Tag

car parking multiplayer design

Reverse parking vs forward parking: Which is better?

When obtaining a Malaysian driver’s license, the only type of parking you are tested for is parallel parking. Other parking methods like perpendicular parking, double parking, and angle parking are not tested. Mainly because parallel parking requires a little bit more skill and concentration."chup" parking. Photo: Uber AdThe most common type of parking today is perpendicular parking, since it offers the most efficient use of space. Perpendicuar parking just means that the car is

Arif

Arif

Oct 3, 2020

Hideyuki Miyakawa – Japan’s secret agent of car design you never heard of

The early days of the car industry was dictated by Europe and America. Germany invented the combustion engine and the automobile, Italy made the best bodies, while USA pioneered mass production and market segmentation.1917 Mitsubishi Model A was Japans first passenger car, 22 units were made, none survived today. This is a replica.Although Nissan, Toyota, Mitsubishi, and Isuzu – the earliest of Japanese manufacturers - traced their history back to the 1930s, Japan didn’t enter the au

Hans

Hans

May 31, 2020

Sunway’s parking lot makes a great leap towards sustainability!

Sunway is further paving the path in innovative parking lots with the preview of their new Smart Parking system within Sunway City.Sunway has always been in the lead when it comes to making their parking lots more accessible. The company was one of the first to adopt the lighting indication system a few years ago.Now the new integrated license plate recognition system will see Sunway City’s parking lot go entirely cashless and ticket-less.This is a massive step towards reducing the parking

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 31, 2019

Fancy designing a car? Porsche’s head of design shares some tips

Michael Mauer is Porsche’s head of design since 2004. He’s the man responsible for pretty much all Porsche models you see today, from the Porsche Cayenne to the 918 Spyder.As we’re all under the Movement Control Order (MCO), perhaps you’ve been thinking of attempting some car sketches of your own. But where do you even begin? Well, Michael Mauer is sharing some of the tricks.First you start with the wheels. One of the challenges of drawing a car is defining the wheel

Shaun

Shaun

Apr 17, 2020

Electric parking brake vs manual hand brake vs foot brake, which is better?

Parking brake is a safety mechanism that prevents a stationary car from rolling away. Parking brake is also commonly referred to handbrake because of its hand-operated lever.However, there are also different types of parking brake such as foot-operated pedal (footbrake) as well as the increasingly common electric parking brake (EPB). Each of these parking brakes has its benefits, but which is the best?First, we will explain how each parking brake works. The manual handbrake and footbrake work ex

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

May 22, 2020

Parallel parking sensation claims he doesn’t even own the Toyota Innova!

We’re sure by now you have already watched the video of a Toyota Innova exiting a very tight parking spot behind two metal railings with sheer drops on either side of the concrete slab multiple times. It turns out the driver is now an international sensation and has even been interviewed by the media about his epic parking skills going viral.According to UK Tabloid paper, the DailyMail, the Innova does not even belong to the driver. In fact, the driver, PJ Biju, had only just collecte

Jerrica

Jerrica

Sep 14, 2020

TNG rolls out PayDirect Parking feature! Swipe your TNG card and pay with eWallet

Touch ‘n Go has introduced the PayDirect feature for car parks at various locations across the country. The PayDirect Parking feature will work similarly to the PayDirect for toll payments by deducting money straight from your TNG eWallet instead of your card.Users who have enabled PayDirect in their TNG eWallet app will be able to pay their parking fees with the credit in their eWallet. This will save them from needing to reload their TNG cards as the existing card balance will not be aff

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 10, 2021

Handbrake vs Footbrake vs EPB – brek ‘parking’ mana paling bagus?

Bagi anda yang tidak pernah tahu, brek ‘parking’ dicipta untuk menghalang kereta daripada bergerak. Pada mulanya, ia dikawal oleh tangan. Disebabkan itulah ia terkenal dengan panggilan "handbrake" (brek tangan).Idaman peminat kereta kerana lebih mudah untuk mereka buat slide atau drift.Seiring dengan arus pemodenan, brek parking diinovasikan untuk dikawal oleh kaki (footbrake). Perubahan ini bertujuan untuk memberi ruang yang lebih praktikal di konsol tengah.Kini, rata-rata

Faisal

Faisal

Mar 6, 2021

Mazda’s Ikuo Maeda is Autocar’s 2020 Design Hero

During the recently concluded 2020 Autocar Awards, Mazda’s Ikuo Maeda was named the Design Hero of the year. The award is handed to Maeda in recognition of how Mazda designs have evolved throughout the years to become beautiful cars that it is now.There is no denying that Mazdas are one of the most beautiful cars you can buy now on the market. But a look back in the history books, and you are reminded Mazda don’t always have beautiful and emotional cars to boast.Under the watchful ey

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jul 9, 2020

Video: All-new Honda Jazz, Cutest City Car Ever?

The all-new fourth-generation Honda Jazz (known as the Fit in Japan), made its global premiere at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show (TMS) with a fresh exterior design, revamped cabin and a new hybrid powertrain.Visually, the Jazz gets a roundel appearance that draws more parallels to the second-generation Jazz (GE) rather than the sharper third-generation model (GK).The interior has decluttered even further with minimal buttons, LCD instrument cluster, floating centre display and electronic parking

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Oct 25, 2019

DBKL parking payment goes cashless, but no JomParking and TnG e-Wallet... yet

Image credit: KL Sentral InfoStarting 1st October 2020, you can no longer use the parking machines to pay for your street parking ticket in the city under DBKL’s purview. But you can’t pay via JomParking, Boost, and TnG e-Wallet either, instead you will have to familiarise yourself with DBKL’s new payment apps.  (function(d, s, id) { let js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return;js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src ='https://connec

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 1, 2020

Can you do a handbrake turn with an electric parking brake?

The infamous Jeremy Clarkson once said “Nothing turns a 17-year-old girl on more than a well-executed handbrake turn.", whether that is true or not, we will leave it up to your imagination (or testing?), but one of our Wapcar readers recently asked an interesting question of whether a cool handbrake turn is possible with the electric parking brake (EPB), and the short answer is - yes and no.Before we get into detail, the EPB is more compact than their mechanical counterparts, can auto

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

May 12, 2020

2021 Mazda BT-50 debuts in Thailand, D-Max reliability with Kodo Design

Nearly half a year after its global debut Down Under, Mazda launched the all-new 2021 Mazda BT-50 in Thailand. As we had reported before, the all-new BT-50 is basically the all-new Isuzu D-Max that has been injected with Mazda’s Kodo design.The freestyle cab BT-50, unlikely to make it to MalaysiaThe all-new BT-50 is marketed as an urban pick-up, unlike the more utilitarian D-Max. As such, the classy and elegant Kodo design blends well with the functional design aesthetics of a pick-up truc

CY Foong

CY Foong

Dec 21, 2020

Court says car park operators liable for car thefts!

The Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court ruling that the management of a car park is liable of negligence rendering disclaimers of exemption clauses posted by the car park non-viable.Sunway Parking Services Sdn Bhd was ordered to pay about RM 117,000 of damages to Euro Rent A Car Sdn Bhd in the case where the rental car company’s vehicle was stolen from the premises.This means that car park disclaimer notices posted at various locations of a parking lot informing visitors that the mana

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 8, 2020

All-new 2020 Kia Optima ditches the 3-box design for a sleek fastback design

The 2020 Kia Optima gets a radical change in its design from the outgoing generation, now with a fastback sloping roofline akin to an Audi A7.Inspired by the texture of shark skin, the grille is said to give a powerful and sporty image. The headlamps are seamlessly intergrated with the grille, featuring a unique daytime running light signature, which Kia calls ‘heartbeat’.Further enhancing its four-door coupe appeal are the frameless doors, with the chrome trim no

Shaun

Shaun

Nov 18, 2019

Touch ‘n Go to waive parking surcharges by Q1, eWallet reloadable cards planned

Touch ‘n Go has reiterated yet again that it will soon remove all parking surcharges. This time, the company says the removal will be completed within this quarter, reports The Star.Commitments to remove parking surcharges, which has been common complain among users, is not new, as Touch ‘n Go have been talking about it since 2019.Speaking to the English daily, group CEO Effendy Shahul Hamid said:“I’m very happy to say that by the end of the first quarter, we’ll tak

Hans

Hans

Jan 29, 2021

Hyundai Elantra snaps up an award at the 2020 Good Design

The newly launched 2021 Hyundai Elantra now has a new accolade under its belt as it was recognised by the panel of judges at the 2020 Good Design awards. But the Elantra is not the only winner from Hyundai that won an award.The seventh-generation Hyundai Elantra won hearts at the awards thanks to its Parametric Dynamics design elements like the parametric-jewel-pattern grille and H-tail lamp. It was also credited for its 10-inch touchscreen display and an infotainment system that comes with Andr

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jan 4, 2021

Photo Library: 2020 CKD Volvo S60 T8 R-Design

The locally assembled Volvo S60 T8 R-Design is officially launched with a slight revision to the specifications. Now we’re bringing you to the showroom with photos we’ve taken after checking out the car ourselves.Volvo S60It is mostly identical to the fully imported (CBU) model and from the outside, it is virtually impossible to tell them apart. Like the CBU unit, it is propelled by the T8 plug-in hybrid powertrain and finished in R-Design trim.Speaking of power, the T8 powertrain ma

Shaun

Shaun

May 27, 2020

50% discount off your parking compound! Thanks MBSA!

Can you believe it? It's been 20 years since Shah Alam was declared a city! To celebrate its 20th Anniversary, the Shah Alam Municipal Council (MBSA) is holding a special promotion for compound payments throughout the month of October.Shah Alam Mayor, Datuk Haris Kasim, said that the month-long promotion is MBSA’s efforts to encourage those with compounds to clear their plate before MBSA takes action against them.From 1st to 31st October 2020, residents who pay their compound fines wil

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 2, 2020

Delhi gov instructs 5% parking allocation for EVs, buildings to comply by end of year

To encourage the adoption of electric vehicles, Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain has directed buildings in the Indian Capital to reserve 5% of parking space for electric cars.The reserved EV parking spots are also required to have suitable slow EV chargers, and the instruction is only for buildings with parking capacities of more than 100 vehicles.To speed up the process, a Rs. 6,000 (RM340) subsidy is given for every charging point installed. The deadline for buildings to comply with the new

Arif

Arif

Mar 17, 2021

Former BMW designer Jochen Paesen joins Kia to lead interior design

It looks like Kia has been busy recruiting some of the best talents from BMW. The latest recruit to Kia Motors is Jochen Paesen, a former BMW interior designer. The Belgian-born Paesen will become Kia’s vice president of interior design, reporting under a team led by Karim Habib - himself a former BMW head of design. Coincidence? Maybe not.With Paesen's appointment, this marks Kia’s third major recruitment from BMW over the past years. Along with Karim Habib, this also includes A

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

Mar 30, 2020

Tak ada brek tangan macam mana? Ini cara drift menggunakan Electric Parking Brake

Jeremy Clarkson pernah menyebut, “Tiada yang lebih mengujakan makwe berbanding pusingan drift yang dilaksanakan dengan baik.” Oleh itu, seorang pembaca ada bertanyakan mengenai soalan menarik ini.Macam mana nak drift kalau guna EPB (Electric Parking Brake)?Jawapan adalah ya dan tidak.Sebelum itu, EPB adalah sistem yang menarik brek tangan anda ketika parkir secara automatik. Sistem ini membolehkan brek tangan konvensional (jenis tombol) dikeluarkan dari kereta, menjadikan konsol teng

Haris

Haris

Jun 27, 2020

Ratings: 2020 Volvo S60 T8 R-Design - The best sports sedan in class

Having tested the Volvo S60 T8 R-Design last year, we have to say, we were quite impressed. The Volvo outperformed segment rivals like the Mercedes C-Class and BMW 3-Series when it came to ride comfort and luxury features.Well, now it is time to see how the Volvo S60 scores in our WapCar Ratings.2020 Volvo S60 T8 R-Design: Driving Performance - 37/50 pts, More than enough power 2020 Volvo S60 T8 R-Design - Facts and Figures Engine 2.0-litre 4-cyl supercharged and turbocharged with h

Arif

Arif

Mar 13, 2021

Lamborghini Aventador caught fire in Pavilion parking lot. RIP another Lambo

Lamborghini sure is getting a lot of attention this week. Just days after a post of a brand-new Lamborghini being written off in the UK, now another Lamborghini is seen in trouble but this time the incident happened in Malaysia.According to the New Straits Times, a Lamborghini Aventador caught fire in a parking lot at Pavilion Residences in Bukit Bintang.The incident happened at around 2 am. The Fire and Rescue Department had to deploy 14 personnel in two Bomba trucks to the scene. An ambulance

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 28, 2020

Condemned by Malaysians, 'too cute' 2021 Honda Jazz wins 2 Red Dot Design Awards

As consumers in emerging markets (including Malaysian keyboard warriors) find the fourth-generation (4G) 2021 Honda Jazz a bit too radical/cute/retro to accept, its a winner elsewhere, having scooped up two gongs in the Red Dot Design Awards Product Design category.Jazz, Jazz Crosstar win Car Design awardsThe Jazzs latest iteration takes after Hondas Yoo no bi design philosophy, which essentially means honing everyday items to make them more beautiful and ergonomically satisfying to use.2-spoke

Sanjay

Sanjay

Apr 1, 2021

Don't get caught: prevent car thefts with these simple tips!

Yeah that's right - keep prying hands away!Last week, we shed light on what are the top 10 most stolen cars in Malaysia for Q1 2020. We know many of you own cars in that list, so this week we’ll share with you some quick tips on how to secure your car from thieves. Let's set the scene. Imagine you're driving down a mall parking and boom, you've found a parking spot. First things first...1. Start with parking in a well-lit placeGood parking - bright place and facing a d

Sanjay

Sanjay

Oct 10, 2020

Gallery: Diving deep into the all-new 2021 W223 Mercedes-Benz S-Class' design

The all-new 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class was launched yesterday and further solidifies its position as the marque's top banana, being chock-full of new tech and neat design touches. Let's take a deeper look at this luxobarge and see what's new - don't forget to tell us what you think of it too!Exterior‘Sensual Purity’ sounds a lot like a high-end perfume brand but that’s the name of Mercedes-Benz's design philosophy.The recipe is recognisable - short

Sanjay

Sanjay

Sep 3, 2020

Owner Review: A Car That I Can't Resist- My Story With My Toyota Yaris

** This article is the personal experience of a 2019 Toyota Yaris owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCarFacebook: Mike MaximilianoI fell in love with the Toyota Yaris the moment Toyota has teased it to the world. Being a college student, my options were limited by my parents. During the 2019 Malaysian Autoshow, I was taken aback by its design and features it has. Air conditioning, headlamps with follow-me-home function, an infotainment display, and electrochromic rearvie

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jul 2, 2020

New 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe design revealed, it’s all about the lights

Hyundai Motor has unveiled the new 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe to the world. The SUV’s new sporty looks clearly continues on with Hyundai’s play with lights on the newly launched Hyundai Sonata and Hyundai Elantra.At the front, the Santa Fe now features a grille that dominates the entire front-end. Though the diamond shape grille is the main feature, it is the headlights that merge smoothly with the grille and the newly designed DRLs that catches the eye.As previously teased, the Santa Fe

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 3, 2020

The 2020 Proton X50 is the cheapest car that parks itself

At the media test drive event today, Proton has confirmed that the 2020 Proton X50 will feature Auto Park Assist. This is part of the Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS), which is classified as level 2 semi-autonomous driving.The Auto Park Assist feature is able to assist drivers in manoeuvring the car into perpendicular parking (shown as vertical parking in the photo) spots and parallel parking spots. It also helps in exiting parallel parking spots.The system actively controls the steerin

Shaun

Shaun

Sep 30, 2020