Easylease acquires 60 per cent of United trans

IHC’s EasyLease acquires 60% stake in United Trans, expands interest in mobility sector

By combining their expertise, EasyLease and United Trans aim to deliver a wider range of enhanced mobility solutions to customers across the GCC and MENA regions

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Blast from the past: BlackBerry’s Hans-Peter Bauer on company’s pivot

BlackBerry EMEA VP, Hans-Peter Bauer, speaks to Gulf Business about the company’s journey into the enterprise

Xpeng signs partnership with UAE’s Ali&Sons

Tesla’s Chinese rival Xpeng signs partnership with UAE’s Ali&Sons

The electric carmaker will offer the G6 and G9 SUV models in UAE from Q3 2024

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Dubai’s RTA invests Dhs350m to upgrade nol system

The upgrading of the nol system is one of the key deliverables of RTA’s Digital Strategy Roadmap 2023-2030 launched last December

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PIF unveils ‘Electric 360’ partnership, announces new brand revamp

The partnership with Formula E, Extreme E and E1 will promote educational opportunities tied to electric motorsports, as well as community, social programmes and environmental stewardship

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Dubai eyes solar-powered rail buses in future transport mix

Two MoUs were signed with two companies that specialise in developing and manufacturing transportation systems, as well as designing mass transportation solutions for zero emissions

How Archer aims to revolutionise travel in the UAE

Flying Taxis: How Archer aims to revolutionise travel in the UAE

Nikhil Goel, chief commercial officer of Archer Aviation, showcases how the company is leveraging the strong global demand and its robust ecosystem to revolutionise urban air mobility

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Dubai’s RTA makes changes to bus routes and schedules

The changes are aimed at expanding and integrating the public bus network with other public transport modes such as the metro and marine transport

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EDGE acquires majority stake in autonomous air systems developer ANAVIA

The acquisition will make the UAE-based defence tech company a market leader in the unmanned helicopter segment

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Dubai RTA begins testing self-driving taxis: Cruise AV spotted in Jumeirah

The tests are being carried after RTA issued the first permit to trial autonomous vehicles in Dubai

A new era in mobility: Adopting advanced technologies and customer centricity

Advanced technologies have led to a paradigm shift in the automotive sector

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Here’s how UAE is expanding the horizons of smart mobility

Shared mobility, micromobility and autonomous vehicles are set to become mainstream in the coming years, say experts

DEWA joins CharIN to advance green mobility

DEWA bolsters commitment to green mobility by joining CharIN

The membership allows DEWA to actively participate in establishing industry standards for electric vehicle charging systems

Dubai Municipality, DIEZ seek to advance air mobility

Dubai Municipality inks MoU with DIEZ for Dubai Horizons System

The deal supports the aspirations of Dubai in the field of air mobility while spearheading the objectives and strategies of the futuristic city to advance air mobility

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Dubai’s plan to increase EV charging stations gains momentum

With the emirate’s focus on green mobility, DEWA aims to grow the city’s network of public EV charging stations by 170 per cent in less than three years.

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Go electric: Dubai’s RTA unveils new initiative for e-scooter stations

The stations are designed to provide a range of flexible transportation options, including bikes, mountain bikes and e-scooters

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Dubai Airshow 2023 to focus on $110bn flying taxi market

Dubai Airshow said advanced aerial mobility will be an integral part of the upcoming edition international aerospace event

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RTA signs three agreements to drive sustainable mobility in public buses

RTA inked the agreements as part of ongoing search for innovative transport solutions through enhanced collaboration with the private sector

Al-Futtaim Automotive leads $15 million funding round in revolutionary EV startup – River IMage Credit River

Al-Futtaim Automotive leads $15m funding round in Indian EV startup, River

Within a short span of two years since inception, River launched its first product ‘Indie’ an urban electric scooter to rave reviews last February

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Etihad Rail, Uber sign MoU to jointly bolster integrated mobility services

The companies will look at integrating e-hailing services and explore the possibility of creating an Uber dedicated pickup and drop-off area for passengers within stations

Careem partners RTA in Dubai

Careem, RTA partner to launch ‘School Rides’ in Dubai

The company said its customers can select the ‘School Rides’ car type on its multiservice app to book affordable school rides for their children

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Dubai issues law regulating autonomous vehicles

The city aims to deploy 4,000 autonomous vehicles by 2030 and the rollout is expected to alleviate traffic congestion and cut harmful emissions

Uber insights for MENA 2022 app

Tourists from over 80 countries visited MENA region in 2022, reveals Uber

The latest insights revealed that the number of sustainable trips in the UAE doubled with over 9 per cent of trips requested in Q1 2023 being emission-free

Yango

Interview: Islam Abdul Karim, general manager, Yango GCC

Yango is an international ride-hailing service, operating in more than 20 countries worldwide

NWTN facility at KEZAD

Dubai-based mobility tech company NWTN delivers first batch of EVs

The KEZAD assembly facility is NWTN’s first facility in the UAE

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Uber transports 2.6 million riders across Qatar during FIFA World Cup

According to Uber, people from 95 countries used its app while visiting Qatar during the tournament

Admiral

Admiral Mobility to bring 5,000 electric commercial vehicles to the Middle East

The order stems from a strategic partnership between Admiral Mobility and Geely Farizon Commercial Group

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How artificial intelligence can help reduce road accidents

Daniel Avdagic, CEO of AV Living Lab explains some of the technologies to look out for in 2023 that will focus on road safety

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How Selfdrive is rethinking on-demand mobility

Soham Shah, founder and CEO of Selfdrive, the smart mobility app, tells Gulf Business about introducing the UAE’s first ‘drive a new car every year’ programme

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How tech-enabled automotive apps are changing the face of the industry

Automotive apps will power innovation in the car rental sector, says Udrive CEO Nicholas Watson