A new function has been added to LTA’s MyTransport.SG mobile app. The feature will enable commuters to know in advance whether the buses they are waiting for will still have seats/space onboard.
The app will feature the same timing readouts as before, the only difference being that they are colour coded. Green means seats are available, yellow means that there are no seats left and passengers will have to stand, whilst red means the bus is packed. Through revisions to the apps, bus timings have also become more accurate. The new data will also be shared to third party transport apps similar to the sort LTA has put out.
The Berlinetta Lusso, the first of a series of five units, made its Asian premiere in Singapore. This first edition of the Berlinetta Lusso is priced at S$1.8 million duty-free, excluding tax. Exclusively distributed by EuroSports Auto, the Touring Berlinetta Lusso will be available to collectors in Singapore at a price on application. The approximate delivery lead time is 10 months.
It takes inspiration from the golden era of Italian fuoriserie with proportions we are not anymore used to. The luxury touch is expressed by the apparent separation of volumes: a long bonnet evoking the powerful V12 engine, a cockpit resolutely designed for two, and a discrete trunk for precious luggage.
Hyundai Motor has used the brand’s “New Thinking” approach to connect the most distant of families, setting a novel world record in the process. When the daughter of an astronaut on the International Space Station had a special hand-written letter to send to her father, Hyundai Motor found an ‘out of this world’ way to share her message.
The newly launched campaign, entitled “A Message to Space”, revolves around a 13-year-old girl from Houston, Texas whose father is an astronaut and often away on space missions for many months at a time. Hyundai Motor conceived of a way for her to stay in touch with her father while he is gone by writing a personal message in giant lettering, big enough to be read from space.
The good news the industry has been waiting for. LTA announced today COE quotas will be increased every month in the May to July period. This sees a 41% increase in supply in comparison to the last three months.
In a statement earlier this morning, the LTA said that that the monthly supply of Category A COEs (cars up to 1,600cc and 130bhp) will go up by 45 per cent to 2,853. The monthly supply of Category B COEs (cars above 1,600cc or 130bhp) will expand by 29 per cent to 1,856. Similarly, the Open category will see a bump of 54% to 539.
Volvo Cars will unveil the most luxurious vehicle ever built in its 88 year history at the Shanghai International Automobile Show: an elegant and refined four-seat version of its recently launched XC90. The XC90 Excellence has been crafted by Volvo’s designers and engineers to offer customers a distinct and individual automotive experience that incorporates the latest Scandinavian innovations in design, refinement, comfort and style.
The XC90 Excellence is based on Volvo’s all new XC90 sports utility vehicle. The XC90 Excellence has just four seats compared to the original’s seven, creating an enormous amount of additional space for rear seat passengers that helps to deliver an exceptional customer experience.
The newly founded BMW Startup Garage sets out to tap directly into the potential of particularly innovative startups. With the BMW Startup Garage, the BMW Group is continuing its successful collaboration with startup companies. The combination of the strategic and global planning clout of a large corporation with the culture of ongoing innovation, creativity and venturesomeness that marks out successful startups has already proved a winning recipe. In addition to the BMW Startup Garage, the venture capital company BMW i Ventures also fosters the exchange with young enterprises developing innovative solutions for urban mobility.
The BMW Group has, moreover, joined forces with the Centre for Innovation and Business Creation – UnternehmerTUM – at Munich’s Technical University in order to set up the “TEchFounders” accelerator programme for technology startups. The Accelerator Programme introduces the BMW Group to innovative technologies, products and services at a very early stage, with the option of working together with the startup teams.
Ford first introduced the Mondeo back in 1992 and with each new generation, Ford has steadily improved on their popular mid-size sedan. The latest model is the fourth generation and is the largest and most impressive so far.
On first impression, the car is imposing. The car is nearly five metres in length at 4,871mm. But the bulk is elegantly hidden under graceful lines that give it a sporty vibe. If you think the gaping front grille looks familiar, that’s because the Mondeo is penned by former Aston Martin designer, Ian Cullum.
There are strong design elements of the English marque on the Ford. The large front grille and the wide front fenders form a strong muscular stance for the sedan. And it bodes well for what is a sporty sedan.
Two BMW models have won over voters with their exceptional design in the readers’ survey conducted by German motoring magazine Auto Zeitung. The design of the elegantly sporty BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe took the honors in the “Sedans/Station wagons/Vans” category, while the extrovert use of forms embodied by the BMW 2 Series Convertible won the day in the compact class. Elsewhere, the MINI 5-door, the BMW M3/M4 and the BMW X6 ranked among the top three most aesthetically pleasing models in the small car, sports car and SUV class respectively.
To decide the winners of the Design Trophy 2015, the editors invited readers of Auto Zeitung and users of their website to vote for the newly launched cars they felt represented the best design. More than 22,000 readers responded to the call to vote. The winners and runners-up in five categories were determined by the numbers of votes cast.