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Summer Heat & Tire Safety … a Call to Action!June 23, 2019

Summer has arrived and we witness sizzling temperatures above the 40-degree mark. The hot summer months are extremely taxing for vehicle tires and overall, more than 5% of road traffic deaths in the UAE are linked to poor tire maintenance. Abu Dhabi police for example stated in 2018, that 17 fatalities (out of a total of 199) were attributable to underinflated or damaged tires.

Naser Shashaa, Regional Director, Michelin Middle East states: “During"...

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Transport minister, Romanian official discuss cooperationJune 18, 2019

Amman, June.17 (Petra) -- Minister of Transport Anmar Khasawneh and Romanian State Secretary, Maria Magdalena Grigore and her accompanying delegation discussed on Monday issues of mutual interest in land, sea and air transport sectors.

Khasawneh said the Kingdom has signed an agreement for the international transport of passengers and goods since 2012 with the Romanian Republic, through which transport permits were exchanged between the two countries by 100 permits annually.

He added that the two"...

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Velodyne Features Advanced Lidar for Port Terminal Automation at TOC EuropeJune 14, 2019

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Stand A50) will demonstrate how its smart, powerful lidar solutions can advance port terminal automation at TOC Europe in Rotterdam, 18-20 June. Velodyne will highlight customer applications that show how its lidar sensors can be used in crane steering, container handling, internal terminal vehicles (ITV), automated guided vehicles (AGV), forklifts, and terminal security/yard monitoring systems. DGWorld (Stand B21A), a Dubai-based Velodyne integrator, will showcase autonomous taxis, ITVs, AGVs, and terminal operation vehicles that use Velodyne lidar sensors to run autonomously. These vehicles use advanced artificial intelligence (AI), automation, and self-driving systems to bring greater precision and efficiency to port and terminal operations. “Autonomous vehicles (AV) can reduce costs in port and terminal operations, and bring improved reliability and predictability,” said Gautam Ahuja, Business Development and Sales Director, DGWorld. “Velodyne’s state-of-the-art sensors provide the range, 360-degree field of view, and......

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The new Range Rover Evoque now available for test drive exclusively at the Land Rover Bahrain showroomJune 13, 2019

With the aim of giving a glimpse into the capability and performance of the highly versatile New Range Rover Evoque, Euro Motors Jaguar Land Rover now presents its customers with the opportunity to test drive the SUV right from the showroom.

The SUV, which provides a perfect balance of technology and luxury, starts from a base price of BHD 16,527. The models available for test drive at the showroom are the Evoque, Evoque R-Dynamic and the Evoque First"...

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Milrem Robotics and ST Engineering demonstrated a BVLOS combat UGV at a live fire exerciseMay 29, 2019

(AETOS Wire)-- Milrem Robotics and ST Engineering demonstrated a beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) combat UGV armed with a 40mm AGL and a 12.7mm HMG in April during a live fire exercise held in Tapa, Estonia.

The joint warfare system consists of the THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle and the ADDER DM Remote Weapon Station and is intended as a force multiplier for dismounted troops that can be utilized in both"...

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Velodyne Wins Patent ChallengeMay 28, 2019

(AETOS Wire)-- Velodyne has won a patent challenge brought by competitor Quanergy. In making its ruling the US Patent Trial and Appeals Board on May 23, 2019 upheld the patentability of all claims in Velodyne’s pioneering ‘558 patent. The ‘558 patent relates to a lidar based 3D point cloud measuring system used for Autonomous Vehicles, ADAS, Robotic vision, and other diverse applications. “Velodyne Lidar Inc. is the inventor of the surround view lidar and we were confident that our patent would be upheld,” said Marta Hall, President, Velodyne Lidar, Inc. “The ruling was not a surprise because real-time surround view lidar was invented by our Founder, David Hall, and the company holds a number of foundational patents relative to this technology. We are an invention-based company and will always be inventing and innovating technologies, so we take protecting......

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Milrem Robotics Delivered Two THeMIS UGVs to the Dutch Army May 28, 2019

(AETOS Wire)-- The Robot and Autonomous Systems (RAS) Unit of the 13th Light Brigade of the Royal Netherlands Army received two THeMIS unmanned ground vehicles developed by Milrem Robotics in April for their Concept Development and Experimentation Project.

Milrem Robotics delivered the two UGVs in the middle of April for the Army’s project that looks into how to exploit the possibilities new unmanned"...

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