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Feels like 'first time' as Hamilton ends pole drought in Abu Dhabi

Sunday, December, 1 2019    

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton smiled with relief after grabbing his record-extending 88th pole position yesterday and revealed it felt like his first as he ended a nine-race drought ahead of today's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Read More

Audi A4 tweaks winning formula

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, November, 29 2019    

AUDI made the bold decision to put its celebrated, mid-size sedan — the A4 — under the knife. The result? A more modern, sophisticated, and sportier car. Read More

'It's not our fault'

By Balford Henry Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, November, 29 2019    

CECIL Morgan, Transport Authority's (TA) managing director, says expanding the number of route taxis in the Corporate Area is not the reason for rampant recklessness among cab drivers. Read More

McConnell sets sights on World

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, November, 29 2019    

2019 has been a good year for Jamaican racecar driver Fraser McConnell. Read More

CHRISTMAS CONCERNS

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor --- Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, November, 29 2019    

JAMAICA'S Road Safety Unit (RSU) is sounding the alarm bells ahead of the Yuletide season. Read More

FATAL FIGURES

Friday, November, 29 2019    

Below are the years and number of people killed on the island's road network for that period. The information was supplied by the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport and Mining.2018     400  2017     3222016     3792015     3822014... Read More

Road code test for learner's licence applicants as of January

Monday, November, 25 2019    

AS of January 24, 2020, an applicant for a learner's licence will be required to pass a road code test in order to receive the permit.The requirement is part of provisions under the new Road Safety Act passed in the Houses of Parliament in 2018. Read More

Raising the Q7's IQ

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor --- Auto & Entertainment bonitto@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, November, 22 2019    

GIVEN the industry's highly competitive nature, automakers are constantly tweaking existing models to give them that extra oomph . Audi's flagship SUV, the Q7, and its executive sedan, the A4, recently went under the knife. Read More

Audi on show

Friday, November, 22 2019    

Opened in December 2000, Audi Forum, is an impressive architectural wonder in Ingolstadt, Germany.Located on the site are meeting rooms, a customer center, Audi museum mobile, varying exhibitions, restaurants, and an art house cinema. Read More

NO TO NOISE NUISANCE

By Balford Henry Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, November, 22 2019    

THE Island Traffic Authority (ITA) will be taking steps to reduce the noise from modified exhaust systems used by some motor vehicles. Read More

Comparing the 2019 Audi Q7 and 2020 Lincoln Aviator

Friday, November, 15 2019    

Lincoln has reintroduced its Aviator SUV for 2020. This new three-row luxury SUV is spacious, comfortable, and at the forefront of the brand's efforts to introduce more attractive and desirable vehicles. To find out how far Lincoln has come, Edmunds has compared the... Read More

China's auto sales fall 5.8% in October

Friday, November, 15 2019    

BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales fell 5.8 per cent from a year earlier in October as demand for electric cars plunged, an industry group reported recently, extending a painful squeeze in the global industry's biggest market. Read More

New SUV models boost BMW profits despite technology costs

Friday, November, 15 2019    

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker BMW reported recently that net profit increased 11.5 per cent from a year ago to 1.55 billion euros (US$1.72 billion) in the third quarter, helped by a rejuvenated model line and the absence of last year's market disruptions due to troubles with diesel... Read More

LEWIS HAMILTON racing the record book

Friday, November, 15 2019    

SAO PAULO, Brazil (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes will dig deep for true motivation at this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix when they return to action for the first time since celebrating a unique sixth drivers' and constructors' double this year. Read More

OWNERS TO FACE MUSIC

By Balford Henry Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, November, 8 2019    

 OWNERS of motor vehicles involved in Road Traffic Act (RTA) breaches stand a chance of losing them, if accumulated tickets are unpaid. Read More



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