Test confirms what we already knew, physical buttons in cars are better than touchscreens

A test conducted by Vi Bilägare found that physical buttons and switches were easier to use and more effective than touchscreens. This confirms what most keen drivers have already known for years. Touchscreens, though undeniably swankier to look at ...

Cabinet approves B2.92bn EV subsidy package

The cabinet on Tuesday approved spending worth 2.92 billion baht to subsidise electric vehicle (EV) purchases, aiming to drive Thailand to become the region's EV production base and increase the competitiveness of its EV manufacturing industry. According to government ...

Volvo's new Recharge plug-in hybrid powertrain upgraded

Volvo Cars Thailand's latest offering, the Recharge plug-in hybrid, features an upgraded powertrain to continue the brand's tradition of providing plug-in hybrid enthusiasts with the best possible driving experience. The new long-range battery, available in the 90 and 60 ...

Competition heats up MG's VS HEV is great value-for-money compared to Japanese hybrid crossovers

MG hopes the newly-introduced VS HEV will help grow its market share in the Thai B-SUV segment, which is dominated by hybrid models from Honda and Toyota. The VS HEV is MG’s first hybrid model in the Thai market. ...

New battery promises 1,000km range for electric vehicles

Great Wall Motor’s solid-state battery. Great Wall Motor A new battery developed by Great Wall Motor (GWM) could expand the range of electric vehicles to 1,000km per charge, the company announced recently. The Chinese car manufacturer said it successfully ...

Indonesia president wants Tesla to make EVs in country

A Tesla model X airport taxi waits for passengers at Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang on Dec 14, 2020. (Photo: AFP) Electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla must make its cars – not just batteries – in Indonesia, the ...

Jeep Magneto revealed: It’s an electric wrangler scheduled for 2024

The segment of electric vehicles is certainly trending in the last years. Although they’re not a dominant force in the automobile market, we know that they are the future. For that reason, the past few years are being marked by ...

VW Is Bullish on Electric Air Taxis for VIPs

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CPN tie-up to roll out EV charging stations Central complexes to host the 350 outlets

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Mr Kimura is pushing ahead with the electric motorcycle business in Thailand. Thai Honda Co, a manufacturer and distributor of multi-purpose engines, is maintaining its 10% growth target this year, with motorcycle sales expected to stand at around 1.3 ...

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Gain Metacharunon, creator of the three-part programme ‘Wisdom Of Self’, with Collective Cycle Of Pure Impermanence by Jood Jung. Ae* was diagnosed with a serious illness which required surgery. He was reluctant to tell his parents about his condition ...

Hyundai and Boston Dynamics to Launch AI Institute

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Top of the class Toyota updates its Yaris ATIV eco sedan with a refined engine and new standard safety features

Toyota is raising the bar further in the eco car segment with the new Yaris ATIV sedan, which made its world premiere in Thailand last week. There are four trim levels for the new Yaris ATIV depending on equipment ...

Scomadi unveils new Ananda models

Scomadi Thailand has unveiled two new Ananda Series models: the Urban Series and Adventure Series, with an official price announcement. The Scomadi retains its classic identity but stands out in the look and design that classic scooter fans are ...

'Grease' star Olivia Newton-John dies aged 73

Olivia Newton-John, who was best known for her role in high school musical ‘Grease’ has died, aged 73. LOS ANGELES: Singer Olivia Newton-John, who gained worldwide fame as the high school sweetheart Sandy in the hit movie “Grease”, died ...

Taiwan tensions threaten supply of semiconductors

A logo of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co on display at the firm’s headquarters in Hsinchu, Taiwan. REUTERS The growing tensions between China and Taiwan have left the Thai automotive industry facing fresh concerns as manufacturers fear China may ban the ...

Turning it up to 11 11th World Ducati Week marks a 4-year break for the faithful

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Fortuner gets 2022 update

Toyota Hilux Revo. Toyota has introduced 2022 updates for the popular Fortuner, which commands a 45% market share in the PPV (Pickup Passenger Vehicle) segment. Cosmetic upgrades for the Fortuner Leader series include changes to the new radiator grille, ...

New Side Crash Tests Show Bad Results for Sedans

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Greely Geometry To use Huawei’s HarmonyOS In Their Cars

The Launch Of The Greely Geometry Model Which Model Of The Greely Geometry Will Use The HarmonyOS? Chinese car maker Greely has opted to use Huawei’s in-house developed operating system HarmonyOS in their Geometry line of cars. Greely is ...

Subaru Is Stick-Shift King; Porsche Doing OK with Manuals, Too

Overall, manual transmission take-rates continue falling, based on our reading of first-half sales data.

Tesla Model Y Is The Best-Selling Electric Vehicle In June 2022

That’s not a secret that the electric vehicle market is one of the most attractive niches. That’s why even non-traditional car makers (or it’s better to say companies specialized in making other products) are entering this field one after another. ...

Here’s How Hyundai Would Design a Future City

The automaker's urban planning concept debuts at the 2022 World Cities Summit, but how realistic is it?

Motorcycle output falls in H1, exports increase 2.94%

Motorcyclists take part in a campaign for road safety in Bangkok. Motorcycle manufacturing in Thailand decreased during the first half of 2022. (Photo: Somchai Poomlard) Thailand's motorcycle industry is being hit by the ongoing global semiconductor shortage, which caused production ...

Weekend Drives: Mercedes-Benz C200 AMG Line - Is this really a baby S-Class?

I had a hard time trying to find the press car for my test drive. The car park wasn’t that big but unless you know what to look out for, it’s easy to mistake the new C-Class for the ...

Hyundai Motor Group Presents HMG Smart City Vision at 2022 World Cities Summit

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Ford's Everest PPV set for delivery

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Porsche announces a comprehensive 2023 update for all variants of the Taycan

Porsche has announced that depending on when their vehicle was delivered, Taycan customers will benefit from, among other things, an increase in powertrain efficiency as well as new functions and improvements in the Porsche Communication Management. The update is ...

Optimised for performance Heavyweights unveil new and updated models in the SUV segment

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Kia is Most Awarded Brand in J.D. Power 2022 Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) Study

Latest Accolades Recognize Customer Satisfaction with Exemplary Engineering in New Models Kia’s first dedicated EV, the EV6, ranked number one in the Compact SUV segment Carnival MPV earned top spot in the Minivan segment K5 wins the Midsize Car ...

Testing of Rolls-Royce’s All-Electric Spectre Enters Second Phase on French Riviera

Rolls-Royce is continuing its 2.5 million km testing programme for first electric product, Spectre. The second phases, 625,000 km testing on the French Riviera region of southern France, is now underway. In September 2021, Rolls-Royce confirmed that it had commenced ...

A Vision of a Safer Future − Mobility Moments with Lime’s Alan Clarke

How do the cameras in the Lime Vision system work? Is the data gathered on the journeys analysed on the scooters or sent to a data centre? Are you expecting cities and towns to be able to learn a ...

NIO’s First European Power Plant to Commence Operation in Hungary in September

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Car Companies Are Eyeing the Moon

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BMW Builds €300 Million Test Track for Autonomous Cars

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Swedish Megacar Maker Koenigsegg Invests in Dutch Solar Car Developer Lightyear

Koenigsegg, a Swedish megacar manufacturer, and purveyor of cutting-edge mobility technology, has invested in Lightyear, the Netherlands-based company developing the world’s first solar vehicle. The investment is part of a more extensive technology-sharing partnership in which the two automakers will ...

Ford’s Billingsgate Market Electric, Connected Van Trial Reduces CO2 Emission by One-Third

Ford is helping 40 traders at London’s Billingsgate Market make their deliveries more sustainable. The pilot, which started in March and is continuing until August, has seen traders use a shared fleet of Ford Pro connected vans including an all-electric ...

Pony.ai and China’s SANY to Create a new Autonomous Truck Brand

Pony.ai, an autonomous driving technology company, has announced a joint venture (JV) with SANY Heavy Truck, a subsidiary of China’s SANY Heavy Industry, to create a new  autonomous truck brand. The two companies will integrate Pony.ai’s ‘virtual driver’ with SANY’s ...

Urban-Air Port is Facilitating the eVTOL Revolution

Supporting the Take Off Finding a Market The Future of the Industry “Cars need roads, trains need rails, and eVTOLs need vertiports,” Adrian Zanelli, Chief Financial Officer of Urban-Air Port, tells us. We’re standing at the Supernal stand at ...

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