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Panasonic, Tesla agree on US battery plant, says Nikkei
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2:05 AM

Panasonic, Tesla agree on US battery plant, says Nikkei

TOKYO: Panasonic has reached a basic agreement with Tesla Motors Inc (to initially supply the electric car maker's proposed lithium-ion battery plant with machinery to make battery cells, the Nikkei said.

4x4 expedition across Asia kicks off in Singapore
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 1:49 AM

4x4 expedition across Asia kicks off in Singapore

SINGAPORE: The 4x4 World Explorer's Trans-Asia V expedition kicked off here Tuesday, aimed at promoting Malaysia and fostering a gesture of goodwill and friendship.

Consumer Reports wants Toyota to recall older Camry hybrids
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:14 AM

Consumer Reports wants Toyota to recall older Camry hybrids

DETROIT: An influential consumer magazine on Monday called on Toyota Motor Corp to recall about 177,500 older Camry hybrid sedans to address potential power brake defects.

Toll: Govt to ensure Malaysian road users not burdened
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:04 AM

Toll: Govt to ensure Malaysian road users not burdened

MUAR:Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin Tuesday gave the assurance that the government will ensure that local road users are not burdened by the new toll rates from Aug 1 at the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) complex at the Sultan Iskandar Building in Johor Baru.

Traffic remains slow
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 11:57 PM

Traffic remains slow

KUALA LUMPUR: The traffic flow at several stretches along major highways in the peninsula remained slow due to the rising number of vehicles on the road.

Singapore to match Malaysia's toll charges at Causeway
Monday, July 28, 2014 10:44 PM

Singapore to match Malaysia's toll charges at Causeway

SINGAPORE: If there is a new toll, or an increase in toll charges by Malaysia at the Causeway, the Singapore Government will match the new toll and increase in toll charges in due course, says the island republic's Land Transport Authority (LTA).

EDL use is still free, say analysts of new toll at CIQ complex
Monday, July 28, 2014 9:32 PM

EDL use is still free, say analysts of new toll at CIQ complex

JOHOR BARU: As the controversy continues over the Eastern Disposal Link (EDL), authorities have called for a more balanced and rationale perspective, pointing out that between 180,000 to 220,000 motorists who use the expressway do not have to pay toll.

Netizens upset by drastic toll hike
Monday, July 28, 2014 11:52 AM

Netizens upset by drastic toll hike

PETALING JAYA: Netizens are unhappy with Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM)’s announcement of up to 400 per cent toll hike for those using the Johor Causeway, saying that the move would burden Malaysians working in Singapore and also affect businesses in Johor.

Demand for CKD hybrid cars going strong
Monday, July 28, 2014 11:40 AM

Demand for CKD hybrid cars going strong

PETALING JAYA: Sales of locally-assembled hybrid cars are expected to be brisk this year as demand for such vehicles are still strong.

BMW to mark centenary in 2016 with i9 hybrid coupe, says German website
Monday, July 28, 2014 11:05 AM

BMW to mark centenary in 2016 with i9 hybrid coupe, says German website

MUNICH: To celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2016, BMW could launch a new and improved edition of its i8 hybrid coupe, according to the German website, Auto Motor und Sport.

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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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