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December 13, 2018

Dubai’s seventh taxi franchise – and its first Chinese taxi firm – began operations on Wednesday, bringing an additional 100 taxis to the emirate’s fleet of cabs.

The firm, Oneroad Taxi, plans to expand its fleet to at least 2,000 vehicles by 2020, including limousines, ladies and special needs taxis.

“The cooperation between the UAE and China is improving and Dubai has a big and growing market with opportunities to invest,” Oneroad’s general manager is quoted as saying in Gulf News. “We would like to add value to the"...

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December 12, 2018

Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors have announced plans to introduce solar charging technology on selected Hyundai Motor Group vehicles.

Electricity-generating solar panels will be incorporated into the roof or the hood of vehicles, and will support internal combustion, hybrid and battery electric vehicles with additional electrical power, increasing fuel efficiency and range.

The solar charging technology is being developed to support the vehicle’s main power source, improving mileage and reducing CO2 emissions. It can charge batteries of not just eco-friendly vehicles, including electric and hybrid vehicles, but also of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, thereby improving fuel efficiency....

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December 12, 2018

Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Renault in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has launched the new Renault Megane R S across its network.

Created for those who value style and performance, the new Megane integrates state-of-the-art technology for remarkable performance, meeting the aspirations of car lovers, said a statement from the company.

The new Megane R S is tailored to meet the lifestyle aspirations of customers with dynamic styling and versatile performance.

It is a perfect buy for those who seek a power-packed and stylish car, the Megane R S will delight customers with its agility, stability and unmatched"...

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December 12, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- Spirent Communications plc (LSE:SPT), the world leader in test, measurement, assurance, and analytics solutions for next-generation devices and networks, today announced that Aston Martin Racing (AMR) is using its Test as a Service (TaaS) platform, iTest, to assist the iconic automotive brand’s bid for FIA World Endurance Championship GTE category success. Aston Martin Racing deploys a high-speed local area network (LAN) trackside to connect team drivers and cars with the pit crew, engineers and managers on pit lane, to carry radio communications, telemetry and video data. The FIAWEC Super Season includes some of the world’s most grueling tests of driver and car – including the famous Le Mans 24 Hours – hence flawless network connectivity is essential to success. Any failure in radio communications could cost the team its position in a race, while any loss of data might impact the team’s ability to make vital real-time adjustments, or contest race control decisions. To address its event LAN test and set-up needs, Aston Martin Racing turned to its technical partnership with Spirent. As AMR Senior Analysis Engineer, Alistair Grimshaw explains:......

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December 12, 2018

His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent awarded RoadSafetyUAE at the Annual Awards Ceremony, held at The Savoy, London on Tuesday 11th December 2018. The Prince Michael of Kent International Road Safety Award (PMIRSA) is arguably the most prestigious road safety award globally and is presented to companies and organizations in recognition of their outstanding contribution to improving road safety.

RoadSafetyUAE’s submission was titled ‘Research-based lobbying for the introduction of the Holistic Seat Belt Law in the United Arab Emirates.’ The award affirms the contribution this initiative"...

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December 11, 2018

Have Dh1.1 million burning in your back pocket? Us neither, but if we did, we know what we would spend it on: the new McLaren 720S Spider, which is sliding under the year-end garage door as just about the best-looking car reveal of 2018.

It's a sequence of events that has become fairly standard for McLaren, which usually sees the carmaker follow an initial launch of a coupe model with its convertible cousin, but the 720S is particularly notable to be receiving such treatment, as the British brand's top model.

McLaren says it represents its 'most accomplished"...

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December 11, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:7272) announced today that it has formulated its long-term vision until 2030, and a New Medium-term Management Plan for the three-year period starting in 2019.

For its long-term vision, Yamaha Motor has created the slogan “ART for Human Possibilities” and devised a growth strategy heading for 2030. For increasingly diversifying people's values and the environment around societies, the Company will implement its growth strategies while promoting solutions to social issues based on its own historical values.

While"...

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December 10, 2018

The all-new Lexus UX, which takes its name from its designation as an urban crossover (or, to shoehorn it into that name, x-over), had its wraps taken off this weekend at an unveiling at Dubai International Financial Centre.

Billed by its Japanese makers as a 'creative urban explorer', its intended youthful appeal can perhaps be credited to its designer, Chika Kako, who is Lexus's first female chief engineer.

The crossover has a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine paired to a 10-speed continuously variable transmission, with a low centre of gravity that Lexus"...

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December 10, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- IDOOH International has expanded to Africa through a partnership with Nigeria’s Abercairn Digital to deploy 1,000 in-vehicle media screens with ride-hail drivers in Lagos to provide passengers with an entertaining and interactive passenger experience. Drivers will benefit from the additional income and brands can access a comprehensive digital out-of-home (DOOH) branding platform that can effectively reach out to their targeted audience.

The fully interactive 10-inch IDOOH display tablets will offer passengers with a selection of high-quality lifestyle, news, entertainment and e-commerce"...

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December 9, 2018

Ericsson has been selected by Volvo Car Group to provide the industrialized Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud (CVC) platform to further enable its digital vehicle services in more than 120 markets worldwide for the next five years.

Volvo Cars, like other major players in the automotive industry, is increasing focus on securing high-quality connected-vehicle services as digitalization increases the importance of software services. The services will also benefit from the increased speed, low-latency and capacity for mission critical applications, such as autonomous driving, that commercial 5G networks will enable.

The deal – which will enable Volvo Cars to provide car owners and drivers with"...

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