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Smartphone compatibility is driving new car sales

The average car shopper now agrees on one thing: they want to be able to use their handsets and their favorite apps while behind the wheel, even if it means paying a premium to do so.

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MMDA: Distracted drivers decreasing

The number of violators of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act (Adda) has drastically gone since the first day of the law’s implementation, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). As of Sunday morning, only three motorists have been apprehended compared to nine the day before. Last Thursday, the first day of Adda’s strict implementation, 114 […]

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Wireless Apple CarPlay goes on sale

After the technology made its debut at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January, Alpine has now put the iLX-107 on sale, which is the first Apple CarPlay receiver with support for wireless connectivity. So, if your car’s audio system doesn’t support CarPlay but you use an iPhone, you no longer […]

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Public can help fine-tune driving law

The Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) technical working group is set to meet as early as next week to “fine-tune” guidelines related to the Anti-Distracted Driving Act (Adda) and entertain suggestions from the public, following the confusion and widespread criticism that marked its implementation last week. The department suspended the law on Tuesday, saying it was […]

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Google Maps update guides users toward right direction with beam

Anyone who’s ever played a number of adventure video game will know what a mini-map is and that a fading cone attached to a moving dot points to the direction that a 3D avatar is currently facing. With this in mind, the latest update from Google Maps may elicit a sense of déjà vu. Gone […]

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Waze sets out to eliminate ‘tunnel blindness’ on mobile maps

SAN FRANCISCO — The popular navigation app Waze is putting a new twist on the phrase “tunnel vision.” It’s trying to ensure drivers relying on digital maps don’t lose their way when their GPS signal disappears in tunnels. Waze plans to keep drivers connected in those GPS-less situations by installing low-cost, battery-powered beacons that will […]

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Apple is shifting the focus of its secret car project

SAN FRANCISCO—Apple may not become an automaker, but it still wants to develop its own self-driving technology. The iPhone-maker’s automotive project, long an open secret in Silicon Valley, is shifting to focus on creating the technology for an autonomous vehicle that doesn’t require a human driver. The new direction apparently doesn’t foreclose the possibility that […]

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LTFRB stops motorcycle service ‘GrabBike’

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has ordered MYTAXI.PH, the company behind Grabcar Philippines, to cease the operation of its motorcycle service GrabBike due to safety and authorization issues. READ: LTFRB mulls granting franchise to GrabBike In a letter dated Jan. 21 to Grabcar Philippines operations head Gines Barot, LTFRB regional director and […]

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Uber launches carpool service in PH

UBER has upped the ante in the on-demand ride-sharing business as it announced the launching of a carpool service in Metro Manila to combat worsening traffic. Uber said the service, dubbed uberHOP, will be initially available for people traveling between Makati City and Bonifacio Global City.  UberHOP will be available only on weekdays between 6 […]

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Uber to offer full-scale meal delivery service in US—report

Five years since starting a ride-hailing app, Uber is set to offer a full-scale meal delivery service to the public in certain US cities by end-March, according to a report. Based on a Yahoo Finance report quoting a company spokesperson, UberEats app will allow customers to order from full menus of various restaurants and have […]

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Sep 19, 2018

The race for the championship will go all the way until the checkered flag drops in the last lap

Sep 19, 2018

I still remember quite clearly when I was about 5 years old, I slipped away from the watchful eyes

Sep 19, 2018

In the 1990s, both the wife and I shared one automotive aspiration: the BMW 5-Series, or 5er, as the

Sep 12, 2018

The new Jaguar E-Pace is a rather bold attempt at a vehicle by a company known mainly for beautifully

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