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Significance of taxi apps in a public transport/mrt breakdown 3 ways to renew car insurance Top 10 Car Rental Tips Car insurance: Two strikes and you’re out? What is subrogation in motor insurance claims? Average cost of buying and maintaining a car in Singapore Importing a car into Singapore Vehicle Quota System
 
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Significance of taxi apps in a public transport/mrt breakdown

Grabtaxi and uber are definitely necessary for Singapore but with changes needed. The public transport system has proven itself unreliable once again with a breakdown of both the east-west and north-South major mrt lines. Almost as if a justification for the remarks by smrt ceo Desmond kuok that the public transport system is financially unsustainable, […]

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3 ways to renew car insurance

There are now 3 ways to renew your car insurance. During the first 3 years of a new vehicle purchase If you purchased a new car and it is within the first 3 years of warranty, you would have no choice but to renew automatically with the authorized insurer depending on the make of your vehicle. This […]

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Top 10 Car Rental Tips

Remember when people rented cars mainly for the purpose of vacation transportation? These days, things have changed. The car rental industry has grown by leaps and bounds; the most current estimates available (for 2004) put annual car rental revenue at a whopping $17.6 billion. Airport rentals have historically been the main revenue driver, but that […]

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Car insurance: Two strikes and you’re out?

Car insurance: Two strikes and you’re out? CAR insurers have insisted that it is within their rights to reject policy applications from motorists if they have one too many accident claims within a year. In most cases, insurers adopt a ‘two-strike’ rule – they would typically turn away a motorist who has made two or […]

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What is subrogation in motor insurance claims?

What is subrogation in motor insurance claims? In the context of Singapore, under the Barometer of Liability (BOLA) system, a subrogation claim is a claim made against the first party by the third party for the first party part in the accident. Subrogation claims can usually affect motorists when they least expect it. For example, […]

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Average cost of buying and maintaining a car in Singapore

Average cost of buying and maintaining a car in Singapore Car ownership costs can be categorised into initial purchase costs and recurring costs. Initial Purchase Costs •Certificate of Entitlement (COE) – The Vehicle Quota System is an initiative to control the number of cars on Singapore’s roads, by determining the number of new vehicles allowed […]

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Importing a car into Singapore

Pros -Wide range of models available – Savings up to S$ 20,000 -Shorter delivery times -Car must pass a mechanical inspection -Car may not be suitable for tropical climate Cons -Car must be a right hand drive vehicle -Car must use unleaded petrol -Car must use CFC-free air conditioners -Car must pass a mechanical inspection […]

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Vehicle Quota System

The Vehicle Quota System was implemented on 1 May 1990. Under this system, LTA determines the number of new vehicles allowed for registration while the market determines the price of owning a vehicle. In determining the number of cars allowed for registration, we take into account the prevailing traffic conditions and the number of vehicles […]

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Significance of taxi apps in a public transport/mrt breakdown

Grabtaxi and uber are definitely necessary for Singapore but with changes needed. The public transport system has proven itself unreliable once again with a breakdown of both the east-west and north-South major mrt lines. Almost as if a justification for the remarks by smrt ceo Desmond kuok that the public transport system is financially unsustainable, […]

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Will car sharing work in Singapore?

The Transport Minister was addressing parliament when he mentioned that the ministry is investigating the feasibility of car sharing in Singapore. For a small country like Singapore where land is a limited resource, the right to own a vehicle has become a privilege of the well heeled. This limited resource has been allocated via the Certificate of […]

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Financing restrictions to car loan by MAS hit car growth in Singapore

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will re-introduce financing restrictions on motor vehicle loans granted by financial institutions from Tuesday, 26th February 2013. The maximum motor vehicle loan amount will depend on the Open Market Value (OMV) of the motor vehicle purchased. For a motor vehicle with an OMV that does not exceed $20,000, the maximum […]

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No major changes to COE market; COE falling trend to remain for some time

SINGAPORE: Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew said the government will not be making major changes to the Certificate of Entitlement (COE) market in the near-term. Speaking in Parliament on Wednesday, Mr Lui responded to suggestions to smoothen the COE supply to help stabilise COE premiums. Mr Lui said the suggestion is a good idea but […]

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3 ways to renew car insurance

There are now 3 ways to renew your car insurance. During the first 3 years of a new vehicle purchase If you purchased a new car and it is within the first 3 years of warranty, you would have no choice but to renew automatically with the authorized insurer depending on the make of your vehicle. This […]

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The Licence Plate system for Singapore Motor vehicles

The most common vehicle number plates we see on the road would start with S and  two serial suffix letters, starting from SBA. Other classes of vehicles have registration numbers beginning with specific letters: A_ series: Motorcycles (used until 1980) CB series: Company or school buses F_ series: Motorcycles FB_ series: Motorcycles [Ex. FBA, FBB…], m/cycle plate started in end of December 2005 G _ […]

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COE Open Bidding 2012 Sept

COE Open Bidding SEPTEMBER 2012 1st Open Bidding Exercise has ended on 05/09/2012 16:00 hrs Results for SEPTEMBER 2012 1st Open Bidding Exercise Category Quota QP($) PQP($) A CAR (1600CC & BELOW) 399 68,000 B CAR (ABOVE 1600CC) 355 80,191 C GOODS VEHICLE & BUS 183 57,334 D MOTORCYCLE 450 1,801 E OPEN 245 87,999 […]

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Car rental business booming due to higher COE

Higher COE prices are driving people to cheaper and more flexible options. Among them — car rentals and car sharing. The higher COE has been good for car rental firm “Popular Rent A Car”. It said business is up by about 20 per cent from a month ago. “We understand that they have put their […]

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New Carbon Emissions-Based Vehicle Scheme (CEVS) from 1 January 2013

New Carbon Emissions-Based Vehicle Scheme (CEVS) from 1 January 2013 New scheme incentivises buyers to shift to low emission models 1. As announced by the Minister for Finance during the 2012 Budget Statement and the Minister for Transport during the Committee of Supply 2012, a new Carbon Emissions-Based Vehicle Scheme (CEVS) will be implemented in […]

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Results of March 2012 First Open Bidding Exercise for

Results of March 2012 First Open Bidding Exercise forCertificates Of Entitlement The Land Transport Authority (LTA) received 2,751 bids at the end of the March first open bidding exercise for Certificates of Entitlement (COEs). Of these, 1,876 were successful. Detailed results of the tender are as follows:   Quota Quota Premium Total Bids Received Number […]

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RSS Singapore Car and Driving news

  • Tesla touts speed and driving range with new upgraded battery - Reuters
    ReutersTesla touts speed and driving range with new upgraded batteryReutersO) crowned itself the maker of the world's fastest production car on Tuesday, saying a new version of its Model S all-electric sedan can accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in just 2-1/2 seconds. Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said the company will ...How will self-driving […]
  • Here's a Bunch of Upside Down Flying Cars Driving Down the Road - Gizmodo
    GizmodoHere's a Bunch of Upside Down Flying Cars Driving Down the RoadGizmodoI mean, if we're going to eventually get flying cars (we won't ever get flying cars, you fools), we can technically fly them in any goddamn direction we want, right?Which means, why the hell not flip the car upside down and fly around New […]
  • If you want to build your own Nvidia-powered self-driving car – or hack one – here's a blueprint - The Register
    The RegisterIf you want to build your own Nvidia-powered self-driving car – or hack one – here's a blueprintThe RegisterHot Chips Nvidia is channelling Thunderbirds legend Parker for its latest system-on-chip for self-driving cars. Two Parker processors are used in the PX 2 box we saw at the start of the year. This hardware adds […]
  • New technology may give electric car drivers more miles per minute ... - Phys.Org
    Phys.OrgNew technology may give electric car drivers more miles per minute ...Phys.OrgPrototype membranes developed by engineers at The Ohio State University to keep rechargeable batteries from catching fire, and to help them be more efficient.and more »
  • What am I missing about self-driving cars? - Recode
    RecodeWhat am I missing about self-driving cars?RecodeIt seems as though every automotive company — plus Uber and Lyft — is touting the imminent arrival of self-driving cars. In an interview with Bloomberg, CEO Travis Kalanick announced Uber would be adding self-driving cars this month, working to ...Ford is building cars without steering wheels, gas or […]