Autos & Transport

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Posted: 11-08-2011
INTERNATIONAL. Internal combustion engines are improving their ability to cut CO2 emissions at a lower cost than expected, and, as a result, carmakers should be able to meet 2020 emissions targets mainly through improvements to conventional technologies, according to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group. The report, Powering Autos to 2020: The Era of the Electric Car?, was released recently. Internal-combustion-engine (ICE) technologies offer the potential to cut tailpipe emissions of carbon dioxide by approximately 40% at a cost to consumers of US$50 to US$60 per percentage point of
Posted: September 20, 2016
UAE. 37% of Regus survey respondents say the daily commute is a major productivity drain, while 27% positively hate their commute and brand it as a 'waste' of their precious time.
Posted: September 7, 2016
UAE. RoadSafetyUAE and QIC Insured present the findings of the 3rd cycle of the "UAE Road Safety Monitor", a unique perception study of UAE driving behaviour.
Posted: September 2, 2016
KUWAIT. The sales executive named ahead of his peers across the Middle East markets in the annual Audi Pole Position Program 2015.
Posted: August 24, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. With disruptive technologies changing the way people move around, new EY report recommends governments look to citizen behaviour as the starting point for developing sustainable transport policy.
Posted: August 22, 2016
UAE. Partnership provides Le Club AccorHotels' members with special car rental offers, including exclusive benefits, globally.
Posted: August 17, 2016
UAE. New A.T. Kearney study forecasts US$560 billion market volume by 2035; New revenue streams and competing market segments expected; "We are seeing some Middle East countries making moves to embrace smart cities, with autonomous cars a major part of that evolution."
Posted: August 14, 2016
UAE. According to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group, almost half (47%) of consumers in the UAE are ready to pay a premium for a fully self-driving car.
Posted: July 22, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Just 10% of insurers have strategic plans in place for the arrival of driverless vehicles; It will be up to 20 years before they become mainstream.
Posted: July 19, 2016
KUWAIT. Existing and prospective customers were invited to an exclusive gathering and test drive event at Lamborghini Kuwait showroom in Shuwaikh.
Posted: July 15, 2016
KUWAIT. Agreement for A321neo confirms market trend for larger models.
Posted: July 7, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Mobility workshop on how to address upcoming challenges will take place at GIL 2016: Africa; Algeria's automotive market is growing strongly and will lead North Africa.
Posted: June 21, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Inspecting the chimney stack with Cyberhawk's UAVs allowed for a quick and safe audit of the chimney.
Posted: June 16, 2016
UAE. Cyberhawk's drone inspection solution captures images of the entire blade surface of every turbine, allowing the company's highly experienced wind engineers to accurately locate, size and categorise any defects.
Posted: June 13, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Tesla to showcase the OEM model of the future -- test drives for attendees during Intelligent Mobility and GIL 2016: Europe events.
Posted: June 7, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The new relationship means that Etihad Guest members will now earn miles every time they book a car with Rentalcars.com.

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date:Posted: September 28, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. 40% of consumers report decreased dependence on their bank; Trust in banks lags behind digital-only, FinTechs and other banking services providers.
date:Posted: September 28, 2016
UAE. BCG's global report on sustainable economic development progress places the UAE's well-being scores in the top quintile; however, the study shows that the nation's performance in converting wealth and growth into well-being is below par globally.
date:Posted: September 28, 2016
UAE. "The study points to how digital technology is reshaping the payment landscape in the UAE and impacting all areas of everyday life".
UAE. BCG's global report on sustainable economic development progress places the UAE's well-being scores in the top quintile; however, the study shows that the nation's performance in converting wealth and growth into well-being is below par globally.
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