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Hyundai Sonata is a big success with Saudi drivers
March 11, 2020

RIYADH — Hyundai’s eighth-generation Sonata has proved a big hit with Saudi customers since its launch in June. Hyundai achieved impressive sales of the new Sonata in the first three months after its launch during the summer. Customers recognize the distinctive combination of value and quality that has made Sonata such a trusted name, and also respond strongly to its stylish new four-door-coupe body design.

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Saudi Aramco named as new global sponsor of Formula 1
March 11, 2020

Formula 1 on Tuesday announced a new long-term global sponsorship deal with energy giant Saudi Aramco.

Aramco will become Formula 1’s sixth global partner alongside DHL, Emirates, Heineken, Pirelli and Rolex, a statement said.

The deal will include trackside branding for Aramco at most races and title rights"...

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AlMajdouie named exclusive dealer of Peugeot in Saudi Arabia
March 5, 2020

Groupe PSA, the French automotive manufacturer of Peugeot, Citroen, DS and Opel brands, has announced AlMajdouie as the new Peugeot dealer in Saudi Arabia.

The announcement was made at a press conference following the inauguration of the Peugeot Khobar showroom in the presence of regional media and distinguished guests.

The first AlMajdouie-Peugeot Showroom, located on King Fahad Road, Al Bustan District in Khobar, spans 2,200-sq-m in total,"...

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Infiniti reports strong sales performance
March 5, 2020

Infiniti, the Japanese premium car manufacturer, and Universal Premium Motors Agencies (UMA Premium), Infiniti’s official dealer in Saudi Arabia, have reported a strong sales performance in the kingdom over the past nine months, with total quarter-on-quarter sales up 72 per cent in December 2019.

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FLIR Receives $23 Million Order for its Centaur Unmanned Ground Vehicles for U.S. Air Force
March 5, 2020

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced that the United States (U.S.) Air Force has ordered more than 180 of the company’s Centaur™ unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), plus spares. The $23 million contract is sourced through the Dept. of Defense Man Transportable Robotic System Increment II (MTRS Inc II) program.

In 2017, the U.S. Army chose FLIR Systems’ legacy business,"...

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Female driving instructor demand on rise in Saudi Arabia
March 1, 2020

JEDDAH: The Saysed Driving School in Taif has put out an advertisement for women who want to work as driving instructors, in order to meet the increasing demand on driving courses for women.
The announcement said over 10,000 women had filed driving license applications, and that this huge number would require the school to train and hire more female instructors to work with them. In order to be a driving instructor, the applicant must complete a 45-day course"...

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Velodyne Lidar Announces Sales Agreement With Idriverplus
February 27, 2020

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced a sales agreement with Idriverplus to provide Puck™ sensors over three years. Idriverplus will use Velodyne lidar sensors in mass production of its commercial autonomous vehicles, including street cleaners, passenger cars and logistics vehicles. This year, Idriverplus plans to place into commercial operation in China thousands of units of its unmanned, electric street cleaning vehicles, called WOXIAOBAI, with each vehicle equipped with two Puck sensors to ensure security and perception. Idriverplus vehicles are being used to clean and disinfect hospital areas as part of efforts to combat the coronavirus epidemic in China. Idriverplus is also developing two autonomous car solutions; an SAE Level 4 vehicle designed to drive in closed parks and some public roads, and an advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) for automatic parking (AVP) and highway follow-up (HWP). The company’s WOBIDA product applies self-driving......

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McDermott breaks ground on Saudi fabrication facility
February 27, 2020

McDermott, a leading provider of integrated EPCI (engineering, procurement, construction and installation) services for upstream field developments, said it has broken ground on its new fabrication facility at the King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries and Services in Ras Al Khair region of the kingdom.

The McDermott move comes following a significant milestone land lease"...

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Al-Shathri opens Automechanika Riyadh 2020
February 25, 2020

RIYADH — Eng. Mansour Abdullah Al-Shathri, vice chairman of Riyadh Chamber, Monday opened Automechanika Riyadh, the biennial Saudi edition of the world’s most successful automotive aftermarket trade fair, with key international players focusing their sights on a resurgent local market bolstered by the new female customer segment.

The three-day show runs at the Al Faisaliah Hotel from Feb. 24-26, with major international players looking to"...

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SR10,000 fine set for using wrong number plate
February 22, 2020

JEDDAH — Running red signals and driving the wrong-way are grave traffic violations with a maximum ticketing of SR6,000, according to the executive regulations of the new Traffic Law that came into effect last month. Motorists using wrong number plates will be slapped with a hefty fine up to SR10,000.

The General Directorate of Traffic announced details of the new regulations through a number of tweets on its official Twitter account. The traffic"...

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