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: April 14, 2015
UAE. The existing Dubai Metro's Red line is to be extended from Nakheel Harbour station towards the Expo 2020 site and Dubai World Central.
Posted: April 7, 2015
UAE. Carmudi predicts self-driving cars will arrive in the UAE by 2027.
Posted: March 30, 2015
BAHRAIN. The international rail freight operator was sold to Genesee & Wyoming Inc., a US-based international owner and operator of short line and regional freight railroads.
Posted: March 27, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. All the technology needed for a self-driving car exists already. Current features like adaptive cruise control and self-parking preview what a fully autonomous car can do.
Posted: March 24, 2015
UAE. New Range Rover Sport HST makes global debut at 2015 New York Auto Show; Uprated 380PS 3.0-litre V6 supercharged engine delivers extra 40PS to enhance Range Rover Sport performance line-up.
Posted: March 6, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Classic cars (+16%) were again the top annual performer in the index, which tracks the price growth of 10 luxury investment sectors
Posted: February 22, 2015
QATAR. The Louis Berger Egis Rail Joint Venture has been commissioned by Qatar Railways Company to provide project management consultancy services for all elevated and at-grade sections of the Doha Metro project.
Posted: February 18, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. In an open letter, the chairman of the company confirms work on "a car that offers the luxury of a Rolls-Royce in a vehicle that can cross any terrain." "This new Rolls-Royce will be Effortless ... Everywhere."
Posted: January 28, 2015
UAE. Saatchi & Saatchi is set to implement the luxury auto brand's revamped marketing strategy and new vision for future growth.
Posted: January 24, 2015
UAE. The third quarter 2014/15 showed a good level of orders, fuelled by small to mid-sized contracts; Company confirms full-year guidance of a high single digit organic sales growth and an operating margin (after corporate costs) over 5%.
Posted: January 21, 2015
UAE. Global sales up 9%; Sales up across all key regions, with Jaguar Land Rover MENA sales up 6%.
Posted: January 12, 2015
UAE. The Jaguar F-PACE - the production version of the breakthrough C-X17 concept car - is a highly efficient five-seat performance crossover.
Posted: January 5, 2015
UAE. Drivers urged to "read the small print" on their motor insurance contracts to ensure they have sufficient coverage levels for their needs, or risk serious financial consequences.
Posted: December 14, 2014
UAE. Major developments to keep Dubai's growth rate growing by at least five per cent in the coming years; Tourism sector's contribution to Dubai's economy expected to triple to US$82billion by 2020.
Posted: December 12, 2014
UAE. Spanning 7 km, Dubai Trolley is a new electric-powered transit service for Downtown Dubai residents and visitors; Will offer easy connectivity to Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Mall and the upcoming Opera District.

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date:Posted: April 21, 2015
UAE. 39% of Arab youth agree it will never work, 36% think it could work while the remaining 25% are unsure, according to the 7th Annual ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey.
date:Posted: April 21, 2015
UAE. Less than 0.15% of the dividends of GCC-listed companies and 0.59% of those of the UAE's dividends invested in tech start-ups vs. 5% in the USA; UAE invests 4x more of its public companies' dividends in tech start-ups.
date:Posted: April 21, 2015
UAE. Leading property recruitment specialist releases eighth edition of the "Middle East Rewards and Attitudes Survey"; 55% of respondents anticipating an improvement in economic activity.
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