Building Back From a Wreck

Building Back From a Wreck

A vehicle accident is one of the most unpleasant things we can experience. Apart from the potential for injury to ourselves and others, and the inconvenience of being without a vehicle while repairs are made, it is also very frustrating as we see the damage done to something we have paid a lot of money for. We can’t help but wonder if the car will ever be the same again.

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Year Of The Rooster Holiday Notice

Year Of The Rooster Holiday Notice

Hello Readers,

we are on a short holiday for the Chinese New Year. The Year of the Rooster will officially start on Saturday. The whole country is on the move to celebrate and eat and get drunk on baijiu. There won’t be much auto news in any way so we are safe. We will be back in full force next Wednesday.

Greetings from Beijing,

Tycho 

 

Popular Audi Models and Specific Parts Upgrades to Improve Performance

Audi RS6

Audi is arguably one of the best engines produced in the world. When you think of the combination of luxury and sport, Audi often shows up at the top of the list worldwide with brands like Mercedes-Benz and BMW. The Audi brand name, a Latin translation of the auto company founder’s last name (August Horch), continues to attract the likes of all people from the rich and famous down to the average Joe on account of its aesthetically pleasing style and manufacturing very durable parts. Without further ado, here are three of the best Audi models to ever grace a showroom floor.

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China’s Straddling Bus Company Starts Selling Commemorative Gold Coins

China's Straddling Bus Company Starts Selling Commemorative Gold Coins

TebTech, the company behind the controversial straddling bus, has found a new way to earn a bit of extra cash;  they have opened a web shop selling commemorative gold coins, commemorating the test with the TEB-1 straddling bus. The company claims the coins have a “high investment and collection value”.

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Straddling Bus From China Actually Has Rubber Wheels

Straddling Bus From China Actually Has Rubber Wheels

The TEB-1 Straddling bus is in trouble. Chinese state media are saying that it is unsafe, and that the company behind it has illegally raised money. But there is more. TEB, the company behind the bus, distributed the fancy news photos that all media have been using. But the reality looks a lot less fancy.

The biggest news: the TEB-1 doesn’t really run on rails. It runs on wheels. Rubber wheels. Like a… bus. The rubber wheel has a small wheel on each side. Those wheels don’t run on rails either, they run through gutters.

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China Starts Testing The Insanely Brilliant Traffic-Straddling Bus

Traffic-Straddling Bus

China has started a test with a possibly revolutionary straddling bus, also known as  the Transit Elevated Bus (TEB). The basic idea is that the vehicle straddles multiple lanes of traffic, moving over cars without any worries about traffic jams or other delays.

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Ambulance stuck under Bridge in China

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Bridges can be Bitches for any vehicle that is a tad too tall. However, ambulance drivers are supposed to know where they can go and which bridge is a no. Are they not..? Not in the great city of Chengdu in Sichuan Province in China, where an ambulance got stuck solid under a bridge on the side road of a local highway.

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Red Alert in Beijing – Time for a Walk

Red Alert in Beijing - Time for a Walk

For the first time ever we have a real Red Alert in Beijing, the highest alert for air pollution. The alert will last until Thursday 12:00.  Half of the cars are kicked off the street, trucks can’t enter the city, 30% of the government workers will stay home (nobody will notice that one), all construction has been halted, factories have been ordered to cancel operations, and the kindergartens and schools are closed.

Drama everywhere!, time thus for a walk in the vibrant Dongba area where I live. On the first photo an almost empty street, normally very busy and permanently traffic jammed. But not today. Local residents carry their groceries while wearing their colorful masks.

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China gives Color to the Road in Chongqing City

China gives Color to the Road in Chongqing City

The great mega city of Chongqing in central China is building colored roads, they will open for traffic next year. The roads are painted in red, black, and green. Total investment for this road-building novelty is 1.2 billion yuan or 190 million USD.

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