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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Owner Review: The Everyday Sports Car - Living With My Lotus Elise

** This article is the personal experience of a 2008 Lotus Elise 1.8 S owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Kelvin TeeThe Everyday Sports CarCars, what are they to you? A tool to get from A to B? A fun, great (not to mention pricy) hobby?This is a story about the car that I love and adore. A 2008 Lotus Elise 1.8 S. People have various reasons for owning a car but for myself, it has always been more than a tool for going around and about. I

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jul 22, 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

Myvi driver's frequent loud exhaust testing leads neighbour to shoot car with air gun

We all have that neighbour that loves the sound of a booming exhaust system. But what is worst is when they decide to rev their cars hard just for fun, breaking the peaceful quietness of the neighbourhood. This man in Johor has had enough of his neighbour’s car and decided to shoot at it in retaliation!Iskandar Puteri Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Dzulkhairi Mukhtar told the media that the 21-year-old Perodua Myvi owner made a police report when he found gunshot marks on the driver

Jerrica

Jerrica

Feb 18, 2021

Millennials say car culture is for old people, who is to be blamed?

If you are reading this, it is safe to assume that you have some level of interest in cars. What about cars that made you interested in them? When and how did you started liking cars?For me, it was when a silver E24 BMW M635CSi pulled up next to my dad’s Proton Saga. I was 5 years old but I still vividly remembered everything. The second time was when my dad was driving on the then new North South Highway. I was sleeping when my dad yelled at me to wake up, telling me to look at the P

Hans

Hans

Jun 20, 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

The first flying car in the world is now road legal in Europe, but its still grounded

Behold the PAL-V Liberty. The self-proclaimed world’s first flying car is now officially allowed on the roads of Europe after a series of stringent European road admission tests. Now that it is allowed an official license plate, the next step for the company will be to obtain a certification for flying.The tests the Liberty were previously subjected to included drives on high-speed ovals, brake and emission tests, and even noise pollution tests.In the coming months, the Liberty will underg

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 9, 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

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

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

My New Car: Interior feels more expensive than Audi and Mercedes - My 2020 Mazda 3 Sedan High Variant

** This article is published on WapCar Community. Click the link below to enter the community for car enthusiasts in Malaysiahttps://www.wapcar.my/forumBasic information about my car2020 Mazda 3 Sedan High Variant, approximately RM150k Reasons why I bought this carMy wife and I had owned a Honda City since 2012 and we were about to finish paying our car loan, so we decided to upgrade our car and started scouting around the C-segment cars.Car Selection Process I had a budget of RM130k Model(s)

Owner Review

Owner Review

Dec 3, 2020

Yet another Honda Civic Type R sold for nearly half a million Ringgit. What gives?

I bet to the outside world, us car people look like a bunch of loons. We ogle over what people think are just tools to go places, and sometimes, those tools look like normal Honda Civics but cost a lot. Almost RM 400,000 a lot. Make no mistake, we love the Civic. We think the 8th-gen Civic FD is the best of the bunch. Perhaps someday that too will command RM 300,000 as this 25-year old EK9 did recently.The hottest Civic of its timeThis time, the car in question is a little bit newer. You&rs

Sanjay

Sanjay

Aug 2, 2020