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UD Trucks launches New Quaster in GCC for smart trucking
UD Trucks launches New Quester to help companies in the MEENA region accelerate growth with Smart Logistics
Uber launches “women preferred” option for drivers in Saudi Arabia
Uber says it launched the feature in response to the feedback received from women drivers in Saudi Arabia, who overwhelmingly only want to transport female passengers.
Sygic launches easy-to-integrate Driver Scoring SDK for fleet operators in GCC
The adoption of driver behavior telemetry in fleet drivers may decrease incidents by 87 percent and maintenance by 30 percent
Young drivers leading cause of UAE accidents, mainly due to running late
New report shows that he main causes for accidents among young drivers in UAE are speeding, using phones behind the wheel and not keeping a safe distance between vehicles.
UAE Ministry of Infrastructure launches toll-free number for reporting pot holes
From piles of sand to water-logged roads, the ministry explained that residents can call the toll-free number to report any damage to roads, which includes projects carried out by the authority in the northern emirates such as Sharjah and Fujairah.
Emicool deploys Renault ZOE electric vehicle fleet and green public parking
Emicool will launch phase 1 of the project by adopting the Renault Zoe, a compact, noise free model, for 40% of its fleet, and will add another 30% pickup style vehicles in September before transforming 100% of its fleet by the first quarter of 2020.
Etihad Cargo expands overland feeder services in UAE and wider GCC
The RFS network connects major air and sea gateways in the Emirates of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, as well as key GCC countries including Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain.
Uber’s acquisition of Careem will create ‘hundreds’ of new millionaires among staff
Fadi Ghandour, the founder of Aramex, says Uber's acquisition of Careem is going to be transformative for the UAE's start-up sector, creating hundreds of new entrepreneurs.
Uber set to acquire Careem this week in AED11.3-billion deal
Uber’s acquisition of Careem would come ahead of its imminent initial public offering, which could be one of the New York Stock Exchange’s biggest-ever listings
Autonomous vehicles aren’t a magic bullet for GCC urban logistics expert warns
According to Marcelo Blumenfeld, an Industrial Fellow at the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education, true smart mobility in urban centres like Dubai can only be achieved through an integrated approach.
Truck transport between Khorfakkan and Sharjah cut to 45 minutes
The 89-kilometre-long Sharjah-Khorfakkan Road will be fully opened on April 13, 2019, at a cost of AED-5.5 billion
Careem joins global on-demand transport aggregator Jayride
The announcement comes after Jayride successfully completed a pilot program involving more than 3,500 booked passenger trips.

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