Thursday 24 May 2018

Volvo Cars adds several Google services to infotainment system

Volvo Cars, a premium car maker, is working with Google to embed several of its services and solutions into its next-generation Sensus infotainment system. The various additions to the system include the voice-controlled Google Assistant, Google Play Store, Google Maps and others


Artificial Intelligence 'key to predicting building energy usage'

Artificial Intelligence (AI) could play a major role in helping minimise the ‘energy performance gap' and also better predict building energy usage, said Rima Alaaeddine, a PhD researcher at the school of art design and architecture in the University of Huddersfield, UK.


Conference to discuss renewable energy storage solutions

International industry leaders in renewable energy will discuss the industry’s transition to storage solutions at  at a conference to be held in Australia, said a report. The 2018 Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition will be held on May 23 and May 24 at


Staff suggestions win EGA two awards at Ideas Arabia

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), a leading industrial company in the UAE outside of oil and gas, has won two gold awards at Ideas Arabia for innovative suggestions made by employees. EGA has operated an employee suggestion scheme since 1981. Last year, EGA staff submitted a recor


Global flat glass market to top $130bn by 2024

The market for flat glass, which is extensively used in construction industry replacing conventional bricks, wood and stone, is poised for solid growth with its sales likely to surpass the $130-billion mark by 2024, said a report. The positive outlook towards growth in infrastruc


TechnipFMC wins two fertiliser plants contracts in India

UK-based TechnipFMC in consortium with L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE) has been awarded by Hindustan Urvarak and Rasayan Limited (HURL) major engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) contracts for two state-of-the-art natural gas based fertiliser complexes in Easte


Electric buses market to see 84pc growth by 2030

The electrification of road transport will move into top gear in the second half of the 2020s, due to tumbling battery costs and larger-scale manufacturing, which will see sales of electric buses going up by 84 per cent in its respective global markets by 2030, said a report. Add


UAE to see 2.1pc GDP growth in 2018: Moody’s

UAE is expected to record a GDP growth of 2.1 per cent in 2018 and 3.9 per cent in 2019, said Moody’s in a new report, adding that non-oil growth will recover in 2018-2021, supported by government spending after three years of cuts. The United Arab Emirates' (Aa2 stable


UAE launches platform for scientific laboratories

The UAE has adopted a world-class platform to drive investment in scientific research and development (R&D) in line with UAE Vision 2021 and Centennial 2071. Launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, th


BMTC partners with Sweden's Parans Solar Lighting

Bahri & Mazroei Trading Company (BMTC), a leading provider of electrical, lighting and water solutions, has signed an agreement with Sweden’s Parans Solar Lighting to launch its human-centric lighting solutions to the UAE. BMTC, a subsidiary of the UAE-based Bahri &

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