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There may be 6 taxi companies locally, but only 1/6th of the firms have met availability standards set by the LTA. The other 5, which were while CityCab, TransCab, Premier , SMRT and Prime, had laspes and/or failed to meet the standards.

Out of those who failed to meet said standards, SMRT has been fined around $45,000 for not meeting standards from the January to April review period, whereas Prime had to cough up $44,000 for not meeting the same standards in the first 3 months.

Also, not only do the operators have to ensure each taxi reaches a minimum daily mileage, they also have to ensure that a significant portion of their fleet has to be in active operation during peak hours; from 7:00am to 11:00am and 5:00pm to 11:00pm, at least 85 percent of their cabs have to be on the road.

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A new slip road along the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) near Clementi North Flyover has been completed, and the motorists will be able to utilise it from the 5th of July from 3.00 am onwards. The new road means that motorists heading towards Bukit Batok East Avenue 3/Toh Tuck Avenue from PIE (Tuas) should take Exit 27 to get to their destinations. Exit 28, which is situated along PIE (Tuas) to Bukit Batok East Avenue 3/Toh Tuck Avenue, will be closed.

Other temporary slip roads, which include the entry from Clementi Avenue 6 to PIE (Tuas) will be closed for good. As such, motorists travelling towards to PIE (Tuas) from Clementi Avenue 6 will have to access the expressway throught can enter to PIE (Tuas) via the Toh Tuck Ave junction.

Directional signs will be on display to guide the motorists.

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Two top Volkswagen concept cars from Germany will be among the major attractions at this year’s GTI International, one of the most successful annual events for enthusiasts of the Golf GTI and other related high-performance Volkswagen Group models. GTI International will this year again be staged at the Shakespeare County Raceway, UK from 4-5 July.

Star attractions this year will be the 190 mph Golf R 400, with 400 PS and 450 Nm of torque – plus the looks to match its huge performance – as well as the XL Sport two-seater sports car, which is powered by a 200 PS Ducati Superleggera V2 engine and has a top speed of 168 mph.

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NTU receives BMW i3 and BMW i8 as research platforms

 BMW Group and Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) today launched a new electromobility research programme, involving the all-electric BMW i3 and plug-in hybrid sports car BMW i8 that runs on electricity and petrol.

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Ford is introducing a new camera technology that can see around corners, even when drivers cannot, to help avert accidents. 

The innovative Front Split View Camera –available as an option on the all-new Ford Galaxy and S-MAX – displays a 180-degree view from the front of the car, using a video camera in the grille. At a blind junction or exiting a driveway, the camera enables drivers to easily spot approaching vehicles, pedestrians or cyclists.

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Experts in the relevant fields are expecting government officials to give the green light to an on-demand driverless taxi trial on public roads. The goal? To make car-sharing as convenient as private car-ownership, whilst making it as sustainable as public transportation.

The firm which has applied to take part in the experiment, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), currently only has one electric car, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV in its fleet. Whilst the pilot run will only be limited to the One-North area, and possibly even open to only their employees, the final goal is to have an Uber-esque system in place, where commuters can book a driverless ride through their mobile devices.

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Google’s selft-driving cars have been let loose on the streets of Mountain View, California. The decidedly panda-shaped vehicles, which are currently restricted to 25 mph and have human drivers as fail-safes, were initially slated to undergo trials later this year.

Production versions of the car will have “a removable steering wheel, accelerator pedal, and brake pedal that allow them to take over driving if needed.” The technology certainly isn’t new; the tech giant has been working on said technologies in their modified Lexus and Toyota Prius self-driving cars, which have already racked up more than a million miles of on-road use.

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Lot-snatchers, brake-jammers & 'kookoo' drivers

Road bullies, hoggers, Sunday Drivers, drivers that can’t seem to properly align their car in a parking lot - if there's any kind of bad driver you haven't seen, there are other drivers who probably have.

And now you can, too, thanks to the increasing popularity (and lower prices) of in-car cameras. Many of us may have at some point uploaded our own in-car videos of bad drivers we encounter on the roads, to Youtube and other video-on-demand platforms. 

But before you upload the next one, simmer down! The rising trend of bad driving may indicate that drivers in Singapore are getting more reckless, uncivil and selfish, but it may also indicate that you yourself are guilty of some of these anti-social habits below. 

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