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Female students to get driving lessons in colleges
October 17, 2017

The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) will organize driving lessons for female students in various colleges in the Kingdom, according to female supervisor of girl education at TVTC Amal Al-Sahli.

“Allowing women to drive will further promote their role in public life and enhance their participation in the labor market,” she said.

Amal said TVTC is making necessary preparations to start driving lessons and educate"...

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The 2017 World Branding Awards sees 245 Winners from 32 Countries Awarded at Kensington Palace
October 13, 2017

(AETOS Wire)-- The fourth edition of the prestigious World Branding Awards saw 245 brands from 32 countries named “Brand of the Year” in a glittering ceremony held in the main entrance and Orangery at Kensington Palace today.

Global tier winners included Apple, Beijing Tong Ren Tang, BMW, Cartier, Club Med, Coca-Cola, Facebook, Google,"...

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Velodyne LiDAR More Than Quadruples Production for Autonomous Vehicle Surge
October 11, 2017

(AETOS Wire)-- Velodyne LiDAR Inc., the world leader in 3D vision systems for autonomous vehicles, today announces that it has more than quadrupled production for its high-performance LiDAR sensors to meet strong global demand. As a result, Velodyne LiDAR’s sensors are immediately available via distribution partners in Europe, Asia Pacific, and North America, with industry standard lead-times for direct contracts.


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Cars, apps and driving schools — Saudi women drivers targeted as new market
October 10, 2017

Ride-sharing apps, carmakers, and driving schools are targeting their newest market — Saudi Arabian women — wasting no time after the Kingdom lifted its ban on women drivers last month.
Ride-hailing service, Uber, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Monday it was aiming to recruit female training drivers for Saudi women who want to work for Uber by the end of the year.
The company will open its first ever “female partner support center”"...

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How Uber secretly lobbied for women to drive in Saudi Arabia
October 7, 2017

Uber was never much for optics, but watchers were still stunned when it accepted $3.5 billion from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund in June 2016. The investment was the largest ever for PIF, the kingdom’s main investment fund, and gave managing director Yasir Al Rumayyan a seat on Uber’s board.

“Uber has taken a $3.5 billion investment from a government that"...

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Fast Auto inaugurates state-of-the-art Ferrari & Maserati showroom
September 26, 2017

FAST Auto Technic, the official dealer of Ferrari and Maserati luxury sport automobiles in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, opened its largest ever showroom in Riyadh. The state-of-the-art Ferrari and Maserati facility is the largest of its kind in the Middle East, reinforcing the company’s ongoing commitment to better serve clientele in the Kingdom.

The spacious showroom accommodates eight Ferrari vehicles on display, and ten Maserati vehicles, showcasing"...

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MAXION Flexible Wheel with MICHELIN ACORUS Technology
September 17, 2017

(AETOS Wire)-- Innovation has always been part of Michelin’s genetic code – driving mobility and tire developments for more than 100 years. Now with MICHELIN ACORUS Technology, in partnership with Maxion Wheels, Michelin is reinventing the wheel to help eliminate road-based damage to tires and rims.

The patented new technology, developed"...

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PTA clarifies requirements to register Saudi drivers for new taxi system
September 14, 2017

The requirements of the Public Transport Authority (PTA) to register Saudi nationals who want to provide taxi services through the new taxi smart-routing system will provide opportunities to a wider range of ages, starting from 18 to 60, a spokesman of the PTA said.
The requirements aim to ensure efficient taxi services within a legal framework without prejudice as to whether the profession is practiced on a part or full-time basis, PTA spokesman Abdullah Sail"...

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