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  • Lada Designs Showstopper for Moscow Motor Show

    The Russian brand Lada which is one of the brands owned by the Renault-Nissan Alliance came up with a stunning concept car for the ongoing Moscow Motor Show. The brand used the show to showcase the striking XCODE concept SUV. Lada says the striking new concept SUV will give visitors to the show a preview of what the models the brand might develop in the future might be like. The car was designed under the supervision of Steve Mattin, a British designer who has worked earlier with brands like Mercedes-Benz and Volvo.

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  • New Chevrolet Colorado to Have Updated Eight-Speed Transmission

    General Motors will be launching the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado with a new upgraded eight-speed automatic transmission that will be paired with a revamped 3.6-liter V-6 engine. The new Chevy Colorado will be available at the retail level from the fourth quarter of 2016 in the United States.

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  • Falken Bags OE Fitment for Ateca

    Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. has bagged another OE fitment to its credit. The company has announced that it has already started to supply Falken Zenis FK453CC high-performance tires and Ziex ZE914A Ecorun tires as the OE fitments for the SEAT CUV, the Ateca. SEAT is one of Volkswagen’s brands and the cars are produced in Spain.

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  • Volvo Trucks Break Two World Speed Records on Goodyear Tires

    A truck from Volvo fondly dubbed “The Iron Knight” has broken two world speed records for trucks while running on tires from Goodyear. The truck which weighs 4.5 tons and is fitted with an engine having an output of 2,400 hp managed the feat of achieving an average speed of 169.09 km/h or 105 mph in a time of 21.29 seconds, over a distance of 1 kilometer from a standing start. The Iron Knight also set a new record for a distance of 500 meters by achieving a speed of 131.29 km/h (81.6 mph) in 13.71 seconds from a standing start.

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  • Mobileye and Delphi Collaborate towards the Future of Driverless Cars

    ADAS manufacturer Mobileye N.V. and parts developer and manufacturer Delphi Automotive have entered into a deal to develop commercial autonomous driverless systems for a wide range of passenger vehicles. This partnership will see hundreds of millions of dollars invested into a sophisticated autonomous system that is expected to set a new standard in vehicular and navigational intelligence, mirroring the behavior and decision-making of a human driver in complex traffic and tough terrain.

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  • Automotive Recycling and Material Reuse

    The world’s largest automakers agree that recycling industrial and consumer materials is a profitable, scalable, and sustainable way to ensure environmental responsibility. Today, GM, Toyota, Nissan, and Ford are among the leading manufacturers who are turning to a structured and sustainable recycling process in order to benefit from a circular economy.

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Steve Schardt, Sales Manager for Forgeline Motorsports

Steve Schardt, Sales Manager for Forgeline Motorsports How does it feel to be working in Forgeline Motorsports? We are very proud of Forgeline Motorsports. We are proud that our family works together to make a highly regarded product with a very positive reputation in the industry, but it is also a lot of fun going to the race tracks and meeting a...

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Automotive Recycling and Material Reuse

Automotive Recycling and Material Reuse The world’s largest automakers agree that recycling industrial and consumer materials is a profitable, scalable, and sustainable way to ensure environmental responsibility. Today, GM, Toyota, Nissan, and Ford are among the leading manufacturers who are turning to a structured and sustainable recycling process in order to benefit from a circular economy.

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Dubai Set to Seize Sustainability Initiative with Increase in Electric Cars

Dubai Set to Seize Sustainability Initiative with Increase in Electric Cars

Dubai is a city that is known for innovation and many firsts. Now, with the announcement that 10 per cent of government vehicles will be electric by 2020, Dubai is proving to be a trendsetter when it comes to environmental responsibility and sustainability as well. We are in the news not just for our hypercars, but also for our approach to preserving the environment for future generations.

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Five Toughest Motor Races in the World

Five Toughest Motor Races in the World

When it comes to the world of motorsports, everyone first thinks of Formula One racing. The buzz, the adrenaline rush and the glamour of Formula One is a highly exciting. Endurance racing though is a different kind of race – one that calls for loads of patience, nerves of steel and the toughness to tackle all kinds of obstacles including a wide range of terrains and climates. It involves racing at top speed over terrains the drivers are not really familiar with, often over a period of many exhausting hours and days. It may be less glamorous but is no less exciting.

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Autonomous Trend Spreads to Truck Industry

Autonomous Trend Spreads to Truck Industry

The new trend of autonomous driving is not restricted just to cars. It looks like we will soon be having autonomous trucks on the roads. The recent trends in the truck industry reflect practical considerations as well like the desire among truck manufacturers to become more environment friendly and cost efficient through innovations to decrease emissions and increase fuel efficiency. Many such innovations will be showcased by the over 1,000 exhibitors who will be participating as part of ‘Truck Competence’ at the 2016 edition of Automechanika Frankfurt which is scheduled to be held from 13 to 17 September, 2016.

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MENA Region Set to Become Hub of Automotive Manufacturing

MENA Region Set to Become Hub of Automotive Manufacturing

Oil prices are at historic lows and experts predict that they are not likely to bounce back till 2019. Countries in the Middle East region which primarily relied upon the oil industry as a source of revenue are now increasingly mulling the need for diversification to decrease their dependence on oil. Many, like Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Oman are now turning to the automotive sector in order to diversify and strengthen their industrial base and reduce the levels of unemployment.

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Regulations on Spare Parts for Vehicles

Regulations on Spare Parts for Vehicles

The Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) is responsible for the formulation and implementation of standards across the UAE. Eng. Khaled Ali Abdul Majeed spoke at the Spare Parts Conference held as part of Automechanika 2016. He is the Secretary for the National Committees for vehicles. He presented a draft of the regulations pertaining to spare parts in the UAE.

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Ratings and Certifications for Vehicles Maintenance Workshops

Ratings and Certifications for Vehicles Maintenance Workshops

During the Spare Parts Conference held as part of Automechanika 2016, Steve Scofield of IMI presented a brief overview of garage standards around the world and their relevance to operations in the United Arab Emirates. Implementing standards offers benefits to governments, trade organizations and professionals in the automotive industry by providing a consistent and scalable means to improve the effectiveness of garage operations while upskilling and training technicians and managers. The effectiveness of industry standards is dependent on its applicability and uniformity across all stakeholders including governments, trade bodies, the automotive industry, and consumers. . Scofield offered several of IMI’s global insights into how people are at the core of establishing effective standards and practices. IMI’s value proposition was presented through case studies, and the knowledge, skills, and competence journey offered by the company. The talk concluded with a Q&A session.

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