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GAA launches first Autofix Multi-Brand Service Center in Riyadh
October 20, 2019

RIYADH — Gulf Advantage Automobiles (GAA), the importer of Renault cars in the Kingdom, has announced the launch of the first 'Autofix Multi-Brand Services' center in Riyadh. All needs of customers owning any make or model from the smallest to the largest vehicles will be accommodated at Autofix according to the highest standards and the greatest levels of quality to meet all the needs of customers and achieve their aspirations, allowing them to enjoy"...

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Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport Winners Announced for Prizes Worth USD 5.1 Million
October 15, 2019

Dubai World Congress for Self-Driving Transport; organised by Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) Dubai on 15th and 16th October 2019 has attracted more than 700 technology leaders and innovators as well as 3000 visitors of the accompanying exhibition. The congress focuses on cutting-edge technologies, besides discussing and developing a general legislative structure for autonomous transport.

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Inkas Launches SWAT Series APCs
October 14, 2019

Based on the high demand for non-military armored vehicles by international SWAT units, Mr. Ulugbekhon Maksumov, CEO of Inkas Vehicles LLC made a decision to contribute to the law enforcement sector on rescue missions. This decision supports the INKAS mission of “saving lives” through the development, assembling and armoring vehicles.

Therefore, Inkas’ CEO has insisted"...

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Toyota reveals revamped hydrogen sedan
October 13, 2019

TOKYO: Toyota Motor Corp. unveiled a redesigned hydrogen-powered fuel cell sedan on Friday in its latest attempt to revive demand for the niche technology that it hopes will become mainstream.

Japan’s biggest automaker has been developing fuel-cell vehicles for more than two decades, but the technology has been eclipsed by the rapid rise of rival battery-powered electric vehicles"...

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BMW Group to expand presence in Riyadh
October 10, 2019

RIYADH — Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors, BMW Group importer for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is to break ground on a new facility in northern Riyadh.

The 10,800 square meter project in Riyadh Financial District is earmarked for completion in 2021 when it will provide sales and vehicle service for the full range of BMW and MINI models.

The facility is seen as vital step for MYNM to expand its presense in KSA and ongoing track of delivering"...

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Petromin becomes official dealer of Nissan vehicles in Saudi Arabia
October 10, 2019

JEDDAH — Nissan Saudi Arabia has signed a new agreement governing the ongoing partnership with its current dealer Petromin. The new agreement will see Petromin act as the official dealer of Nissan vehicles and aftersales service in the kingdom.

The agreement was signed by Bader El Houssami, Managing Director of Nissan Saudi Arabia, and Waheed Ahmed Shaikh, Chief Operating Officer of Al-Dabbagh Group, representing Petromin. The event was attended"...

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Free taxi ride in Saudi Arabia if fare meter not used, says regulator
October 9, 2019

Passengers in Saudi Arabia will have the right to a free taxi ride if drivers fail to use the fare meter while transporting customers, according to the Public Transport Authority (PTA), reported the Saudi Gazette.

The new rule, which applies to public, family and airport taxis, is aimed at regulating the taxi and ride-sharing services sector.

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Toyota Tsusho sets up Hino truck wholesaler in Saudi Arabia
October 7, 2019

JEDDAH — Toyota Tsusho Corporation announced Sunday it has established a Saudi Arabian wholesaler and retailer for Hino Motors, Ltd. trucks in partnership with local conglomerate Jamjoom Group. The wholesaler, Tsusho Jamjoom Trading Company (TJT), began full-scale sales activities in October 2019 as the first-ever Japanese-owned truck wholesaler in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia, one of the leading oil-producing countries in the Middle East, is pursuing"...

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Velodyne Lidar Executive Addresses How to Make Driverless Vehicles Safe, Ready and Familiar on the Road
October 6, 2019

Dr. Mircea Gradu, Sr. Vice President Quality and Validation at Velodyne Lidar, Inc., will be featured on two panels at the upcoming GITEX Technology Week in Dubai on October 7 and 8. Gradu, a distinguished engineer, is an officer and the 2018 President of SAE International. He will review how lidar sensors deliver outstanding perception performance in three dimensions, allowing vehicles to detect and avoid objects in a range of environmental conditions and roadway settings. Furthermore, he will discuss the critical success factors in testing and validation that lidar sensors must achieve to support autonomous vehicles (AV) and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). The first panel, “Teaching Vehicles to Think, Drive and Talk,” occurs on October 7, from 2:40 to 3:10 p.m., at the Vertical Stage 1, Za’abeel Hall 4. Gradu will provide information about how advanced sensor technologies generate massive amounts of data. The future AV will generate......

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Hino Motors enters new deal with Tsusho Jamjoom
October 3, 2019

Hino Motors has entered an official wholesaler and retailer contract with the Tsusho Jamjoom Trading Company, a joint venture company newly formed by the Jamjoom Group, Hino’s partner since it entered the Saudi Arabian market, and Toyota Tsusho.

The company has taken over the Jamjoom Group’s network"...

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