Sunday 3 May 2015

Axa launches unique mobile app for safe driving

Axa Gulf, one of the leading international insurers in the region, has launched ‘Axa Drive’, a unique mobile application that allows users to monitor and score the quality of their drive and thus gradually improve driving skills. The innovative application aims to enc


Abu Dhabi fines 11,000 over traffic violations

The Traffic and Patrols Directorate at the Abu Dhabi Police has issued more than 11,000 traffic fines in the first quarter of the year. The technical glitches include worn-out tyres; gas emissions that exceed specified standards; and using broken indicators or lights, which may l


Egypt's GB Auto calls for lower tariffs on car imports

Egypt's largest listed automotive assembler and distributor GB Auto has called for lower tariffs on car imports from the United States and Asia, fearing that free trade agreements signed with Europe, Turkey and Morocco will distort competition. A pact signed with the European


Aston Martin secures $300m to fund new models

British luxury carmaker Aston Martin has raised 200 million pounds ($307 million) in an equity issue, backed by its major shareholders, to fund its expansion into crossovers. The 102-year old company, James Bond's carmaker of choice, said the fundraising was led by Investindu


Dollar Rent A Car strengthens presence in Saudi Arabia

Dollar Rent A Car, a leading car rental company in the region, recently participated in the Riyadh Travel Fair Exhibition and Jeddah International Travel and Tourism Exhibition in order to strengthen its presence in Saudi Arabia. The Dollar Rent A Car team lead by Marwan Al Mulla


Moviken delivers marine passenger info system to Dubai RTA

Moviken, a leading French company that delves information systems for passengers in public transport networks, has completed the delivery of its first contract with the Marine Department of the Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai. It involved the supply, installation and commi


MAN showcases bus, coach range at Ankara event

MAN Truck and Bus showcased the latest generation of buses and coaches for its regional customer base to reinforce its leadership position in urban and long-distance public transport at the BusDays in Ankara. Among the highlights for the Middle East was the MAN Lion’s Coach


Rolls-Royce unveils limited edition Phantom in Bahrain

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has unveiled the new limited edition Phantom Limelight Collection, which debuted at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show, in Bahrain. Comprising 25 vehicles, the bespoke designers at the home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood have used their deep understanding of the habi


Toyota steps up bid to make sustainable cars

Toyota’s efforts to achieving sustainable growth by making ever-better cars is based on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) and is supported by the cultivation of a skilled workforce, said the company’s president. This has required a new approach to manufacturin


Western Auto unveils new King Long school buses in UAE

Western Auto, the sole distributor of King Long’s luxury coaches in the UAE, has unveiled a 37-seater and 63-seater school buses which are powered by Cummins Engine. The XMQ 6858 (37-seater) and XMQ 6101Y (63-seater) buses will come packed with eight cameras to enhance safe

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