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March 11, 2020

A thrilling collection of Rolls-Royce Wraith and Dawn Black Badge motor cars, comprising 11 One-of-One designs, will ignite the UAE roads when the collection arrives at Abu Dhabi Motors, the authorised Rolls-Royce Motor Cars dealer in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, soon.

The Sportive Collection boasts four colour combinations, utilising a mix of single-tone and two-tone amalgamations, reflecting the sporty nature synonymous with Black Badge.

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March 10, 2020

The all-new 2020 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty combines greater trailering capability with technologies designed to provide customers with a world-class towing experience.

Form and function come together in the new Sierra Heavy Duty, with features that include:

* Enhanced trailering features offer class-leading available 15 camera views, including a segment-first transparent trailer view to virtually see through a trailer in tow.

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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, Endeavor Robotics, as its medium-sized robot provider for MTRS Inc II. The company created a newly designed UGV, Centaur, as its MTRS Inc II solution. FLIR has begun delivering Centaur units to the Army under that multi-year program of record, which upon award"...

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March 4, 2020

MG Motor has confirmed that prices for its its first all-electric car MG ZS EV in the United Arab Emirates will start from under Dh100,000 (excluding VAT).

A stylish, compact SUV, the MG ZS EV is based on the popular Middle East seller, the MG ZS, and is the first all-electric car from the British-born brand. Inclusive of a special introductory offer that is valid until April 23, 2020, prices start at Dh99,500 (excluding VAT), making it the perfect choice for UAE customers who have not previously experienced the joys of owning a new energy vehicle.

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March 1, 2020

An upper-class Jeep? Well, it is call the Summit

AN ENDURING RUGGED, off-road origin story - that's how we all tend to picture Jeeps: military green, haring across some far-flung exotic location. Much like we envisage, Jason Statham was hewn from a slab of granite and immediately put to work making other actors look soft, in many people's minds a Jeep is meant to outdo even the company's arch-rivals Land Rover in the bare bones, wilderness-taming stakes. So what happens when you're presented with an incarnation, which not only possesses Natura leather seats, but also boasts Fancy Dan extras like Apple CarPlay and blind-spot monitoring?"...

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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 technology to the logistics industry, providing a safer and better last mile delivery experience. Idriverplus was the first company in China to mass produce driverless products and receive orders for 1,000 driverless vehicles. The company’s founders all come from Tsinghua University, China’s leading research university. “We selected Velodyne sensors because of the outstanding lidar quality and mass production scale they provide,” said Idriverplus......

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February 25, 2020

Audi Middle East plans to launch 14 new or improved models including seven new R/RS models and two e-tron models in the region this year, enabling the automaker to have the youngest and widest product portfolio ever.

Audi is also setting the pace for electric mobility suitable for every-day use. The e-tron has just been introduced to the Levant region and both e-tron and e-tron Sportback will arrive in the UAE by the third quarter of 2020.

The “Consistently Audi” corporate strategy is the way that Audi Middle East is responding to the current challenges and actively shaping changes in the future, a company statement said.

In 2019, the Q8 was the biggest selling model"...

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February 23, 2020

Nissan's new chief executive Makoto Uchida doesn't have time to work his way into the job. He is effectively on probation and has a matter of months to show he can revive the ailing car maker, according to three people familiar with the thinking of some on the company's board.

The mission: the new boss must prove to the board he can accelerate cost-cutting and rebuild profits at the 86-year-old Japanese giant, and that he has the right strategy to repair its partnership with France's Renault.

The pressure intensified last week when Nissan, which has"...

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February 20, 2020

The maker of a $3.4 million supercar that can hit speeds of almost 250 miles per hour has sensed the time is right to target a wider audience by going electric.

Dubai-based luxury carmaker W Motors has hired investment bank Guggenheim Partners to help raise as much as $100 million to back expansion and its push into electric vehicles, founder Ralph Debbas said in an interview.

The 33-year-old’s overarching goal is to develop a homegrown car industry in a region that relies on imports. The new funds will go toward a new factory in Dubai, building inventory, and"...

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February 20, 2020

WOW Electronic Transport Services (WOW) has announced that it has completed contractual requirements with the Road & Transport Authority's (RTA) RMS System and gotten approval from the government of Dubai to start its field operations effectively from January 27, 2020.

'WOW is ready to start delivering the report of trips in the RMS's production stage immediately. So, every single step and technology operational by WOW is completely under the premises of laws and rules,' according to the statement issued by the company.

WOW will kick start services"...

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