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April 23, 2019

Emirates Motor Company Commercial Vehicles (EMC CV) has entered into a new agreement with Erduman Automotive, a leading Turkish automotive bodywork company, for the manufacturing and conversion of people-mover vans and buses.

EMC CV is the authorised general distributor of Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles in Abu Dhabi and a member of ALFAHIM Group.

The newly-formed partnership proves to be both timely and strategic as Erduman has now become widely renowned as one of the best automotive bodybuilders and Mercedes-Benz van retrofitters in Turkey.

EMC-CV will now be able to offer its customers with bespoke solutions covering the conversion of people-mover vehicles.

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April 23, 2019

Dial-A-Battery (DAB), a 24x7 road assistance has been providing car battery replacement, flat tire change and fuel delivery services in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah since 2011. Saving customers the hassle and the stress; DAB technicians are equipped to bring automotive solutions to the doorstep.

When going about your everyday routine, a car break-down can be very stressful as battery failure or a flat tire, are situations that a motorist is usually unprepared for. In such circumstances, a swift and professional assistance is necessary and much appreciated. Dial-A-Battery is just a call away, available round the clock and committed to get motorists"...

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April 18, 2019

UD Trucks, a leading Japanese commercial vehicle solutions provider, today (April 17) launched a new version of the brand’s well-established heavy-duty truck in the Middle East, East and North Africa (Meena) region.

New Quester introduces a range of enhancements that will enable logistics companies across the region to tackle critical industry challenges and boost their bottom line through smart logistics.

Fuel efficiency, productivity, connectivity, and supporting and developing drivers are top priorities for fleets and transport companies in the Meena region and New Quester will address these challenges with new features such as Escot (Easy Safe Controlled Transmission) and UD Telematics....

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April 17, 2019

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the next generation of GLC Coupé, which combines the sportiness of a coupé with the functionality of an SUV.

The result is a vehicle for individualists who attach maximum importance to extraordinary looks, the greatest possible freedom and pioneering technology. Innovative technologies, intelligent driving assistance systems and a new engine line-up make the Coupé a paragon of sportiness, safety and efficiency.

The GLC Coupé impresses with its distinctive appearance, innovative driving assistance systems, a new engine line-up and the latest generation of the MBUX Mercedes-Benz User Experience multimedia system with its wide range of control"...

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April 17, 2019

Dubai-based W Motors and Iconiq Motors have officially unveiled the Muse autonomous car to the world at Auto Shanghai.

The fully-electric self-driving Muse features an advanced infotainment system and smart onboard services, innovative wide screen user interfaces and advanced cloud-computed connectivity.

The production of the Muse will start in early 2020, with several phases to be rolled out over the coming years.

A test fleet of the Muse, which was developed in partnership with sister company"...

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April 15, 2019

The Middle East’s first car manufacturer, Dubai-based W Motors, is opening the region’s first automotive academy in the city in 2021, where students will be trained by robots and taught in virtual reality (VR) classes, according to company founder and CEO.

Speaking to Arabian Business, Ralph Debbas said the academy, which will be part of a new factory and research and development facility in Dubai Silicon Oasis, will offer students automotive education, which “doesn’t exist” in the Middle East.

“In our field, [education] still doesn’t"...

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April 14, 2019

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has recently inaugurated the first factory in the world that uses robots in the manufacturing of vehicle number plates, with a capacity of 33,000 plates per day.

Launched by Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of RTA, the factory uses the technology of the fourth industrial revolution and artificial intelligence applications in printing number plates without any human intervention. In the near future, RTA will install 10 similar machines at centres of service providers and will be controlled through RTA’s central factory.

Al Tayer toured the factory, which is located at the Customers Happiness Centre in Deira, Dubai. He attended"...

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April 11, 2019

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. was named a 2019 Automotive News PACE Award winner at an awards ceremony on April 8 in Detroit. Velodyne was the only lidar provider to win this prestigious award, which distinguishes automotive suppliers for superior innovation, technological advancement, and business performance. Velodyne was recognized for the Velodyne Alpha Puck™, a lidar sensor specifically made for autonomous driving and advanced vehicle safety at highway speeds. Perfect for Level 4-5 autonomy, the sensor produces an image best described as “stunning,” with the highest resolution data set in the world. It boasts the longest range for highway driving and maximum safety. “Velodyne is honored to have the Alpha Puck celebrated for achieving automotive innovation excellence by Automotive News and its expert judges,” said Marta Hall, President and CBDO, Velodyne Lidar. “The culmination of ten years of lidar development and learning from millions of road miles, the Alpha Puck demonstrates Velodyne’s leadership position in providing the smartest, most powerful lidar solutions for autonomy and driver assistance.” Lidar sensors are a central component......

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April 10, 2019

Shared mobility will lead to the extinction of car brands, as consumers will rely on suppliers instead, according to the founder and CEO of Dubai-based car manufacturer W Motors.

The company is known for making multi-million dollar cars, including the $3.4m Lykan Hypersport that featured in American action film Fast & Furious 7 in the famous scene that saw it crash through Abu Dhabi’s talent skyscrapers Etihad Towers.

However, the company also boasts an electric car making division called Iconiq, which it launched in partnership with a Chinese firm to create"...

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April 9, 2019

Supercar owners are not noted for being overly impressed by luxury accessories (the motors themselves generally do the talking) but a newly launched selection of automotive accoutrements may well be enough to make them lean forward in their Recaro seats and take notice.

The products in question are jewel-encrusted key fobs, handcrafted, and housing all the technology required to lock and unlock your vehicle… but costing up to €500,000 (Dh2.06 million).

Awain, the Finnish company behind the concept, will be making the accessories in limited edition batches,"...

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