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This Korean professor created a self-driving car way back in the '90s! Tesla who?

Autonomous driving, or aka self-driving cars and driverless cars, is now all the range. Everybody from Tesla and Google to Mercedes-Benz and more are looking into developing autonomous cars! But before driverless cars became an ‘it’ thing, here is an autonomous car that was created back in the 1990s by a South Korean professor and his students.Also read: Watch this self-driving Perodua Axia handle the busy roads of KL!Han Min Hong, now 79, led the team that created South Korea’

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 8, 2021

Watch: Police chasing down a white car that was driving on wrong side of road

Yet another car was caught driving in the wrong direction! And this time it happened at the very busy LDP Puchong toll right before the exit to Sunway Pyramid.The viral video showed an unidentified white car speeding towards the LDP toll on the wrong side of the road, while an auxiliary police tow truck is seen chasing after the car on the other side of the road.According to Harian Metro, the car might have already travelled at least 10 km on the wrong side of the highway. The auxiliar

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jul 13, 2020

There’s a Doraemon Car Driving Challenge game that you can play on your PC

If you are sitting at home, bored with your unproductive life (because your wife is doing all the housework while dressed up pretty and cute?), know that there exists a Doraemon car driving game.The game is pretty old, but chances are, you didn’t know about until today. You can play it here on your browser. It’s a Flash media game so you will need to enable Adobe Flash Player on your browser.The premise of the game is pretty simple. Doraemon drives an open-top truck (because she is d

Hans

Hans

Apr 1, 2020

Honda Legend's Sensing Elite - world's first road legal L3 autonomous driving car

Honda has launched its new Honda Sensing Elite safety system in Japan, the worlds first road level 3 (L3) autonomous driving system. The first Honda car to be equipped with this system is the updated 2021 Honda Legend EX.If you are wondering why is the Honda Legends Sensing Elite the worlds first L3 autonomous driving car when Audi announced it in 2017 for its Audi A8, thats because the A8 is technically only an L3-capable car. The feature has yet to be approved by European authorities. The main

Arif

Arif

Mar 5, 2021

Japan too has a problem with cars driving against traffic

The problem of motorists riding/driving against traffic is not unique to Malaysia, although your Facebook feeds will give you that it’s a growing problem confined only to Malaysia.Yesterday, a 35-year old man in Japan was killed when his Honda N-Box was hit head-on by a Toyota Crown driven by a 78-year old man who was driving against traffic.The incident happened yesterday 6-January, at 12.40 am at the Nishimeihan Expressway in Yamatokōriyama city, in Nara prefecture.The younger driver die

Hans

Hans

Jan 7, 2021

Daniel Riccardo debunks driving sequences of our favourite car movies

When driving turns into an art form, it can captivate even people with the faintest interest in cars.This is why Hollywood churns out movies like Need for Speed, Baby Driver and even Fast and Furious, which, after 8 renditions, is really just an action movie unrelated to cars.The latest being Ford versus Ferrari. Watched that yet?Don’t worry this is not a spoiler post, though we would love to hear what Formula 1 driver Daniel Riccardo has to say about the racing sequences!Be

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 19, 2019

A car with a fake manual transmission? It’s real! But… why?

China car brand Chery actually invented an electric vehicle (EV) that behaves like a manual car with shift points and it even stalls. It also adds a tachometer, clutch pedal, and a five-speed shifter. But why on earth did Chery invent a car like this?The car in question is known as a Chery New Energy eQ2 Driving School Version. Yes, the car is invented to eliminate emissions from driving school vehicles.Even in Malaysia, a country with a population number that barely scratches the surface of Chi

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 19, 2020

6 traits that make a great handling car

Every so often, you find people in the motoring fraternity raving about a certain car that has sublime handling, and is a joy to drive. What does it even mean? Beyond good looks, there’s a lot going on under the skin that can determine how well a car drives. Let’s dive into what makes a car handle great, in a road driving context.Balanced chassisHonda S2000: A chassis ahead of its timeA car’s chassis is the starting point of vehicle dynamics. A great-handling car usually has a

Jason

Jason

Dec 6, 2020

How driving through floods can damage your car, and here's how to do it safely

Driving on a rainy day requires extra concentration. The roads are slippery and visibility is lower than usual. Rainy days also create unwanted puddles, which if they’re big enough, can be called floods.Even the mighty can fallYou might have seen some cars wading through water like it’s nothing. You are tempted to do it too, sometimes. After all, water doesn’t get into your engine, right? Well, it depends on how deep the water is, how fast you drive through it, and how well you

Arif

Arif

Oct 29, 2020

Remember this murder case of a BMW driving over a man? The suspects have been acquitted

Remember the murder of a BMW 5 Series driving over a man in a petrol station that happened in 2017? All 3 suspects in the case have been acquitted of all charges by the Johor Bahru high court recently.To refresh your minds, news reports at that time stated that the victim was stabbed 3 times before the suspects returned to the white BMW 5 Series. Panic ensued at the petrol station when the suspects threw a firecracker out of the car before proceeding to drive the car over the victim multiple tim

Jerrica

Jerrica

Sep 7, 2020

Buying used cars: How to test drive a used car?

Buying brand-new cars without test driving them is common, especially when shopping for an econobox. These days, you can learn more about a brand-new car just by browsing the internet.The COVID-19 pandemic has also pushed brands to enhance their respective virtual showrooms. While shopping for a brand-new car can be safely done without a test drive, the same couldn’t be said about used cars.Test driving a brand-new car is meant to impress you with all the bells & whistles and

Arif

Arif

Sep 4, 2020

Level 2 autonomous driving brings the Proton X50 on the same page as a Tesla

The Proton X50 is safer than a BMW X1? Yup, it’s true, and you can read it here.Part of why it gains that reputation is because it comes with Level 2 Autonomous driving. What's this 'levels of autonomous driving'?In short, this picture. Basically, Level 0/1 cars are most common right now, and Level 2 technologies are still creeping in. We're still a long ways away from Level 3, 4 and 5 autonomous driving.Who decides these? The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

Sanjay

Sanjay

Sep 30, 2020

Driving your car less this MCO? Here's how to keep it running smoothly.

Photo credit: avalonking.comJust like that, we are 2 weeks into MCO 2.0. This most likely means that most of us are working from home, which then means our cars arent driven much. Nevertheless, there are some things you can do to keep your car in tip top condition despite it being underdriven. Here are some pointers that might be useful to keep in mind in this second MCO season. Dont park under treesPhoto credit: avalonking.comYou might think that parking your car under trees is a good idea, sin

Jason

Jason

Feb 14, 2021

Imagine playing Wangan Midnight on Geely's driving sim!

Geely has announced a new driving simulator will be installed for its technology and engineering development division, China Euro Vehicle Technology AB (CEVT), in spring 2021.The VI-grade DiM250 driving simulator is designed to simulate any track or road in the world with real-life environments. What’s amazing is there is a car-shaped cockpit that engineers and designers could replace with any models or prototypes in development.You can hear techno music blasting from this pic.​​​​The

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jul 24, 2020

Watch: Rogue Myvi driving against traffic on Federal Highway

Driving against traffic is becoming a rampant issue these days, and these days they are seen driving on busy roads as well.Just last month we reported that a white car was caught driving on the wrong side of the road at from Icon City in Kelana Jaya to the Sunway toll. Luckily, the incident happened during the early hours of the morning so the usually busy road is deserted.  (function(d, s, id) { let js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElem

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 7, 2020

Are AWD cars completely useless for everyday driving?

The Audi Sport Quattro and Subaru WRX STI have cemented their names in the hall of fame of all-wheel-drive cars. AWD is good for performance and the fastest supercars of today mainly use AWD drivetrains.Today, just about any manufacturer has their own AWD system. And while they may differ in names, they basically send power to all four wheels. Some AWD systems are more superior than others, but that is a subject matter for another day.Despite the interesting technology behind AWD cars, most of u

Arif

Arif

Oct 11, 2020

BRZ vs GTI: Different ways to driving pleasure

The beauty of the automotive world is that cars, they come in all shapes and sizes. This is no different for the enthusiasts looking for something that makes their hearts skip a beat. There are many ways for us to get our kicks from.For example, on one end of the spectrum, you have the hot hatch of hot hatches, the VW Golf GTI. On the other, you have the Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ. These two cars are as divergent as they come. Yet they bring driving pleasure in their own unique ways. How do I know? I&

Jason

Jason

Jul 3, 2020

Owner Review: My "Abah-Abah's car" – A pilot feeling being in a Honda Civic FB

** This article is the personal experience of a 2015 Honda Civic 2.0S owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Mat Nasir↓↓↓ Press Here To Share Your Story ↓↓↓About my Honda CivicIf we story about Honda’s car, I’m pretty sure what crossed in our minds was the Civic. The Honda Civic is not the first model of Honda but Civic makes Honda become famous. Almost 20 million units sold worldwide and this C segment Sedan become num

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jul 27, 2020

Are Malaysians responsible enough to be driving SUVs?

It is happening. The SUV wave is nigh. Malaysian SUV sales are expected to take off in earnest in 2021 with the introduction of affordably priced models like the Proton X50 and the soon-to-launch Perodua D55L.Already the X50 has exceeded sales targets, filling a three-month order book, even before a price is announced. Not to mention, Proton credits its 55.7% increase in sales in 2019 to success of the X70 and Saga.As for Perodua, its only SUV model, the Aruz, only accounts for a mere 12.5%

Daniel

Daniel

Oct 31, 2020

After reading this, you will reassess your driving position

As an advanced driving Instructor, often times I am asked how does one become a better driver?Well, the answer is never so straightforward, because everyone's level of driving varies from one to another. But that doesn't mean you can't take steps to be a better, safer driver. At the most fundamental level, finding the right driving position makes a world of difference.In this column, I will outline six simple steps, in the correct order, to finding the right driving position, no

Jason

Jason

Jun 4, 2020

Watch this self-driving Perodua Axia handle the busy roads of KL!

Mention self-driving cars and one of the first things you’re thinking of is Tesla and its Autopilot feature. But Teslas are expensive in Malaysia, costing nearly a million ringgit.That is pretty out of reach for many Malaysians wanting to experience what its like for the car to take control of the wheel.However, a brand-new local tech start-up has decided to show Malaysians that self-driving technology is indeed for everyone, not just the extremely wealthy. The company is called Kommu.ai a

CY Foong

CY Foong

Nov 3, 2020

What is a car platform? It’s not necessarily what you think it is

BMA, CMA, MQB, MLB, TNGA, DNGA, these are just some of the more commonly spoken alphabet soup of acronyms (actually they more like marketing words) that refer to car platforms.BMA platform, developed by Geely-Volvos CEVT, used by the Proton X50But what exactly is a platform and why it’s such a big deal to some companies, but not others? Companies like Geely/Proton, Toyota, and Volkswagen bang heavily on modular platform technology in their marketing communications, while others like Merced

Hans

Hans

Dec 18, 2020

JPJ summons lazy driving school teacher for endangering students’ lives

A driving school teacher in Seberang Perai was issued a summons by the Road Transport Department (JPJ) for leaving students unattended during driving practice.According to the JPJ State Director, Adenan Md. Isa, the authorities discovered the offence when they conducted a surprise inspection at the driving institute located in Seberang Jaya.Adenan told Kosmo! Online that leaving students to learn unattended is very dangerous as an accident could happen due to the student’s lack of experien

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 15, 2021

Chinese station 988 FM asked opinions on penalties for drunk driving

There has been a rise of drivers driving under influence (DUI) cases on Malaysian roads recently, sparking many heated discussions across social media. This has even prompted the Ministry of Transport to propose an amendment on Act 333 of the Road Transport Act 1987. Chinese radio station, 988 FM, invited listeners to share their opinions on the appropriate respond or punishment needed to stop drunk driving and the lost of lives.In the 988 discussion, the general consensus agrees there

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 2, 2020

What to do if your AEB-equipped car has a broken windscreen?

The short answer is that the AEB hardware needs to be recalibrated, which can only be done at an authorized service centre (at the moment, unless there is an independent repairer here that has invested in the necessary tools).You can still have the windscreen replaced at the windscreen repairer of your choice, but after replacing the glass, you need to bring the car back to the authorized service centre to have the AEB camera recalibrated.Well, this is the unfortunate downside of insisting on ha

Hans

Hans

Sep 20, 2020

Owner Review: My dream car is a Hyundai - My story of my Hyundai Elantra

** This article is the personal experience of a 2019 Hyundai Elantra owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Vijay SaravanenI always loved the sleekly, sexy, and sporty design of Hyundai Elantras I see on the road. I told myself my next car change would be a Hyundai Elantra. I was already driving the Hyundai Accent 1.5 (Aeroback) 2007 Model. Over the years, I have owned Proton Saga 1.3 (Aeroback), Proton Wira 1.5 (Sedan), Proton Satria1.3, Exora 1.6(MPV), a

Owner Review

Owner Review

Sep 7, 2020

Mazda rotary engine is back, but it won't be in a sports car...

Mazda’s rotary engine has been widely reported to be used as a range extender for electric vehicles. Now, Mazda announced that the Mazda MX-30 electric vehicle will be available with a rotary range extender.The MX-30 is a pure battery electric vehicle (BEV) that offers around 200 km of range using a 35.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The reason for this small battery pack and limited driving range is to keep well-to-wheel CO2 emissions (CO2 produced from oil extraction to combustion a

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Apr 9, 2020

BMW X5 Crash on NKVE: From driving machine to flying machine

By now you've would've seen the video of an accident involving a BMW X5 on the North Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE). In the dashcam video, you can clearly see from the driver's point-of-view, that traffic ahead was braking - easily 200 metres ahead - due to an earlier accident. There were also blue warning lights from a Police patrol bike on the left and a man furiously waving his flashlight on the right.   (function(d, s, id) { let js, fjs = d.getElementsByT

Jason

Jason

Jun 16, 2020

How not to crash while driving in the rain

Driving in the rain is something that all Malaysians will encounter at some point in their lives. Given our unpredictable weather, wet weather driving takes on significant importance. Yet, many road users do not seem to know what to do when it starts raining. Even worse, they do the wrong things. Again, let’s approach this from a fundamental level. The key is to adopt good habits and discard bad ones when driving in the rain.  Dos 1.) Smoothen your driving input; Your i

Jason

Jason

Jun 8, 2020

Owner Review: Experiencing the Honda City - A car that is not love at first sight

** This article is the personal experience of a 2014 Honda City GM6 owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Najib Ar-RahmanBackgroundIt was 2014 and I was in the market to purchase my first car. I have just recently started working for around 1.5 years or so and was earning around RM3.5K per month. My daily commute all that while was via public transport but the same year, I decided to get married, which is why I needed to buy a car. The usual choice for someone

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 8, 2020