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Defying Death Valley
Monday, March 10, 2014 7:14 PM

Defying Death Valley

Hollywood stars Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson, brave the Californian desert in a Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-CELL - drinking from its exhaust emissions.

GM must address recall soon to avoid damage to reputation
Monday, March 10, 2014 11:28 AM

GM must address recall soon to avoid damage to reputation

General Motors Co needs to get through its ignition-switch recall and the resulting federal investigation quickly to avoid any lasting damage to its brand, but the federal probe could keep the problem in the public eye for at least six months.

In Mexico, auto boom fuels Japanese culture mix
Sunday, March 09, 2014 10:31 AM

In Mexico, auto boom fuels Japanese culture mix

Celaya, an industrial city in the heart of Mexico, now has a Japanese language class where the teacher uses honorifics, addressing her students as "Felipe-san" or "Christian-san."

The women in Mustang's life
Friday, March 07, 2014 10:40 AM

The women in Mustang's life

Many people may not realise that some key players in bringing the Ford Mustang to life over the past 50 years have been women.

Happy birthday, little sat-nav
Thursday, March 06, 2014 1:50 PM

Happy birthday, little sat-nav

Before we begin today’s journey into all things vehicular and tech, this writer would like to wish a belated “Happy Birthday” to the 25-year-old technology that has helped define modern motoring as we know it.

In a driverless future, drivers will do anything else
Thursday, March 06, 2014 12:03 PM

In a driverless future, drivers will do anything else

As automakers and technology firms steer towards a future of driverless cars, a Swiss think tank is showing off its vision of what vehicles might look like on the inside when people no longer have to focus on the road.

Viki gets a booster shot
Thursday, March 06, 2014 11:15 AM

Viki gets a booster shot

Petite, quaint and soft-spoken seem to best describe Viki Yong.

Carlos vs Carlos: Peugeot move turns double act to rivalry
Thursday, March 06, 2014 11:04 AM

Carlos vs Carlos: Peugeot move turns double act to rivalry

Whatever the secret of French carmaker Renault's crisisdefying performance, Carlos Tavares has taken it with him to domestic competitor PSA Peugeot Citroen.

Miros expresses concern over road safety in Malaysia
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 11:17 AM

Miros expresses concern over road safety in Malaysia

Last Thursday alone, in the span of less than three hours from around 3.30am to 6am, 14 people were reported killed in horrific accidents on Malaysian roads.

Automakers tap smartphone technology in battle over city cars
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 12:01 PM

Automakers tap smartphone technology in battle over city cars

Carmakers are tapping smartphone technology to spruce up low-cost city cars and try to get an edge in a market that has grown to account for almost 10 percent of new car sales in austerity-scarred Europe.

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About TOC

The modern car is one of the most sophisticated machines ever created. Dozens of control systems and computer processors work together to ensure it works seamlessly and effectively day in and day out.

But machines do break down occasionally. The technical team of The Otomotif College (TOC) is here to offer advice and help troubleshoot car problems

The team of seven trainers, led by Allan Cabiles (pic), has collectively 30 years of experience in a wide range of car makes. The TOC Team prides itself on keeping pace with the ever-evolving automotive industry. Its trainers undergo training sessions with a network of 800 industry partners across the country.

With such an extensive body of knowledge, think of the TOC Team as your go-to automotive experts.

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