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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Crash prevention system to be deployed on public buses

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:47pm by Ada Lee

    ... technology Tests on a crash prevention system that can detect pedestrians and bicycles and read roadside speed-limit signs will be extended to public buses this month. Three buses of New World First ... when they are too close to cars in front, or are approaching pedestrians or cyclists at an unsafe speed. The system is capable of reading speed-limit panels on roads and will warn drivers when ...

  2. News - Asia - TRANSPORT

    Smartphone apps shake up Southeast Asia's notorious taxi market

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:30am by AFP

    ... car companies. Authorities in Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta also say its car hailing service makes use of private vehicles that do not comply with strict regulations that traditional taxi operators come under. Uber has vehemently denied the accusations. In Malaysia, authorities say they began a crackdown on private cars using Uber on October 1, fining drivers up to 10,000 ringgit ...

  3. News - China - TRANSPORT

    Brake time: Beijing bans 70pc of government cars to ease smog during Apec meeting

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:12pm by Kathy Gao

    ... cars off the roads for 16 days from tomorrow, to cut smog and ease traffic during high-level meetings ahead of the Apec summit. The municipal government will impose the restriction on what may ... make sure the air quality is good and the traffic is flowing during the meetings, [Beijing’s] municipal government decided that 70 per cent of cars from every level of the party ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Electric car drivers get 100 new chargers to plug into

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Electric car drivers get 100 new chargers to plug into Electric vehicle owners will be able to juice up their cars at 100 new medium-charge stations from next month. They are the first medium chargers to be installed at government car parks and will be available for public use at 16 such facilities across the city. The new wall-mounted devices ...

  5. News - World - TRANSPORT

    Jaguar rapped for ‘art of villainy’ car ad said to encourage unsafe driving

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 09:09pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Jaguar rapped for 'villainous' car ad The latest instalment of an advertising campaign for Jaguar, starring actor Tom Hiddleston, has been banned ... a great villain and revs the car in an underground car park before driving off at speed while quoting Shakespeare's Richard II. The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) received ...

  6. Business - Economy - TRANSPORT

    China spends 405b yuan on railways in the first eight months

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 06:02am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... China had failed to meet the railway construction targets set in 2011, when investment shrank to less than 600 billion yuan following the Wenzhou high speed train crash and the removal of former ...

  7. Business - Companies - TRANSPORT

    Train makers CNR and CSR seal 6.8b yuan in new orders

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:15am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... freight wagons and wind turbines, is equivalent to 6.67 per cent of its revenue last year. Meanwhile, CSR said a subsidiary had won a metro car and maintenance order from Mumbai, India, valued at 300 million yuan. It is the first time the company has secured a metro maintenance order from India, while it is its third metro car order from the country. The train makers have been ...

  8. News - World - TRANSPORT

    Smartphone car service undercuts New York’s yellow taxis

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 08:29pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Smartphone car service undercuts New York taxis The car-hailing service Uber is taking on New York's taxis, temporarily dropping some of its prices by 20 ... product". Founded in 2009, Uber connects cars with passengers though its GPS-enabled smartphone app. Many of its drivers have black Lincoln Town Cars or SUVs and compete with traditional limo ...

  9. Business - China Business - TRANSPORT

    Chinese riders go green with electric bikes, but also live dangerously

    Posted May 17th 2014, 02:02am by BLOOM

    ... because it was faster, cheaper transport. A car crashed into him and flung him off two years ago, injuring his foot, he said. "When you're going at the speeds the e-bikes do, it's ... emerging as a safety hazard in a country where road accidents are the biggest killer of young people. As Chinese cities impose car quotas to fend off record pollution, more residents are turning ...

  10. News - China - TRANSPORT

    China sets the pace on bike sharing

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:37am by BLOOM

    ... Plan" as a member of the anti-establishment Provo movement. "The idea was that with free bikes and no locks, people would stop using the car." The plan backfired- the bikes were ... bike-sharing is reshaping the design of cities by connecting mass transit, removing cars from city centres and creating new infrastructure. New York has built 480km of bike lanes, while Danish riders ...




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