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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - CARS

    Technology in works to enable cars to alert other cars to potential dangers

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 11:25pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington The capability seen as some years off, but it could potentially save lives Cars to warn other cars of dangers A car might see a deadly crash coming even if its driver doesn't, the US government says, indicating it will one day require carmakers to equip new vehicles with technology that lets cars warn each other if they're plunging ...

  2. Magazines - 48hrs - GIGS

    Beijing band Carsick Cars feels that travel broadens its music

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:39pm by RACHEL MOK

    ... Carsick Cars seem to be permanently on tour but they haven't lost touch with their Beijing roots, writes Rachel Mok The long way home The members of Beijing experimental rock trio Carsick Cars have probably been feeling a little carsick themselves these days. In the lead-up to their latest show in Hong Kong on April 20, the band have been undertaking a month-long road trip ...

  3. Business - China Business - CARS

    With Europe in its sights, Chinese carmaker Qoros creates buzz in Geneva

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 02:29pm by AP

    ... this year is quality," said Valenti. "We are deliberately going slowly." The high rating Qoros' vehicle received in the crash test by the German car club Adac gives ... Associated Press in Geneva Qoros creates buzz at Geneva car show Chinese carmaker Qoros Automotive brought its campaign to gain global credibility to the Geneva International Motor Show ...

  4. Lifestyle - Motoring

    F1 telemetry paves way for a winning formula in road cars of the future

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 04:15am by Jamie Carter

    ... Jamie Carter life@scmp.com How F1 lends a sensor direction The connected cars of the future will all be online, constantly swapping telemetry and receiving feedback on the state ... car," says Alan Peasland, head of technical partnerships at reigning world champions Infiniti Red Bull. "It's a consumer car-sized engine, as opposed to a V8, which is for high-end ...

  5. Business - Companies

    Japanese cars losing reliability edge in consumers' bible's recommendations

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 01:38pm by AP

    ... RAV4, won’t be recommended, because they flunked a frontal crash test from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. That’s a blow that could impact sales. Consumer Reports ’ recommendations are frequently cited among the top reasons North Americans buy particular cars and trucks. The magazine predicts the reliability of 2014 model year cars and trucks based on a survey of subscribers who ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Andy Green aims to remain the fastest man on land in jet-powered supersonic car

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 11:27am by Jamie Carter

    ... generates more horsepower than 180 Formula One cars, produces 20 tonnes of drag, and is capable of breaking the sound barrier. But what do you actually do with the world’s fastest car ... is five more than anybody else. That gives me a unique perspective on the challenges facing the new car and how we’re going to take it a lot further.” Green has great back up. Project director ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology

    Car manufacturers connect cars to the internet

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... collision-detection technology take the connected car experience way beyond a simple smartphone link. "If a driver is in a crash, there is a high risk the smartphone will be damaged or possibly ... Connected vehicles can self-diagnose a breakdown or call an ambulance should you need one, writes Jamie Carter The next time you buy a car you probably won't think about mileage, ...

  8. Lifestyle - Motoring - MOTORING

    Tesla cars are a 'rich man's toy,' says chairman of Chinese electric car maker BYD

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 07:20pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com Wang Chaunfu remains adamant about the value of his company's vehicles as China's electric car industry faces foreign competition According to the company chairman of Chinese electric car maker BYD, Tesla’s brand of luxury electric vehicles are a plaything reserved for the wealthy. A Shanghai Securities News interview with Wang Chuanfu ...

  9. Business - Companies

    Tesla blaze renews safety concerns with electric cars

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 02:10pm by AP

    ... for owners of electric cars. It also caused rare jitters among investors, who of late have viewed Tesla as nearly invincible. Electric vehicles have scored well in government tests of front and side crashes – the Model S earned the highest score possible. But Tuesday’s incident demonstrates that real-world driving could reveal some vulnerabilities that don’t show up in labouratory testing. ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Sydney police crime photos from 1950s and 1960s make for an intriguing exhibition

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:52pm by Sue Green

    ... complex take on the everyday and the banal." Ironically, the car was the most lethal weapon in Australia in the decades covered by "Suburban Noir". More than half the police photographs of the time related to traffic accidents. In the late 1960s more than 3,000 people each year died in car crashes. This is a fascinating, unsettling slice of Sydney history, the latest ...




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