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China car market may require 'Two Fords'
Friday, November 23, 2012 6:38 PM

China car market may require 'Two Fords'

Six years ago, the "One Ford" mantra saved Ford Motor Co from collapse. Now, chief executive Alan Mulally's unified global product strategy is facing a formidable test: winning over first-time Chinese buyers.

GM rolls out China-developed electric car
Friday, November 23, 2012 1:50 AM

GM rolls out China-developed electric car

GUANGZHOU: General Motors Co rolled out its first China-developed electric car at the Guangzhou autoshow today as it ramps up its green car push in the world's largest auto market.

F1's successful return leaves US wanting more
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 1:52 AM

F1's successful return leaves US wanting more

Lewis Hamilton claimed the victory and Red Bull clinched the constructors title but the biggest winner at the US Grand Prix was Formula One with commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone immediately calling for more races in America.

With too many kids, Chery Auto lives off Beijing benefits
Monday, November 19, 2012 6:23 PM

With too many kids, Chery Auto lives off Beijing benefits

Chery Automobile Co, once China's largest home-grown auto maker, is relying on government subsidies to turn a profit while domestic rivals Great Wall Motor Co and Geely Automobile Holdings pull ahead.

Formula One romance lost on Americans
Friday, November 16, 2012 5:07 PM

Formula One romance lost on Americans

Americans have had a long-standing love affair with the car but the romance of Formula One, that sets hearts of motor sports fans around the world a flutter, has never managed to get pulses racing in the United States.

Hyundai's focus on quality risks emerging market share
Monday, November 12, 2012 5:52 PM

Hyundai's focus on quality risks emerging market share

Running around the clock and selling everything it can build, Hyundai Motor's Indian factory is bursting at the seams. But as demand grows and rivals scale up, the car maker has chosen to take its foot off the pedal.

More EU words than deeds for ailing carmakers
Friday, November 09, 2012 5:14 PM

More EU words than deeds for ailing carmakers

Europe's industry boss said there were limits to what he could do to prop up the region's ailing carmakers, a crucial part of the economy.

With Cadillac tweaks, GM heeds China taste for models with curves
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 12:48 AM

With Cadillac tweaks, GM heeds China taste for models with curves

Chen Dong, the 42-year-old owner of a cellphone wholesale business in Beijing,  thought of stretching his love of all things American to his car, but instead opted for a new black Audi A6 sedan over a rival Cadillac.



Toyota aiming for boldness
Monday, November 05, 2012 9:05 PM

Toyota aiming for boldness

Toyota is aiming to make cars that stand out. One sign of change is its more controversial designs tested on recent models.

Waze on the ascent - courtesy of Apple
Monday, November 05, 2012 5:12 PM

Waze on the ascent - courtesy of Apple

After the iOS 6 Maps fiasco, Waze is getting a bigger slice of the sat-nav pie – by Apple CEO Tim Cook’s recommendation.

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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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