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Formula 1 and Automobilist announce special collection to celebrate 70th Anniversary
August 3, 2020

Formula 1® and Automobilist have once again partnered to celebrate the sport’s 70th Anniversary, with a special collection of Limited Edition and Collector’s posters honouring the most iconic cars from the last seven decades. The eight-piece collection, which follows the recent release of 70th Anniversary designs by Automobilist, will be available ahead of the EMIRATES FORMULA 1 70th ANNIVERSARY GRAND PRIX 2020, that takes place at Silverstone on"...

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INTERVIEW: The Uber of the trucking world has big plans in Saudi Arabia
August 2, 2020

DUBAI: Midway through our Zoom call, Gaurav Biswas threw a big statistic into the mix: “One interesting fact I’ve learned is that Saudi Arabia has the highest per capita number of trucks in the world,” he revealed with a flourish.

Biswas is the founder and CEO of TruKKer, the Uber of the trucking business and one of the fastest-growing logistics companies in the Middle"...

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Terrastorm to be on sale globally from Q3 2020
July 29, 2020

Torsus, manufacturer of the world’s toughest, heavy-duty off-road buses is set to cause a stir in the commercial vehicle sector with Terrastorm, a 4x4 off-road minibus.

Available to order now, starting from €57,461 ($67,389), the first Terrastorm deliveries will commence in Q3 2020 in both left-hand"...

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Velodyne Lidar and PARIFEX Solutions Provide Smart Traffic Control
July 25, 2020

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced a three year sales agreement with PARIFEX, a leading provider of traffic management and speed measurement systems. PARIFEX uses Velodyne lidar sensors in its traffic monitoring solutions which can help reduce road accident rates and enhance roadway safety. PARIFEX equips its NANO-CAM and NOMAD solutions with Velodyne Puck sensors for real-time tracking of static and moving objects including vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists, while preserving anonymity. NANO-CAM can be deployed in speed enforcement for road safety as well as other applications including smart cities, smart parking and navigation assistance for autonomous vehicles. NOMAD is a multi-violation system that can monitor for violations including red light, speed, stop sign, phone use and more. PARIFEX......

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Saudi auto institute in driving seat on youth training
July 5, 2020

JEDDAH: Saudi high school graduates seeking to specialize in car technology and maintenance can enrol online at the Saudi Japanese Automobile High Institute (SJAHI) in Jeddah.

Opened in 2003 by King Abdullah, SJAHI is the first nonprofit institute in the Kingdom aimed at qualifying Saudi youth to work at the auto maintenance and service centers while contributing towards the Saudization"...

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Saudi driving school implements new safety measures
July 5, 2020

DAMMAM: Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University in Dammam has been implementing preventive measures and health protocols at its Sharq Driving School since it reopened. The school has been receiving female trainees, both in the field and in administrative offices. The preventive measures taken include social distancing, using sanitizers and disinfecting all plazas, corridors, and entrances on a daily basis to reduce the spread of the disease and protect everyone....

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Hyundai Sonata is a big success with Saudi drivers
March 11, 2020

RIYADH — Hyundai’s eighth-generation Sonata has proved a big hit with Saudi customers since its launch in June. Hyundai achieved impressive sales of the new Sonata in the first three months after its launch during the summer. Customers recognize the distinctive combination of value and quality that has made Sonata such a trusted name, and also respond strongly to its stylish new four-door-coupe body design.

Sonata features Hyundai’s"...

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Saudi Aramco named as new global sponsor of Formula 1
March 11, 2020

Formula 1 on Tuesday announced a new long-term global sponsorship deal with energy giant Saudi Aramco.

Aramco will become Formula 1’s sixth global partner alongside DHL, Emirates, Heineken, Pirelli and Rolex, a statement said.

The deal will include trackside branding for Aramco at most races and title rights"...

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AlMajdouie named exclusive dealer of Peugeot in Saudi Arabia
March 5, 2020

Groupe PSA, the French automotive manufacturer of Peugeot, Citroen, DS and Opel brands, has announced AlMajdouie as the new Peugeot dealer in Saudi Arabia.

The announcement was made at a press conference following the inauguration of the Peugeot Khobar showroom in the presence of regional media and distinguished guests.

The first AlMajdouie-Peugeot Showroom, located on King Fahad Road, Al Bustan District in Khobar, spans 2,200-sq-m in total,"...

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Infiniti reports strong sales performance
March 5, 2020

Infiniti, the Japanese premium car manufacturer, and Universal Premium Motors Agencies (UMA Premium), Infiniti’s official dealer in Saudi Arabia, have reported a strong sales performance in the kingdom over the past nine months, with total quarter-on-quarter sales up 72 per cent in December 2019.

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