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Five More Ways To Save When Buying A New Car

Last month, we brought you Six Ways To Avoid Paying Too Much For Your Car This Winter. Here are five more points to ponder as you prepare to walk into a dealership. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Don’t be in a hurry. A consumer who needs wheels right now, today, is gold to a dealer, especially if you let them know you’re ... Read More »

Planning to buy a new car? Wait for e-vehicles if you can

India on its path to embrace electric cars Are you planning to buy a new car? Consider this: petrol and diesel cars are on their way out. India is zipping ahead on its path to embrace electric cars as automakers as well as the government are gearing up to bring electric mobility to the country. Next year, a number of ... Read More »

Glut of Honda Civics makes them a good bargain

Solid all-rounder: Honda’s 2012 Civic hatchback.Source:Supplied Millions of car owners can’t be wrong: globally we’ve bought 23 million Honda Civics, with more than 300,000 of those finding Australian homes since 1973. It’s a nameplate that inspires loyalty, as indicated by strong sales of the latest 10th generation Civic, which arrived in 2016. The used market has a glut of 2012-16 ... Read More »

Bitcoin approaches $10,000 a piece

The move takes it to 20% above the level it stood at on Friday, according to the Luxembourg-based Bitcoin exchange, Bitstamp. It started the year at around $1,000. Virtual currencies are largely unregulated and bypass traditional banking systems. Their growth is of increasing concern to international regulators. China and South Korea have banned any new virtual currency launches and have been ... Read More »

Donating a car to charity? You might want to pump the brakes

Thinking of donating your clunker to charity for a nice tax deduction? Proceed with caution. The gifting of used cars to “charities” has become a favorite way for Americans to dispose of unwanted vehicles. And why not? You can avoid the headache of selling or junking the car, help a charitable cause and lower your tax burden all at the ... Read More »

Aston Martin reveals its all-new Vantage, a 503hp V8 sports car

On Tuesday morning, the second vehicle in Aston Martin’s new “Second Century” plan was revealed to the world. The new Vantage sports car is a modern replacement for the company’s best-selling model of all time. Powered by a 503hp 4.0L twin-turbo V8, it’s a lighter, more-focused vehicle than the related DB11, which first saw daylight in 2016. The Vantage is ... Read More »

Interstellar asteroid is given a name

The first known asteroid to visit our Solar System from interstellar space has been given a name. Scientists who have studied its speed and trajectory believe it originated in a planetary system around another star. The interstellar interloper will now be referred to as ‘Oumuamua, which means “a messenger from afar arriving first” in Hawaiian. The name reflects the object’s ... Read More »

5 future car technologies that will be commonplace within a decade

Predictions are, by definition, hit or miss. And, if commentators from the 1950s were anything to go by, mostly miss – otherwise, we would all be zipping around in flying cars today. To avoid the same embarrassment, The Peak eschews blind optimism and scours laboratories for promising, nascent technologies, to make educated guesses on what would disrupt the automotive mainstream within 10 ... Read More »

CRAFTY ENGINEERING LETS PORSCHE’S CAYENNE SUV DRIVE LIKE A 911

EACH TIME PORSCHE sets out to design a new generation of its popular Cayenne SUV, it takes on the same challenge: making a car that feels more like a Porsche than a popular SUV. That is, ditching the rolling Barcalounger effect so common to these hulking vehicles in favor of the taut stability more common to cars like Porsche’s sports cars. ... Read More »

NEC provides a peek into AI-driven future in digital world

  NEC Corporation, the diversified technology major today showcased the future of a technology-driven world and unfolding opportunities in resolving the challenges of urbanisation, handling the complex task of security and problems faced in society. Takashi Niino, President, NEC Corporation, highlighted how artificial intelligence and use of big data could play a role in addressing a growing number of problems ... Read More »