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Lower toll charges expected to ease cost-of-living pressure,...
17 January 2020
PETALING JAYA: The government’s move to ask PLUS Malaysia Bhd to once and for all fix its toll charges at lower rates is expected to slow down hikes in transportation costs, say ec...
Socar announces one-way intercity service
17 January 2020
PETALING JAYA: The new Socar One-Way Intercity service allows users to book one-way reservations to/from Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor Baru without any additional one-way fees. ...
You get to pay less toll on six PLUS highways from Feb 1
17 January 2020
PETALING JAYA: Six highways will start lowering their tolls as early as Feb 1 and there will be no more toll hikes for the next 38 years, says the Prime Minister's Office. In a ...
Japan firms take few steps to brace for increasing floods, s...
17 January 2020
Residents trying to salvage a vehicle in a flood-hit area in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture in this 2018 file pic. — AFP TOKYO: Japanese companies have contingency plans for the fl...
iPhone maker gets into electric cars via Fiat venture
17 January 2020
The logo of Foxconn, the trading name of Hon Hai Precision Industry, is seen on top of the company's building in Taipei. — Reuters TAIPEI: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., the main...
Shape-shifting chair by Jaguar Land Rover simulates sensatio...
17 January 2020
LONDON: Jaguar Land Rover reveals that the company is working on a shape-shifting seat that will make users feel as if they were walking. The goal is to reduce the health risks ...
Tata Communications ends F1 partnership
17 January 2020
F1 cars in the heat of action at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix last month. — Reuters LONDON: Tata Communications has ended a partnership with Formula One after eight years working together...
BMW Group Malaysia offers CNY 2020 deals
16 January 2020
KUALA LUMPUR: BMW and MINI buyers will enjoy attractive offers, cash rebates and financing solutions this festive season at authorised dealerships. From now until March 31, new ...
Dr M: PLUS won't be sold, 20-year extension for toll concess...
16 January 2020
KUALA LUMPUR: The Cabinet has decided not to sell PLUS to any bidders as they are not attractive enough, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed. "We have studied all the bi...
Continental wants you to see the ground under you while you ...
16 January 2020
LAS VEGAS: Automotive supplier Continental has been asking an interesting question: What if you could see through your car's bonnet and engine to the road beneath? Using footage...
Tesla says plans to open China design and research centre
16 January 2020
Musk gesturing at the China-made Model 3 delivery ceremony at the company's Gigafactory in Shanghai on Jan 7. — Bloomberg SHANGHAI: Tesla plans to open a design and research centr...
Toyota makes a new US$394mil bet on flying taxis
16 January 2020
SAN FRANCISCO: Toyota is making a US$394 million (RM1.6bil) investment in Joby Aviation, one of the handful of companies with the seemingly implausible goal of making electric air ...
Touch n' Go top-up fee waived at 27 Shell stations
16 January 2020
KUALA LUMPUR: Shell Malaysia announced that effective today, 27 of its stations along the North-South Expressway (NSE) will waive the RM0.50 Touch ‘n Go top-up fee. Managing Dir...
Lucid Motors set to reveal production version of Lucid Air i...
16 January 2020
SAN FRANCISCO: After unveiling a concept version of the model in 2016, Lucid Motors announced this week that a production version of the Lucid Air electric sedan will be revealed t...
BMW plans to make fuel-burning engines for next 30 years
16 January 2020
MUNICH: BMW has announced that it expects to continue making combustion engines which run on petrol or diesel for between 20 and 30 years, according to a top technical manager. ...
Penang launches traffic warden unit to check road offences
16 January 2020
GEORGE TOWN: Traffic wardens have been introduced on the island in hopes of reducing traffic congestion as well as road violations. "The council has appointed 70 traffic wardens...
Hyundai, Kia invest US$110 million in UK electric van startu...
16 January 2020
LONDON: Korea’s Hyundai Group is backing a UK electric vehicle startup that plans to begin selling battery-powered delivery vans in 2021, the companies said today. Hyundai and s...
Kelantan denies using special PM allocation to buy luxury ca...
16 January 2020
PETALING JAYA: The Kelantan government has denied that it used the special one-off RM400mil allocation from the Prime Minister to buy luxury cars for the Mentri Besar and his execu...
Bolivia's new lithium tsar says country should go it alone
16 January 2020
A Bolivian flag flying on the Isla Incahuasi in the Salar de Uyuni (Uyuni Salt Flats) in Potosi, Bolivia. South America controls about 70% of the world's reserves of lithium. — Blo...
Singapore police warn of car rental scams during CNY
16 January 2020
SINGAPORE: Singapore police warned the public today of car rental scams during the Chinese New Year period, even as victims of such scams lost at least S$25,000 (RM75,500) between ...