Cars http://www.stuff.tv/sg/cars/features en-SG The new Mazda MX-5 is the affordable Jag F-Type we've all been waiting for http://www.stuff.tv/sg/new-mazda-mx-5-affordable-jag-f-type-weve-all-been-waiting/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sleek styling and tempting price tag means the new MX-5 could be the ultimate sports car steal </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mini F-Type anyone?" alt="Mini F-Type anyone?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/MazdaMX5Main.jpg?1411301596" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Did someone put a Jaguar F-Type on a hot wash?</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/leonpoultney" title="View user profile.">Leon Poultney</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>That&#39;s a shame. So will it be boring and slow?</strong><br />The plucky little MX-5 has never been the fastest car on the road but its combination of lightweight engineering, an utterly sorted chassis and brilliant handling chops has ensured it puts smiles firmly on faces at legal speeds. The newest model might feature a slight power hike over it predecessor, say around 160bhp in the most potent models, but don&#39;t expect it to set your pants on fire in terms of all-out speed and acceleration. It will drift around corners nicely, though.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Any neat gadgets inside?</strong><br />There isn&#39;t much information on its tech particulars&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;but we do know the interior steals many bits from the current generation Mazda 3. That means the slick floating infotainment system with &#39;click-wheel&#39; controls will likely feature; we&#39;re hoping it packs a few other neat gizmos, such as smartphone tethering and driver-focussed apps. One of the MX-5&#39;s best features is its headrest speakers, which mean you can blast tunes even when the roof is folded down.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sleek new styling but still affordable" alt="Sleek new styling but still affordable" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/MX-5_2014_exterior_01__jpg300.jpg?1411301596" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Sleek new styling but still affordable" alt="Sleek new styling but still affordable" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/MX-5_2014_interior_01__jpg300.jpg?1411301596" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Sleek new styling but still affordable" alt="Sleek new styling but still affordable" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/MX-5_2014_exterior_04__jpg300.jpg?1411301596" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>How much will it cost?&nbsp;</strong><br />Full pricing has yet to be revealed but expect it to cost around &pound;20,000 (S$41,270 and whatever COE is for that period) for entry level models when it arrives in 2015&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;which is not far off the current asking price. This will buy a new range of more fuel-efficient engines, improved interiors and even finer handling skills. Unfortunately, it also buys super bright LED headlights, meaning the sweet pop-up lamps of Mk1 models are well and truly consigned to the history books.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All our awesome Hot Stuff</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sleek new styling but still affordable" alt="Sleek new styling but still affordable" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/MX-5_2014_exterior_02__jpg300.jpg?1411301596" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/new-mazda-mx-5-affordable-jag-f-type-weve-all-been-waiting/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/new-mazda-mx-5-affordable-jag-f-type-weve-all-been-waiting/news#comments By numbers Cars Hot Stuff Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:18:04 +0000 Elissa Loi 1448204 at http://www.stuff.tv While you were queuing for the iPhone 6, we got up close with the F1 racers http://www.stuff.tv/sg/f1-racers-are-here-singapore-and-heres-what-they-have-say/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iPhone? Pfft, the F1 race is also something that you should be hyped about </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="While you were queuing for the iPhone 6, we got up close with the F1 racers" alt="While you were queuing for the iPhone 6, we got up close with the F1 racers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Mercedes%20main.jpg?1411110670" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>While everyone&#39;s getting their hopes up, trying to grab an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on the launch day, the&nbsp;Stuff team trekked (okay, maybe it&#39;s a bit of an exaggeration) across the island to meet the F1 racers.</p> <p>The list is long, but we managed to snag some time with Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonson and Kimi&nbsp;Räikkönen. Have your pick, see what your favourite driver has to say. Oh, and feast on the eye candies. You&#39;re welcome.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/stufftv-0" title="View user profile.">StuffTV</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The uniqueness of the Singapore Grand Prix </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><b>&quot;</b>Apart from it being a night race, the racers are out of their normal time routines. The street circuit&rsquo;s also very challenging &ndash; it demands a lot of preparation in the car, since there&rsquo;s a very specific set-up for the circuit. There&rsquo;s also the humidity in Singapore, and the length of the race, which is nearly two hours.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="458" title="Fernando Alonso for Ferrari" alt="While you were queuing for the iPhone 6, we got up close with the F1 racers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/a1.JPG?1411110670" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This weekend&#039;s biggest challenge </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><b>&quot;</b>The demand of physical strength required for the race is very high, so there needs to be good body preparation. There&rsquo;s a lot of stress coming from media attention, sponsors, and the responsibility on your shoulders when you drive for a big brand, so you need to be ready and confident in doing a good job.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Favourite track </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&quot;I like to race in Asia &ndash; we&rsquo;ve been moving into this region a lot more in the recent years. There&rsquo;re a lot more new circuits, so it creates some adrenalin and that&rsquo;s what racing is all about. F1&rsquo;s also growing in this region, so the fans are very fascinated when we arrive [to their respective countries].&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="433" title="Alonso&#039;s favourite track" alt="While you were queuing for the iPhone 6, we got up close with the F1 racers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/a2_0.JPG?1411110670" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Of games and toys </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Talking about games, Alonso admits, &quot;It&rsquo;s very different world altogether. We spend a lot of money and many years to develop a simulator that&rsquo;s close to the experience you get driving the real cars. A game, compared to that, will just remain a game regardless of how developed the game is or how good the graphics are. The [technology you find in the] simulators we use are 100 years ahead of a game, so it&rsquo;s impossible to compare.&quot;</p> <p>He does have a soft spot for toys, especially one called Tomita. &quot;It&rsquo;s a little toy that I&rsquo;ve had for many years, that I&rsquo;ve been taking pictures of in different cities and places and I put it up on social media just to share &nbsp;my journeys with my fans.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="457" title="Where&#039;s Tomita, asked Alonso" alt="While you were queuing for the iPhone 6, we got up close with the F1 racers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/a3_0.JPG?1411110670" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Shelling out for LEGO </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Shell held an event during which half-size models of the cars that inspired those in the V-Power Lego collection were unveiled.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3456" height="4608" title="Shelling out for LEGO" alt="While you were queuing for the iPhone 6, we got up close with the F1 racers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2014-09-18%2014.05.47.jpg?1411110670" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The star attraction </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>But who cares about Lego models when there&#39;s Kimi&nbsp;Räikkönen? For your information, the Ferrari F138 is his favourite out of the four.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4608" height="3456" title="The star attraction" alt="While you were queuing for the iPhone 6, we got up close with the F1 racers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2014-09-18%2013.55.27.jpg?1411110670" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sleepy time </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While he might be known for his brusque attitude towards the media, we&#39;re pretty sure the Ferrari driver wasn&#39;t deliberately yawning during the Q&amp;A. He was on top form between the yawning, continuing to answer questions even when loud drilling started from a corner of the hotel.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4608" height="3456" title="Sleepy time" alt="While you were queuing for the iPhone 6, we got up close with the F1 racers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2014-09-18%2013.46.43.jpg?1411110670" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bitter rivalry </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When asked if there is any rivalry between him and other drivers, he deadpanned &quot;I don&#39;t really have any issues, you should ask them&quot;.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4608" height="3456" title="Bitter rivalry" alt="While you were queuing for the iPhone 6, we got up close with the F1 racers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2014-09-18%2013.56.22.jpg?1411110670" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Recipe for success </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>And when he was asked how badly he wants the title this race around, in true no-nonsense fashion, he answered, &quot;Obviously I want (it) if not it&#39;s pointless to be here.&quot; Truer words have never been spoken.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4608" height="3456" title="Recipe for success" alt="While you were queuing for the iPhone 6, we got up close with the F1 racers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2014-09-18%2013.48.18.jpg?1411110670" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Meanwhile, at the Mercedes event with Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On the topic of food, music and holidays,&nbsp;Lewis Hamilton admits, &ldquo;No fish and chips.&rdquo; Shocking revelation from a Brit. Music, you ask? Between Jay-Z and Lil Wayne, he opts for Jay-Z. As for holidays, a trip in the mountain does the trick.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Lewis Hamilton ain&#039;t a fan of fish and chips, shocking" alt="While you were queuing for the iPhone 6, we got up close with the F1 racers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Mercedes%2005.jpg?1411110670" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> That steering wheel… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-62bedb97-8b1e-d1b2-3806-b6d6d20b628f">Fact: Lewis Hamilton had a hand in the design. &ldquo;We pretty much designed the steering wheel. We sat and drew the shape of the steering wheel, and it has less buttons and switches,&rdquo; said Hamilton.</p> <p>And that&rsquo;s a sign of what both Rosberg and Hamilton have to do this year - to be more independent. &ldquo;This year, we have to make more decisions on our own. The team can&rsquo;t teach us too many things, like how to consume less fuel,&rdquo; said Rosberg.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="All on their own this year, said Rosberg and Hamilton" alt="While you were queuing for the iPhone 6, we got up close with the F1 racers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Mercedes%2001.jpg?1411110670" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> About the circuits… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-62bedb97-8b1f-2c92-ccb5-cad202be2cc8">Street or track circuit? &ldquo;Singapore,&rdquo; said Nico Rosberg enthusiastically, followed by cheers from the crowd of supporters. But if he had to choose one track to race forever, that&rsquo;ll be Monaco. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s my home, and the track is unbelievable and challenging,&rdquo; added Rosberg. Macau is Hamilton&rsquo;s choice, who cited it as a harder version of the Monaco track because it&rsquo;s &ldquo;tight on the sections and street circuits are more fun&rdquo;.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Monaco for the win, literally for Rosberg" alt="While you were queuing for the iPhone 6, we got up close with the F1 racers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Mercedes%2002.jpg?1411110670" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-12"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> To be or not to be… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-62bedb97-8b1f-cf90-32f4-95a32e079df8">A race engineer or team boss? &ldquo;Team boss,&rdquo; said Rosberg almost immediately. The man sure has high ambitions, even higher than his current position. Another choice for Rosberg to make - entering and exiting the car from the left or right, perhaps for luck. &ldquo;No preference, I just enter and exit from the same side,&rdquo; said Rosberg.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Rosberg taking selfies like a boss" alt="While you were queuing for the iPhone 6, we got up close with the F1 racers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Mercedes%2006.jpg?1411110670" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-13"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All F1 drivers are equal </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-62bedb97-8b20-e241-4a85-9de0e1c238cf">Characteristics of an F1 driver? &ldquo;Fearless, committed and fast,&rdquo; the last point was said with a slight chuckle by Hamilton and greeted by laughter from the crowd.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="All F1 drivers are created equal" alt="While you were queuing for the iPhone 6, we got up close with the F1 racers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Mercedes%20main.jpg?1411110670" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/f1-racers-are-here-singapore-and-heres-what-they-have-say/feature#comments Cars Singapore F1 Grand Prix Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:43:17 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1447977 at http://www.stuff.tv 8 facts and secrets you didn't know about the Singapore F1 Grand Prix http://www.stuff.tv/sg/singapore-f1-week-8-secrets-about-singapore-night-race/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Brush up on your F1 knowledge with these snippets about Singapore&#039;s annual night race - perfect for mid-race banter and looking like you know it all </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="F1 component assembly" alt="F1 component assembly" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/F1%20component%20assembly.jpg?1411110663" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">There&#39;s a tinge of excitement in the air. No, not that <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">iPhone 6</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6l/review">iPhone 6 Plus</a> launch. Something much bigger that&#39;ll give you an unbelievable adrenaline rush - the F1 night race in Singapore.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1. THE TRACK IS 4X BRIGHTER THAN A STADIUM </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Though the 5.067km Marina Bay Street Circuit is not the only street race in the F1 season, it was the inaugural night race. Let&#39;s face it - the street lights just won&#39;t cut it, because F1 drivers will need to race with absolute clarity.</p> <p dir="ltr">Fitted along the track are nearly 1500 lighting projectors, each consisting of a projector with internal reflectors that project the light beams at different angles to prevent it from blinding the drivers.</p> <p dir="ltr">Surely, we are jesting, right? Wrong, because each projector is armed with a 2000 watt white metal halide lamp, which lights up the circuit up to four times brighter than a stadium. You might want to wear a pair of shades to go with the ear plugs when you tour the F1 track this weekend.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="F1 Philips light" alt="F1 Philips light" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/F1%20Philips%20light.jpg?1411110663" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2. MANHOLES ARE WELDED SHUT </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Ah, the smell of burnt rubber and asphalt. But did you know that during its inaugural year, the Marina Bay Street Circuit was resurfaced with an asphalt surface that uses Polymer Modified Binder (PMB) to withstand the high shear forces exerted by the race cars during the F1 race?&nbsp;Speaking of forces, the high speed generated by the supercar might fling manhole covers free. To prevent the flying frisbee of death, the manhole covers are changed and welded shut before every race.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="F1 Track" alt="F1 Track" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/F1%20Track.jpg?1411110663" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3. F1 TEAMS USE APPS TO WIN RACES </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Unknown to many, each F1 vehicle is mounted with over 100 sensors that report the acceleration, braking speed and a multitude of data to the driver&rsquo;s team.</p> <p>Companies such as SAP developed an app for the McLaren team to monitor temperature change in tyres and predict likely stress areas on vehicles during the race.&nbsp; Gathered data is crunched by SAP analytics, which reveals important facts such as the best areas to brake or accelerate for the best speeds.</p> <p dir="ltr">The app also comes with a 3D render that lets the team zoom into specific parts of the vehicle, allowing them to identify potential problems and arresting them before issues such as engine failures or a blown gasket kicks in.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="F1 SAP app" alt="F1 SAP app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/F1%20SAP%20app_0.jpg?1411110663" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4. AIR JUST WONT DO </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Did you know know nitrogen is used to fill F1 tyres? Boring old air has a fluctuating pressure which is inherently unstable and could affect the performance of the vehicle. Nitrogen on the other hand benefits from a consistant pressure and is easier to manage.&nbsp;Plus, the tyres need all the help they can get, as they are designed to last only 90 to 120km and lose about 0.5kg per race due to wear and tear.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="F1 tyres" alt="F1 tyres" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/F1%20tyres.jpg?1411110663" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5. F1 ENGINES LAST FOR ONE RACE ONLY </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">With approximately 80,000 components built into an F1 vehicle, each vehicle has to be assembled with precise accuracy.&nbsp;Even a mere 0.01% error in the assembly could mean 80 wrong components,&nbsp;which leads to two things - 1) crash and 2) burn.&nbsp;And the engine, oh the poor engine - after the two-hour race, these badboys are retired for good, whereas normal engine can keep going for 20 years.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="F1 component assembly" alt="F1 component assembly" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/F1%20component%20assembly.jpg?1411110663" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6. Braking makes drivers cry </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">At such extreme speeds, an equally strong braking force is required to grind the car to a halt. Even with all the anticipation in the world, each driver will feel as if they are slammed into a brick wall at a speed of nearly 300km/h whenever they brake.&nbsp;The sheer impact is so strong that drivers&#39; tear ducts squirt water into their visors.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="F1 brick wall" alt="F1 brick wall" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/F1%20Brick%20wall.jpg?1411110663" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7. PIT FUEL IS PUMPED AT 12L PER SECOND </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">While Lewis Hamilton or Sebastian Vettel have lightning reflexes to swerve through the Marina Bay Street Circuit, their teams are just as quick.&nbsp;Like most backend personnel, the pit crew are every team&#39;s unsung heroes. Each member works harmoniously with each other to achieve a three-second tyre change and refuel.&nbsp;Did you know that the refueling rig pumps 12 litres per second to the car? Imagine that - filling your normal car in just four to five seconds!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="F1 pit crew" alt="F1 pit crew" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/F1%20pit%20crew.jpg?1411110663" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8. DRIVERS LOSE UP TO 4KG PER RACE </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">We know it&rsquo;s hot as hell (well, figuratively speaking) in Singapore, but the weather is not what&#39;s really hot at the Singapore grand prix.&nbsp;In little over an hour, F1 drivers are exposed to sauna-like conditions in the cockpit, causing them to lose between two to three litres of water in each race. It&rsquo;s no wonder that drivers are required to drink up to eight litres of water to keep themselves fully hydrated.&nbsp;Get in line if you want a quick solution for your slimming regime.&nbsp;An F1 driver loses up to 4kg of weight per race, though the weight is regained just as easily.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="F1 Hydrate" alt="F1 Hydrate" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/F1%20Hydrate.jpg?1411110663" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/singapore-f1-week-8-secrets-about-singapore-night-race/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/singapore-f1-week-8-secrets-about-singapore-night-race/feature#comments Cars Singapore F1 Grand Prix Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:57:48 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1426716 at http://www.stuff.tv Toyota U-squared concept car is a compact, customisable SUV http://www.stuff.tv/sg/toyota-u-squared-concept-car-compact-customisable-suv/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A tiny car that somehow feels like a cargo van </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Toyota U-squared concept car is a compact, customisable SUV" alt="Toyota U-squared concept car is a compact, customisable SUV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/toyota%20U2%20_1.jpg?1410849463" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Toyota&#39;s U&sup2; concept car is truly something else. Describing it as a car that&#39;s &quot;the size of a compact car with the functionality of a compact truck and the spaciousness of a cargo van&quot; we wondered if this was going to be a truly horrifying chimera no one with sense would be caught driving.</p> <p>Fortunately, from the pictures, it looks like a perfectly serviceable car that seems to be the product of a designer&#39;s whim to shrink an SUV.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Now, how do you shrink an SUV? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The U&sup2; is built on an open architecture, which gives room for the car to be tinkered with quite a fair bit. You can for instance, fold down the tailgate to create a ramp, or you could just roll back the roof. Other cool stuff - the rear glass can slide into the tailgate, while the tailgate also comes with protective, replaceable ridges.</p> <p>This could potentially end the long contentious back-and-forth about &quot;Should we get a truck&quot; or &quot;Maybe we need a car more suited for people, not things.&quot; Now you can have a truck and compact in one.</p> <p>Apart from being both a people and large item carrier, the U&sup2; can also be customised on the inside with Toyota&#39;s own rail system. It can hold everything from baskets to bike stands and if that isn&#39;t enough space, you can fold up not only the rear seating but the front passenger seat.</p> <p>Driving is also made easier with a shifter design that has an intuitive switch for parking, drive and reverse mode.</p> <p>The U&sup2; will make its public debut at the World Maker Faire in New York City this Sept 20 and 21.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/cars">If you have the drive to read more about cars, we&#39;ll spoil you</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://corporatenews.pressroom.toyota.com/releases/toyota+calty+u2+concept+vehicle+reveal.htm" target="_blank">Toyota</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Toyota U-squared concept car is a compact, customisable SUV" alt="Toyota U-squared concept car is a compact, customisable SUV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/toyota%20U2%20_2.jpg?1410849463" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/toyota-u-squared-concept-car-compact-customisable-suv/news#comments Cars Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:37:44 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1447771 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Formula E’s truly electric debut, and 3DS can be used as Wii U controller for Smash Bros http://www.stuff.tv/sg/3ds/fully-charged-formula-e-s-truly-electric-debut-3ds-can-be-used-wii-u-controller-smash-bros-and-m <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Continue the week by catching up on the most interesting tech tidbits </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Formula E" alt="Formula E" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/formula-e-race1.jpg?1410833652" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Formula E: electric in more than design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The FIA&rsquo;s new Formula E racing series started off on Saturday with the Beijing ePrix at the Beijing Olympic Green Circuit, and it showed that even electric cars can put on one heck of a show.</p> <p>On the last lap, Venturi driver Nick Heidfeld attempted to pass Renault&rsquo;s Nicolas Prost, but Prost clearly aimed his car towards Heidfeld&rsquo;s and spun him out of control and into a wall in a violent crash. Both drivers are luckily fine, but Audi Sport ABT&rsquo;s Lucas di Grassi ended up taking the flag. It was the first race of the first-ever 10-event Formula E season, but those tensions will have to simmer for a bit as the next race isn&rsquo;t scheduled until 22 November in Malaysia.</p> <p>All of the drivers this season are using the Spark-Renault SRT 01E featuring the same electric engine first designed for the stunning <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/mclaren-p1-gtr-concept-ultimate-track-day-toy/news">McLaren P1</a>, so if the spectacle recapped above doesn&rsquo;t entice you to watch, perhaps that fact will.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2014/september/lucas-di-grassi-snatches-win-after-dramatic-last-corner-crash.aspx">FIA</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/formula-e-race-series-sets-out-replace-v8s-volts/news">Formula E race series sets out to replace V8s with Volts</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/D2y1hFuGDD8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Super Smash Bros. for Wii U can be played with 3DS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Nintendo 3DS version of <em>Super Smash Bros.</em> debuted in Japan over the weekend, in advance of its impending worldwide launch early next month, and it turns out there&rsquo;s a fun surprise within for the still-in-development Wii U iteration.</p> <p>According to a series of tweets and images from a player based in Japan, the 3DS version notes that you&rsquo;ll be able to use the handheld (running the 3DS game) as a wireless controller for the Wii U game when it releases. Might we see this kind of functionality pop up with future games, as well? After all, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/3ds/nintendo-shows-updated-3ds-and-3ds-xl-designs/news">New Nintendo 3DS</a> out next year has additional buttons, making it an even better Wii U GamePad substitute.</p> <p>The Wii U version is due out this winter, a nebulous window that could mean the holiday season or early next year - which is why it&rsquo;s not currently on our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/20-most-exciting-games-left-2014/feature">just-updated list</a> of the 20 most exciting games still to come in 2014. You&rsquo;ll also be able to <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/3ds-xl/fully-charged-wearables-aid-parkinson-s-research-walking-dead-co-op-shooter-announced-and-sup">use a GameCube gamepad</a> with a special adapter, in addition to the 3DS and standard Wii U and Wii controllers.</p> <p>However, 3DS owners will be able to try that version out later this week with a free demo <a href="https://twitter.com/NintendoUK/status/510480751385919490">launching on the eShop</a> on 19 September, with some Club Nintendo members gaining early access late last week. The full version is due out in the UK on 3 October, alongside a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/3ds-xl/fully-charged-wearables-aid-parkinson-s-research-walking-dead-co-op-shooter-announced-and-suphttp://www.stuff.tv/sg/3ds-xl/fully-charged-wearables-aid-parkinson-s-research-walking-dead-co-op-shooter-announced-and-sup">bundle with Nintendo 3DS XL</a> hardware.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://twitter.com/FarmboyinJapan">Twitter</a> via <a href="http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/09/12/report-3ds-can-be-used-as-a-wii-u-controller-in-super-smash-bros">IGN</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/20-most-exciting-games-left-2014/feature">The 20 most exciting games still to come in 2014</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/9w5oyAiBNe0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/3ds/fully-charged-formula-e-s-truly-electric-debut-3ds-can-be-used-wii-u-controller-smash-bros-and-m#comments 3DS Cars Electric cars Gaming Microsoft Minecraft Nintendo Wii U Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1447742 at http://www.stuff.tv Jaguar's new XE picks a fight with the Germans http://www.stuff.tv/sg/jaguar/jaguars-new-xe-picks-fight-germans/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Luxury British marque unveils handsome BMW 3-Series adversary at glitzy London bash </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jaguar&#039;s new XE takes on BMW and Audi" alt="Jaguar XE" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/JaguarMain.jpg?1410412173" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Didn&#39;t I see the XE dangling from a helicopter in the skies above London the other day?</strong><br />You probably did&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;because Jaguar pulled out all the stops at a glittery London bash to ensure everyone on this green earth knew that the British marque was launching an all-new model. It&#39;s a good job too, because the pretty XE will face extremely stiff competition from the likes of Audi, Mercedes and BMW when it goes on sale later this year.</p> <p><strong>What&#39;s so special about the XE?</strong><br />It features a brand new aluminium architecture, which basically means all of the important underpinnings are fashioned from stiff, lightweight metal to improve performance, ride and handling. There is also a new range frugal engines that have been built from the ground up to produce less harmful emissions yet not affect typical Jaguar performance.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Will there be lots of buttons to fiddle with inside?</strong><br />Yes, there certainly will; a new eight-inch touchscreen display takes care of the infotainment system, plus you get onboard wi-fi. If you&#39;re in the driving seat, you can sync smartphone to access a suite of apps on the move and then control most of it with your vocal cords thanks to voice command software.</p> <p><strong>It all sounds a bit James Bond...</strong><br />That&#39;s not all, as Jaguar&#39;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/jaguar/jaguar-unveils-tech-goodies-packed-inside-upcoming-xe/news">InControl app</a> also allows smartphone users to access information and control certain functions from their mobile device anywhere in the world. This includes heating and cooling the car from afar&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;but more importantly, starting the engine remotely. Q would be impressed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>BMW, Audi and Mercedes all do &#39;fiery&#39; versions of their executive saloons, will the baby Jag keep up?</strong><br />The entry-level engine on the &pound;27,000 (S$55,258) XE is a pretty unexciting 2.0-litre diesel, which is said to manage 75mpg and produce less than 100g/km CO2. But those looking to add a little spice to their morning commute should look towards the XE S model with its punchy 3.0-litre V6 pinched from the F-Type.</p> <p><strong>Surely that&#39;s going to be mighty quick...</strong><br />The 0-62mph sprint will to be dispatched in 5.1 seconds and it&#39;s limited to a top speed of 155mph. But we&#39;re waiting for a XE RS model, which could get as much as 542bhp and properly face-melting performance figures.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">Apple iPhone 6 hands-on</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jaguar&#039;s new XE takes the fight to Germany" alt="Jaguar&#039;s new XE takes the fight to Germany" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BlobServer1.jpeg?1410412173" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1201" height="900" title="Jaguar&#039;s new XE takes the fight to Germany" alt="Jaguar&#039;s new XE takes the fight to Germany" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BlobServer4.jpeg?1410412173" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1201" height="900" title="Jaguar&#039;s new XE takes the fight to Germany" alt="Jaguar&#039;s new XE takes the fight to Germany" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BlobServer6.jpeg?1410412173" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New Jaguar XE unveiled </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/jaguar/jaguars-new-xe-picks-fight-germans/news#comments Cars Hot Stuff Jaguar Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:26:44 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1447283 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Ferrari first out with Apple’s CarPlay, Batman: Arkham Knight gets a new date, and a drivable couch is as amazing as it sounds http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/fully-charged-ferrari-first-out-apple-s-carplay-batman-arkham-knight-gets-new-date-and-drivabl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kickstart your day with our morning roundup of notable tech news </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="2014 Ferrari FF" alt="2014 Ferrari FF" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ferrari-ff-2014.jpg?1410255333" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ferrari FF is first to implement CarPlay </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&rsquo;ve heard a lot of talk about Apple&rsquo;s CarPlay initiative, which brings iOS into your ride and makes it easy to use your iPhone while driving, but despite plenty of manufacturers pledging support, there&rsquo;s been little in the way of results. Well, until now, as Ferrari claims to be the first out the gate with a finished car featuring the system.</p> <p>The first such Ferrari FF was delivered to an unnamed Italian buyer, but others featuring the technology are reportedly being sent all around the world as we speak. What are the chances that we see one pop up as part of Apple&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/two-new-iphones-and-iwatch-apples-going-have-busy-day-tomorrow/news">iPhone 6 and iWatch presentation</a> later today? We&rsquo;d guess pretty fair.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://auto.ferrari.com/en_EN/news-events/news/first-ff-carplay-stays-italy/">Ferrari</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-carplay-future-car-infotainment/feature">Why Apple CarPlay and its competitors are the future of in-car tech</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/hbZDBRzsV50" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Batman: Arkham Knight out next June </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>Batman: Arkham Knight</em> was supposed to be a crown jewel of the holiday release season, but then it was sadly pushed into 2015 - and this won&rsquo;t be one of those February/March kind of delays we&rsquo;re used to seeing. Instead, the stunning open-world action game will now launch on 2 June 2015.</p> <p>If you&rsquo;re eager to spend quite a bit more money than usual on the game, Warner Bros. will gladly sell you one of its two special edition bundles. Both come with a Steelbook case, art book, comic book, and in-game skin pack, but the Limited Edition also features a 12in Batman statue, while the Batmobile Edition includes a transforming statue of the iconic vehicle.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.polygon.com/2014/9/8/6121925/batman-arkham-knight-release-date-limited-batmobile-edition">Polygon</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/playstation-4/batman-arkham-knight/review">Batman: Arkham Knight preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="650" title="Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile Edition" alt="Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile Edition" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/batman-arkhamknight-limited.jpg?1410255333" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Robocouch is a couch-surfing dream come true </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>So this is what we&rsquo;re sending kids to university for these days? Indeed, a team of nine engineering students at the University of New Saint Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia put their budding talents to use to create a motorized couch - which is maneuvered by an off-brand Xbox controller. It was available for test drives at an event over the weekend. No word yet on student injuries, but we do suspect there was some exhilarating comfort going on.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/technology/couch-gets-robotic-makeover">UNSW</a> via <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/09/08/robocouch-is-awesome/">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/wii-u/fully-charged-star-wars-episode-vii-set-photos-leak-forza-horizon-2-revealed-and-amazing-suitc">Fully Charged: Star Wars: Episode VII set photos leak, Forza Horizon 2 revealed, and the amazing suitcase scooter</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/apECXXowJsY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TiVo Mega is a 24TB DVR (no, really) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>TiVo stopped selling its standalone digital video recorders in the UK ages ago, but we can still marvel at how ridiculous this seems. Increasingly edged out by cable and satellite providers offering their own DVRs, TiVo has decided to prove that size does matter: by announcing a 24TB model.</p> <p>The TiVo Mega is a real thing, it appears, and it will be available in the first quarter of 2015 for approximately US$5000 (S$6301). It&rsquo;s rack-mountable and features six separate tuners for loads of concurrent recording, and can hold 4000 hours of HD content or some 26,000 hours of SD stuff. And you can stream all that stuff to TiVo Mini boxes or mobile apps, so at least it&rsquo;s sort of practical, right?</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://investor.tivo.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=106292&amp;p=irol-newsArticle&amp;ID=1964575">TiVo</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/microsoft-xbox-one/review">Long-term test: Microsoft Xbox One review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="799" title="TiVo Mega" alt="TiVo Mega" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tivo-mega.jpg?1410255333" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/fully-charged-ferrari-first-out-apple-s-carplay-batman-arkham-knight-gets-new-date-and-drivabl#comments Apple CarPlay Cars Gaming Tue, 09 Sep 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1447067 at http://www.stuff.tv GM plans to soup up 2017 Cadillacs with self-driving tech http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gm-plans-soup-2017-cadillacs-self-driving-tech/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Expect hands-free driving and connected cars that will talk to each other </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="GM plans to soup up 2017 Cadillacs with self-driving tech" alt="GM plans to soup up 2017 Cadillacs with self-driving tech" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/cadillac.jpg?1410175511" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>What&#39;s almost as good as having a driver for your Cadillac? Why, a Cadillac that lets you drive hands-free.</p> <p>Cadillac&#39;s in-development advanced driver assist technology, Super Cruise, will finally get its debut in 2017, said General Motors CEO Mary Barra. Around the same time, the 2017 Cadillac CTS will also be fitted with vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Safer, smarter driving </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Super Cruise isn&#39;t designed to take the responsibility for driving completely off the driver. It is, rather, semi-autonomous at best and works at keeping a vehicle on course, allowing for hands-off lane following, braking and speed control.</p> <p>It will make driving on freeways a more comfortable experience and will also take into account specific highway conditions, although not actually letting the car drive itself.</p> <p>Cadillac&#39;s also working on letting vehicles communicate with each other via what GM calls vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication. It can help lessen traffic congestion by relaying information such as speed, direction of travel and location. Drivers will thus be alerted and be able to use active safety features such as forward collission warning that can already be found on cars already in production.</p> <p>V2V will work via a variation of the 802.11n wireless standard. The US is already working on making V2V a standard feature on cars in the future.</p> <p>Anything that makes driving a safer, less stressful experience sounds great to us.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/cars/self-driving-cars">Get up to speed on car tech</a><br />[Source: <a href="http://www.cnet.com/news/gm-plans-to-launch-hands-free-driving-by-2016/" target="_blank">CNet</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ksl-Fbmvxj4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gm-plans-soup-2017-cadillacs-self-driving-tech/news#comments Cars Self-Driving Cars Mon, 08 Sep 2014 03:43:03 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1446910 at http://www.stuff.tv GM set to create cars that will watch you as you drive http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gm-set-create-cars-will-watch-you-you-drive/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Keep your eye on the road, while your car keeps its eye on you </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="GM set to create cars that will watch you as you drive" alt="GM set to create cars that will watch you as you drive" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/GM_watch.jpg?1409809391" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Driver distraction is dangerous, thus it makes sense that General Motors is planning technology to keep an eye on drivers&#39; attention span.</p> <p>According to the <a href="http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/e5787fea-30e9-11e4-8313-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3CJUzE1Z8" target="_blank">Financial Times</a>, GM has contracted Australian company Seeing Machines to create tracking devices for over 500,000 cars over the next few years. Seeing Machines has in turn, signed a deal with Takata to make said devices.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Eyes on the wheel, please </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The camera rigs required for the tracking machines to work could be used for other things besides telling you you&#39;re a bad driver. You could use the cameras as a way of driver identity so unauthorised drivers won&#39;t be able to just take off with the car anymore.&nbsp;</p> <p>Even the frequency of eyeblinks can be detected by the upcoming devices, which will help alert drivers who could be falling asleep at the wheel. Though it still won&#39;t be wise for you to attempt to drive when you&#39;re too tired or inebriated, of course.</p> <p>But what about privacy? While the devices are not designed to store information (as yet), you still have to wonder whether the footage captured could be tapped into remotely or if GM could be playing &#39;Big Brother&#39; inadvertently (or on purpose).</p> <p>Mind you, this is not new tech. Lexus has its own Driver Monitor system to watch driver&#39;s eyelids, while Mercedes-Benz uses its Attention Assist to also pick up on vital signs the driver could be too tired to drive carefully. Said signs include steering behavior and the use (or lack) of turn signals.</p> <p>When you don&#39;t have someone to keep you company on long tiring drives, a technology assist just might be the next best thing to help keep drivers safe.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff">It&#39;s almost Friday. While waiting, check out Hot Stuff</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.wired.com/2014/09/general-motors-seeing-machines/?mbid=social_twitter" target="_blank">Wired</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6pyzRlPP9h" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gm-set-create-cars-will-watch-you-you-drive/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gm-set-create-cars-will-watch-you-you-drive/news#comments Cars Thu, 04 Sep 2014 03:43:44 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1446529 at http://www.stuff.tv Your car could be a hacker's dream and your nightmare http://www.stuff.tv/sg/your-car-could-be-hackers-dream-and-your-nightmare/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With cars becoming more computerised, hackers are now using their expertise to tinker with cars </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Your car could be a hacker&#039;s dream and your nightmare" alt="Your car could be a hacker&#039;s dream and your nightmare" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/carplay_1.jpg?1409632147" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A research group that calls itself I Am The Cavalry (IATC) is concerned about how safe the average car is from hackers. Computers are now very much part of the modern car with up to 200 small embedded computers or electronic control units (ECUs) fitted.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How safe is your car? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Security researchers are troubled by the lack of transparency from ECU makers and have looked at in-car computer systems to find out for themselves the current state of car security.</p> <p>What researchers have found has worried them - a report at the recent DefCon conference highlighted exploitable problems almost everywhere, from telematics controllers, wireless tyre pressure systems and even anti-theft systems. The most vulnerable vehicle in their study? The 2014 Jeep Cherokee. The 2014 Dodge Viper was deemed the least hackable.</p> <p>The researchers said that most attacks sought to remotely control a car via communication systems installed on many modern cars. With the future probably being one where all cars are connected, the vulnerability of car systems will be a legitimate concern.</p> <p>Tesla, fortunately, has been very much active in engaging those who could help it squash bugs in the software and maintains an open disclosure policy. Other companies are less than forthcoming as yet but that might soon change.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/cars">Want to read more about cars? Sure</a>.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28886463" target="_blank">BBC</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Your car could be a hacker&#039;s dream and your nightmare" alt="Your car could be a hacker&#039;s dream and your nightmare" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/74737jag-LEAD%20IMAGE.jpg?1409632147" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/your-car-could-be-hackers-dream-and-your-nightmare/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/your-car-could-be-hackers-dream-and-your-nightmare/news#comments Cars Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:26:47 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1446243 at http://www.stuff.tv Fixd helps your car tell you when it needs an oil change http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fixd-helps-your-car-tell-you-when-it-needs-oil-change/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You could think of it as fitness tracker for your car or the next best thing to it telling you to go to a mechanic without breaking down </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Fixd helps your car tell you when it needs an oil change" alt="Fixd helps your car tell you when it needs an oil change" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/fixd.jpg?1409130073" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Wil Wheaton complains we don&#39;t have a flying car yet. Well, we think a talking car would probably be more practical and feasible in the long run (all those flying car accidents, man).</p> <p>Enter Fixd, a handy device with accompanying app that monitors your car&#39;s system and lets you know if stuff needs fixing.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Plug-and-play diagnostics </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Fixd will apparently work with any car sold in the US since 1996 and needs only to be plugged into the car&#39;s OBD-II&nbsp; (onboard diagnostics port) to work as an &#39;onboard translator&#39; of sorts. It will check your car&#39;s current status and let you know if any problems are detected. If the situation is severe enough, it will even prompt you to stop the car.</p> <p>What&#39;s even cooler? It will even give you an estimate of how much repairs will cost. Bear in mind that since the Fixd is optimised for US users, the estimates might be far-off from what your local mechanic charges.</p> <p>Another useful thing it does is give you reminders to do the usual maintenance work. Whether it&#39;s oil changes or servicing, Fixd will not let you get too busy to tend to your car. Another nice point? It supports multiple vehicles so you can manage the family&#39;s pool of cars.</p> <p>Sadly, despite the novel premise, the<a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/847389453/fixd-your-car-is-talking-to-you-are-you-listening" target="_blank">&nbsp;Kickstarter campaign</a>&nbsp;isn&#39;t exactly a great success at barely US$4,000 of its US$30,000 goal. One likely reason why it&#39;s not gaining as much momentum is because it&#39;s only shipping in the US.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/cars">What&#39;s happening in the world of the automobile? We tell you what&#39;s what.</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://mashable.com/2014/08/26/car-sensor-tracker/" target="_blank">Mashable</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/DjVS-vd7ZaU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fixd-helps-your-car-tell-you-when-it-needs-oil-change/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fixd-helps-your-car-tell-you-when-it-needs-oil-change/news#comments Apps and Games Cars Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:18:40 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1446004 at http://www.stuff.tv McLaren P1 GTR concept is the ultimate track-day toy http://www.stuff.tv/sg/mclaren-p1-gtr-concept-ultimate-track-day-toy/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Those with money to burn can soon fast track into the exclusive world of racing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="McLaren P1 GTR" alt="McLaren P1 GTR" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mcLaren-p1-gtr-01.jpg?1409056650" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/leonpoultney" title="View user profile.">Leon Poultney</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Did McLaren really need to make the P1 even scarier?</strong><br />Not really, but this GTR concept is strictly for track use only, meaning it features a plethora of tweaks intended to reduce lap times rather than impress shoppers when it&#39;s parked on the high street. Power from the 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 has increased by 83bhp to 986bhp, you know, because 903bhp isn&#39;t quite enough embarrass all the Golf GTI owners at your local track day.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>It looks great though, what has McLaren done to the bodywork?</strong><br />Engineers at McLaren Special Operations have fitted an enormous fixed rear wing for a start. It employs an F1-style Drag Reduction System so it can extend and retract to offer greater levels of grip through corners or increased straight-line speed when required. There&#39;s a set of lightweight, quick release 19-inch alloys at all four corners and the P1 GTR wears a special paintjob echoing that of the original McLaren F1 GTR, which claimed victory at Le Mans in 1995.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I can&#39;t wait to meet one of these at the traffic lights?</strong><br />Unfortunately you won&#39;t as the P1 GTR isn&#39;t road legal. It&#39;s also fitted with lowered fixed suspension, meaning the ride could only be described as &#39;spine shattering&#39; should you be mad enough to tackle the scarred surfaces of Britian&#39;s roads. There&#39;s also a new centrally mounted exhaust that, &quot;maximises the aural characteristic,&quot; which basically means its deafeningly loud and just begging to be pulled over by the traffic cops.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The McLaren P1 was born to boss the track day" alt="McLaren P1 GTR concept" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/76869-McLaren%20P1%20GTR%20front.jpg?1409056650" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1202" height="899" title="The McLaren P1 was born to boss the track day" alt="McLaren P1 GTR concept" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/McLaren%20P1%20GTR%20rear%203_4.jpg?1409056650" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="The McLaren P1 was born to boss the track day" alt="McLaren P1 GTR concept" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/McLaren%20P1%20GTR%20rear.jpg?1409056650" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>So how much is it and how do we buy one?</strong><br />McLaren hasn&#39;t released any official pricing figures yet and it will only be offered to the 375 existing P1 owners but expect it to tickle the &pound;2million (RM10 million) mark when it goes on sale next year.</p> <p><strong>What? Why would anyone want two McLaren P1s in the garage?</strong><br />It&#39;s a bit greedy isn&#39;t it? But the idea of the P1 GTR is to introduce extremely well heeled individuals to the world of high-performance racing. McLaren will maintain the car and each owner will be given extensive driver training so they don&#39;t prang their &pound;2million (RM10 million) investment at the first corner.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/renovo-coupe-close-you-can-get-driving-silent-retro-rocketship/news">D</a><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/renovo-coupe-close-you-can-get-driving-silent-retro-rocketship/news">riving the Renovo Coupe is as close as you get to piloting a silent retro rocketship</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1201" height="884" title="The McLaren P1 was born to boss the track day" alt="McLaren P1 GTR concept" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/McLaren%20P1%20GTR%20side.jpg?1409056650" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/mclaren-p1-gtr-concept-ultimate-track-day-toy/news#comments Cars Hot Stuff Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:01:02 +0000 Elissa Loi 1445895 at http://www.stuff.tv Saleen puts more swank into the Tesla Model S http://www.stuff.tv/sg/model-s/saleen-puts-more-swank-tesla-model-s/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Foursixteen improves an already stunning car with across-the-board upgrades </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Saleen puts more swank into the Tesla Model S " alt="Saleen puts more swank into the Tesla Model S " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/saleen-foursixteen-main.jpg?1408501257" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>These guys think they can make a better car than the Tesla Model S?</strong><br />They&rsquo;re certainly not the first people to get their hands on an already-stellar vehicle and attempt to improve it. In fact, someone else has already modded this very model <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/tesla-model-s-goes-convertible/news">into a convertible</a>. But yes, the <a href="http://media.saleen.com/2014/08/foursixteen/" target="_blank">Saleen Foursixteen</a> is a modified version of the Tesla Model S, probably the world&rsquo;s best-known electric car.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tesla-model-s/review">Tesla Model S review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>With a swanky bodykit? How very Essex boy&hellip;</strong><br />There&rsquo;s much more to the Foursixteen than exterior tweaks, but we&rsquo;ll start with those. Saleen, which has been building racing cars for 30-odd years, claims to have improved the Model S&rsquo; aerodynamics through its body modifications: there&rsquo;s a carbon fibre rear diffuser, new V-shaped hood architecture and a rear spoiler to increase downforce. The hood shape also serves to direct hot air away from the car&rsquo;s drivetrain cooling system.</p> <p><strong>And what else?</strong><br />Speaking of drivetrain&rsquo;s, Saleen has ripped out Tesla&rsquo;s and replaced it with its own, which it says provides improved acceleration (even the base Model S does 0-96kph in 5.4 seconds), better cooling and &ldquo;track capable throttle response&rdquo;. There&rsquo;s also adjustable suspension, which means you can stiffen the ride if you&rsquo;re doing some track driving, as well as new ZR-spec tyres and optional lightweight carbon ceramic brakes. Changing your mind about this yet?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="1391" title="The Saleen Foursixteen features a re-sculpted exterior" alt="The Saleen Foursixteen features a re-sculpted exterior" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/saleen-foursixteen-front.jpg?1408501257" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="800" title="The Saleen Foursixteen features a re-sculpted exterior" alt="The Saleen Foursixteen features a re-sculpted exterior" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/saleen-foursixteen-badge.jpg?1408501257" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I&rsquo;m coming around. What about the interior?</strong><br />It&rsquo;s pretty full-on. We&rsquo;re talking black leather with contrasting perforated leather accents and Alcantara suede inlays. We&rsquo;re talking carbon fibre accents on the dashboard. We&rsquo;re talking a brand new centre console with extra storage, a smartphone pocket and a cup-holder (!). We&rsquo;re talking new bucket seats, new door panels and a leather-wrapped dashboard. It&rsquo;s a big, bold remodelling &ndash; and we think it looks pretty natty.</p> <p><strong>I agree. Damn, you&rsquo;ve changed my mind. Now I want one</strong><br />Well, we hope you&rsquo;ve just had a big tax rebate, because the Foursixteen ain&rsquo;t cheap: Saleen are charging US$152,000 (S$190,000) for it. This model is based on the standard Tesla Model S, by the way, and will be delivered to US-based customers 6-8 weeks after ordering. It comes with a four-year/80,500-kilometer&nbsp;warranty.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://media.saleen.com/2014/08/foursixteen/" target="_blank">Saleen</a>]</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff">GAZE AT MORE ELECTRIFYING HOT STUFF HERE</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/tesla/hackers-compete-compromise-teslas-s-sedan/news">Hackers will compete to compromise Tesla&rsquo;s Model S sedan</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="800" title="Finally, a cup-holder for the Tesla Model S" alt="Finally, a cup-holder for the Tesla Model S" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/saleen-foursixteen-console.jpg?1408501257" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="801" title="The swish leather bucket seats are totally new" alt="The swish leather bucket seats are totally new" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/saleen-foursixteen-backseat.jpg?1408501257" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/model-s/saleen-puts-more-swank-tesla-model-s/news#comments Cars Electric cars Hot Stuff Model S Tesla Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:32:22 +0000 Elissa Loi 1445354 at http://www.stuff.tv Jaguar XE lets you control your car from afar with your phone http://www.stuff.tv/sg/jaguar/jaguar-unveils-tech-goodies-packed-inside-upcoming-xe/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With InControl Remote, you can turn your car on from a distance, like James Bond. Or Batman. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1201" height="900" title="Jaguar&#039;s XE packs tech that Bond would be proud to own" alt="Jaguar XE" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/74737jag-LEAD%20IMAGE.jpg?1408499083" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It seems engineers over at Jaguar may have been bingeing on Bond films: the 2015 XE model will pack remote control technology that lets you command your car with your smartphone.</p> <p>That&#39;s right, Jaguar has revealed that its upcoming BMW 3-Series rival will feature an InControl Remote function, which allows the compact executive saloon to be cooled, heated, locked and unlocked from anywhere in the world using your smartphone.</p> <p>Like Batman and Bond&#39;s motors, you can even start your Jag&#39;s engine from afar using the InControl Remote app.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Jaguar hopes to crash the compact executive saloon party next year with its svelte, lightweight XE, which will also hope to show-up its German rivals with epic amounts of on-board tech. </p> <p>On top of an all-new aluminium chassis, customers will be treated to a laser head-up display that projects high definition information, such as speed and navigational instructions, directly on to the windscreen. </p> <p>Said laser tech is not only meant to be clearer than those employed by rivals but the unit is also said to be a third lighter than competitor&#39;s systems. </p> <p>The XE&#39;s new 8in infotainment touch screen will not only pair with Android and Apple products, allowing for a number of apps to be used on the go, but also provide occupants with a Wi-Fi hotspot.&nbsp;</p> <p>But most impressive is that 007-style InControl Remote app; while similar heating and cooling functions are available on existing electric cars, it also acts as a tracking device if the vehicle is stolen and it will alert the nearest forces so they can hunt down the perp.</p> <p>Forget investing in that Aston Martin DB9, true wannabe Bonds should wait until next year when the XE arrives in showrooms if they really want to live the life of a gadget-loving super spy.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/jaguar/jaguar-land-rover-unveils-smart-assistant-and-virtual-windscreen-concepts/news" target="_blank">Jaguar Land Rover unveils Smart Assistant and Virtual Windscreen concepts for future cars</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jaguar XE features" alt="Jaguar XE features" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jaguar-xe-incontrol.jpg?1408499083" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/jaguar/jaguar-unveils-tech-goodies-packed-inside-upcoming-xe/news#comments Cars Jaguar Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:58:30 +0000 Elissa Loi 1445347 at http://www.stuff.tv Mini drivers to get first dibs on parking spots thanks to new app http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bmw/mini-drivers-get-first-dibs-parking-spots-thanks-new-app/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Access the JustPark app via Mini&#039;s Connected in-car entertainment system for stress-free shopping trips </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The JustPark app could take the stress out of shopping" alt="Mini JustPark app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/070814min.jpg?1408413263" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Anyone who&#39;s navigated the parking at Orchard Road around Christmas will attest to the life-changing experience.</p> <p>It&#39;s like a scene from a Roland Emmerich film - cars everywhere, children screaming and parents resorting to post-apocalyptical measures in order to secure the last parking space on Earth.</p> <p>Fortunately, it&#39;s not something Mini drivers will need worry to about again thanks to a new app.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/leonpoultney" title="View user profile.">Leon Poultney</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is this the end of parking pains? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The app, called JustPark, connects drivers with home and business owners looking to rent out parking spaces. It can also point out the nearest multi-storey and tell the driver how many spaces remain.</p> <p>BMW has made JustPark available as part of its Connected infotainment system, meaning Mini owners can access the handy app on the move via the dashboard and removing the need to fumble with smartphones in pockets.</p> <p>Those in search of parking nirvana first have to register with the free-to-download service and enter a few details. They can then search by postcode or their current location and arrange the list of local parking spaces by distance and price.</p> <p>Parking spots range from a driveway in front of someone&rsquo;s house to spare spaces at local hotels and businesses. Once the space has been selected and paid for, the driver is then directed to it via the car&#39;s sat-nav system.</p> <p>BMW plans to roll the application out to all of its models by the end of this year, meaning Christmas shopping may not leave such a deep mental scar this year.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bmw/bmw-i8/review">BMW i8 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="902" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/070814min-a.jpg?1408413263" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bmw/mini-drivers-get-first-dibs-parking-spots-thanks-new-app/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bmw/mini-drivers-get-first-dibs-parking-spots-thanks-new-app/news#comments Android apps BMW Cars iOS apps Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:51:03 +0000 Elissa Loi 1445229 at http://www.stuff.tv