As human beings, we are emotional creatures. Despite how much we’d like to believe that we are logical and are always in control of our behaviours, the fact remains that our emotional state affects how we think, behave, and even how we make decisions. Three examples of emotions that can affect us badly while driving are anger, anxiety, and believe it or not, even sadness. While it’s true that these emotions can affect our driving negatively, each of them actually do so in very different ways. Let’s take a quick look at each one.Read More
The World Health Organization (WHO) has cited Malaysian roads to be one of the riskiest roads in the world. We had almost 550,000 road accidents in 2018 alone, approximately 1% of them resulting in fatalities. While this percentage may seem small, more than 100 people die each week from road accidents. With April being Distracted Driving Awareness Month, join us in learning and recognising the true extent of danger that distracted driving can cause.
These days, an internet connection is equally if not more crucial than other utilities like a telephone line or power supply. Gone are the days when you had to connect to the internet as we now live in a state of being permanently online even when we aren’t doing anything with our devices. This article isn’t trying to argue the pros or cons of that reality; it is simply the way the world is today. Here are a few possible ways of providing all of the users in your car with an internet connection.Read More
Roadside emergencies are very unpleasant experiences. One moment you’re driving along happily, and the next minute you’re facing a problem that forces you to pull over to the side of the road. As scary and unpredictable such a situation may be, it’s good to know that a little bit of preparation can go a very long way in such situations. In any case, here are some of the basic tools that all cars should have in case of emergencies!Read More
They might call the durian the “King of Fruits”, but the fruit is one that can be polarizing when it comes to the smells it generates and leaves behind. Some people are absolutely in love with that smell, while others are completely repulsed by it. On top of that, the smell is well known to stick around long after the actual fruit has been consumed and its remains disposed of. For this exact reason, some hotels, car rental companies and even some forms of public transportation explicitly forbid people from bringing durians with them. Even if you love durians, the smell of the fruit is one that you don’t want to have lingering in your car for days or weeks. So here’s a few steps to reduce and remove that smell!
Quite common for many Malaysian ‘cat parents’ is also having to transport them over long distances when moving to another town or state or simply when it’s time to balik kampung and there’s no one to take care of the cats on their behalf. Travelling in such a way can be quite stressful and scary for cats who find themselves suddenly taken out of their comfort zones. The noises and vibrations that come with riding in a car can overload their senses, which is why responsible cat owners need to be mindful of their pet’s wellbeing. Here are some tips to make the journey just a little bit easier on those beloved cats.
Relocating to another city or country can be a great challenge. Not only are you leaving behind a place that you’ve called home for a long time, you also have to cope with leaving behind friends and/or family members, on top of having to worry about moving your entire life to your new location. Getting your automobile to your destination may be simple if you’re going somewhere that’s just a few hours’ drive away, but what if you’re going even further? Or worse yet, what if you need to get that car overseas, perhaps even to another continent altogether? Well, rest assured that there is an industry with businesses dedicated to what is known as ‘vehicle shipping’.
If you’ve noticed a particular group of people buying the same type of car, that’s typecasting in play. Companies are savvy in profiling their customers to match their beliefs and desires, from practical design to perceived value of the vehicle. Let’s examine the patterns that have emerged a little more closely.
Whether you are too close or too far from the steering wheel, driving in the wrong position has its consequences - ranging from decreased control of the vehicle or injuries, either from prolonged poor posture or from accidents. Learning proper driving position is one of the first steps in road safety.Read More
Driving enthusiasts would likely be familiar with the terms “oversteer” and “understeer”. For casual drivers, these terms would probably mean as little as “offside” would to people who don’t watch football. However, understanding is the road to awareness and conscientious driving, which ultimately leads to safer roads for all--so let’s get to it!
Falling asleep while driving is one of the biggest causes of road mishaps, responsible for up to 20% of fatal road accidents. Thousands of lives are tragically lost each year through a biologically profound need for rest. Dozing off behind the wheel is an insidiously dangerous form of distracted driving, because you can choose to put down your phone, or not attempt to peel a banana while driving, but falling asleep is significantly harder to consciously control.Read More
Most of us have the common sense to know what is patently wrong when behind the wheel—we know not to drive tired or intoxicated, to always use seatbelts and Facebook-ing while driving is a definite no-no. However, we have all encountered incidents of careless or inconsiderate driving in our commutes, and while these episodes don’t often result in accidents, they are a definite nuisance and still potentially hazardous.Read More
You may have heard this before: “We didn’t use car seats back in my day, but we all turned out fine. Just put on a seatbelt!” Probably well-intended, but a logical fallacy nonetheless - anecdotes are not data, and it misses the blindingly obvious - the roads today are significantly riskier than that of two decades ago. Data has shown that the use of car seats reduce the risk of serious injury by up to 70%.Read More
The risk of car theft is a reality that all car owners face. Although it is quite difficult to completely guarantee the safety of our cars, what we can do as responsible car owners is to reduce the risk of them getting stolen. What this basically means is that we can take steps to make it just a little bit more difficult for our cars to get stolen by thieves. This can be done in a number of ways.
No matter what kind of automobile it is, it uses many different kinds of oils such as those which exist in the form of lubrication oils used in the engine, fluids used in hydraulics, as well as gear oils used in the transmission gear box, to name a few. It’s common knowledge that those oils cannot simply be disposed of by pouring it down the drain and into the ocean, so what actually happens to those oils? Well, those oils get recycled!
It’s easy to assume that once a car is sent off to a junkyard that it’s life story has come to a complete end. This is completely inaccurate. When processed properly, almost every single part of a car can be broken down, taken apart, recycled, and put back into the economy in one form or another. It wouldn’t even be surprising if cars and their materials end up completely recycled and used to produce brand new cars!
The most exclusive car show in the world, the Top Marques Monaco car show is the only live automobile show in the world where guests can try out selected supercars on a closed circuit of the Famous F1 track from a “menu”. The event takes place annually at the Grimaldi Forum in the principality of Monaco. The show features exclusive supercars, luxury aircrafts, boats, jewellery, real estates and even wine products.Read More
The Bugatti La Voiture Noire is the most expensive new car ever sold. Only ONE of its kind will ever be made and the identity of the buyer is not revealed. However, it is said that the buyer is a huge fan of Bugatti with an enormous attachment to the brand. Of course, he or she has to be ultra-rich too!Read More
Innovation and the automotive industry often go hand in hand. Carmakers are now pushing the envelope to develop new technology that will benefit their customers. But Mitsubishi may have just taken this concept to a new level.Read More
One of the most fundamental things a budding racing driver must learn is what the various flag signals used around the track mean. Motor Racing flags are used to indicate track conditions and to communicate important messages to drivers.Read More