The LTA has said that bus services have been improved as a result of the BSEP. As part of the scheme, 550 buses have been bought, and 339 of them have been put on the road. The frequencies of services have dropped by one to five minutes, and buses are less crowded. A perfect example is 195, which used to have a frequency of 10 to 13 minutes, but now, with the fleet expansion, the service has an 8 to 12 minute frequency.
The LTA has identified 30 illegal parking hot spots, and already has installed and switched on 10 CCTV cameras in 10 of the areas. LTA expected the amount of offenders to dramatically drop as a result of the deterrence, but unfortunately, they didn’t have the desired effect. Drivers were still found in breech of the law even though the cameras were in operation. One reason for parking illegally is that carparks were full, and the nearest empty ones are quite a distance away. Another would be the small signs installed to warn the drivers. LTA will continue to monitor the situation.
Singtel has been the title sponsor of the Singapore Grand Prix since the inaugural race in 2008. Now though, there is a new sponsor- Singapore Airlines. The announcement was made earlier today, and the deal is set for two years, with an option to renew after. The cost of the sponsorship has not been revealed.
Singapore has been crowned as the Monaco of the east, with both the racing and the atmosphere to match the little French island. Previously, it was known as the Formula One SingTel Singapore Grand Prix. With the new sponsorship however, it is now the Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix, which is quite a mouthful.
A couple of races back, Ricciardo on his first Red Bull outing scored a podium, one that was quickly snatched away from the Aussie after the stewards found his RB10 to have fouled the fuel flow regulations. Red Bull argued that the FIA part was inaccurate and that Renault’s was more precise. However the FIA stood firm and Red Bull decided to challenge them in the FIA court.
After a six-hour hearing on Monday, the FIA took its stance and kept the result nullified and void. Although Red Bull accepted the decision, they were disappointed with the outcome, for Ricciardo sits in P10 with 12 points, almost 49 down on Championship leader Nico Rosberg.
So far, it hasn’t been a dream start to Ricciardo’s Red Bull career. After the disqualification in Australia, a wheel fell off in Malaysia, which turned him from a front runner to a back marker. He eventually retired from mechanical failures. He finished 4th at Bahrain, closely behind Perez’s Force India.
The new BMW X5 has already raised efficiency to a whole new level in the world of the luxury Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV). BMW is using the New York International Auto Show 2014 to present what it sees as the logical next step towards bringing about a radical reduction in fuel consumption and emissions in the SAV segment.
The BMW Concept X5 eDrive succeeds in fusing the familiar brand of driving pleasure generated by the xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system and a luxurious ambience enshrined within an interior offering tremendous versatility of use with a plug-in hybrid drive system. A conventional combustion engine works together in perfect harmony with the cutting-edge BMW eDrive technology to produce the brand’s hallmark sporty drive coupled with a significant reduction in fuel consumption, making it an impressive example of the effectiveness of the BMW EfficientDynamics development strategy.
Peugeot unveils its imposing vision with the Exalt by following the approach in 2012 with the Onyx Concept. Exalt aims to please the senses. It stands out at first contact by its radical styling choices and the materials selected. First seen on Onyx, the distinct line in the bodywork is reinterpreted by the association of bare metal and an efficient textile, Shark Skin, inspired by the unique texture of a shark’s skin.
With its sleek and athletic lines, Exalt embodies the power of Peugeot design. Sitting on wide tracks and powerfully rounded wheel arches, this five-door saloon expresses its style over a length of 4.70m. The alliance of flat surfaces and straight cut lines merge aggressiveness and softness. Exalt chooses to be radical by deleting all superfluous materials, keeping only what is really useful. Its specification comprises materials from the melding of cultures with French and Chinese expertise. Each one of the materials used has been rigorously selected for their efficiency.
Like the E200 sedan we tested last year, both the E250 Cabriolet and Coupe models have received the same nip tuck that has breathed fresh air into the E-class range. While the E-class coupe has always been an elegant machine, it was starting to look dated next to the new A5 and BMW 4-series that were being launched alongside it.
Mercedes-Benz rose to the challenge by way of giving the cars a whole host of new technologies while improving on its current exterior design that has led to one of the sexiest E-class coupes ever.
Mercedes-Benz has chosen to keep the exterior outline of the coupe similar to its pre-facelift version which means the classic coupe design remains. The long bonnet, swooping roofline and short rear de...
42 year old Koh Chin Had, a Malaysian, has been arrested after he attempted to evade immigration clearance at the Woodlands Checkpoint. He was driving a Malaysian-registered Perodua Kambara, and attempted to evade clearance by tailgating the car in front. An officer activated the alarm and trapped Koh in the Arrival Car Zone, before he was arrested and will be charged in Court on Monday.