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    Arabian Automobiles Renault Launches All-New Captur

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    Bentley showcases the limited edition Mulsanne Majestic in Qatar

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  • ADNOC to Enter Lube Business in India

    The upcoming penetration of the lubricants market in India will be another feather in Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s (ADNOC) cap. To start with, one of the top ten energy companies in the globe is targeting the premium passenger car, three-wheeler and motorcycle segments. ADNOC Distribution, the petroleum products marketing arm of the Abu Dhabi government-owned ADNOC Group, has joined hands with Voyager Dynamics for the distribution of the company’s products in India. Beginning with the state of Kerala, the company plans to expand its operations to other states such as Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka in...

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  • Cadillac ELR’s Battery Regeneration System to Arrive in New Volt

    Just recently, Cadillac announced that the new generation of Chevrolet Volt will feature the driver-controlled battery regeneration system used in the ELR. The ELR’s Regen on Demand enables the driver to use paddle shifters to decelerate while descending a hill or approaching a sharp turn, thus translating the momentum of the car into electricity for storage in the battery pack. In a recently posted video on YouTube.com, Mark Reuss, General Motors product development chief, is seen driving a 2016 Volt at what seems to be the...

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  • Volvo Uses Helmets to Connect Cyclists with Cars

    In a quest to improve road safety for cyclists, Volvo announced last year its collaboration with Swedish helmet manufacturer, POC, for the development of an advanced car-to-cyclist safety technology. At the time, there was no sufficient information yet about how the system would work. However, the automaker today disclosed a few details. Firstly, cyclists’ are required to run an app such as Strava on their smartphone. It works by tracking their location in real time and the information is then sent to a cloud-based program, as are the locations of all Volvo vehicles that are...

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  • Hyundai Oilbank’s New XTeer Engine Oil Range Arrives in GCC Lube Market

    Leading automotive aftermarket player, A-MAP, has joined hands with Korea’s premier oil refinery, Hyundai Oilbank, to roll out its all-new XTeer engine oil range across the Arabian Gulf states. The premier engine oil was unveiled on December 18 in Atlantis Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Estimating the GCC lubricants market to be 700,000 metric tons annually, A-MAP believes that its collaboration with Hyundai will position itself as the...

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Korean Automaker to Present Latest Audio Display Infotainment System at CES 2015

Korean Automaker to Present Latest Audio Display Infotainment System at CES 2015 Hyundai will once again take the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) by storm with the latest thing it has in store next year—a smartphone-based infotainment system for select new car models. The groundbreaking system, called Display Audio, does not have a built-in navigation system or CD player, but instead depends on an Android or Apple smartphone. At the base of the system are Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which offer smooth hands-free integration through an easy-to-access USB port. Instead of including a navigation system and a music player in Audio Display, the Korean automaker will take advantage of users’ existing...

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Australian Bosch Engineers Develop Latest Breakthrough for Driveway Safety

Australian Bosch Engineers Develop Latest Breakthrough for Driveway Safety Aiming to prevent the growing number of driveway casualties, a team of Bosch engineers based in Melbourne have developed an innovative reverse auto-braking system that it plans to debut within two years. The new system is called Back Over Avoidance, which works by applying ultrasonic sensors and radar to spot a small object behind a reversing car – such as a child – and automatically apply the car’s brakes. Bosch claims that the system can accurately distinguish between people and "ground objects" to determine whether or not the vehicle must automatically brake. The specific point at which the brakes are applied is...

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 The Active and Passive of Safe Driving

The Active and Passive of Safe Driving

It is said that to err is human. However, when we are on the road, sometimes, even a small mistake can potentially lead to severe consequences. Fortunately, as automobile technology progresses, we now own cars which do a lot of thinking for us and help us stay safe while driving. One such example is the active and passive safety features.

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Racing Video Games Incite Reckless Behavior in Real-life Driving

Racing Video Games Incite Reckless Behavior in Real-life Driving

You cannot call yourself a serious fan of video games if you don’t have the Need for Speed or the Ferrari series in your collection. Some might even say that playing racing games gives them a thrill that is only second to zooming behind the wheel in real life. But does the spirit of adventure fizzle out when a game comes to its end?

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The Music We Play Affects Our Driving

The Music We Play Affects Our Driving

Research has proved that – depending on the type – music can either raise the level of aggression in drivers, or relax them into driving in a calmer manner. A number of studies have been carried out both proving and disproving the theory that listening to music is a dangerous distraction while driving. However, the research studies, by and large conclude that a lot depends on the music we choose to play.

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 Navigation One of the Biggest Causes of In-car Arguments

Navigation One of the Biggest Causes of In-car Arguments

When on the road, navigating our way around is stressful enough as it is. But what happens when you want to go one way, and your partner insists on taking another route? A heated argument could be just the beginning.

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Cars with Angry Faces Most Popular

Cars with Angry Faces Most Popular

There are people who walk around with a fierce, aggressive expression, and there are those whose smile will light up the room. We don’t need to tell you who are more popular. But that is the story when it comes to people. In the case of automobiles, it is exactly the reverse. In fact, the angrier a car looks, the more it is loved. As any automaker would tell you, every car has a face – its front end – and by simply shaping and arranging the headlights, grille, and bumpers in a certain way, designers give them ‘looks’ ranging from angry, smiling to even naughty. But – as proven by various studies – what sells is the mean, aggressive expression that cars carry as they zoom around. Talk about the fast and the furious.

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Current Trends Affecting The Used Car Market in the Middle East Region

Current Trends Affecting The Used Car Market in the Middle East Region

Bill Carter's session at the Automechanika academy explained the challenges and opportunities for the used car industry in the region.

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