American semiconductor giant Qualcomm has unveiled a concept car featuring its new connected vehicle platform, which it says will support a digital cockpit and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) on a single chip.
It says the Snapdragon Ride Flex system-on-a-chip (SoC) platform will be the automotive industry’s “first scalable family of SoCs” to offer this capability, and will enter production in 2024.
The Ride Flex platform is a four nanometer SoC and an extended version of the original Snapdragon Ride released in 2020, and automakers will be able to employ it to offer various levels of functionality and performance through entry-level to premium vehicles.
Qualcomm says its concept car, revealed at this week’s CES tech convention in Las Vegas, highlights the technological capabilities of its Snapdragon Digital Chassis by using not only the new SoC but also Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms and Snapdragon Auto Connectivity Platforms.
MIMOS design head Saharudin Busri is back with another 3D rendering of what he imagines the next-generation Perodua Myvi could look like. His latest creation is an alternative to another Myvi G4 concept that he presented last April, so discuss in the comments which one you think looks more appealing.
At first glance, it is clear to see that the white concept is radically different in appearance when compared to Saharudin’s previous creation. While still sporty and modern, the new Myvi G4 concept doesn’t appear to come with a full-width light bar at the front. Instead, a slim black panel links the two headlamps, which feature round daytime running lights and rounded edges.
The main grille also protrudes more than on the red concept and has a hexagonal shape rather than being trapezoidal. This also sees the addition of a U-shaped lower intake that ends at horizontal LED light strips.
SsangYong the company has been saved, but SsangYong the name will be consigned to the scrapheap.
In remarks reported by Korean media, Kwak Jae-sun – the chairman of SsangYong’s new corporate parent KG Group as well as the automaker itself – said the firm will be renamed KG Mobility and new models will be launched under the KG brand.
“We have decided to go for a new name to fully utilise the strength of SsangYong Motor,” said Kwak at an event hosted by the Korea Automobile Journalists Association.
“Under the name of SsangYong, the company has a fandom but also has a painful image.
“The new cars will come out as KG, but its car-making history will never change and have the same conditions.”
Korean outlet Pulse News reports the rebranding will require approval from shareholders in March.
“Through a company survey, the company found a consensus among employees on
Reductions in toll rates for the Besraya and LEKAS expressways will take effect from 12:01am, January 1, 2023, public works minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi has announced, according to Bernama.
The reduction is by as much as 15 sen for Class 1 vehicles passing through the Loke Yew and Mines toll plazas (North and South) on the Besraya expressway, the report wrote. Meanwhile, the toll rate for Class 1 vehicles on the LEKAS expressway has been reduced from 0.1811 sen per km to 0.1666 sen per km for the closed toll system, while the toll rate at the open toll system for the Ampangan toll plaza remains unchanged.
This means that the new toll rates effective from midnight tonight will be RM1.85 for Class 1 vehicles at any Besraya expressway toll plaza, while motorists using the LEKAS expressway will be charged RM7.80 in each direction.
It was bright and sunny this morning, with the kind of clear blue sky with minimal overcast that begged for you to go out and take a stroll to warm your body up in preparation to face Christmas weekend. So that’s exactly what I did.
Two hours and close to 8km later, I felt refreshed, yet a little sick at the same time. My entire upper airway felt like it was covered in a layer of mucous. The blue sky made the day look like it was fresh and clean, but in reality the air felt a little thick, like it was a little powdery to be honest.
The source – internal combustion engine vehicle pollution, it’s everywhere. Even as I sit here writing this story on the first floor of a commercial centre while having a cup of coffee, the air is horrible thanks to the high volume of
Nissan has previously flirted with the idea of applying the Z brand to a crossover, but it’s never actually gone ahead and done it properly.
Although it’s still not a proper production car, the Fairlady X is the closest thing yet.
Developed by students at the Nissan Automobile Technical College (NATS) in Kyoto, the Fairlady is what happens when you mix a Z with a Murano.
“We are students of Nissan Kyoto Automobile College. This is a vehicle that we imagined and built with our hands. It will be a vehicle that remodels Murano and resembles Fairlady Z,” the students said on Twitter.
Those headlights and tail lights have been lifted from the Z, as have the grille and rear spoiler, but there’s more to the Fairlady than a nose transplant and butt lift. It has flush-fitting door handles from a GT-R, custom fenders, and wide Rays wheels as well.
As Wednesday arrives, so does another round of fuel price updates in Malaysia, with the ministry of finance having announced the retail prices of fuels for the coming week of December 22 to 28, 2022.
Once again, spirits should be lifted as the price of RON 97 petrol drops once more by 20 sen this week to RM3.35 per litre for the coming week, down from the RM3.55 per litre rate of last week.
As before, the retail price of RON 95 petrol remains unchanged at its ceiling price of RM2.05 per litre, as set by the Malaysian government in February last year. The same applies to diesel, where Euro 5 B10 and B20 blends continue to be priced at RM2.15 per litre, and the price of the Euro 5 B7 blend stays at RM2.35 per litre.
These fuel prices will take effect from midnight tonight until Wednesday, 28 December,