New Navigation to mark the end of GPS?

With new NAVSOP poised to make an entry, will this advanced navigation system show the way out to GPS? After a concert at the Sevens Club on Dubai – Al Ain Road, for the type who can trace back their way to neither Al Ain nor Dubai, the GPS navigation …

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Fabia Montecarlo 2012 Review: Badge of amour

I know some people who are unstoppable fans of races and rallies. Many of them are good drivers themselves, but not rally drivers. Decked up in colour-coded caps, T-shirts and even goggles, they lean on fences or hang off trees, wearing their racing spirit on their sleeves, literally! They are …

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Summer without Accidents: New Tire Safety Campaign

Outside temperature check in my car read 49 degrees today. Justin Bieber scowled at his “beliebers” from the warped CD cover I had left behind in the cabin. The parking card to my neighbourhood parking lot seemed unlikely to work its magic anymore. Chances are, this heat wouldn’t spare my …

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Hey, it’s our first birthday!

DriveMates! Today, it is one year since drivemeonline.com was officially introduced to a community that has a lot of fun being serious about cars. Perhaps it is more appropriate to count the progress of an automotive journal in terms of the miles covered rather than the length of time: That …

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UAE Launch: Infiniti JX 2013

Comfortably seated in the world’s largest Infiniti showroom, I listened to their ambitious plans. By 2016, Infiniti aims to garner 10% of the luxury market around the world. Now, that doesn’t just mean the 500,000 units they have chalked out in figures. More significantly, it means they need to not …

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Top News this week

Engine of the year: Ferrari V8 Ferrari’s 4.5-litre naturally-aspirated V8 engine has won Best Performance Engine for the second time in the prestigious International Engine of the Year Awards, leaving behind several forced induction engines. Ferrari’s thoroughbred dry-sump, flat-crank, 90-degree V8 also took the accolade in the above 4-litre category …

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All-new Passat 2012: First Drive Report

Jordan has a long stretch of the Dead Sea and a longer stretch of roads that seem to come alive at every bend and every crest. Just the perfect terrain to experience the all-new Passat 2012, a laid-back family sedan that belies its capabilities to live up to challenges, when …

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2012 Volvo S 80 review: Safe and sober

The Volvo S80 is a solid car. There is no denying it from the first sight to the first touch, and the first time you drive it – the Volvo S80 stays true to its legendary attributes of “solid and safe”. Whether it is as exciting to drive in comparison …

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Environment Day Tips: Save fuel. Save the Earth.

The day that went by was celebrated as Environment Day. Drivers can make a difference in making this event meaningful and relevant across the year. Well, hybrid cars are of course yet to pick up in the Middle East but you could be among the first to lead a revolution. …

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Luxury gets a boost in the UAE/Middle East

Several new models from top luxury manufacturers BMW, Audi and Lexus got introduced in the region, over the past few weeks. The choice is made richer by their presence.  2013 Lexus RX launched with F-Sport package and Lexus Hybrid Drive Lexus RX, one of the most popular luxury crossover SUVs in the UAE …

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