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SGMotorshow2020: Audi Launches e-tron Full-Electric Model

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

The e-tron full-size SUV is Audi’s first full-electric model and was launched in Singapore at the Singapore Motorshow 2020, together with the new Audi A1 Sportback, Audi Q3 and new variant of the Audi A7 Sportback. Prices below.

The Audi e-tron full-size SUV is Audi’s first full-electric model.

The Audi e-tron full-size SUV is Audi’s first full-electric model.

Audi also celebrates two years of successful implementation of “Audi on demand” in Singapore.

In terms of performance, the two electric motors produce up to 300kW to the four wheels, making the car an electric quattro that’s capable of tackling any terrain.

 

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Launch of the Audi e-tron at the Singapore Motorshow 2020.

A full charge gives the car a range of over 400km.

in addition, the car features an exceptionally effective recuperation strategy with its integrated electrohydraulic brake control system.

 

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Markus Schuster, Managing Director of Audi Singapore, on the Audi e-tron.

Audi is the first carmaker to use such a solution in an electrically powered series production vehicle.

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SGMotorshow2020: Maserati Debuts Levante GTS In Singapore

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

The Maserati Levante GTS is equipped with a 3.8-litre Twin Turbo V8 engine, one of the most powerful engines ever fitted in a Maserati. Prices below.

Dashboard of the new Levante GTS. Image courtesy of Tridente Automobili.

Dashboard of the new Levante GTS. Image courtesy of Tridente Automobili.

A high performance variant built around a muscular twin-turbo V8 Ferrari-built engine, the 2020 Levante GTS brings the GT philosophy to the SUV segment in its purest form.

The exterior of the Levante GTS features a new, more aggressive design with subtle performance and aerodynamic enhancements that hint at the maximum potential of the 530bhp engine.

The rear-biased four-wheel drive system ensures that the Levante GTS delivers extreme off-road capabilities and on-road racing dynamics.

The V8 engine produces a staggering 530 bhp and 730 Nm of torque.

0 to 100 km/h takes an exhilarating 4.3 seconds, with top speed at 291 km/h.

 

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Launch of the Maserati Levante GTS at the Singapore Motorshow 2020.

Maserati is displaying its full range of models at the Singapore Motorshow 2020, from the executive luxury Quattroporte flagship sedan, the striking Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante ‘Maserati of SUVs’, to the iconic GranCabio.

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SGMotorshow2020: Hyundai Venue, Ioniq Hybrid & Ioniq Electric

Friday, January 10th, 2020

Komoco Motors brings in more electrified powertrains of Hyundai in its commitment to a sustainable environmentally-friendly future.

 

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Hyundai launches the 2020 Hyundai Venue with Smartstream Gamma II 1.6 engine – at the Singapore Motorshow 2020.

The Singapore Motorshow 2020 saw the Southeast Asia debut of Hyundai’s sub-compact urban SUV – Hyundai Venue, equipped with new Smartstream Gamma II 1.6 engine with Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT).

Its second generation electrification was manifested in the newly enhanced Ioniq Hybrid with a refreshed design; as well as the launch of the new Ioniq Electric with upgraded 38.3-kWh battery, capable of achieving a range of 311 km in total.

Enhancements to existing models include the Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4 with enhanced SmartSense, Advanced Safety and Convenience Technologies; as well as the locally enhanced Hyundai Avante 1.6.

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Huawei demos proof of concept driverless car in 5 weeks

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Huawei showcases driverless Porsche Panamera driven by the Mate 10 Pro, leveraging the smartphone’s powerful computer chip and AI (Artificial Intelligence) engine.

Huawei boasts that it is the first mobile device manufacturer in the world to use an AI-powered smartphone to drive a car.

Huawei boasts that it is the first mobile device manufacturer in the world to use an AI-powered smartphone to drive a car.

The aim of the “RoadReader” project is to push the boundaries of Huawei’s object recognition technology and put the learning capabilities, speed and performance of its AI-powered devices to the test.

The AI engine in the Huawei Mate 10 Pro transforms the Porsche Panamera into a driverless vehicle that does not just see, but also understands its surroundings.

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Pioneer brings Apple CarPlay to Singapore with AVH-X8750BT

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Pioneer’s existing AVH-X8650BT and new AVH-X8750BT in-dash car multimedia receivers can now access Apple CarPlay in Singapore.

Pioneer introduces Apple CarPlay in Singapore with the two aftermarket in-dash car multimedia receivers.

Pioneer introduces Apple CarPlay in Singapore with the two aftermarket in-dash car multimedia receivers.

Pioneer Electronics AsiaCentre has announced the availability of Apple CarPlay in Singapore.

“Pioneer’s years of expertise integrating smartphone connectivity into the automotive environment has provided us the opportunity to be among the first to offer Apple CarPlay to drivers,” said Isao Nomura, Deputy General Manager for Business Planning and Marketing Division of Pioneer Electronics AsiaCentre.

Accessible in Singapore on two of their aftermarket in-dash car multimedia receivers, the existing AVH-X8650BT and the newly-released AVH-X8750BT, consumers can now enjoy a smarter, safer and more fun way to use their iPhones in the car.

Apple CarPlay uses Siri voice control to enable iPhone users to safely enjoy selected apps on large, in-dash Pioneer LCD displays, while staying focused on the road.

With Apple CarPlay, consumers with the latest version of iOS on their iPhone 5 or later, including iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus can use Siri to make and receive calls, compose and respond to text messages, use Apple Maps for navigation and listen to their music and podcasts.

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New arrivals: 2014 Toyota Corolla Altis launched in Singapore

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Toyota today launched the new 1.6-liter Corolla Altis at S$132,988 (COE Rebate S$65,000).

The new Toyota Corolla Altis adopts the same theme showcased on the athletic Corolla Furia Concept during the 2013 North American International Auto Show in January.

The new Toyota Corolla Altis adopts the same theme showcased on the athletic Corolla Furia Concept during the 2013 North American International Auto Show in January.

This is the 11th generation since the first Corolla rolled out of the factory in 1966 some 48 years ago.

The Altis maintains an increased emphasis on style, as seen in Toyota vehicles launched in the past year, which has produced more expressive vehicle designs.

“With 10 generations and over 40 million happy owners, the Toyota Corolla Altis is the world’s best-selling car, and a legendary name amongst automobile makers and consumers alike,” said Koh Ching Hong, Managing Director of Borneo Motors Singapore.

The bold T-shaped motif of the all-new Corolla Altis represents Toyota’s intent to bring sharper, sleeker and sportier designs that will appeal to current Toyota customers while also attracting more youthful buyers.

The new Corolla Altis has a longer wheelbase and shorter overhangs,to give the car an athletic stance with greater presence.

Viewed in profile, a sweeping crease in the body sheet metal spans the length of the sedan and accentuates the integrated door handle design.

The exterior tapers towards the front and rear of the vehicle to emphasize its wheel arches, with a longer, faster sloping roofline that blends into a shorter rear deck to give the sedan a sportier image.

Borneo Motors is bringing into Singapore the 1.6-liter Corolla Altis with four-cylinder 16 Valves DOHC engine equipped with Dual VVT-i that generates a power output of 121 bhp and 154 Nm torque.

More pronounced flared wheel arches, and a clean yet impactful sculpted surface adds an air of elegance to its sporty exterior.

More pronounced flared wheel arches, and a clean yet impactful sculpted surface adds an air of elegance to its sporty exterior.

The Dual VVT-i varies the timing and lift of the engine’s valves to suit your driving requirements, resulting in improved responsiveness, superior fuel economy of 6.5l/100km and low CO2 emission of 151g/km.

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SAP HANA powers McLaren’s F1 real time race strategy

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

The Formula 1 Grand Prix is again in Singapore for the only night race in the F1 circuit.

I had the opportunity to take a peek at how SAP’s HANA in-memory computing system helps McLaren to harness the Big Data streaming in from their cars’ onboard sensors to fine-tune – in real time – the team’s race strategy.

SAP HANA provides McLaren with a dashboard for comprehensive awareness and decision making.

SAP HANA provides McLaren with a dashboard for comprehensive awareness and real time decision making during a Formula 1 race or practice.

In this digital age of high performance computing, pertinent telemetry data is constantly being captured and transmitted by on-board sensors on the car for modelling and analysis by the team management back in the control room – be it during test practices, qualification runs, or the actual race itself.

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