that will be the only way he will be fighting for wins.
The Grosjean-to-HAAS rumours have been floating around on the internet for a while now. Whilst both parties tried their best to keep the deal a secret until the press conference held yesterday afternoon, a little faux pas in the form of a website URL, confirmed the contract.
The move isn’t as insane as some make it out to be; afterall, HAAS F1 have close ties with the works Ferrari team, with some even claiming that the Italian team will supply more than just the powerplant to the new American team. No word as of yet who will be contracted to pilot the #2 HAAS machine, although sources say that the bosses at HAAS are looking at poaching either Vergne or Gutiérrez.
Stuttgart Auto has announced the arrival of the new Porsche Cayman GT4.
The long awaited track focussed version of the ever popular Cayman is now available in Singapore, featuring a whole host of newly tweaked chassis and drivetrain parts. Amongst the highlights of the car are a 911 GT3 front suspension and a 911 Carrera S derived 3.8 litre flat-6 engine.
This latest iteration of the Porsche Cayman promises to deliver even more thrills out on the road; more so on track. Its Carrera S engine produces 385 PS at 7,400 rpm and 420 Nm of torque from 4,750 – 6,000 rpm. The mid-engine rear wheel drive layout of the Cayman has often been said to provide the best dynamic balance of any driveline layout, and building on that excellent platform t...