Motorists to get direct link from PIE

A new two-lane road is being built to link motorists directly from the Pan-Island Expressway to Changi Airport's upcoming Terminal 4. -ST

VW to recall 680,000 cars in US over faulty airbags

Embattled German auto giant Volkswagen is having to recall 680,000 cars in the United States owing to possible faulty airbags supplied by Japanese maker Takata. -AFP

Google says US guidance crucial to development of self-driving cars

Alphabet Inc's Google unit told U.S. auto safety regulators that the government's interpretation of motor vehicle safety rules is "extremely important" to its further development of fully self-driving cars. -Reuters

No certainty in toll hikes

Government not keen on increases for national highways. - The Star

This is the last Land Rover Defender

The Land Rover Defender has emerged from the company's Solihull factory for 68 years, which means that in car years, it roughly predates the invention of the wheel. -BBC Autos

Mr Fixit to keep an eye on Tower Transit fleet

New bus operator will have a strong technical team and use a digital system to manage fleet. -ST

British taxi-booking app Karhoo gets LTA's nod

Karhoo founder says it will launch soon; has hired country manager for Singapore. -The Straits Times

New site for Woodlands bus interchange from March 12

This underpass will be completed in 2019, LTA said. -My Paper

Big-car prices won't fall in tandem with COE

Not feasible to slash prices by same quantum as premiums are expected to rebound, say dealers. -ST

Don't go rushing to showrooms even after COE prices plummet

Certificate of entitlement (COE) prices have plummeted, with the premium for bigger cars hitting its lowest level in six years. -ST

Premier's flagdown fare up by 40cents

Your chances of hopping into a cab with a flagdown fare of $3.20 have just got a little lower. -ST