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self driving car technology

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 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

2 rakyat Malaysia bangunkan teknologi self driving pada Perodua Axia!

Perodua AxiaKenderaan swapandu (terminologi tepat untuk self driving) sememangnya sebuah teknologi untuk masa hadapan. Kami pernah menjelaskan mengapa trend kenderaan akhirnya akan menuju ke arah kenderaan pandu sendiri.Kommu.ai, sebuah startup tempatan baru sahaja memaparkan demo kenderaan swapandu berasaskan Perodua Axia. 2 orang rakyat Malaysia di sebalik Kommu.ai iaitu Wong Kean Wei dan Kok Yuan Ting mensasarkan sistem pandu sendiri automatik ini supaya lebih mudah diakses oleh orang awam.Wa

Haris

Haris

Nov 3, 2020

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

Geely joins the driverless car game with Baidu’s help

Baidu Apollo fleet collaboration with other Chinese brandsGeely Holdings will join forces with Baidu to build a driverless electric car on Geely’s new Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) platform.The strategic partnership will focus primarily on the joint research, development, and production of intelligent and connected electric vehicles. Note, “intelligent” here meaning self-driving cars.Baidu Apollo fleet collaboration with Hongqi brand testingThe partnership could see

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jan 11, 2021

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

BMW updates 530e with improved battery cell technology

Following the announcement of the 330e plug-in hybrid going on sale in Europe with an improved eDrive range of 66 kilometers (nearly 50 percent further than before), BMW has also announced that it is rolling out an to the 530e to bring its eDrive technology to be on par with the lower range 330e.The previous 530e has an electric driving range of around 45 km. The new and improved 530e however, is capable of driving with electric power-only for up to 66 km, with a maximum speed of 140 km/h &ndash

Robert

Robert

Aug 16, 2019

Malaysia to test first driverless Proton Exora in Cyberjaya

The first company that has received approval to use the new Cyberjaya Malaysia Autonomous Vehicle (MyAV) Testing Route is eMoovit Technology. The company will be testing their driverless Proton Exora.The driverless Exora from eMoovit will be the first to conduct testing on the new MyAV route. The route is jointly developed by Futurise Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cyberview Sdn Bhd, and the Ministry of Transport (MoT).MyAV was created under the National Regulatory Sandbox (NRS) initiativ

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 24, 2020

4 “uncool” car features that make life more convenient

As the automotive industry heads to an autonomous and electric future, a fair share of inventions of the past are losing presence in modern cars. The carburetor, the handbrake, and the ignition key switch are some to name. The friction of technology shift is something that can only be felt by those who have been accustomed to older technology. To younger generations, new technology is just how things have always been.While I claim to be a proponent of new technology, I find myself having more af

Arif

Arif

Sep 10, 2020

Proton employee found Covid-19 positive, affected teams in self-quarantine

Proton announced today that one of its employees was tested positive for Covid-19 and is currently receiving treatment.Below is statement from Proton:Proton announced that one of its employees was tested positive for Covid-19 on 14th October 2020. The employee who is from the Research & Development Department in Shah Alam, was immediately put under the care of a government facility. The company which has been strictly adhering to the protocols issued by the authorities, immediately put into

Hans

Hans

Oct 15, 2020

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

How much of the Ford Ranger Raptor is inspired by racing technology?

The Ford Ranger Raptor has been on sale in Malaysia since the start of 2019, and by now, many would know that the Ranger Raptor is inspired by desert racing trucks and is a watered-down version of the bigger F-150 Raptor. But how much of the Ranger Raptor is inspired by racing technology? Quite a lot.Starting from the looks, the Ranger Raptor sports vented discs all around the truck for heavy-duty cooling. It also has a much thicker steel underbody guard (approximately 2.33 mm thick), fender ext

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 26, 2020

BMW introduces mild-hybrid 48V technology to 3 Series, X3, and X4

BMW first implemented the mild-hybrid technology in the 5 Series last year and is expected to be seen in the 3 Series, X3 and X4 by Q2 of 2020.The mild-hybrid technology helps lighten the combustion engine’s workload and boosts its power. With a 48V starter-generator, the Brake Energy Regeneration is better utilized as the energy harnessed can be used for additional drive power to boost fuel efficiency.Another benefit of the mild-hybrid system is the refinement of the combustion engine&rsq

Shaun

Shaun

Apr 2, 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

Goodbye turbos, hello electric motors – Continental selling off turbo division

Last month, we reported on the bankruptcy of legendary turbocharger manufacturer, Garrett. This time though, the brand that’s making the news isn’t well known for making turbos but it still spells a turning point for the automotive world.The Proton X50 uses Continental tyres as seen in its latest videoContinental, a brand which most of you associate with tyres, is the second-largest car parts supplier in Europe. But sadly, it is currently undergoing a major restructuring to stem loss

CY Foong

CY Foong

Oct 27, 2020

Nissan-Honda merger proposal fizzled before discussions even started

According to a report from the Financial Times, the Japanese government have tried to propose a merger between Nissan Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. The merger was proposed due to the government’s growing concern over the future of Nissan following the growing rift in the weakening Renault Nissan Alliance, as well as disruptions posed by electric and driverless cars. Unfortunately, the idea has since fizzled as both companies had immediately rejected the idea.Concern for Japan’s once

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 18, 2020

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

Volvo Car Malaysia launches its official used car programme called Volvo SELEKT

Volvo Car Malaysia today paved a new path for customers with the launch of its 360 total-care used car programme known as Volvo SELEKT.The programme is created for the discerning customers in mind, who want the same uncompromising excellence and quality of a new Volvo car but at a price point they desire.Each pre-owned Volvo car under the Volvo SELEKT programme is guaranteed to be under five years old and has less than 100,000 km in mileage. Once it qualifies under the programme, the car wi

Brian

Brian

Jun 24, 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

Are You In “Road Phobia”? This Is What Driverless Uber Do...

Uber is arguably the most enthusiastic about automatic driving among all the tech companies. When many tech companies still drafting their self-driving projects, Uber announced a high-profile co-operation with Volvo and other automakers to develop self-driving projects.Recently, Uber's driveless project has made new progress. According to the overseas media, Uber has submitted a patent related to an in-car tech to the European Patent Office - future auto-driving taxis sensors to help allevia

Gemma

Gemma

Aug 7, 2019

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

Shell Helix Power and Shell Helix Protect introduced, specially designed for different driving styles

Shell Malaysia has introduced two new Shell Helix engine oils – the Shell Helix Power and Shell Helix Protect. Shell aims to simplify engine oil buying. Customers can choose the right engine oil based on their driving style and needs.The new Shell Helix Power is designed to cater to highways and rugged terrain conditions that demand more power and acceleration. With performance-focused additives, the Shell Helix Power retails at RM 280 for a 4-litre pack.The Shell Helix Protect i

Arif

Arif

Jul 15, 2020

2020 Jaguar E-Pace launched in Malaysia; RM 403k, AWD, AI Tech

Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia (JLRM) has launched Jaguar’s sportiest SUV in Malaysia. The 2020 Jaguar E-Pace will come with Jaguar Land Rover’s latest Smart Setting AI technology, full range of safety equipment along with the company’s latest 2.0-litre Ingenium engine for RM 403,217 (excluding road tax, insurance, 50 percent Sales Tax exemption).The E-Pace is the latest SUV to join the Jaguar F-Pace and the fully electric I-Pace in Jaguar’s extending SUV family, and Jaguar c

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 10, 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

Daihatsu to launch full-hybrid kei car in Japan in 2021, how will this affect Perodua?

Toyota’s compact car specialist subsidiary Daihatsu will launch a new full-hybrid ‘kei’ (mini) car within financial year 2021, reports Japan’s Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun.The business daily also added Daihatsu’s first battery electric vehicle (BEV) will go on sale on year later, in financial year 2022.Daihatsu Move Canbus shownUnlike mild-hybrids, full-hybrids can accelerate from standstill using electric power alone, thus offering a smoother driving experience in stop-go

Hans

Hans

Dec 29, 2020

Owner Review: First time owning an Euro car - My Mercedes-Benz C200

** This article is the personal experience of a 2014 Mercedes-Benz W204 C200 owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Aaron YapThe Mercedes-Benz W204 C200 is the first Euro car I have ever owned – prior to this, it was all JDM and Local. I picked up this gem of a car in 2019, as a replacement to my tired Proton Saga BLM. The other options that we were mulling over included the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45. Eventually, after lots of discussions and searching, we sett

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 18, 2020

Covid-19: How do you buy food during lockdown? With an RC car, of course

You’re feeling hungry, and crave for some hot steamed bun. However, it is in the middle of an outbreak, and you are being a responsible citizen by not taking the chance to go out from your house due to quarantine just to fulfill your self-need. So, what do you do? A woman in China decides to be creative and uses a remote control (RC) car to get her steamed buns.According to South China Morning Post, The RC car was modified with a trailer at the back. Then, she placed two cameras, one for n

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

Mar 18, 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

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

Running in your new car, still relevant?

Running in (or breaking in) your new car is a standard practice that has been recommended by car manufacturers for the longest time.The task is simple – drive the car until the designated mileage set for the first service (anything from 1,000-2,000 km), but do not exceed 3,000-4,000 rpm to let all the mechanical bits ‘set in’.However, automotive technology have advanced tremendously in the automotive world, with manufacturers utilizing better quality materials for the mechanica

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

May 31, 2020