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  • Dec 19, 2014
  • Updated: 4:22pm

Steering Wheel

Simulation with stimulation

Tearing down the straight at over 300km/h in a green Formula One car, the blue racer in front wobbles, swerves off-course and ends up on the grass, where it loses valuable seconds.

Friday, 4 November, 2011, 12:00am

SEAT OF POWER

STOP ANYONE AND ask, 'What's the first Italian sports car that springs to mind?' and you'll get Ferrari or Lamborghini. Maserati doesn't stand a chance. One of the world's richest sportsmen makes a living by driving a red Ferrari a couple of hours every other Sunday, and locally Lamborghinis glamorise celebrity exits with their flamboyant gullwing scissor-doors.

16 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

The right tools for the job

THERE'S NO QUESTION that the right tool makes all the difference. You can't blow up aliens properly without a joystick and you can't experience anything like the thrills of Formula One racing with a gamepad. There are so many game controllers out there I can't provide a definitive guide to the best, but here are a few good models that can be found in most Hong Kong computer shops.

26 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Bus crash

THE driver of a public light bus, surnamed Chui, 36, was trapped behind the steering wheel after he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into another public light bus parked on Fanling Station Road at about 7.22 am yesterday morning. Two passengers were also injured.

17 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Laptops fill driver's seat

THE ROBOTICS Institute of Carnegie Mellon University in the United States has built a car that 'drives itself'.

In a recent experiment, Dean Pomerleau, a scientist at the institute, drove through Pittsburgh without touching the steering wheel.

The vehicle had a video camera mounted on the rear-view mirror which sent signals to a monitor.

4 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

New PLBs hit streets of territory

THE first new-design Toyota public light buses to appear in 10 years are plying their trade on Hongkong streets.

The new model looks a lot like the older versions from the outside, but the PLB is distinguished by a shape which is a little smoother and a greater glass area.

18 Jun 1993 - 12:00am