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Two-Wheelers Can Carry Goods With Cargo Boxes From April 2016

Karnataka Avenger Ambulances Launch

The road transport ministry will now allow two-wheelers to carry goods with light weight cargo boxes starting April 2016.

Two-Wheeler Cargo

There will be new regulations for cargo boxes

Starting April 2016, two-wheelers can fit cargo boxes on their vehicles to carry stuff such as immediate medical aid, commercial goods, etc. The road transport ministry has come up with certain specifications under which light-weight cargo boxes can be fitted onto the two-wheeler. The goods carrying vehicles will have to be 550 mm long while the width allowed is 510 mm and the weight limit of each box is 30 kgs.

Such two-wheeler vehicles fitted with cargo boxes won’t be allowed to carry pillion riders along. Currently there are no proper rules and regulations for such two-wheelers but from next year onwards, the transport ministry will set certain guidelines and specifications to make a new segment of goods carrying vehicles. There are many ways in which these cargo two-wheelers can be used for better productivity.

In such traffic conditions of metro cities using four-wheelers to carry small goods is very inefficient. Currently we only see online retailers and food chains delivering their products on two-wheelers. Once the new specifications of cargo boxes come out, these services will also get more efficient. Two-wheeler manufacturers might also come up with options for customers to provide such light-weight cargo boxes as an option.

The ministry is also planning to make a new segment under this category called two-wheeler ambulance. The officials were deciding to implement this new category in 2013 but now the ministry will fix the standards to come out with a proper two-wheeler ambulance. This service will be useful under emergency medical conditions in congested and crowded zones where conventional ambulance can’t reach. These two-wheeler ambulances provide immediate medical aid but don’t transport patients.

Karnataka Avenger Ambulances Launch

Two-wheeler ambulance to provide immediate medical aid

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Fiat Qubo & Doblo MPVs Spotted Testing In India, No Launch Plans

Fiat Doblo Spy Shot

The Fiat Qubo and Doblo are MPVs sold in Europe and the automaker has no plans of introducing the same in the country any time soon.

Fiat Doblo Spy Shot

The Qubo & Doblo are possibly here for global benchmarking exercise

The Fiat Doblo and Qubo are MPVs sold in Europe that were recently caught on test in Maharashtra. The Pune registered models were running on permanent plates and the Italian automaker has no plans of introducing the models any time in India. However, it is not clear as to what was Fiat testing on the models. The possibilities range from new components, mechanicals, powertrain or possibly they could be here for global benchmarking purposes.

Starting with the Fiat Qubo, the MPV is a sub 4-metre model measuring 3.96-metres in length with boxy dimensions, sliding rear door and a rather different front fascia. Practicality happens to be the Qubo’s forte with 16 seat configurations, 2500-litre boot capacity and three different variants. Engine options on the MPV include a 1.4-litre FIRE petrol as well as the tried and tested 1.3-litre MultiJet diesel with power output ranging from 80-95 HP.

Coming to the Fiat Doblo, the fairly larger MPV can seat up to seven and gets flexible seating options along with a boot capacity of a healthy 3200-litres. Power on the Doblo comes from three engine options including a 1.4-litre petrol as well as the 1.3-litre and 1.6-litre MultiJet diesel mills with power ranging from 95-120 HP. Both the Qubo and Doblo come with only a manual transmission as standard.

The MPVs also come loaded with a ton of features including a start-stop system, Bluetooth connectivity and rear parking sensors among other bits. Safety features include ABS, ESP, TPMS, front and side airbags and much more. The Doblo also gets Hill Holder as optional. Both the models are Euro 6 compliant as well. At present, Fiat India’s concentration is on strengthening its existing products while the company’s next major launch will be the long awaited Jeep brand scheduled for launch at the 2016 Auto Expo.

Fiat Doblo Qubo India Spy Shot

Both MPVs offer lots of space & practicality with their boxy design

Fiat Qubo Spied India

The Qubo is a sub 4-metre MPV, making it interesting for the Indian market

Fiat Qubo Spy Shot

Fiat has no plans of introducing an MPV in the country

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40% Bonus on Purchasing Avios in the next 3 days

Just keeping all informed in case they haven’t received the email:

“You already know how rewarding Avios can be. So, you’ll be pleased to hear that if your current Avios balance doesn’t quite stretch to your next reward flight or upgrade, you can enjoy a 40% bonus when you purchase at least 10,000 Avios from 2 – 4 December 2015, helping you to get away again sooner.

You are able to purchase up to 35,000 Avios by the end of the year, so don’t miss out – this flash sale lasts three days only.”

This means you can purchase 49,000 avios for £575, which is a good price if you need to make up a shortfall for a big purchase, though not necessarily cheap enough to make it worth buying them for the sake of it.

If cash fares are very high on a european route, you could purchase 26,600 avios for £319, which would make 3 RFS peak returns <£140 in total (including the fees), which is often cheaper than cash on popular summer routes on non-HBO fares (as RFS provides a baggage allowance).

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TK: BRU-NRT 33780 JPY (260 Euro's) return

Hello everybody,

I’m posting a TK error fare at just 33780 Japanese Yen (or about 260 Euro’s) return on Expedia Japan.
The itinerary is outbound BRU-IST-NRT inbound NRT-IST-BRU
Dates in May/June 2016. 10 days stay.
Fare class P so only 25% miles with TK miles and smiles.

I booked it.
Fair warning: Turkey is becoming a war zone. 6 months from now who knows where things stand.

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Mainz for the day questions

We’re heavily leaning towards Mainz, vs. Frankfurt, during a 10-hr stopover in FRA this week.

Is Mainz still a great choice given the weather/season?
Will we be able to find vegan food?


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How often do 3 class 777s get subed with a 4 class?

There can’t be that many 3 class 777s at LHR, even less now with the the LAS incident so how often do these planes get subed with a 4 class aircraft or does it vary by route?

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Patent Troll — 66 Big Companies Sued For Using HTTPS Encryption

Are you Using HTTPS on your Website to securely encrypt traffic?

Well, we’ll see you in the court.

At least, that’s what CryptoPeak is saying to all big brands that utilize HTTPS on their web servers.

BIG Brands Sued for Using HTTPS: ‘Patent Troll’

Texas-based company CryptoPeak Solutions LLC has filed 66 lawsuits against many big businesses in the US, claiming they have illegally

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cool Singapore Air ad

not sure if this is the right place, but saw this at first and thought it was pretty cool.…82584709013504


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Mahindra S101 Spotted In Mumbai During Ad Shoot

Mahindra S101 Ad Shoot

Indian automaker Mahindra’s newest offering, the S101 has been caught without much camouflage at Bandra and it was undergoing an ad shoot.

Mahindra S101 Ad Shoot

Varun Dhawan is said to be the brand ambassador for the S101

The Mahindra S101 is going to be quite an interesting vehicle. First up, the hatchback has created a lot of buzz and anxious buyers are waiting for more details about the vehicle and its possible launch date. Second, it’s a Mahindra hatchback! We all are curious to find out how a hatchback that comes from a manufacturer of SUVs, trucks and tractors fares. A recent report suggests that the S101 was caught without disguise in Bandra and it was undergoing an advertisement shoot.

Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan is going to be the brand ambassador for this car and there was also a dog sitting in the front passenger seat. The rear was completely undisguised and we can clearly see that the rear portion of the vehicle has a very smart design that looks youthful. The vehicle seems to have a spoiler and roof rails too. Its handles on the rear door have a similar placement as that of the Chevrolet Beat.

It is also said that the vehicle’s front fascia will have a design similar to that of the Range Rover Evoque. The headlights will have a sleek and a sharp design. The S101 will get a SUV-like profile and this will help it stand out amongst its rivals. The interiors will have a nice layout with a 3-spoke steering wheel and also bench seats at the front. There will also be an infotainment system with an LCD screen.

On the mechanical front, the S101 will be powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder, diesel engine. Both the engines will be mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and an AMT gearbox will be offered with the diesel engine with ECO mode too. The S101 or XUV100 will be launched in India by the third week of January 2016 and it will be priced very competitively with the range starting from under Rs. 4 lakhs (ex-showroom). The vehicle will compete with the Maruti Wagon R and Tata Zica.

Mahindra S101 In Mumbai

The advertisement was being shot at Carter Road in Bandra

Mahindra S101 Ad Shoot Mumbai

The Mahindra S101 will be launched in January 2016

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