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Enhanced Partnership to Improve ADAS Cameras Between Ford and Intel Company Mobiley

20 July 2020

Source: just auto

The partnership between Ford and Mobiley will result in better camera-based detection abilities for ADAS. This is meant to improve many features such as forward collision warnings and lane keeping assistance. This is the first time Ford had committed to Mobiley technology throughout the entire products life of its next generation vehicles.

European Investment Bank Supports Egypt's Transport Sector

19 July 2020

Source: Egypt Today

European Investment Bank’s (EIB) board of directors approved to provide Egypt with €1.9 billion in funding, Minister of International Cooperation, Rania Al Mashat announced Sunday. Al-Mashat clarified that €1.1 billion is to finance three projects in the transportation sector with the National Authority for Tunnels, adding that EIB will provide loan of € 800 million to the National Bank of Egypt in support of small and medium enterprises for the post-Covid19 recovery.  

Egypt first globally to have Uber intercity bus

19 July 2020

Source: Egypt Business Directory

Egyptians can now book their next trip between Cairo and Alexandria via Uber app. The company announced the launch of its intercity transport service with a route between Cairo and Alexandria as a first step before expanding to more governorates. Egypt was chosen as the first market globally to launch this service as a testing environment.

MAHLE Uses 3-D Printing To Produce Aluminum Pistons Successfully For Porsche

14 July 2020

Source: AfterMarket News

As part of a cooperation with sports car manufacturer Porsche and mechanical engineering company Trumpf, MAHLE has produced high-performance aluminum pistons using 3-D printing techniques for the first time. The pistons were successfully tested on the engine test bench for Porsche’s 911 GT2 RS sports car. Whereas standard forged pistons have reached the limits of their performance potential, it is conceivable that the power of the 700 HP Porsche engine could be boosted by 30 HP with an associated increase in efficiency. MAHLE is specifically developing its expertise in 3D printing, so that, in the future, it will also be able to support its customers in the field of alternative drives, including electric drives, by supplying suitable components for drives, thermal management, and mechatronics promptly.

Lasting Impacts Of COVID-19 On E-Commerce In The U.S

9 July 2020

Source: AfterMarket News

The Auto Care Association hosted a webinar on June 25 on the “Lasting Impacts on Traditional and E-Commerce Channels Due to COVID-19.” During the webinar, industry experts discussed the most recent data, trends and impacts of the pandemic on the aftermarket covering a range of topics from e-commerce fulfilment to social media influence on consumer behavior and retail e-commerce trends. “The quarantine provided consumers the opportunity to try new things, work on their cars and we are seeing some stickiness in that area,” said Horn. With his own set of data backing up Horn’s research, Nathan Shipley, executive director, U.S. Automotive for NPD Group, noted a significant return to growth over the past several weeks in certain “front-room categories” in retail segments, including “buy online, pick up in store” offerings at retailers such as O’Reilly, Pep Boys and Walmart.

Egypt to Start Production of Electric Cars 2021 with a 300 EGP Expected Consumer Price

29 June 2020

Source: Egypt Today

Minister of Public Enterprise Hisham Tawfik stated in a phone-in Sunday that Egypt will produce 25,000 electric cars annually starting 2021, and that the vehicle will cost the consumer LE 300,000. The car will be produced by El Nasr Automotive Manufacturing Co. and by the end of 2021, the car will be available for consumers. The minister expressed hope that half the production is purchased by taxi drivers given that the electric vehicle requires less maintenance than regular ones.

Daily Automotive Corona Virus Briefing From Just Auto

22 June 2020

Source: just auto

Just Auto offers free daily updates on the impact of COVID-19 on the automotive industry. It features relevant and recent news from across the globe on the automotive sector and how governments and companies are dealing with the Corona virus pandemic.

Ford recalls Pickups due to Brake Master-Cylinder issue

17 June 2020

Source: Africa Automotive News

Ford motor company has recalled certain F-150 full-size pickup trucks which might have a leaking brake master cylinder. Included in the recall are select 2014-17 F-150 vehicles equipped with 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine.In affected vehicles, the brake master cylinder may allow brake fluid to leak from the brake master cylinder front-wheel circuit into the brake booster.

Egypt featured in EMEA’s Business Services Landscape

15 June 2020
Source: Daily News Egypt

gypt was selected among 18 countries by the Association of Business Service Leaders (ABSL), a leading international non-profit organisation, as world-class destinations for business services in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa region (EMEA). The report highlighted the availability of talent in Egypt giving it an edge, whilst allowing it to set itself apart from other near-shore destinations. As a result, Egypt can offer companies the possibility to implement service centres on a large scale.

Coexistence with COVID-19 revives Egypt’s car market

9 June 2020
Source: Daily News Egypt

With the state’s decision to coexist with the virus, the question now is if the car market can rebound. Ahmed Al-Ghorab, director of B Auto, a car trading company, said that, based on the current vision and an application of the divergence policy, there should be an increase in car sales. This comes on the back of a general reluctance to use public transport in the coming period to avoid the further spread of the disease. There are also a range of other challenges facing the automotive sector, as it, along with other businesses, adapts the way it works in line with coexisting with the virus.

Toyota unveils COVID-19 ambulance

4 May 2020

Source: Africa Automotive News

has designed a special vehicle specifically for COVID-19 patients, with the tailor-made transportation taking into account the highly-contagious nature of coronavirus.The special  ambulance was developed for Showa University Hospital in Japan, based on requests from medical facilities in the country, and includes a number of unusual features.