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.

At Suzuki Motor Corp’s showroom in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, hundreds of its Alto compact cars are waiting to be collected by customers, most of whom are drivers for ride-hailing company Uber Technologies."...

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November 14, 2018


Aston Martin gives us a closer look at its upcoming SUV

Gaydon, England - Porsche did it, and thrived as a result. Lamborghini took the sacrilegious plunge too, and the world didn’t stop turning. Ferrari is set to do the same, although we can’t say with certainty that Rome won’t order a halt to the earth’s rotational forces.

And as you’d expect, Aston Martin is getting in on the SUV action too. While that fact has been known for some time, the Gaydon-based sports car manufacturer"...

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November 4, 2018


UAE Seat Belt Use – ‘Before’ & ‘After’ the New Seat Belt Law

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"...

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November 3, 2018


''ESMA'' Showcases The Capabilities Of ''Artificial Intelligence'' In The Automotive Sector In Collaboration With 175 Institutions From 18 Countries

The 4th International Conference on Future Mobility (ICFM) will be held in Abu Dhabi this Tuesday, featuring a world-class team of experts in the automotive industry and technologies, which is expected to reach 450 experts and professionals representing more than 175 government and private institutions from 18 countries.

The conference and its accompanying exhibition is organized by the Emirates Authority"...

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November 1, 2018


Uber and Suzuki to expand UberCHAPCHAP option across Sub-Saharan Afric

Uber and Suzuki Motor Corporation have entered into a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) to expand the fuel-efficient UberCHAPCHAP option across Sub-Saharan Africa. The move, according to the two partners is to allow for thousands more economic opportunities for driver-partners and more choice for riders when it comes to affordable transportation options across the region.

Uber and Suzuki say this deal will increase business efficiencies and"...

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October 28, 2018


Massive two-day auction of vehicles, construction equipment and other goods

Instructed by various liquidators, financial institutions and fleet managers, WH Auctioneers will hold a massive two-day auction of vehicles, construction equipment and a diversity of other goods, on 30 and 31 October at its auction yards in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

'There will be more than 475 lots on offer at the combined auctions,' says the auction company's Martin Dibowitz.


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October 28, 2018


RTA unveils finalists of Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport

HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), announced that the participation in the Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport had exceeded the target by 30%, by the end of registration phase. Al Tayer made this statement during a press conference held to announce the finalists of the Challenge.


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October 24, 2018


Global Mobility Industry is Evolving - Will GCC Automotive Businesses Embrace Innovation?

Innovations are impacting every single space of the automotive and mobility industry. Almost nothing is left unchanged - Starting from the way vehicles are being designed using additive manufacturing, to light-weight and eco-friendly materials being used in car manufacturing, to Big Data applications, to a better understanding of customers, aftermarket and end of life of vehicles. However, the question is: Will GCC mobility industry players be able to employ innovations to secure long-term growth and sustainability?


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October 22, 2018


Saudi’s Automotive Sector Set for Rapid Transformation with Three Million Female Drivers Added to Roads By 2020 – Report

Saudi Arabia’s automotive ecosystem is set for a rapid transformation in the coming years, with 20 percent of the female population, or three million drivers, expected to be added to the Kingdom’s roads by 2020, a recent whitepaper stated.

An October 2018 report said the lifting of the ban on women driving in Saudi as of June 2018, along with recovering oil prices and economic policies aimed at boosting consumer spending, will result"...

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October 21, 2018


Uber launches safety toolkit for riders and drivers across Africa

Taxi hailing firm Uber has announced the new Safety Toolkit which, over the next few weeks, will be rolled out to the millions of riders, drivers and delivery-partners using the app across Africa, Europe and Middle East.

The toolkit will introduce new innovative features which aim to raise the bar on safety, and increase transparency, accountability and peace of mind for all users.


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