November 17, 2018

Automaker groups warn US tariffs will undermine new NAFTA...

WASHINGTON: US automakers and parts suppliers on Thursday warned that President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminium tariffs and threatened car tariffs would undermine the benefits of the new deal to modernise the North American Free Trade Agreement, causing widespread job losses....

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November 15, 2018

Carmakers eye further growth in Africa

Africa should be a huge growth market for automakers. However, transport links are weak and personal car ownership still very low. For instance, there are 25 cars per 1,000 Kenyans compared to 786 in the United States, according to the World Bank.

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November 15, 2018

McLaren Group, Mumtalakat’s subsidiary, opens new...

Manama, Nov. 14 (BNA): Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (Mumtalakat), the sovereign wealth fund of the Kingdom of Bahrain, announced today that McLaren Automotive a subsidiary of McLaren Group of which Mumtalakat is a majority shareholder opened a new McLaren Composites Technology Centre"...

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November 13, 2018

Bentley Systems inks strategic deal with Atos

Bentley Systems, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, said it has joined hands with Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, to offer a complete solution for creating and operating"...

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November 12, 2018

China’s trade expo more ‘theatre’ than...

German car maker Volkswagen AG signed what looked like a meaty deal with one of its China joint ventures at a huge new trade show in Shanghai to ship almost $9 billion worth of cars and parts to China next year. But it turns out the “Memorandum of Cooperation”, one of hundreds"...

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November 11, 2018

BMW 8 Series Coupe travels through Venice

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The new BMW 8 Series Coupe is more than just a sports car. With this model, BMW gives the luxury segment a new identity, making automobile dreams come true and creating unique moments of pleasure.

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November 10, 2018

VW plans to sell electric Tesla rival for less than $23,000...

FRANKFURT: Volkswagen intends to sell electric cars for less than 20,000 euros ($22,836) and protect German jobs by converting three factories to make Tesla rivals, a source familiar with the plans said.
VW and other carmakers are struggling to adapt quickly enough to stringent rules"...

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November 6, 2018

Japan’s Subaru recalls more cars, cautions lop off...

TOKYO: Japan’s Subaru Corp said it would recall more vehicles sold in the domestic market on new cases of inspection cheating, and cautioned that rising recall costs would lop off about a quarter from its annual profit forecast.
Shares in Subaru, already reeling from a series"...

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November 4, 2018

SEC subpoenas Tesla on Model 3 production estimates

SAN FRANCISCO: Tesla Inc said on Friday it had received a subpoena from the US Securities and Exchange Commission over forecasts it made about Model 3 production in 2017, a set of targets the electric vehicle company failed to hit on time. The SEC issued subpoenas over “certain projections"...

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November 4, 2018

UAE Seat Belt Use – ‘Before’ & ‘After’...

The UAE witnessed the introduction of the holistic seat belt law in July 2017. How did seat belt usage change since the introduction of this ground-breaking law? RoadSafetyUAE jointly with QIC Insured researched the UAE seat belt usage in February 2017, a few months before the new law got introduced. The results back then were broadly published by UAE’s leading media and gave RoadSafetyUAE and other stakeholders great substance to lobby for the introduction of the then missing holistic seat belt law. “Now, more than a year......

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