The 21st edition of the International Engine & Powertrain of the Year has seen Ferrari triumph again, taking the overall title with its 710-hp, 3.9-liter V8 for the fourth year running, a feat never achieved by any other engine in the history of the awards. The 3,902-cc V8 engine that …

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Hyundai Motor Group developed an intelligent ‘Smart Air Purification system’ that monitors interior air quality to automatically filter the air inside a car. The innovation builds on the Group’s prior work to enhance in-car air quality by introducing a new automated monitoring system, which continually checks interior air quality until …

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Grab Driver

Regular salary and benefits for drivers, updated requirements for road worthiness, vehicle reclassification, and free internet access for patrons comprise the amendments to the guidelines of Premium Taxis operating in the country. In line with the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP), the Department of Transportation (DOTr) issued Department Order …

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AVID

The Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors, Inc. (AVID) sold 7,259 units in April 2019, recording its best month so far this year as it grew by 12.1 percent compared to April 2018. For the first time in 2019, year-to-date sales crossed positive territory, slightly increasing to 29,458 units sold …

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Volkswagen Philippines joins the festive Mabuhay Germany 2019 at the Bonifacio High Street Central on May 25 and 26, 2019. The bi-annual Mabuhay Germany trade fair, which opens from 10:00 AM to 12:00 midnight, is the flagship event of the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc (GPCCI) that showcases …

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The Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) on Wednesday, May 22, destroyed 7,130 illegal sirens, blinkers, and other banned vehicle accessories seized during the nationwide ‘kontra wang-wang’ (anti-siren) operations. HPG Director, Brig. Gen. Roberto Fajardo, said a road roller was used to crush the wang-wang, blinkers, commemorative plates, motorcycle mufflers, …

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Passengers may soon be able to use sanitary facilities and restrooms in land transportation terminals for free. The proposal embodied in House Bill 725 already elicited the approval of the Senate and has been transmitted to Malacanang for the approval and signature of President Rodrigo Duterte. The late Rep. Maximo …

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A foreign company is introducing to Dumagete City a public transportation booking service using a mobile application patterned after the Grab taxi service. The proposed ‘PediGrab’ was formally presented to local officials, headed by Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, incoming vice mayor and incumbent Councilor Alan Gel Cordova, who heads the …

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Summer is one of the highly-anticipated seasons in the country. It’s the time when wearing breezy, vibrant clothing becomes acceptable, and it’s the time when families and friends can have the right excuse to go on out-of-town joyrides–whether this means hitting the beach for a healthy dose of ‘Vitamin Sea’, …

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Volvo Philippines has launched its first-ever Fika Talks this May 4, 2019, at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila. The Volvo Fika Talks will be a series of talks that will touch on various topics that will discuss relevant socio-political, cultural, and environmental issues. For this introductory session, Volvo Philippines has …

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The Department of Transportation (DOTr) remains in position to push for the passage of emergency powers to address the current traffic situation in the country once the incoming 18th Congress convenes following the recently concluded midterm elections. DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade assured that there will be no corruption in the …

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Gumain Bridge SCTEX

New expressway lanes, bridges and a tunnel will be constructed at the Subic Freeport Expressway (SFEX) to accommodate the growing number of vehicles going to and from Subic Bay Freeport Zone. This, as tollway operator NLEX Corporation signed an agreement for the PHP1.6 billion SFEX Capacity Expansion Project with Sta. …

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Hyundai City Store Cebu

Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), one of the country’s leading automotive companies, sustained its growth over the past three months by posting sales of 2,795 units in April 2019, representing a 17.4-percent increase year-on-year. HARI’s April 2019 sales were boosted by its best-selling segment-A sedan Hyundai Reina, globally-awarded crossover Hyundai …

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Bus Terminal

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will push through with the implementation of the provincial bus ban along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) despite the election of new Metro Manila mayors following the recently-concluded midterm elections. This, as the dry run for the provincial bus ban remains suspended as …

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The country’s leading automotive manufacturer Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) recently unveiled the new Toyota Avanza. Combining best value with modern style, the 2019 Avanza comes with a refreshed sporty look, a redesigned dashboard with a new infotainment system, and practical safety features–making it the Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) of choice for …

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