10 must-reads for today

An Audi R8 sports car at the Auto Shanghai 2019 show, where one of the hot topics is vehicles tailored for an on-demand market. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG
An Audi R8 sports car at the Auto Shanghai 2019 show, where one of the hot topics is vehicles tailored for an on-demand market. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG
Saswadimata Dasuki.
Saswadimata Dasuki.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Global carmakers are positioning for a brave new world of on-demand transport that will require a car of the future - hyper-connected, autonomous, and shared - and China may become the concept's laboratory. The need for such vehicles is one hot topic among global automakers gathered for this week's Shanghai motor show.

Indonesia could be on tenterhooks for more than a month until the results of Wednesday's elections are revealed, setting the stage for a tense few weeks as presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto yesterday remained on the warpath against pollsters. At a gathering in South Jakarta, he again accused pollsters of fabricating quick-count results.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 20, 2019, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Print Edition | Subscribe