Cars http://www.stuff.tv/sg/cars/all en-SG Cruise with us on the Rolls-Royce Icon Tour http://www.stuff.tv/sg/take-a-cruise-with-us-on-the-rolls-royce-icon-tour/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In these hallowed halls, we hobnob with million-dollar beauties </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="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" alt="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/phantom.jpg?1398235405" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to The Icon Tour - the first extensive exhibition of everything Rolls-Royce.</p> <p>Get into the brand&#39;s past, present, and future with the latest cars and their lineup of bespoke examples that the luxury brand is known for. The exhibition will be making its way to Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Seoul after Singapore. If you haven&#39;t had the chance to check it out at the Flower Dome, allow us to take you on a virtual tour.</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/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</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"> Phantom of the Opera </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>This car provides the music of the night with its V12 engine that&#39;s engineered to take you from 0 to 100 kph in just 5.9 seconds.&nbsp;</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="5472" height="3648" title="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" alt="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_0312_0.JPG?1398235405" /> </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"> Leatherwork </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>Fancy a bespoke design for your headrest? No request seems to be too big. We&#39;re quite taken with the dragon.&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="5472" height="3648" title="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" alt="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_0319_0.JPG?1398235405" /> </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"> Stay classic </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>Or you could always stick to the classic embroided &quot;R&quot; with all the trimmings.</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="5472" height="3648" title="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" alt="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_0347.JPG?1398235405" /> </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"> Or stand out from the crowd </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>It&#39;s not like everybody drives a Rolls, but in case you happen to be just one of the crowd, get unconventional with some bespoke superstitious motifs. Or you could always just go Pink Panther.</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="5472" height="3648" title="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" alt="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_0333.JPG?1398235405" /> </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"> 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"> Soft and supple </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>Your choice of leather shades run from the cool classic black to a soft lemon. Because who doesn&#39;t want to step inside their car and feel like they&#39;re sitting on melted sunshine? We know we do.</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="5472" height="3648" title="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" alt="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_0359.JPG?1398235405" /> </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"> Ghostly figure </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>Guess who&#39;s bringing sexy back?</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="5472" height="3648" title="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" alt="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_0342_0.JPG?1398235405" /> </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"> Ghost-busted </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>It&#39;s the Rolls-Royce Ghost, the only supernatural thing we&#39;d like to get closer to.&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="5472" height="3648" title="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" alt="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_0326_0.JPG?1398235405" /> </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"> So close </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 we said close, we really meant we&#39;d like to get into its... seats</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="5472" height="3648" title="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" alt="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_0340_1.JPG?1398235405" /> </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"> Getting back </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>Or its back seats...</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="5472" height="3648" title="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" alt="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_0354_0.JPG?1398235405" /> </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"> 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"> In the hot seat </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>Now that&#39;s a real cockpit.&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="5472" height="3648" title="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" alt="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_0346.JPG?1398235405" /> </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"> A-door-ation </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>Guess which Rolls-Royce this coach door belongs to?</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="5472" height="3648" title="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" alt="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_0327.JPG?1398235405" /> </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"> 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"> Newest kid on the block </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>It&#39;s the Wraith. How sick is its name?</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="5472" height="3648" title="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" alt="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_0335_0.JPG?1398235405" /> </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"> Woodwork </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>These decorative inlays are not as simple as they look, demonstrating the sheer skill of the artisan behind the marquetry.&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="5472" height="3648" title="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" alt="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_0329_0.JPG?1398235405" /> </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"> Anniversary edition </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>These inlays in particular are part of the 2013 Home of Rolls-Royce edition, celebrating 10 years of production at Goodwood, England. Laser-cut by machines but fitted together by hand.&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="5472" height="3648" title="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" alt="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_0332.JPG?1398235405" /> </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-14"><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"> Meet Mark </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>He&#39;s the resident coachline painter at Rolls-Royce who was once flown to Dubai just to handpaint the coachlines on a prince&#39;s car.</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="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" alt="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mark.jpg?1398235405" /> </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-15"><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"> Mono me </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>Guests await their mongrammed leather keepsakes. Hannah, a member of the sewing team, was the most popular lady at the event.&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="5472" height="3648" title="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" alt="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_0338_0.JPG?1398235405" /> </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-16"><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"> Pfaffing up </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>Here&#39;s her tool of the trade. Back home in Goodwood, the machines used for the stitch work within the cars are industrial-sized PFAFFs.</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="5472" height="3648" title="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" alt="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_0357.JPG?1398235405" /> </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-17"><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"> Stripped down </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>Strip a Phantom to its bare bones and this is what you&#39;ll find. The aluminium spaceframe that lies within is what gives it its famed magic carpet glide.</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="5472" height="3648" title="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" alt="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_0352_0.JPG?1398235405" /> </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-18"><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"> Spirit of Ecstacy </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>Thanks for the ride, Rolls-Royce!</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="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" alt="Cruise Rolls-Royce&#039;s Icon Tour" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_0350.JPG?1398235405" /> </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/take-a-cruise-with-us-on-the-rolls-royce-icon-tour/feature#comments Cars Transport Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:18:04 +0000 Elissa Loi 1435969 at http://www.stuff.tv Lexus marks its roaring return to high performance cars with the RC-F http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lexus-sizes-bmw-potent-450bhp-rc-f/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lexus takes on the BMW M4 with its 450bhp V8 monster </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="888" height="666" title="Oooooh, shiny" alt="Lexus sizes up BMW with the potent 450bhp RC-F" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lexus-main.jpg?1398133114" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The BMW M4 Convertible may have hogged the limelight at the New York Motor Show, but across the hall, a Lexus lay in waiting.</p> <p>The Lexus RC-F is an important car, not just because it signals a return to high performance machines for the Japanese marque, but also because it will rival the fearsome M4 - both in terms of price and power - when it finally reaches our shores...</p> <p>&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/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>Surely Lexus doesn&rsquo;t stand a chance against the mighty M4?</strong><br />The upcoming RC-F certainly has some stiff competition on its hands but that doesn&rsquo;t mean it is simply going to keel over in he first round. It packs a 5.0-litre V8 that develops a mighty 450bhp &ndash; 25bhp more than the BMW&rsquo;s new twin-turbo straight-six. Round one to Lexus.</p> <p><strong>Didn&rsquo;t Alan Partridge refer to his Lexus as &ldquo;the Japanese Mercedes&rdquo;?</strong><br />Yes he did. But the days of copying luxury German saloons are over and Lexus is now the proud owner of its very own unique style. That massive, gaping &lsquo;spindle&rsquo; grille will be seen on many upcoming models, while the stacked quad tailpipes at the rear have become something of a trademark on modern, sporty Lexus&rsquo;s&hellip; or do we say &ldquo;Lexii&rdquo;? &nbsp;</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="888" height="666" title="Baby got back" alt="Lexus sizes up BMW with the potent 450bhp RC-F" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lexus-back.jpg?1398133114" /> </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>The BMW M3 has years of history, what does Lexus have?</strong><br />The RC-F&rsquo;s predecessor was the IS-F, a vehicle that many considered a true rival to the previous generation M3 thanks to its willingness to drift around corners and generally act like a big hooligan.</p> <p>You might also remember the LF-A supercar, which was capable of 202mph and was adored by a certain Mr J Clarkson, who said if he could be given any car ever made, he&rsquo;d pick &ldquo;a dark blue Lexus LFA&rdquo;.</p> <p>RC-F chief engineer Yukihiko Yaguchi said upon its initial launch in Detroit earlier this year that some of the LF-A&rsquo;s DNA runs through these upcoming cars, so expect a scorcher.</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="1731" height="1298" title="We always park our cars in atmospheric warehouses" alt="Lexus sizes up BMW with the potent 450bhp RC-F" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lexus-2.jpg?1398133114" /> </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>Is the inside as mad as the outside?</strong><br />It&rsquo;s not quite as mad but it remains an impressive sight. A TFT instrument panel glows an inviting blue behind the steering wheel and will display varying information depending on the driving mode selected.</p> <p>Neat, aluminium paddle shifters take care of the gear changes, while a recessed infotainment screen hosts the technology, which although is yet to be confirmed, will likely offer the Lexus Enform App &ndash; a Cloud-based connected service that can access apps such as Facebook, Bing and Pandora. &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="888" height="666" title="You can almost smell the leather" alt="Lexus sizes up BMW with the potent 450bhp RC-F" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lexus-inside.jpg?1398133114" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>So who is going to win?</strong><br />That&rsquo;s yet to be decided &ndash;&nbsp;you can bet the handling proficiency of the M4 will win over many critics, but that&rsquo;s not to say we should right off the Lexus. It will almost certainly be cheaper than its Germanic challenger and it will feature a naturally-aspirated V8 engine &ndash; the exact thing that made previous generations of the M3 so ruddy good. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lexus-sizes-bmw-potent-450bhp-rc-f/news#comments Cars Hot Stuff Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:52:30 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1435888 at http://www.stuff.tv Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept has laser headlights and an invisible bonnet http://www.stuff.tv/sg/land-rover/land-rover-discovery-vision-concept-has-laser-headlights-and-invisible-bonnet/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stuff investigates the car that&#039;s &quot;a rolling box of future technology on knobbly tyres&quot; </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="Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept" alt="Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/discovery-concept-exterior-01.jpg?1397714492" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Don&rsquo;t think of the Land Rover Discovery Concept vehicle as a capable yet versatile off-road machine, think of it more as a rolling box of future technology on knobbly tyres.</p> <p>JLR&rsquo;s latest toy, which was launched with all due ceremony in New York yesterday, crams more blue sky thinking into its svelte shell than a Friday afternoon meeting of minds over at Google HQ. It&#39;s rare that a concept vehicle is launched with little to no mention of powertrains or chassis design &ndash; but with the Discovery Concept, the unveiling was predominantly focussed on future tech.</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"> Exterior 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>Let&rsquo;s start with the easy bit, the exterior shell of the Land Rover Discovery Concept. Its chief designer, Gerry McGovern, describes the svelte yet squat SUV as &ldquo;athletic and sporting&rdquo; yet with enough knowing design cues to establish it as part of the Land Rover family and not some disused prop from Minority Report.</p> <p>The stepped roof, integrated C-pillar and high beltline all provide familiar nods to the Discovery models of old &ndash; but this concept emphasises the &lsquo;sports&rsquo; part of Sports Utility Vehicle with a large boot-lip spoiler, flared wheel arches and steeply raked front windscreen for maximum drag reduction.</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="Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept" alt="Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/discovery-concept-exterior-03.jpg?1397714492" /> </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"> Gesture control </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>Land Rover&rsquo;s philosophy with its newest Range Rover model was to reduce interior switchgear by 50 per cent. The very same theory was applied to the Discovery Concept, with stripped-back, glossy surfaces unmarked by the buttons and dials found in most modern cars.</p> <p>They&#39;ve been replaced by gesture controls for the most common functions in the car, as Dr Wolfgang Epple, Research and Technology Director at JLR, tells Stuff: &ldquo;In the not-so distant future, occupants will be able to change the opacity of the window tint, change music tracks and close the doors with hand gestures. Obviously there will be certain things that will be controlled by buttons for safety reasons but on the whole, we want to completely de-clutter the interior of our cars.&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="1200" height="900" title="Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept" alt="Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/discovery-concept-interior-03.jpg?1397714492" /> </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"> Transparent bonnet </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>This technology, which was revealed last week, uses two cameras installed into the front bumpers that send a live video feed to a head-up display in front of the driver. This can render the bonnet of the vehicle &lsquo;invisible&rsquo;, improving visibility during off-road pursuits or when tackling tricky parking spaces.</p> <p>Some of the technology in the Discovery is still a way off &ndash; and you&#39;ll have to wait for the invisible bonnet to become a reality. &ldquo;The head-up displays currently on the market just aren&rsquo;t powerful enough to handle the live picture feed,&rdquo; Epple notes. &ldquo;You need a laser head-up display that allows high-resolution pictures to be projected onto it. There are laser head-up display systems currently in development, which will allow this technology to be viable in a couple of years but for now this is just a concept,&rdquo; he added.</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-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"> Smart Glass technology everywhere </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>One technology that is currently available is Smart Glass &ndash; and Land Rover&#39;s used it extensively in the Vision Concept. When connected to the Cloud, the car projects data bout its surroundings onto the window; passengers can then transfer it to a portable device or the seatback entertainment screen for more information.</p> <p>Did you just drive past the Eiffel Tower and want to know when it was built? No problem; just swipe, connect to Wikipedia and voila. The car&#39;s Smart Glass sunroof can also allow display semi-transparent imagery, meaning the dismal British weather can be replaced by Caribbean sunshine at the wave of a hand.</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="Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept" alt="Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/discovery-concept-interior-02.jpg?1397714492" /> </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="Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept" alt="Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/discovery-concept-interior-01.jpg?1397714492" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Interior versatility </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Of course, all that tech won&#39;t do you any good if the car isn&#39;t pleasant to sit in. Land Rover&#39;s added a number of neat interior design touches to make everyday life with the new Discovery much easier. The rear seating is set up in a &ldquo;stadium&rdquo; formation, with the back benches set higher than the front seats &ndash; allowing rear passengers a better view out of that massive front windscreen.</p> <p>The seven seats can also be configured in a plethora of different ways: all seven upright for large families, the middle row slid forward so the rear occupants receive the full limousine treatment or all seats folded flat for maximum load-lugging abilities. Neat touches, such as seat backs that double up as work tables and leg rests, add to the vehicle&rsquo;s flexibility. Designers have also focussed on storage, with one particularly cool gimmick being rear-door arm rests that detach and double-up as aeroplane luggage &ndash; complete with extendable handle and trolley wheels.</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-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"> 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"> Automated off-road prowess </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>Self-driving cars are close to becoming a reality thanks to advancements in car-to-car technology and the continual improvement of radar technology &ndash; but Land Rover wants to take it one step further. &ldquo;We want the vehicle to be able to drive semi-autonomously off-road,&rdquo; explains Dr Epple. &ldquo;Technology is far better at detecting and judging unseen obstacles than the human being, so in certain circumstances, it makes sense to let the machine take over.&rdquo;</p> <p>This vision is realised with Laser Terrain Scanning, which uses infrared lasers in the Discovery&rsquo;s foglamps to scan the route ahead and map the terrain to be displayed on a high-resolution cluster screen. These lasers can also project shapes onto the ground, allowing the driver to mark out a parking bay they are about to reverse into or project onto the terrain to use as a reference point when squeezing through tight gaps.</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-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"> Remote Control 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>Remember Pierce Brosnan driving his BMW with a phone in Tomorrow Never Dies? Well, Land Rover&#39;s one-upped him. In true James Bond style, it&#39;s making remote controlled driving a reality &ndash; you can step outside of the vehicle and manoeuvre it using a removable secondary rotary on the centre console, as well as via a smartphone or tablet.</p> <p>&ldquo;Situations where a better view of the surroundings is required will be tackled with remote driving,&rdquo; revealed Epple. &ldquo;Imagine the ease at which you could hitch a trailer to the back if you are standing outside of the car,&rdquo; he added. A Jaguar spokesperson said that this technology was already in a late testing phase and not too far from being &ldquo;very real.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Discovery Vision may be a concept for now, but we can&#39;t wait to get behind the wheel of a self-driving, remote-controlled car with laser headlights and an invisible bonnet. Eat your heart out, James Bond.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/25-best-concept-cars-ever/news" target="_blank">The 25 best concept cars ever</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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="Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept" alt="Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/discovery-concept-exterior-02.jpg?1397714492" /> </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/land-rover/land-rover-discovery-vision-concept-has-laser-headlights-and-invisible-bonnet/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/land-rover/land-rover-discovery-vision-concept-has-laser-headlights-and-invisible-bonnet/news#comments Cars Land Rover Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:53:32 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1435637 at http://www.stuff.tv Pioneer reveals Apple CarPlay-compatible receivers http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/pioneer-reveals-apple-carplay-compatible-receivers/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An upcoming firmware update will make four of the companies in-car infotainment systems CarPlay-friendly </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="Pioneer reveals Apple CarPlay-compatible receivers" alt="Pioneer reveals Apple CarPlay-compatible receivers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pioneer-carplay.jpg?1397728082" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple CarPlay and similarly smartphone-savvy in-car systems are going to be the future of automobile entertainment, navigation and more &ndash; but Pioneer has just unveiled the first batch of CarPlay products you can install in your existing car.</p> <p>To date, CarPlay has only been available as an option for those pre-ordering the Ferrari FF, so news that Pioneer is making products you can have in the (non-supercar) motor you already own is certain to excite a lot of people.</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/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</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"> Update coming soon </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>In the UK, Pioneer&rsquo;s new AVIC-F60DAB (&pound;1,000) (S$2,080), AVIC-F960BT (&pound;730) (S$1,518), AVIC-F960DAB (&pound;780) (S$1,622) and AVH-X8600BT (&pound;570) (S$1,185) models are all CarPlay compatible &ndash; or at least will be following a firmware update in &ldquo;early summer 2014&rdquo;. Plug your iPhone 5s, 5c or 5 into any of them using a Lightning-to-USB cable and CarPlay will launch.</p> <p>CarPlay features an iOS 7-style layout and access to selected (i.e. non-distracting) apps like Maps, Music and Phone.</p> <p>[Via: <a href="http://www.pioneer-carglobal.com/CarPlay/">Pioneer</a>]</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/pioneer-reveals-apple-carplay-compatible-receivers/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/pioneer-reveals-apple-carplay-compatible-receivers/news#comments Apple Cars Pioneer Smartphones Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:26:48 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1435641 at http://www.stuff.tv First Test: Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG http://www.stuff.tv/sg/first-test-mercedes-benz-45-amg/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AMG aims to make it big with the A 45 AMG by going small. Melvin Tang sees if it succeeds </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="Ooo, shiny (and ridiculously expensive) Mercedes-Benz" alt="First Test: Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Mercedes-Benz%20A%2045%20AMG.jpg?1397606582" /> </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/melvin-tang" title="View user profile.">Melvin Tang</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Although its two-litre turbocharged engine could be seen as &ldquo;small&rdquo; when compared to the rest of Mercedes-Benz&rsquo;s five to six-litre AMG range, the A 45 AMG is a veritable giant in terms of horsepower.</p> <p>After all, its 360hp and 450Nm of torque make it the most powerful series production four-cylinder engine in the world, with a power-to-capacity ratio to rival even the fastest supercars.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> S$296,888.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Price from </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> with COE </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review 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"> 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 A 45 might look pretty similar to the regular A-class, but there&rsquo;s no mistaking that distinctive AMG styling. It&rsquo;s hard to deny it looks every inch a high-performance vehicle either, especially the &ldquo;Edition 1&rdquo; variant that comes complete with aerodynamic bodykit and racing stripes. Strangely, the car feels much bigger than it really is while driving, so tight spaces will induce copious sweating and possibly swearing.</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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Interior </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>It may be a performance vehicle, but that doesn&rsquo;t mean it can&rsquo;t be well put together. Sporting (hah!) a high level of finish with solid, premium materials all round, the A 45&rsquo;s interior is top-notch.</p> <p>Red trim and stitching tastefully accent the black leather nicely, with the carbon fibre-like dashboard adding a racy (double hah!) feel. Comfortable, electrically adjustable, and ergonomic, the fantastic seats also do a great job of holding people in place whenever the car is pushed&hellip; to extremely safe and responsible limits.</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="783" height="588" title="Smell that sweet leather interior" alt="First Test: Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Equipment%20level.JPG?1397606582" /> </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"> Ride </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 cruising along the highway, the 
A 45 can almost seem luxurious, being so stable that going at 90km/h feels more like 60. It doesn&rsquo;t help that the speedometer goes up to 320km/h, meaning 90 is barely a third of the way round.</p> <p>Steering is really precise, though it can feel a bit emotionless, while the stiffened ride makes cornering a breeze. However, while the suspension is fine for smooth roads, encountering consecutive humps, bumps, and unpaved roads can make passengers wish they took a taxi instead.&nbsp;</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-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"> Power </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>Make no mistake, the A 45 is fast, almost devilishly so. What&rsquo;s more impressive is that it can perform almost like a regular car one moment, and go completely primal in beast mode the next.</p> <p>A special AMG sports exhaust system also enables the car to moderate its generous amounts of power according to the situation, leading to really smooth delivery. That&rsquo;s complemented nicely by the excellent transmission, which snaps through gears crisply and effortlessly even at low speeds, unlike many other performance vehicles. The fact that each change is accompanied by awesome pops and crackles from the rumbling exhaust makes everything even better.</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="588" height="783" title="Nope, there&#039;s no transformation mode" alt="First Test: Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Driving%20modes.jpg?1397606582" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <ul> <li>Engine 1,991cc four-cylinder engine<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>Power 360hp @ 6000rpm<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>Torque 450Nm @ 2250rpm<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>Acceleration 4.6s (0-100km/h)<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>Top Speed 250km/h (electronically limited)<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>Fuel Consumption (combined) 14-14.5km/L<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>CO2 165g/km<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>Transmission 7-speed (A) AMG Speedshift DCT<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>Dimensions 4292 x 1780 x 1433mm<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>Weight 1,555kg</li> </ul> </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"> 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"> Efficiency </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>Going by Mercedes-Benz&rsquo;s figures, we expected to get around 14-14.5km/L on the A 45 with a combination of highway and city driving. However, being stuck in city traffic for almost the entire test period quickly reduced that figure, though not by much. The A 45 actually managed 12.5km/L, which isn&rsquo;t far from what a regular car would manage in similar conditions. That&rsquo;s quite a feat, especially considering the amount of power and performance the car has, and the less-than-ecological driving habits it inspires.&nbsp;</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-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"> Verdict </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 A 45 AMG is stupendously fun when unleashed, and will definitely surprise you the first time you try it. It&rsquo;s a very easy car to enjoy even if you&rsquo;re not a petrolhead, though we&rsquo;re not sure passengers will share in the enthusiasm. On the other hand, given its $300,000 price tag, it&rsquo;s highly likely only enthusiasts would buy it, unless someone&rsquo;s going through a mid-life crisis.</p> <p><em>More test details can be found in the March 2014 issue of Stuff Singapore magazine.</em></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> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you like fast cars, you&rsquo;ll love the A 45 AMG</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/first-test-mercedes-benz-45-amg/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/first-test-mercedes-benz-45-amg/review#comments Cars Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1435351 at http://www.stuff.tv Tesla Model S goes convertible http://www.stuff.tv/sg/tesla-model-s-goes-convertible/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Elon Musk’s electric sedan becomes a roof-less cruiser – but only due to an aftermarket conversion </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="Tesla Model S goes convertible" alt="Tesla Model S goes convertible" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/tesla-model-s-convertible-main.jpg?1397613531" /> </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/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</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>The Model S is available as a convertible?</strong><br />Well, not officially. Tesla Motors currently sells a four-door version of the Model S &ndash; but an aftermarket conversion by a company called <a href="http://newportconvertible.com/">Newport Convertible Engineering</a> will happily turn that into a roof-less model.</p> <p><strong>They&rsquo;ll literally &ndash; to quote Busta Rhymes &ndash; &ldquo;tear da roof off&rdquo;?</strong><br />Indeed they will. These guys will turn pretty much anything into a convertible &ndash; and that now extends to the electric Model S. And well, just look at the pictures to see what level of quality you get. The company claims to have been working with Tesla for six months to ensure they get it right.</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 bet it costs a fair bit&hellip;</strong><br />You bet right. If you want a soft-top conversion it&rsquo;s US$29,000 (S$36,772), while for a removeable hard-top it&rsquo;s going to set you back US$49,000 (S$62,132). And no, that doesn&rsquo;t include the Tesla Model S, which you have to supply.</p> <p><strong>Ouch! Any other issues?</strong><br />Well, the modification will affect the Model S&rsquo;s handling and performance, not to mention its efficiency. So just make sure you don&rsquo;t take it out too far on that lovely summer&rsquo;s day spin&hellip;</p> <p><strong>[Via: <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/04/14/100-tesla-model-s-convertibles-are-headed-to-china/">TechCrunch</a>]</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">CHECK OUT MORE HOT STUFF HERE</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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="630" height="426" title="Tesla Model S convertible" alt="Tesla Model S convertible" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tesla-model-s-convertible-front.jpg?1397613531" /> </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/tesla-model-s-goes-convertible/news#comments Cars Hot Stuff Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:42:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1435532 at http://www.stuff.tv Is Apple CarPlay the future of in-car infotainment? http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-carplay-future-car-infotainment/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple wants to smarten up your wheels with a new generation of in-car iScreens </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="iOS on your dashboard" alt="Is Apple CarPlay the future of in-car infotainment?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/CarPlay_Honda_Homescreen-PRINT.jpg?1397476749" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ferrari has become the first car manufacturer to adopt Apple CarPlay, a new infotainment system that let&rsquo;s you see the iPhone interface displayed on the car&rsquo;s touch screen and access apps in exactly the same way you would on the phone itself.</p> <p>Announced at this year&rsquo;s Geneva Motor Show, CarPlay is available to order on the Ferrari FF as an option now, but Ferrari has still to announce the price.</p> <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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Based on the Windows CE operating system, the design of the iDrive interface was counter intuitive in just about every respect. In fact it was so confusing that customer were given a briefing by the dealer on how to use it and a follow-up VHS instruction video. Imagine having to go through that to master any modern smartphone today.&nbsp;</p> <p>So perhaps leaving the design of an infotainment system&rsquo;s graphical user interface to the people who invented the graphical user interface isn&rsquo;t such a bad idea after all. Actually, Apple is no newcomer to the in-car infotainment market anyway and has worked with the automotive industry for more than 10 years developing all those iPod connections we now take for granted.&nbsp;</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="1042" height="782" title="Are you drooling too?" alt="Is Apple CarPlay the future of in-car infotainment?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ferrariff.jpg?1397476749" /> </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>CarPlay is compatible with the iPhone 5, 5C and 5S with an upgrade to iOS 7 (but not the iPod) and connects using a Lightning adapter cable, before being tucked away in the armrest. Initially, the system is pretty discreet, appearing as an item on the Ferrari&rsquo;s home screen. Touch it, and the screen changes to a facsimile of the iPhone complete with home button. After that, it&rsquo;s just a matter of doing what you do with the iPhone &ndash; well, almost.&nbsp;</p> <p>Despite the look and feel of CarPlay matching that of the iPhone, there is one crucial difference and that&rsquo;s the number of apps available. Designing in-car systems is all about avoiding driver distraction so what you get in this case is a cut down version of the iPhone with a selection of apps. Apple has also designed CarPlay to more reliant on iPhone&rsquo;s Siri voice recognition system to encourage as much voice control as possible, reducing the need for the driver to use the touch screen, something that requires taking the eyes off the road.</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="1042" height="782" title="So much want." alt="Is Apple CarPlay the future of in-car infotainment?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ferrariffinside_0.jpg?1397466042" /> </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>With CarPlay, you can make calls, access contacts, return missed calls, listen to voicemails, have text messages read back to you and dictate responses in what Apple calls &lsquo;an eyes-free experience.&rsquo; You can access Maps (that&rsquo;s Apple Maps, not your choice of map app) and of course, music, which includes podcasts, audio books and iTunes Radio. CarPlay does support a couple of third party apps, Spotify and iHeart Radio and although no details have been released, there are plans to roll out more.</p> <p>Maps can be used as a satnav (although it isn&rsquo;t specifically intended to replace the Ferrari&rsquo;s own system), giving spoken turn-by-turn route instructions, reporting on traffic conditions and keeping you updated on your ETA. The iPhone makes use of any destination you may have stored away in contacts, emails or text messages to anticipate where you may want to go, receiving your instructions via Siri.&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="&quot;Nearest KFC is 1.4 miles away. Would you like to go there?&quot; Yes Siri. Yes we would." alt="Is Apple CarPlay the future of in-car infotainment?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CarPlay_Honda_Map-PRINT.jpg?1397476749" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple says Siri has been optimised for use in-car using a different set of acoustical models, to take into account the background tyre, wind and engine noise that often foxes voice control systems. Whatever you think of Siri as a day-to-day tool, it arguably comes into it&rsquo;s own in this environment because most, if not all, in-car voice control systems are command based rather than being able to cope with natural speech as Siri does.&nbsp;</p> <p>However, in a demonstration by an Apple technician on the Ferrari stand at Geneva, Siri received route instructions to US destinations but was unable to interpret a UK-based postcode or village name using his iPhone. Maps did happily accept the same code when typed in using the touch screen though and provided decent route instructions back to the UK. That may be an example though, of how Siri would make use of destination data stored in an individual iPhone to recognise locations. In that case, CarPlay would be providing the first ever satnav whose settings are transparently personalised to each individual user.</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="Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, get on up, it&#039;s M25 time." alt="Is Apple CarPlay the future of in-car infotainment?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CarPlay_Honda_Music-PRINT.jpg?1397476749" /> </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"> 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>When in the CarPlay screen, touching a Ferrari logo takes you back into the Ferrari home screen to interact with the car&rsquo;s settings, so the two are kept quite separate. Ferrari will roll the system out in the new California T, which also debuted in Geneva, in June, but more work needs to be done to introduce CarPlay to some of its other cars, such as the 458, whose screens are in a different format. Ferrari has no specific plans to introduce an Android solution to its cars in the near future but one senior insider says he thinks that will follow once the CarPlay has been fully integrated into the rest of the range.</p> <p>Although it&rsquo;s starting in pole position, Ferrari won&rsquo;t be the only manufacturer to take CarPlay. Volvo announced it will launch the system in the XC90 next year, Nissan will also be also introducing it to the lineup in 2015 and so will 14 other manufacturers at some stage, including Mercedes. Does CarPlay represent the future of in-car Infotainment systems? Judging by the seamless way the iPhone integrates with the Ferrari and that fact that for an existing iPhone user, the learning curve is zero, it certainly looks that way.</p> <p>[Ferrari FF interior image: <a href="http://www.caranddriver.com/news/2012-ferrari-ff-official-photos-and-info-ferrari-ff-news" target="_blank">Car and Driver</a>]</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="Volvo XC90" alt="Is Apple CarPlay the future of in-car infotainment?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/volvo.jpg?1397476749" /> </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/apple/apple-carplay-future-car-infotainment/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-carplay-future-car-infotainment/feature#comments Apple Cars iOS Mon, 14 Apr 2014 06:38:12 +0000 Elissa Loi 1435399 at http://www.stuff.tv David Brown Speedback GT is an Aston Martin DB5 for the 21st century http://www.stuff.tv/sg/david-brown-speedback-gt-aston-martin-db5-21st-century/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This retro grand tourer combines vintage looks with modern tech </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="David Brown Speedback GT" alt="David Brown Speedback GT" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/david-brown-speedback-gt-01.jpg?1397653233" /> </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/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</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>Is that an Aston Martin? It looks like one of the old cars&hellip; </strong><br />Nope &ndash; this is an entirely new car, the <a href="http://www.davidbrownautomotive.com/speedback/" target="_blank">David Brown Speedback GT</a>. It&#39;s inspired by the Aston Martin DB5 and DB6 &ndash; and according to designer Alan Mobberly, who worked on the Land Rover Discovery, it also draws on Ferrari and Maserati design cues.</p> <p><strong>Why make a modern car that looks like a 1960s grand tourer, though?</strong><br />Well, the problem with those old cars is that they just don&#39;t perform like their modern equivalents. As the Speedback&#39;s creator David Brown tells&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/aston-martin-db5-lives-new-british-sports-car" target="_blank">Autocar</a>,&nbsp;&quot;I was on a classic car rally in the south of Spain, in a Ferrari Daytona. It kept breaking down and it was about 150 degrees in there. We&#39;d hired a Peugeot 106 with air-con and everyone wanted to be in that, and not the Ferrari. So I decided to build a car with that sort of style and visual simplicity which would work properly.&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-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>And does it work properly?</strong><br />It&#39;s based on the current Jaguar XKR platform and powertrain, with a supercharged 5.0l V8 engine that&#39;ll pump out 510hp and 461 lb-ft of torque, plus a six-speed ZF transmission. Performance is similar to the Jag, too: 0-60mph in 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 155mph. So, yes. Yes it does work properly.</p> <p>You get plenty of mod-cons too; LED headlights, air-con, sat nav and a neat little fold-up picnic bench built into the boot.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Waitaminute. Is this David Brown any relation to the Sir David Brown who lent his initials to the DB5?&nbsp;</strong><br />Nope. It&#39;s all just a weird coincidence. Though oddly, Brown&#39;s father built tractors, just like Sir David Brown. Spooky.</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/david-brown-speedback-gt-06.jpg?1397653233" /> </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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/david-brown-speedback-gt-02.jpg?1397653233" /> </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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/david-brown-speedback-gt-03.jpg?1397653233" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/david-brown-speedback-gt-04.jpg?1397653233" /> </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>What about the build quality? Is it vintage or just antiquated? </strong><br />Well, the body panels are all made from hand-formed aluminium, but there&#39;s plenty of 21st-century tech in there too. The clay pre-production model was laser scanned in order to create the forming bucks for the panels, instead of being measured by hand &ndash; so it&#39;s much more accurate. The interior may be swathed in leather and wood, but the centre console packs a touchscreen sat nav and multimedia controls &ndash; and the switchgear is made using the laser sintering 3D printing process.</p> <p><strong>That all sounds very pricey&hellip; </strong><br />It is. This car&#39;s designed for people who already have a stable of classic motors &ndash; a reliable modern vehicle that won&#39;t look out of place in their collection. And David Brown Automotive is only planning to make a maximum of 50 cars a year. While the price won&#39;t be revealed until the Speedback&#39;s official unveiling at the Top Marques show in Monaco on 17th April, expect it to cost &quot;somewhere between &pound;100,000 (S$208,000) and &pound;1m (S$2.08m).&quot;</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/aston-martin-db5-lives-new-british-sports-car" target="_blank">Autocar</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff" target="_blank">Hot Stuff that&#39;ll spark your imagination</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/david-brown-speedback-gt-07.jpg?1397653233" /> </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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/david-brown-speedback-gt-08.jpg?1397653233" /> </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"> Speedback GT: the 21st-century DB5 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/david-brown-speedback-gt-aston-martin-db5-21st-century/news#comments Cars Hot Stuff Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:20:54 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1435342 at http://www.stuff.tv Gran Turismo 6 lets you race against your real-world times http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gran-turismo-6-lets-you-race-against-your-real-world-times/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As long as you&#039;re driving a Toyota and racing in Japan, that is </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="Toyota Sports Drive Logger for Gran Turismo 6" alt="Toyota Sports Drive Logger for Gran Turismo 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/toyota-sports-drive-logger-01.jpg?1397097606" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Toyota is launching a telemetry recorder that will let you race against your real-world times in Gran Turismo 6.</p> <p>The Sports Drive Logger upgrade for the Toyota 86 will track acceleration, braking, steering angles, gear shift data, engine speed and vehicle speed from the car&#39;s controller area network, as well as location information from its own GPS system.</p> <p>You&#39;ll be able to pop the data onto a USB key and transfer it to your PlayStation 3, where you can replay it in Gran Turismo 6 &ndash; and race against your real-life track run.</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/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</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>As you can see from the video above, it&#39;s frighteningly accurate &ndash; you&#39;ll be able to compare your telemetry with that of professional drivers, learning from their techniques to better your in-game and real-world performance.</p> <p>The only downside? The Sports Drive Logger is only available for the Toyota 86, and only works on the Fuji Speedway International Course, the Tsukuba Circuit 2000 Course, and the Suzuka Circuit International Course. All of which, you&#39;ll note, are in Japan &ndash; and Toyota has not announced any plans to release the technology to other markets.</p> <p>Still, if you meet the very specific criteria of its target market and have &yen;91,800 (S$1123.20) to burn, head on over to Japan on 2nd June to get your racing fix.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.polygon.com/2014/4/9/5597238/gran-turismo-toyota-drive-logger-real-world-race-times" target="_blank">Polygon</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/geneva-motor-show-2014-12-most-amazing-cars-and-concepts/feature" target="_blank">Geneva Motor Show 2014 &ndash; the 12 most amazing cars and concepts</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> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gran-turismo-6-lets-you-race-against-your-real-world-times/news#comments Cars Console games Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:50:57 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1435170 at http://www.stuff.tv There's so much tech on the new Maserati Ghibli, it'll make you swoon http://www.stuff.tv/sg/meet-new-maserati-ghibli/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sleek, stylish, and tech-filled to make any true blue geek want one (if budget is of no concern) </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="There&#039;s so much tech on the new Maserati Ghibli, it&#039;ll make you swoon" alt="There&#039;s so much tech on the new Maserati Ghibli, it&#039;ll make you swoon" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Maserati%20Ghibli.jpg?1397033123" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We can&rsquo;t believe a Maserati has only been featured once in a James Bond movie &ndash; and only as a passenger car. Seriously?</p> <p>It&rsquo;s high time a Maserati gets more screen time in the film, especially if it&#39;s one as teched out as the Maserati Ghibli.</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/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</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>Another functionality that sets it apart is its Active Speed Limiter function. All the cars in the Ghibli range come pre-configured with this functionality, making it possible for you to enable and disable a maximum speed limit with the touch of a button on the steering wheel.</p> <p>Oh sorry, did we forget to mention the Ghibli&#39;s actual car features? Guess we were too excited over how kitted out it is with tech. Motorheads, pay attention, this powerful machine comes with twin turbo v6 engine featuring the latest Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) technology, ZF eight speed automatic gearbox, and double wishbone suspension layouts.</p> <p>And like all cars in Singapore, here comes the mood killer - prices for the Ghibli and Ghibli S start from S$340,000 and S$390,000 respectively (without COE). Factor in the exorbitant COE, and you&#39;re looking at a car that&#39;s reaching the half million mark.</p> <p>But, if money&#39;s no object, you can get both the Ghibli and Ghibli S now, and tell everyone to make way for it. With a little pimp up, this hot number could potentially make it on the big screen.</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="There&#039;s so much tech on the new Maserati Ghibli, it&#039;ll make you swoon" alt="There&#039;s so much tech on the new Maserati Ghibli, it&#039;ll make you swoon" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Maserati%20Ghibli%2002.jpg?1397033123" /> </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/meet-new-maserati-ghibli/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/meet-new-maserati-ghibli/news#comments Cars Wed, 09 Apr 2014 08:31:04 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1435117 at http://www.stuff.tv Land Rover's Transparent Bonnet makes a third of the car invisible http://www.stuff.tv/sg/land-rover/land-rovers-transparent-bonnet-makes-third-car-invisible/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ingenious virtual imaging concept allows intrepid off-roaders to ‘see through’ the front its vehicles </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="Land Rover&#039;s Transparent Bonnet makes a third of the car invisible" alt="Land Rover&#039;s Transparent Bonnet makes a third of the car invisible" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/LR_Discovery_Vision_Concept_Technology_Teaser_090414_01.jpg?1397223032" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Of all the fanciful/imaginative/ludicrous car technologies dreamt up by James Bond&#39;s writers, we didn&#39;t expect the invisible Aston Martin Vanquish from <em>Die Another Day</em> to become reality.</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"> See the road lurking under your engine </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 Transparent Bonnet technology uses cameras embedded into the 4x4&#39;s front grille to&nbsp;capture live images and feed them back to a large HUD in front of the driver.</p> <p>Although the notion of a HUD is nothing new &ndash; the upcoming Mini&nbsp;Cooper S features a similar system that displays speed and sat-nav instructions &ndash;&nbsp;Land Rover&rsquo;s use of such an expansive system is. For one thing, most HUDs overlay information over a smaller proportion of your vision as, say, Google Glass does. The Transparent Bonnet&#39;s HUD is gargantuan by comparison, both physically and based on the amount of your field of vision that it occupies.</p> <p>The other information displayed on the HUD - such as a digital compass, steering position, yaw and gradient information - is something we&#39;re already familiar with from existing Discovery and Range Rover models. We would expect more advanced off road-centric read-outs to be included should the Transparent Bonnet technology get the green light, as there&#39;s much potential to having an array of cameras covering this portion of the ground.</p> <p>The technology can be turned on and off as needed, so shouldn&#39;t provide too much of a distraction unless you&#39;re desperate to see what an extra metre and a half of A303 looks like as you drive over it. We&#39;re yet to find out from Land Rover how many cameras are involved, and how the HUD adjusts the image it presents based on the changing perpective of the driver, but we will update this story when we do.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/glass/google-glass/review">Google Glass preview - everything you need to know</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-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="The driver&#039;s eye view with Transparent Bonnet engaged" alt="Land Rover&#039;s Transparent Bonnet makes a third of the car invisible" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LR_Discovery_Vision_Concept_Technology_Teaser_090414_02.jpg?1397223032" /> </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"> But I live in Reading </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 vast majority of Land Rover products sold in the UK rarely&nbsp;tackle anything more perilous than the school run but the British marque has&nbsp;traditionally pioneered world-beating off-road prowess and technology that, fortunately,&nbsp;also has applications in real life.</p> <p>Imagine, for example, the ease with which you could bump up that raised kerb outside&nbsp;your inner city flat if you could physically see the underside of your car or the simplicity of multi-storey car park exits with this technology enabled. It would also be very good for the health of cats taking a nap under your front wheel. Clever stuff.</p> <p>Land Rover is yet to confirm which upcoming models will feature Transparent Bonnet&nbsp;but has said that it&#39;s&nbsp;the first of a &lsquo;suite&rsquo; of new concept technologies to be included in&nbsp;Land Rover&rsquo;s Discovery Vision Concept car. </p> <p>The Discovery Vision is built to showcase&nbsp;a plethora of new tech and reveal the design direction of new Discovery models&nbsp;when it goes on display at the New York motor show next week. We&#39;ll be there with all the big stories, so make sure you stay tuned to Stuff.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/geneva-motor-show-2014-12-most-amazing-cars-and-concepts/feature">Geneva Motor Show 2014 - the 12 most amazing cars and concepts</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="How Land Rover&#039;s Transparent Bonnet concept works" alt="Land Rover&#039;s Transparent Bonnet makes a third of the car invisible" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/full-image-Discovery_Vision_Concept_Technology_Teaser_090414_01.jpg?1397223032" /> </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/land-rover/land-rovers-transparent-bonnet-makes-third-car-invisible/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/land-rover/land-rovers-transparent-bonnet-makes-third-car-invisible/news#comments Cars Land Rover Tue, 08 Apr 2014 18:37:36 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1435106 at http://www.stuff.tv Want to drive the Porsche Macan in Taiwan? Join the Macan Challenge http://www.stuff.tv/sg/want-drive-porsche-macan-taiwan-join-macan-challenge/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Spend a few hours with Real Racing 3, get the fastest lap time, and you could also win an all-expense paid trip to Germany with Porsche </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="Want to drive the Porsche Macan in Taiwan? Join the Macan Challenge" alt="Want to drive the Porsche Macan in Taiwan? Join the Macan Challenge" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Macan%20Challenge.jpg?1396604464" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">See this? The Macan Porsche? It&rsquo;ll only be available in July, but you could get an early peek at it and even drive it in Taiwan from 9 to 12 May.</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"><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"> What? It’s an SUV. Give me the real deal </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">Really? This IS the real deal. Porsche&rsquo;s fifth model line is packed with 340hp, and has a 3-litre V6 engine that growls like a beast. Listen to it, and you won&rsquo;t even know it&rsquo;s a compact SUV.</p> <p dir="ltr">We see the glint in your eyes, you&rsquo;re interested in driving this bad boy. Oh no, we&rsquo;re not going to serve this opportunity to you on a silver platter. There&rsquo;s some work to be done, though admittedly, they&rsquo;re very easy tasks. First of which, is to download Real Racing 3 on <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/real-racing-3/id556164008?mt=8" target="_blank">iOS</a> or <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ea.games.r3_row" target="_blank">Android</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/T-loUpZkrEU" 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"> Wait, what? What does Porsche have to do with an EA Mobile game? </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">Because, dear grasshopper, the first part of the Macan Challenge revolves around the racing simulator. Look, let&rsquo;s make it even more appealing - the game&rsquo;s free, so there&rsquo;s no reason not to download it.</p> <p dir="ltr">What you&rsquo;ll need to work on, is your driving skills. Fire up those cars, drift through those tricky courses and hone your virtual driving skills to get the fastest lap time.</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="Want to drive the Porsche Macan in Taiwan? Join the Macan Challenge" alt="Want to drive the Porsche Macan in Taiwan? Join the Macan Challenge" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Real%20Racing%203.jpg?1396604464" /> </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"> Wait, so how do I show that I’m the best? </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">There&rsquo;s an actual event held at Scotts Square Level 1 Atrium from today till Sunday 6 April between 11am to 10pm. Trust us, you&rsquo;ll want to <a href="http://macanchallenge.com/register/" target="_blank">register online</a> first, it gives you time to craft your answers for the questions in the registration form. Oh, by the way, did we forget to mention that those answers will affect how the judges choose the winners? But hey, if you think you can wing it, just head down to the event, register on the spot and aim for the best timing.</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="Want to drive the Porsche Macan in Taiwan? Join the Macan Challenge" alt="Want to drive the Porsche Macan in Taiwan? Join the Macan Challenge" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Macan%20Challenge%20Register.jpg?1396604464" /> </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"> Sounds easy, save that spot to Taiwan for me! </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">Yes, but don&rsquo;t forget, someone might swoop in at the last minute and beat your timing. Don&rsquo;t worry, the playoffs happening this weekend aims to find a team of four, led by celebrity host Dominic Lau (who didn&#39;t crash in eights seconds like he said he would). Everyone stands a chance, well, maybe just a few who achieve the highest score.</p> <p dir="ltr">Okay, we lied, not everyone stands a chance to go to Taiwan. Only participants aged 18 and above residing in Singapore and have a valid driving license are eligible.</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="Want to drive the Porsche Macan in Taiwan? Join the Macan Challenge" alt="Want to drive the Porsche Macan in Taiwan? Join the Macan Challenge" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Macan%20Challenge%20Real%20Racing%203.jpg?1396604464" /> </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"> 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"> So what’s this bit about an all-expense paid trip to Germany? </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">Glad you asked because the selected team from Singapore will be playing against teams from Indonesia, Taiwan and Thailand in the Macan Challenge. Teams will be doing a series of challenges in the new Macan and the winners&nbsp;will be sponsored by Porsche to visit its factories and the Porsche Museum in Germany.</p> <p dir="ltr">Hello&hellip; are you still there? Seriously? You&#39;re playing Real Racing 3 right now and ignoring us? Oh fine. Good luck.</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="Want to drive the Porsche Macan in Taiwan? Join the Macan Challenge" alt="Want to drive the Porsche Macan in Taiwan? Join the Macan Challenge" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Macan%20Challenge%20Germany.jpg?1396604464" /> </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/want-drive-porsche-macan-taiwan-join-macan-challenge/news#comments Android games Cars iOS games Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:34:09 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1434838 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: 1TB Blu-ray format revealed, Audi A3 gets a 4G connection and Hitchhiker’s Guide game re-released http://www.stuff.tv/sg/audi/fully-charged-new-blu-ray-format-revealed-audi-a3-gets-4g-connection-and-hitchhiker-s-guide-gam <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All the day’s best tech news stories crammed into one easy-to-read page </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="Audi A3 Sedan" alt="Audi A3 Sedan" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/audi-a3-sedan.jpg?1394586035" /> </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/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</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"> Audi A3 to be first US car with a 4G data connection </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>Audi has announced that its 2015 A3 Sedan will be the first North American car to come with a built-in 4G LTE connection. The data will come courtesy of AT&amp;T and be available in two plans: a six-month plan with a total of 5GB of data and a 30-month plan with 30GB (no pricing details have been confirmed as yet). All A3s with the connection available will come with a six-month free trial of the tech, however, and an accompanying app will ensure it plays nice with your smartphone &ndash; ensuring you don&rsquo;t have to fiddle with your phone while you&rsquo;re behind the wheel.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.electronista.com/articles/14/03/10/offerings.available.at.first.for.2015.a3.will.be.added.to.other.vehicles/" target="_blank">Electronista</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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony’s new Blu-ray can store up to 1TB of data </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>Sony and Panasonic have announced the Archival Disc, a next-generation version of Blu-ray that can store 20 times the amount of data: 1TB to a standard Blu-ray&rsquo;s 50GB.</p> <p>The format, which is designed for professional rather than consumer use, will launch in the summer of 2015. The first available discs will offer 300GB of storage, with 500GB and 1TB versions following later. The discs are write-once and intended for storage use in the likes of film archives and cloud data centres &ndash; so don&rsquo;t expect to see a PS4 update adding Archival Disc compatibility any time soon.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.gamespot.com/articles/sony-announces-next-gen-blu-ray-disc-can-store-up-to-1tb-of-data/1100-6418200/" target="_blank">GameSpot</a>]</strong></p> <p><em>Image credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/67148485@N05/6834726796/in/photolist-bpXLab-baGKjZ-8zufVs-dNFvJy-dYVCnn-jB4LQq-eAY4aD-7FBbqc-bAXv9q-7ynaa2-9JZ41M-dJcpSC-dJcn5f-7DmpFN-8nWZB2-eB2bLb-9fRF5z-9jsSYE-9fULWj-bs3qvX-ejEsNK-ejEsNn-k6H1nU-eg3e5x-dNZdS8-dK54kN-dK54fJ-9urDxE-7W2Zh7-7FBbox-jdhHEa-dM1ayN-dLUAz6-9GcpHy-9tGsQ7-8NaoMN-ejEsP8-ejEjDk-ejEjD2-99ASYk-99E14Y-7zmTbd-7AzgwW-cgXJPy" target="_blank">Dwayne Bent</a></em></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="Sony’s new Blu-ray can store up to 1TB of data" alt="Sony’s new Blu-ray can store up to 1TB of data" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/optical-disc.jpg?1394586035" /> </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"> The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy game remastered for 30th anniversary </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 video game adaptation of The Hitchhiker&rsquo;s Guide to the Galaxy is one of the most famously difficult text-based adventures of all time, but don&rsquo;t take our word for it &ndash; the BBC has <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1g84m0sXpnNCv84GpN2PLZG/the-hitchhiker-s-guide-to-the-galaxy-game-30th-anniversary-edition" target="_blank">restored it to life</a> (and added a great deal of spit and polish) for its 30th anniversary, and now you can play it in your web browser.</p> <p>Like we say, it&rsquo;s difficult and you will die a heck of a lot (so don&rsquo;t forget to save regularly), but it&rsquo;s also incredibly amusing and very, very British. So pull on your tatty dressing gown, make yourself a cuppa and enjoy.</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="737" title="The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy game remastered for 30th anniversary" alt="The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy game remastered for 30th anniversary" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hhgttg-game.jpg?1394586035" /> </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"> 
Vimeo On Demand gets fresh lick of paint </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>Vimeo has revamped its On Demand experience with a brand new storefront that bundles together themed videos in four specially curated collections and 18 separate genre pages. The revamp also offers a My Library section that shows a user&rsquo;s viewing history and any titles that have been rented or purchased, and dynamic title cards that show off posters, trailers and descriptions for content. You can check it out for yourself <a href="http://vimeo.com/ondemand" target="_blank">here</a>.</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="1880" title="
Vimeo On Demand gets fresh lick of paint" alt="
Vimeo On Demand gets fresh lick of paint" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/vimeo-on-demand.jpg?1394586035" /> </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/audi/fully-charged-new-blu-ray-format-revealed-audi-a3-gets-4g-connection-and-hitchhiker-s-guide-gam#comments Apps and Games Audi Blu-ray and DVD Cars Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:38:05 +0000 Nigel Yap 1433585 at http://www.stuff.tv Geneva Motor Show 2014 – the 12 most amazing cars and concepts http://www.stuff.tv/sg/geneva-motor-show-2014-12-most-amazing-cars-and-concepts/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We pick out the most magnificent motors from the auto show </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="Lamborghini Huracan" alt="Lamborghini Huracan" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lamborghini-huracan.jpg?1394169334" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Geneva Motor Show has revved into action this week, bringing us all manner of launches&nbsp;from sensible motors to bonkers concept cars.</p> <p>We&#39;ve rounded up 12 of the highlights of the show; eye-wateringly desirable supercars, concepts for the future of the self-driving car, and the most interesting production models set to hit our roads in the next few years.&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/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</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 VW Golf GTE </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>This could be the hot hatch of the future &ndash; a plug-in hybrid that delivers the same levels of performance as the iconic Golf GTI. On the outside, it looks just like a GTI &ndash; bar a couple of subtle styling accents &ndash; but inside, there&#39;s a 1.4l, 148bhp TSI engine that works in conjunction with a 101bhp electric motor to deliver 201bhp and 350Nm of torque. It&#39;ll take you from 0-62mph in 7.6 seconds, and its emissions are a measly 35g/km. So you can do donuts in the car park responsibly.</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="VW Golf GTE" alt="VW Golf GTE" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/vw-golf-gte.jpg?1394559092" /> </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"> 2 Rinspeed XchangE </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>A living room on wheels, this Rinspeed concept looks forward to a future of self-driving cars, when sitting behind the wheel &ndash; or even facing forwards &ndash; won&#39;t be an issue. In the back, there&#39;s a 32in 4K screen; in the front, a mobile office complete with tablets, keyboards and even a coffee machine.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/rinspeed-xchange-insane-concept-car-32in-4k-screen-and-coffee-machine/news" target="_blank">Read more here</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="1200" height="900" title="Rinspeed XchangE" alt="Rinspeed XchangE" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/rinspeed-xchange.jpg?1394559092" /> </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"> 3 Jaguar XE </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 hasn&#39;t taken the wraps off its new sport sedan at the Geneva Motor Show &ndash; beyond a quick glimpse of it &ndash; but it does have a name. The XE will sit below the XF in Jaguar&#39;s line-up, and is set to take on the likes of the BMW 3-Series. The baby Jag is built on a lightweight aluminium frame, while inside it&#39;ll pack Jaguar&#39;s new Ingenium four-cylinder engine.</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/VkENNAhiP10" 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"> 4 Audi TT </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>Audi&#39;s third-generation TT has shed its curves and adopted an angular new look, built atop the VW Group&#39;s MQB platform. Inside, you get a swanky digital instrument panel, with a 2.0l, 227bhp engine in the base model; a sportier 306bhp TT S is launching alongside it later this year, with a hardcore TT RS model following in 2015.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/audi/new-audi-tt-has-all-angles-covered/news" target="_blank">Read more here</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="1200" height="900" title="Audi TT S" alt="Audi TT S" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/audi-tt-s.jpg?1394559092" /> </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"> 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"> 5 Maserati Alfieri </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>Maserati&#39;s latest concept car isn&#39;t groundbreaking &ndash; there&#39;s no hybrid powertrain or self-driving cleverness &ndash; but it is gorgeous. The 2+2 coupé is designed to take on the likes of the Jaguar F-Type and Porsche 911, and it does so in style &ndash; it&#39;s one of the best-looking cars in the show. And it&#39;s not just a looker &ndash; under the bonnet there&#39;s a 4.7-litre V8 engine delivering 460bhp. We can but hope that it goes into production &ndash; not that we&#39;ll be able to afford one if it does.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/maserati-alfieri-concept-just-what-we-want-sports-coupe/news" target="_blank">Read more here</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/Q3avULPfwe4" 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-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"> 6 Renault Kwid </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>This concept car comes complete with its own drone. It&#39;s not quite as daft as it sounds; the idea is that you can take control of your mini-UAV when you&#39;re stuck in a traffic jam, observing the cause of the obstruction on the car&#39;s dashboard tablet. Of course, if every car has a drone in future, there&#39;ll be traffic jams in the sky too&hellip;</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/renault/renault-kwid-concept-car-comes-its-own-drone/news" target="_blank">Read more here</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/2h7olJW9XTc" 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-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 Koenigsegg One:1 </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 good, they named it twice &ndash; but there&#39;s a reason for the moniker. Koenigsegg&#39;s latest hypercar has a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio, meaning that for every kg of weight, it packs one horsepower. It weighs 1340kg, so it generates 1340bhp &ndash; and it&#39;s set to become the world&#39;s most powerful production car.</p> <p>That&#39;s thanks to a 5 litre twin-turbo V8, judicious use of lightweight carbon fibre, and even a 3D printed titanium exhaust &ndash; all of which contribute to its eye-watering 0-399kph time of 20 seconds.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hyperfast-koenigsegg-one1-travels-speed-light/news" target="_blank">Read more here</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="1200" height="900" title="Koenigsegg One:1" alt="Koenigsegg One:1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/koenigsegg-one1.jpg?1394559092" /> </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"> 8 McLaren 650S </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>McLaren&#39;s latest supercar is a 641bhp monster. Based on the 12C, it takes design cues from the range-topping P1 &ndash; with the tinkering resulting in a car that&#39;ll take you from 0-99kph in 3.0 seconds, with a top speed of 333mph. And inside there are plenty of creature comforts, from Alcantara trim to DAB radio.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/mclaren-650s-641bhp-monster/news" target="_blank">Read more here</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="1200" height="900" title="McLaren 650S" alt="McLaren 650S" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mclaren-650s.jpg?1394559092" /> </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"> 9 Hyundai PassoCorto </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>Hyundai doesn&#39;t exactly scream &quot;sporty,&quot; with its range of competitively-priced sensible saloons. But this concept car could change all that &ndash; designed by IED Turin students, it&#39;s an angular vision in tangerine. It&#39;s also unlikely to make it into production in its current form, since it merrily ignores all manner of safety regulations. And it doesn&#39;t have an engine. Though in theory it&#39;d feature a 1.6l twin-turbo four, generating 266bhp.</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="Hyundai PassoCorto" alt="Hyundai PassoCorto" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hyundai-passocorto.jpg?1394559092" /> </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"> 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"> 10 Ferrari California T </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>Ferrari&#39;s overhauled the 2008 California, giving it a facelift and a boost under the bonnet &ndash; with its turbocharged 3,855cc V8 pumping out 553bhp &ndash; an increase of 70hp over the outgoing model. And it&#39;s (fractionally) more economical and environmentally-friendly &ndash; models kitted out with Ferrari&#39;s HELE fuel-saving tech get an improvement from 24.6mpg to 26.9mpg, with a fall in CO2 emissions of 20g/km.</p> <p>Best of all, according to Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo, the California T will be kitted out with <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/ios-invade-your-cars/news" target="_blank">Apple&#39;s new CarPlay system</a>, demoed on the Ferrari FF at the show.</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/qNZKmLMbTk0" 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-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"> 11 Mini Clubman concept </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>Mini&#39;s Clubman concept is reportedly pretty close to the production model, with a new four-door layout replacing the unconventional three-door setup on the current model. It&#39;s bigger, too &ndash; 10in longer and 7in wider than a Mini Cooper, which raises the question of whether it can truly be considered &quot;Mini&quot; anymore. Inside, there&#39;s a touchscreen setup on the centre console and dashboard - though some features likely won&#39;t make it onto the final production model.&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="Mini Clubman concept" alt="Mini Clubman concept" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mini-clubman-concept.jpg?1394559092" /> </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"> 12 Lamborghini Huracán </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>Lambo is here to rock us like a Huracán with its new motor &ndash; although it&#39;s the entry-level car (a mere US$200,000!), it doesn&#39;t skimp on bonkers looks or power. It&#39;s slightly less angular than most modern Lamborghinis &ndash; though it still looks like it&#39;s driven off the set of Tron. Inside, there&#39;s a 5.2l V10 that pumps out 610bhp, with a new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission &ndash; it&#39;ll go from 0 to 96kph in 3.2 seconds, and top out at 322kph. Fortunately it also comes with carbon ceramic brakes as standard, when you need to stop in a hurry.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ford/mwc-2014/self-driving-smart-parking-and-owned-no-one-fords-car-future/feature" target="_blank">Self-driving, smart-parking and owned by no-one: Ford&#39;s car of the future</a></strong></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> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/geneva-motor-show-2014-12-most-amazing-cars-and-concepts/feature#comments Cars Thu, 06 Mar 2014 18:19:37 +0000 Elissa Loi 1433396 at http://www.stuff.tv Self-driving, smart-parking and owned by no-one: Ford's car of the future http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ford/mwc-2014/self-driving-smart-parking-and-owned-no-one-fords-car-future/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paul Mascarenas, the motoring giant&#039;s Chief Technical Officer, tells us what we&#039;ll be driving (or what we&#039;ll be sitting in while it drives itself) in ten years&#039; time. </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="Ooooh, Mascarenas!" alt="Paul Mascarenas Ford" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/PAULMASCARENAS_SKV_0150.jpg?1394164972" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As one of the people in charge of Research and Innovation at the company that practically created modern manufacturing, Paul Mascarenas knows a thing or two about what the future of driving may hold. We caught up with Paul at MWC last week to ask him how long it&#39;ll be before your Fiesta becomes self-aware...</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/will-dunn" title="View user profile.">Will Dunn</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"> global gridlock </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>For giant multinantional companies like Ford, the big issues facing the world are also profit-or-loss issues, so Paul and his team are busy predicting what the next few decades hold for humanity.&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;We study macro-level societal and economic trends,&quot; says Paul, &quot;and for us, one of the biggest factors is population growth. At the moment there&rsquo;s about seven billion people in the world, and and over the next few decades that&rsquo;ll grow to around nine billion. There&#39;ll be ecomonic growth, too, which is great news &ndash; new economies are starting to emerge, not just the Asian economies but in the Middle East and Africa, where people are able to buy a car now for the first time. When we look at the number of vehicles being used, there&rsquo;s about one billion vehicles in use today. At a conservative estimate, that grows to two to four billion by the middle of the century.&quot; </p> <p>Four <em>billion</em> cars. </p> <p id="E37" qowt-divtype="para" qowt-eid="E37">&quot;We also look at where people are living, and how they&rsquo;re living. A lot more people are concentrated in urban areas and megacities, so when you combine those things, you start to think about the issues associated with so many vehicles operating in dense areas. We call this scenario &lsquo;global gridlock&rsquo;.&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="1200" height="900" title="Oh man, a traffic jam. Still, at least my car emits this cool blue scent" alt="Ford self-driving car" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IntelligentVehicles_tra_0.jpg?1394164972" /> </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"> no more parking </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>Fortunately, planet-wide traffic jams aren&#39;t a part of Ford&#39;s big plan. Just as Spotify made owning music recordings a thing of the past, the cars of the future could be vehicles you subscribe to, rather than own.</p> <p>&quot;If we&#39;re going to offer safe, affordable and efficient transport to millions of people around the world,&quot; says Paul, &quot;that might not involve the sort of traditional personal vehicle ownership model that we have today. Beyond personal ownership we&rsquo;ve got things like car sharing, and integrated systems, where Ford would offer a service that&rsquo;s still a journey from A to B, but to conduct that journey it would be a combination of a car and maybe a train or a bus.&quot;</p> <p>Parking in the megacity of the future will be, to a lot of people&#39;s relief, done by electronic valet: &quot;a car that you can just drop off, and it&rsquo;ll go off and park itself using vehicle-to-vehicle communication and vehicle-to-building communication, and you can get much denser parking.&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="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_6336.jpg?1394164972" /> </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"> the road to autonomous 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>Various motor companies have self-driving prototypes on the road today, and Ford&#39;s autonomous research vehicle was on display at MWC, but Paul says the introduction of self-driving cars will be gradual. In fact, it has already begun.&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;If you look at the new Focus,&nbsp;we&rsquo;ve already got very advanced active safety features: radar sensors, cameras and ultrasonic sensors that provide everything from automated parking that lets the car parallel-park itself with your hands off the steering wheel to active braking that works up to 50km/h. That&rsquo;s this year&rsquo;s car. But we&rsquo;ll progressively be offering more and more automated functions, so in the mid-term, around five years, we&rsquo;ll see things like traffic jam assistance, where it&rsquo;ll take the adaptive cruise control we&rsquo;ve got already and combine it with automated steering and braking, and have the vehicle drive itself in stop-start traffic up to 50-60kmph. That means that in the UK you&rsquo;re looking at something like the M25 in rush hour &ndash;the car will just drive itself,&nbsp;completely hands-free, and you can relax and do some other stuff.&quot; </p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ford/mwc-2014/ford-s-lidar-packing-self-driving-car-maps-road-360-degrees/news" target="_blank">Ford&#39;s LiDAR car can see in 360&deg;</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/audi/google-drive-why-you-should-be-pumped-about-self-driving-cars/feature" target="_blank">Google, Drive: why you should be pumped about self-driving cars</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="Ford Traffic Jam Assist" alt="Ford Traffic Jam Assist" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Traffic_Jam_Assist_06.jpg?1394164972" /> </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"> mind-reading cars </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 for the fiddly bits where it&#39;s still best to have a human in control, technology can still play a significant part. </p> <p>&quot;One of the areas that really excites me is how we can use wearables to enhance driving,&quot; says Paul. &quot;If you&rsquo;re wearing a band that measures your heart rate, the car can be measuring whether you&rsquo;re stressed or you&rsquo;re tired or distracted, and it can react to keep you safer. We&rsquo;re doing research into cognitive workload, which lets you sense via heart rate or breathing if you&rsquo;re in a stressful situation. So if you think of a stressful driving situation, such as pulling onto a busy roundabout &ndash; if the car knows you need to concentrate, it can block incoming calls and stop traffic alerts, so you have no distractions.&quot;</p> <p>All of which sounds pretty great, but when are we getting the flying cars? Because if it&#39;s a choice between self-driving cars and flying cars, we&#39;ll take flying every time.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/ios-invade-your-cars/news" target="_blank">Apple CarPlay brings iOS to your dashboard</a>&nbsp;</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="Sadly it won&#039;t automatically make rude gestures at idiots who change lanes without indicating" alt="Ford Traffic Jam Assist" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Traffic_Jam_Assist_01.jpg?1394164972" /> </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/ford/mwc-2014/self-driving-smart-parking-and-owned-no-one-fords-car-future/feature#comments Cars Ford MWC 2014 Self-Driving Cars Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:14:36 +0000 Elissa Loi 1433389 at http://www.stuff.tv