More MRT stations will be upgraded as part of the overall rejuvenation of the rail network. Improvements that are currently being considered include making use of existing void space, adjusting and alterating station furniture to create more platform space, the construction of new lifts and weatherproof facilities for enhanced accessibility. These include new sheltered link bridges that connect directly to HDB Blocks and key facilities, not dissimilar to the ones already installed at Clementi and Queenstown MRT stations.
The LTA is also considering adding several stations to the planned Jurong Region Line. It will most probably cut through West Coast through a West Coast Extension, and connect to the Circle Line to improve rail connectivity between the western parts of Singapore and the city centre.
The name is quite pretty, is it not? It’s called the Jade, and as you might know, the Chinese love the rock. Its lustrous greenish grey surface and smooth, cool finish has inspired many works of art that are painstakingly hand crafted out of the hard rock. It’s no wonder then, that the Jade is one of the best selling cars in China, where its name inspires awe and desire even before customers see the car.
Based off the Stream platform, it’s designed to be 4+2 seater, something unique I think most would find. After all, 2+2s are common, but 4+2? You can now take more kids than the average hatchback would, but not have to buy a full on MPV that’s slightly cumbersome to drive. So let’s find out just what this cool piece of kit is all about....
The 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show underlines an important year for Honda and will see the brand presenting its new model range of entirely refreshed and all-new cars displayed together. Alongside the new line-up, Honda will also showcase design concepts and advanced technologies, all demonstrating Honda’s unique creativity in meeting the personal mobility challenges of today and the future.
The motor show will witness the global premiere of ‘Honda Project 2 & 4’. A winner of the global design competition run by Honda between its global design studios, Honda Project 2 & 4 represents the company’s drive to inspire and reward creative thinking.
Hyundai Motor will showcase its high performance sub-brand N at the Frankfurt International Motor Show 2015. The result of intensive testing and product development, the sub-brand N builds on Hyundai Motor’s successful motorsport experiences and technology capability to drive future performance-oriented and race-track-capable models forward and bring ‘the most thrilling winding road’ fun to customers who truly love cars.
The N builds on not just Hyundai Motor’s continued advancement as a primary competitor in World Rally Championship (WRC) but also on the company’s dedication and investment to create striking and pioneering high performance cars. It capitalizes on Hyundai Motor’s fast-growing strength and signifies the pace of change within the brand, matching the company’s ambition to challenge perceptions by making real and emotional connections with customers.
The all-new Nissan NP300 Navara sets a new benchmark in the one-tonne pick-up sector, combining the best of Nissan’s Crossover leadership with over 80 years of experience in designing and manufacturing robust and cleverly engineered pick-ups.
Improving comfort and refinement while maintaining the Navara’s acclaimed off-road ability, durability and loading capacity, was a cornerstone of the new vehicle’s development. The vehicle is all-new, with a robust and tough chassis that introduces a host of new engineering features designed to further improve drivability and practicality. Plus thanks to the Crossover DNA that produced landmark passenger cars, the NP300 Navara brings a new level of refinement, style, comfort and quality, as well as first-in-class technologies to the pick-up market.
The PEUGEOT 2008 DKR is to make its first competitive appearance since January’s Dakar at the end of August. Two cars have been entered for the China Silk Road Rally (August 29-September 11) which traverses some of the country’s most epic roads.
It is a breath-taking journey that awaits Team Peugeot Total through what is today the brand’s biggest single market. Its participation in the event – initially called the China Grand Rally – is one of the key moments of the team’s busy preparations for the 2016 Dakar. Its cars will be in the hands of two all-French crews, namely Stéphane Peterhansel/Jean-Paul Cottret and Cyril Despres/David Castera who are looking forward to the challenges of the event’s historic and highly selective itinerary.
The 6th and final day of pre-season testing at Donington Park has concluded, and it is the Renault e.dams piloted by Nico Prost that topped the timing charts. His best lap of 1:30.513s was set in the morning session, and the afternoon downpour helped ensure no one could go any faster than him.
The Renault powerplant was reliable enough at this early stage to run at 170kw, the planned race power for season 2. The Frenchman believes the added power makes it more challenging to drive and thus, better suits his style. His teammate, Sebastien Buemi, made it a Renault e.dams one-two.
Whilst most of the new powerplants are reliable enough to do a complete test with varying levels of competitiveness, the new motors dropped into the Andretti Autosports and Trulli cars aren’t, with Andretti having to switch to the units used in Season 1 just to get their drivers, Simona de Silvestro and Formula E newcomer Robin Frijns, to put some laps on the table for the American team.
As part of the government’s plans to expand Changi Airport’s capacity, a 5th terminal will be added to the existing 4. However, the construction of the aforementioned terminal 5 is certainly proving to be a great danger to motorists, for drivers of the heavy vehicles shuttling things to and fro from the construction site have been caught flouting traffic laws multiple times.
Speeding is not the only offense; many are making illegal U-turns too. The Traffic Police recorded an average of two to three cases weekly along the 6km long stretch of construction sites.
The Traffic Police will strictly enforce traffic laws and will punish errant heavy vehicle drivers who continue to break the rules in the region.