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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

Covid-19: Stay put wherever you are and don’t “balik kampung”

If you’re thinking of heading back to your hometown or any inter-state travelling during the next 2 weeks, UM’s dean of faculty of medicine is calling out urging people to reconsider and stay put where they are.Prof Datuk Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman, or Professor Adeeba, said in a tweet that “The whole idea of this Restricted Movement Order is to… restrict movement… to minimise human contact that can spread the virus. Social distancing is the fancy

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 17, 2020

Did you know that road tax don't go into road maintenance funds?

If you are surprised to find out that the road tax we pay every year doesn’t contribute to paying for road repairs then safe to say you’re not alone. The fact came to light after the much-talked-about pothole accident that Minister Khairy Jamaluddin (KJ) got into just weeks ago.According to a study, 80 percent of pothole accidents happen on roads that don’t require road users to pay tolls. Malaysia has also been rated the country with the third-highest road crash deaths in ASEA

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jan 6, 2021

Audi: China and South Korea most supportive of driverless cars, USA and UK least

A recent typology - the science of classification - carried out by Audi shows that China and South Korea are more receptive to autonomous cars on their roads than any other country in the world. Based on the Human Readiness Index (HRI), China records +5.1 while South Korea records +1.2 reading. Spain and Italy leads the way in the European side with a +0.7 reading while countries like Germany, France, the USA, Japan and British are more reserved against driverless cars.Self-driving cars are

Jerrica

Jerrica

Sep 26, 2019

Kita bayar cukai jalan sebenarnya untuk apa? Bukan bagi baiki jalan semata-mata?

Seperti kita semua sedia maklum, setiap pemilik kenderaan di Malaysia harus membayar cukai jalan setiap tahun. Ia dikira belanja ‘birthday’ kenderaan tersebut. Oleh itu, pandangan umum rata-rata menganggap cukai jalan digunakan untuk membiayai kemudahan dan fasiliti jalan raya.Tapi, tahukah anda yang cukai jalan sebenarnya digunakan sebagai dana bebas kerajaan dan bukannya untuk fasiliti lalu-lintas semata-mata?Setiap lubang jalan harus ditampal dengan secepat mungkin. Dua nyawa suda

Mersita

Mersita

Jan 6, 2021

Road tax paid to JPJ don’t go to road maintenance, so what are we paying for?

Most of us take it for granted that road tax, by virtue of its name, goes directly into maintenance of non-tolled roads, but thats actually not true. Instead, road tax is just yet another channel of government revenue, and its not used exclusively for road maintenance. Which begs the obvious question, what are we paying for then?Before we go further and for the benefit of those who missed our last article, heres some background. The former Director General of MIROS (Malaysian Institute of Road S

Hans

Hans

Jan 10, 2021

How symbols derive their power - the myth of car brands and the influence they have over us

Some brands, no matter how good their products are, can never attain the nearly mythical levels of influence that others haveAt its most fundamental level, cars are merely a collection of metal and parts. But few car companies will sell you a car at the price of the sum of its materials and cost it took put the car together.Premium brands especially, want to sell you not just a car but also an admission in their deeply storied heritage, and a certain lifestyle that their marketers promise you.&q

Hans

Hans

Apr 4, 2021

Proton lancar edisi istimewa 2021 - Proton Saga R3, Proton Iriz R3, Proton Persona Black Edition dan Proton Exora Black Edition!

Proton memulakan tahun 2021 dengan bukan 1 tetapi 4 model edisi istimewa baharu untuk pelanggan. Varian edisi istimewa tersebut adalah Proton Saga R3, Proton Iriz R3, Proton Persona Black Edition dan Proton Exora Black Edition!Dalam majlis pelancaran edisi istimewa Proton yang berlangsung secara dalam talian tersebut, berikut adalah model-model yang telah dipertontonkan!Proton Saga R3Proton Saga R3 hadir dengan siluet yang mirip dengan Proton Saga Edisi Ulangtahun namun dengan sedikit tambahan.

Haris

Haris

Feb 18, 2021

Two new Proton models in 2020, Proton X70 CKD and Proton X50!

Proton ended 2019 on a high with 100,821 cars sold, a 55.7 % growth compared to the previous year. The company was on overdrive with 5 new model launches (X70, Iriz, Persona, Exora, Saga) over a span of 8 months.Proton CEO, Dr Li Chunrong announced Proton’s plans for 2020 at a media Chinese New Year luncheon today. We won’t bore you with the numbers so here are the juicy bits. Proton will be launching the Proton X70 CKD and Proton X50 this year.Difference between CBU & CKD X70202

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Jan 20, 2020

Proton Pakistan sedia kilang USD 30 juta untuk pemasangan Proton Saga dan Proton X70!

Proton Holdings Berhad akan memulakan projek CKD di Pakistan seawal suku ketiga tahun 2021. Rakan perniagaan Proton di Pakistan, Al Haj Automotive telah bersedia dengan rancangan CKD pada kilang terbaru mereka seawal Julai 2021.Proton dan Al-Haj Automotive pada tahun 2018Kilang tersebut dibina di Karachi dan mempunyai kapasiti pengeluaran yang dianggarkan sebanyak 25,000 unit setahun. Sebanyak USD 30 juta telah dilaburkan untuk pembangunan kilang tersebut.Pada awalnya kilang ini sepatutnya berop

Haris

Haris

Apr 12, 2021

Proton V70 name trademarked – new Proton MPV for 2021?

Both the Proton X70 and Proton X50 have steered the domestic car maker to a fresh and new direction. Proton has actually registered a few interesting model names back in 2018, and one of them is the Proton V70 name.X50. Read our review here.If the “X” letter has been used to name crossover models, the “V” letter might just be used to name MPV or van-like models. Proton has told its investment partners that a new Geely-based model is due for 2021. The model of the car is y

Arif

Arif

Dec 8, 2020

Proton to launch third Geely-based model in 2021, Proton V70 to replace Proton Exora?

Proton’s management have told its investment bank partners that the company will be launching a new Geely-based model in 2021, according the latest investor’s newsletter by RHB Research.The research house didn’t mention any specifics on which Geely model that Proton’s management was referring to.However back in 2018, Geely Automobile Holdings, the parent company of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, which owns half of Proton, signed an agreement to license three Geely models t

Hans

Hans

Dec 7, 2020

Proton Knight: Sekadar gimik pemasaran Proton atau lebih dari itu?

Artikel mengenai Proton Knight kami tular apabila kebanyakan pembaca diusik oleh kenangan. Proton memang berani dengan cubaan-cubaan produk yang kreatif di awal pembabitannya dalam industri automotif. Bukan Proton Knight saja, Proton turut mengeluarkan Proton Wira limosin sebagai variasi produk mereka. Namun, mengapakah Proton yang dahulu lebih berani dalam percubaan mereka?Selalunya, produk ‘bertema’ adalah sebuah produk yang gagal selepas tamat trend kecuali jika tema ter

Haris

Haris

Jul 1, 2020

Proton setelah 35 tahun – Bolehkah Proton capai lebih lagi?

Proton sebenarnya adalah akronim untuk Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional. Sebagai sebuah jenama kereta nasional, kita patut berbangga dengan kewujudannya. Jerman ada Volkswagen, Jepun ada Toyota, dan Korea pula ada Hyundai. Jenama-jenama ini diketengahkan kerana ia memenuhi permintaan dengan “kereta rakyat”.Proton Saga 2020Proton kini sudah berusia 35 tahun (dikira dari tarikh kelahiran Saga pertama). Toyota dan Volkswagen pula berumur 83 tahun manakala Hyundai 53 tahun. Proton dikir

Mersita

Mersita

Aug 6, 2020

Spyshot: Proton Iriz R3 dalam pembangunan, bukan Proton Iriz Active?

Proton IrizTahun 2021 memberikan kejutan terawal dengan spyshot terbaru Proton Iriz R3!Foto yang dikongsikan oleh pembaca Wapcar.my Amin Yahaya tersebut memperlihatkan sebuah Proton Iriz dengan seragam hitam kuning, mirip Proton Saga Edisi Ulangtahun.Selain dari itu, tempat duduk Proton Iriz juga kelihatan berbalut dengan lambang R3 yang disulam. Tempat duduk ini berlainan dengan tempat duduk bersulam lambang R3 yang terdapat pada Proton Saga R3.Jangkaan awal Proton Iriz bakal dikemaskini pada t

Haris

Haris

Jan 2, 2021

Diintip! Penampakan Proton X50 dengan gril Infinite Weave Proton

Kini Malaysia telah lepas dari kekangan pergerakan PKP yang ketat tempoh lalu, dan unit homologasi di Proton pantas mengambil peluang untuk kembali ke lebuhraya. Gambar intipan terbaru Proton X50 yang akan dilancarkan tak lama lagi telah dikesan dipandu uji di lebuhraya dan kali ini SUV tersebut ditonjolkan dengan gril Infinite Weave.Ini bukanlah pertama kali Proton X50 diintai di atas jalan raya. Bila SUV tersebut membuat penampakan di Malaysia, ia masih ada gril expanding cosmos Geely.Spekulas

Mersita

Mersita

Jun 16, 2020

Proton akan menolak tempahan Proton X50 daripada ejen tidak sah!

Proton X50Proton telah mensasarkan untuk menjual 4,000 unit SUV segmen B Proton X50 dalam tahun 2020 tetapi tempahan telah menjangkaui sasaran awal. Dengan 20,000 unit Proton X50 yang sudah ditempah, nampaknya anda terpaksa menunggu tahun depan untuk menerima Proton X50 anda.Malangnya, Proton dimaklumkan bahawa ada pihak telah memberi gambaran yang tidak benar dengan mengatakan mereka adalah ejen Proton ataupun mempunyai kaitan dengan Proton demi mengaut keuntungan. Justeru itu, Proton

Haris

Haris

Oct 8, 2020

Spied! Proton Iriz and Proton Persona facelift testing

Looks like the Proton Iriz and Proton Persona are set for yet another update as over the night, various spy shots of both cars testing on the roads started circulating social media. This is quite a surprise as both cars only just received an update in 2019.Image credit: Ibrahim Bin AhmedBased on the photos posted, it looks like the camouflaged cars were spotted around Maran, Pahang. We can’t see much from the photos but the Iriz looks set to come with major updates to the rear-end. Me

Jerrica

Jerrica

Sep 4, 2020

Proton warns buyers against booking a Proton X50 with brokers

The Proton X50 has been met with explosive interest in the months leading up to its preview. Two weeks since bookings started and Proton has already accumulated 20,000 bookings! But the company has since come to realise the problem of third-party sellers and released a note regarding the matter."The upcoming launch of the Proton X50 has created a wave of interest amongst Malaysian car buyers. Prelaunch booking numbers have been strong and Proton would like to thank everybody for their

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 8, 2020

Proton X90 - gambaran awal bakal SUV 7 penumpang dari Proton?

Proton X90Proton dijangka akan mengeluarkan sebuah lagi model berdasarkan rebadge Geely, seperti mana yang termaktub dalam perjanjian Geely-Proton.2 model sebelum ini telah pun direalisasikan iaitu Proton X70 daripada Geely Boyue manakala Proton X50 daripada Geely Bin Yue.Walaubagaimanapun, Geely Jiaji yang juga termasuk dalam perjanjian yang sama berkemungkinan besar tidak dapat direalisasikan.Hal ini kerana perjanjian tersebut akan tamat pada tahun 2020 dan tiada sebarang berita mengenai perja

Haris

Haris

Dec 26, 2020

Proton X50: Proton memberikan sentuhan Ride and Handling yang istimewa!

Berikutan perasmian Proton X50 baru-baru ini, Proton mengadakan sidang sesi pandu uji ringkas untuk SUV segmen B yang cukup dinantikan selama ini. Dalam siding media tersebut, ketua jurutera Proton memperjelaskan beberapa talaan dan sentuhan yang diterima oleh Proton X50. Beliau berkata bahawa usaha ini bertepatan dengan reputasi Proton dalam memberikan keseimbangan dari segi pengendalian dan keselesaan pada barisan kenderaan mereka.Antara perkara yang telah diubahsuai daripada saudara

Faisal

Faisal

Sep 30, 2020

Proton Special Edition - kereta baru logo lama, mana logo Proton thundercat?

Model Proton Edisi Istimewa dilancarkan pada minggu yang sama model Perodua Ativa dibuka untuk tempahan.Lebih menarik lagi, Perodua Ativa sebenarnya dirancang untuk dibuka tempahan lebih awal (menurut sebuah dokumen awal yang tiba ke meja pengarang Wapcar.my) namun telah ditukar tarikh kepada selepas pelancaran model Proton Edisi Istimewa. Kebetulan atau disengajakan? Jika anda tertanya-tanya mengapa secara tiba-tiba Proton melancarkan model istimewa, rujuk artikel kami di bawah. Selalunya model

Haris

Haris

Feb 28, 2021

Rendered: Proton X90 7-seater SUV, third Proton SUV for Malaysia?

Since the Proton-Geely partnership in 2017, we have witnessed two popular SUVs bearing the Proton badge - the Proton X70 and Proton X50. A third Geely-based model is due for 2021, and it is most likely the Proton X90, based on the Geely Haoyue, a 7-seater SUV.We’ve talked about the Proton V70/Geely Jiaji as a viable candidate previously, but the agreement to purchase the Jiaji will lapse by 31-Dec 2020 and the MPV segment is a diminishing one.Geely Jiaji. The Proton V70 / Geely Jiaji might

Arif

Arif

Dec 26, 2020

Spyshot: Proton X50 diuji di Thailand, Proton bakal kembali ke sana?

Pasaran Thailand bakal menerima kejutan daripada Proton. Selepas beberapa lama menyepi di negara tomyum tersebut, terdapat kemungkinan untuk Proton kembali ke sana dengan Proton X50.Hal ini kerana Proton X50 dilihat sedang dipandu uji di Thailand. Gambar intipan Proton X50 dengan jelas memperlihatkan Proton X50 sedang menelusuri jalanraya di Thailand dengan memakai samaran dan nombor plat Thailand.Sebelum ini, terdapat berita di mana Proton sedang membangunkan sistem ‘Hi Proton’ dala

Haris

Haris

Feb 9, 2021

Proton EVs for sale - including Proton EMAS and Saga EV!

Remember Proton's electric vehicle (EV) project? Today, we found out that Proton was putting up models such as the Proton Saga EV, Proton Iriz EV, and even the Proton EMAS concept car up for auction. This following last week's auction of historic concepts and prototypes. UPDATE: The Proton EMAS concept car has been withdrawn from the auction. Thumbs up to Proton! It's impossible for a manufacturer to keep every protoype/concept car, but the EMAS deserves a spot in

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jul 22, 2020

Finally, Proton will be launching the 2020 Proton X50 tomorrow!

Ahead of the 2020 Proton X50’s launch tomorrow, Proton has been sharing a number of videos showcasing the upcoming B-segment SUV’s selling points.The videos on Proton Cars’ Facebook page highlighted the X50’s performance, safety, comfort, and connectivity – all of which can be viewed below.Set to be launched via livestream on Proton Cars’ Facebook page, Proton has claimed that they have received more than 20,000 bookings for its highly-anticipated model.To rec

Eric

Eric

Oct 26, 2020

Proton catat jualan 11,411 unit kereta - Proton X50 masih belum top 3!

Proton X50Proton telah menjual sebanyak 11,411 unit kenderaan pada bulan November 2020, peningkatan 18% dari November 2019. Secara keseluruhan, Proton telah menjual 96,410 kereta pada tahun 2020 iaitu kenaikan 7.5% lebih baik daripada tahun lepas.Prestasi Proton X50 yang baru sahaja dilancarkan sudah tentu menjadi perhatian di sini. Mungkin terlalu awal untuk mengukurnya kerana angka jualan adalah seperti yang dijangkakan dengan kapasiti pengeluaran bulanan. Angka Jualan Proton bulan Novemb

Haris

Haris

Dec 3, 2020

Spyshot: Proton Saga R3 dalam penghantaran, 2 model Proton R3 bakal diluncurkan?

Proton secara senyap telah membawakan sebuah lagi kejutan tahun 2021. Kali ini, giliran Proton Saga pula menerima lambang R3.Gambar intipan daripada rakan media Funtasticko memperlihatkan Proton Saga dengan lambang R3 pada bahagian bonet di atas treler untuk penghantaran. Destinasi model ini masih menjadi misteri.Selain daripada Proton Saga R3, sebuah lagi model Proton R3 iaitu Proton Iriz turut dilihat berada di atas treler untuk penghantaran. Memandangkan kedua-dua model ini diintip di atas tr

Haris

Haris

Feb 8, 2021

35 years of Proton – Could Proton have achieved more at 35?

Proton is an abbreviation or Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional. It’s a national car. That was the intention and it is something we should be proud of. Germany has Volkswagen, Japan has Toyota, and Korea has Hyundai. Other famous brands have been left out in favour of those that cater to the masses with “people’s cars”.Proton Saga 2020Proton is 35 years old (We’ll take the Saga launch as its birthday). Toyota and Volkswagen are 83 years old while Hyundai is 53 years old.

Arif

Arif

Aug 2, 2020

Spyshot: Proton Iriz dan Proton Persona, kali ini bahagian hadapan lebih jelas!

Proton IrizProton PersonaUmum sedia maklum bahawa kedua-dua model Proton Iriz dan Proton Persona bakal dikemaskini pada tahun 2021.Pembaca Wapcar, AJ Khew kali ini melaporkan bahawa kedua-dua model sedang dipandu uji di Kampung Chempaka, Petaling Jaya. Ini mungkin bertujuan untuk menguji kelincahan dalam keadaan jalan sempit dan sehala.Gambar intipan kali ini adalah dari sebelah depan, seolah-olah mengesahkan bahawa Proton Iriz Active adalah kemaskini bagi Proton Iriz. Jelas kelihatan bahawa ter

Haris

Haris

Dec 14, 2020