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Decision to build BMW's new electric MINI months away
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:39 AM

Decision to build BMW's new electric MINI months away

LONDON: An electric version of the MINI that will move the classic British car further away from its original design will have to wait at least six months for a possible green light, a BMW board member said on Tuesday.

Nevada lawmakers gathering for special session on Tesla tax breaks
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:12 AM

Nevada lawmakers gathering for special session on Tesla tax breaks

CARSON CITY: Nevada lawmakers are set to convene a special legislative session in Carson City today to consider a package of tax breaks estimated at up to US$1.3 billion aimed at cementing a deal with Tesla Motors Inc  for a US$5 billion battery plant.

Carmakers must respect rights of tech-phobic drivers, says Ford
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 7:02 PM

Carmakers must respect rights of tech-phobic drivers, says Ford

DETROIT: Ford executive chairman Bill Ford said new technologies that allow cars to talk to each other and drive themselves may scare some people, so the industry will need to allow consumers to opt out of such features.

Govt mulls VEP for Thai vehicles entering Malaysia
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 5:04 PM

Govt mulls VEP for Thai vehicles entering Malaysia

BUKIT KAYU HITAM: The Malaysian Government is studying the possibility of imposing a Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) for vehicles entering Malaysia from Thailand.

Greenhouse gas levels hit new high, says UN
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 12:38 PM

Greenhouse gas levels hit new high, says UN

GENEVA: Surging levels of carbon dioxide sent greenhouse gases in the atmosphere to a new record in 2013, while oceans, which absorb the emissions, have become more acidic than ever, the UN said today.

Rev Asia selling entire 27% stake in Aussie-listed iCar Asia
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 10:13 AM

Rev Asia selling entire 27% stake in Aussie-listed iCar Asia

PETALING JAYA: Media group Rev Asia Bhd (formerly known as Catcha Media Bhd) has proposed to dispose of up to 52.2 million shares, or a 27.2% stake, in Australia-listed iCar Asia Ltd at a price to be determined later.

India's car industry shifts back to faster lane
Monday, September 08, 2014 6:40 PM

India's car industry shifts back to faster lane

MUMBAI: After two years of shrinking Indian sales, automakers are moving back into the fast lane as the economy picks up, although analysts say it may be a few years before the industry goes full throttle again.

Kawasaki teases Ninja H2 concept ahead of Intermot
Monday, September 08, 2014 11:19 AM

Kawasaki teases Ninja H2 concept ahead of Intermot

TOKYO: "Built beyond belief" is how the Japanese manufacturer describes its latest motorcycle concept, the Ninja H2.

GM to offer connected car, automated driving technology in 2016
Monday, September 08, 2014 10:35 AM

GM to offer connected car, automated driving technology in 2016

DETROIT: General Motors Co will introduce in two years its first car that can communicate with other vehicles to help avoid accidents and ease traffic congestion, chief executive Mary Barra said on Sunday.

JPJ to launch op on number plates and use of strobe lights
Monday, September 08, 2014 10:30 AM

JPJ to launch op on number plates and use of strobe lights

IPOH: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will conduct a special operation on number plates and the use of strobe lights on vehicles nationwide beginning Oct 1.

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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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