Roads

Seminars stir interest in community solution to Heathrow truck congestion
The seminars, organised by not-for-profit representative body CCS-UK User Group, discussed the issues faced by forwarders, airfreight hauliers and handling agents, when cargo is delivered to or collected from the airport’s ageing cargo terminal.
New highways project to cut Dubai-Sharjah travel times
Roads and Transport Authority to open the Tripoli Road Improvement Project on Wednesday
Noon plans to test autonomous vehicle deliveries in UAE last mile
The company will trial autonomous vehicles to complete its last-mile delivery in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Continental opens flagship Middle East service centre in Dubai
The new service centre, which is located on 4th Street in Al Quoz 1, was opened by executives from Continental, Royal Step Car Services and Emirates for Universal Tyres (EUT), the sole distributor for Continental in the UAE.
Dubai's taxi fleet gets in on the ride-hailing action with Careem
About 50% of the RTA's taxi fleet in Dubai will be bookable on the Careem app under new joint venture
Abu Dhabi to promote sustainable infrastructure at the World Road Congress
The Congress will offer a unique opportunity to explore the challenges, solutions and innovations, such as the introduction of driverless cars and future technology which will enable energy generation via cars driving on the road.
DHL is networking transport fleets across Europe with idem telematics
Based in Munich and Ulm, idem telematics is part of the BPW Group and specialises in digital networking of transport vehicles.
iCockpit technology fitted as standard in Peugeot Partner commercial vehicle
The all-new Peugeot Partner will be priced from $12,779 and will feature increased load capacity (up to 1,000kg), and petrol and diesel engine options offering more power and less fuel consumption.
Barari Natural Resources purchases new Renault Trucks K
The purchase of three new Renault Trucks vehicle expands Barari Natural Resources’ fleet
UAE increases fine for drivers not giving way to emergency vehicles
Ministry of Interior has announced that it is increasing the fine issued to drivers that do not give way to emergency vehicles to AED3,000
Volvo inks $129m deal to supply 373 new buses to Dubai's RTA
Volvo Buses and Famco Al Futtaim Auto & Machinery Co have been selected as the supplier of new city buses to Dubai
Comment: A bump in the road for driverless cars?
Patrick Mallejacq, secretary general, PIARC World Road Association looks ahead to the 26th World Road Congress in Abu Dhabi this October and examines one of the key topics up for discussion – whether transport authorities around the world are ready for the advent of driverless cars.

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