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Dial-A-Battery, a 24x7 Road Assistance across the UAE
April 23, 2019

Dial-A-Battery (DAB), a 24x7 road assistance has been providing car battery replacement, flat tire change and fuel delivery services in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah since 2011. Saving customers the hassle and the stress; DAB technicians are equipped to bring automotive solutions to the doorstep.

When going about your everyday routine, a car break-down can be very stressful as battery failure"...

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Geely PREFACE concept sedan
April 22, 2019

SHANGHAI — Geely Auto (Geely), the largest privately-owned Chinese brand, unveiled the PREFACE Concept sedan, the brand’s first high-end sporty sedan . The PREFACE Concept further develops Geely Auto’s highly acclaimed Expanding Cosmos design language and previews the high-end, personal, sporty models that will be launched by Geely in the future.

Through the usage of the highly flexible CMA architecture from its parent company Geely"...

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How Uber is trying to attract more Saudi women drivers
April 16, 2019

Uber on Monday announced the launch of a new Women Preferred View feature for female drivers in Saudi Arabia, which provides them with the option to be connected to women riders.

A global first for Uber, the feature underwent a pilot run last year and has now been incorporated as a full-fledged feature exclusive to women drivers in the Gulf kingdom, which lifted its ban on female motorists"...

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Saudi Arabia picked to host Dakar Rally in 2020
April 16, 2019

A new chapter in the history of the Dakar Rally will be written as the world’s biggest rally makes its Middle East debut in Saudi Arabia.

The switch has been announced after 30 years of discovering the beauty of Africa and a decade of adventure exploring the spectacular landscape of South America.

The Dakar"...

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Velodyne Lidar Wins 2019 Automotive News PACE Award
April 11, 2019

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. was named a 2019 Automotive News PACE Award winner at an awards ceremony on April 8 in Detroit. Velodyne was the only lidar provider to win this prestigious award, which distinguishes automotive suppliers for superior innovation, technological advancement, and business performance. Velodyne was recognized for the Velodyne Alpha Puck™, a lidar sensor specifically made for autonomous driving and advanced vehicle safety at highway speeds. Perfect for Level 4-5 autonomy, the sensor produces an image best described as “stunning,” with the highest resolution data set in the world. It boasts the longest range for highway driving and maximum safety. “Velodyne is honored to have the Alpha Puck celebrated for achieving automotive innovation excellence by Automotive......

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Electric vehicles present no danger to Saudi oil industry: Energy minister
April 10, 2019

RIYADH: The future introduction of electric cars into Saudi Arabia is unlikely to jeopardize the Kingdom’s oil industry, according to Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih.

Research into the use of hydrogen to power vehicles was already an area being looked at by experts in the country, the minister revealed.

Al-Falih"...

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Najm: 47% of vehicle insurance fraud due to damage mismatches
April 9, 2019

RIYADH — Najm said in its recent report that around 47% of all insurance fraud cases result from damage mismatches.

The report was published to reiterate the commitment by Najm and other relevant entities toward combating and preventing vehicle insurance fraud. This forms a key component Najm’s new strategy that aims to strengthen and protect the Kingdom’s insurance sector by adopting automation and artificial intelligence technologies"...

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Dubai's W Motors reveals 400% growth in less than 2 years
April 8, 2019

Dubai-based car manufacturer W Motors has achieved a whopping 400% growth rate in less than two years from 2017 to 2019, according to CEO and founder Ralph Debbas.

The company is known for making multi-million dollar cars, including the $3.4m Lykan Hypersport that featured in American action film Fast & Furious 7 in the famous scene that saw it crash through Abu Dhabi’s talent"...

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Ford Ranger – born to work, bred to play
April 4, 2019

ONCE the tool of choice for people whose business required heavy towing, payload and off-roading, pickup trucks like the Ford Ranger have evolved into modern lifestyle vehicles that offer the same comfort and technologies as cars, but with the versatility and toughness to function as a workhorse, business partner, family vehicle, and anything in-between. Work or play, the modern pickup truck is the ultimate expression of independence and local enterprise.
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Velodyne Lidar Announced as Finalist for AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards
April 3, 2019

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. has been named as a finalist in the Vision/Camera Systems & Components category of the XCELLENCE Awards by the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI). Velodyne was selected from a pool of accomplished applicants as one of several finalists. Winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at AUVSI XPONENTIAL on Tuesday, Apr. 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. CDT at McCormick Place in Chicago. XCELLENCE awards finalist Velodyne Alpha Puck™ delivers a high-resolution surround-view image to accurately measure and analyze any environment for mobile mapping, as well as real-time inspection, detection, and monitoring applications. The performance, range, and compact form factor of Velodyne sensors enable developers to design versatile systems that......

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