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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.

The event is part of RTA’s efforts in support of the strategy unleashed by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make 25% of all trips in Dubai smart and driverless by 2030. The"...

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October 14, 2019

Abu Dhabi’s Department of Transport has announced that charges for its new road toll will be suspended until January 1 2020, with a trial period to operate from October 15 until that date.

The transport authority, announcing its decision on Twitter, gave further details of the charges once the system is implemented on New Year’s Day.

The Department of Transport revealed that senior citizens, retirees, martyrs’ family members, people of determination and low-income earners will be exempt, according to eligibility.

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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 that our resident engineers revisit TITAN-DS design and fashion a customized SWAT version of it, to meet the requirements set out by SWAT teams. Moreover, existing collaborations with multiple law enforcement agencies encouraged INKAS, a Dubai-based armored vehicles"...

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October 13, 2019

US plane maker Boeing and German luxury carmaker Porsche have partnered to develop a fully electric flying vehicle and create an international team to study the future of the premium personal urban air mobility market.

“Porsche is looking to enhance its scope as a sports car manufacturer by becoming a leading brand for premium mobility. In the longer term, this could mean moving into the third dimension of travel,' said Detlev von Platen, member of the executive board for sales and marketing at Porsche, in a statement. 'We are combining the strengths of two leading global companies to address a potential key market segment of the"...

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October 13, 2019

Al-Futtaim Toyota, the exclusive distributor of Toyota vehicles in the UAE, has unveiled the new 2020 Granvia, a luxurious six-seater shuttle ideal for large families and limousine operators.

The vehicle’s elegant design, opulent interior, powerful 3.5-litre V6 engine and advanced safety features enable customers to travel in optimal comfort, a statement said.

Saud Abbasi, managing director of Al-Futtaim Toyota, said: “For all of our models, it is our goal to give people the most enjoyable journey possible. With the 2020 Toyota Granvia, we are offering an exceptional vehicle that enhances the experience for everyone on board by ensuring you always arrive relaxed and refreshed. We"...

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October 12, 2019

Toyota Motor unveiled a completely-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 promoted by the likes of Tesla.

Ahead of the Tokyo Motor Show starting on October 24, Toyota unveiled a prototype of the new hydrogen sedan built on the same platform as its luxury Lexus"...

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October 9, 2019

US-based automaker GMC will showcase its refreshed 2020 line-up reinforced by premium nameplates at the 2019 Dubai International Motor Show running from November 12 to 16 at Dubai World Trade Center.

Visitors to the GMC motor show stand will be given the opportunity to take a closer look at the all-new GMC Sierra line-up, the boldest expression ever for GMC’s full-size pickup, underpinned by two models exclusively available for the region – the Sierra Elevation and AT4 regular cab trims.

Daniella D’Souza, head of Brand - GMC Middle East, said: “The Dubai International Motor Show is the ultimate event for automotive enthusiasts, this year the show is set to reach new heights"...

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October 7, 2019

Infiniti, the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Nissan, is this year celebrating 'Sounds of Success', its 30 years of close collaboration with audio equipment giant Bose.

The Infiniti brand, launched in 1989, boasts a range of premium automobiles being currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan, North America and China.

Even before the first Infiniti, the Q45, to the brand’s"...

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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 two petabits – about the same as two million gigabits of data. The second panel, “Driverless Vehicles will be Safe, Ready and Common on the Road by 2030,” occurs on October 8, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. at the Future Mobility Conference, Sheikh Maktoum Hall. Gradu will discuss how lidar sensors are an essential component for fully autonomous vehicles and can significantly enhance ADAS capabilities. Velodyne has more than a decade of experience in......

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October 1, 2019

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced it has won an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract worth up to $35.1 million with the United States Army to deliver a new version of the company’s Agentase™ C2 chemical agent disclosure spray to detect sulfur mustard, a highly toxic chemical warfare agent.

FLIR Agentase C2 spray quickly changes color on a surface if a chemical warfare agent is present. With faster and more targeted detection, military decontamination experts can locate trace levels of contamination on surfaces and precisely mitigate the threat.

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