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DriveME NewsTrack Mid March

Fedex Express Driving Skills Challenge for youth FedEx Express “Driving skills challenge” and awareness campaign on safe driving habits began today across Dubai-based universities with over 2,000 participants. The campaign is endorsed by Dubai Police and the Emirates Motor Sports Federation. The programme will end with a Driving Skills Challenge …

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29th Gulf Traffic Week announces safety measures

Speeding at 200 now face heavy penalty “What is that fancy figure in the speedometer for if not for occasionally entertaining a fancy?” If that is your line of thinking, stop right in your tracks or you shall be stopped and stripped of a thousand dirhams and your car. Major …

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Infiniti range to be coded Q and QX

Q is the codename for the technological wizard in the 007 flicks. He is the brain behind not only the numerous gadgetry that Bond flaunts but also the supercars that the British agent enthralls us with. Q is also the new codename for the lineup of Infiniti vehicles waiting to …

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World’s largest Audi New Car Showroom inaugurated

A one-hour plus wait for the event to begin, quite what you don’t expect in the lines of German precision, was the curtain raiser to the Audi event on Sheikh Zayed Road last week. But when the curtains finally parted, figuratively speaking, out emerged a gorgeous surprise for the attendees, …

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DriveME NewsTrack: September Highlights

Al-Futtaim Group launches Automotive Academy Al-Futtaim Group launched an Automotive Academy last month; a first-of-its kind training institution that will provide UAE Nationals with internationally accredited training in a world-class facility. Toyota Ramadan Millionaire Salil Valiparambil bought a Toyota Fortuner during Ramadan and it changed his “fortunes” when he was …

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DriveME NewsTrack: White Points and Warnings

Safe drivers to be rewarded with White Points Now, instead of driving in fear of black points, you can ply the Dubai roads – and the network across the UAE – in anticipation of the happy feat of achieving white points. The new Dubai Police initiative awards drivers of vehicles …

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DriveME NewsTrack: Toyota Recall, Mini Avenue Edition and VW Facebook championship

Toyota Camry and Aurion vehicles recalled for possible leakage check As reported last week on our Facebook page, Al-Futtaim Motors, Toyota’s sole distributor in the UAE announced that some units of the 2012 year model Camry and Aurion vehicles will need to undergo a safety inspection as per the communication from …

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DriveME NewsTrack: 200 million Toyotas, Audi wins Spa 24 hrs, Safety via Cartoon

Spa 24 hours: Audi, BMW claim the podium An attempt at creating history refused to be washed away by rain last weekend, when Audi became the first racing team to claim a hat-trick at 24 hour races in Europe. The victories include Nürburgring, Le Mans and now Spa-Francorchamps! For the …

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DriveME NewsTrack: Munich DTM, Doctorate for UAE Rally pioneer, VW brands flash 900 Mil

Audi leads individual challenge, Mercedes clinches team relay at Munich DTM Audi factory driver Mattias Ekström (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline) driving a Red Bull Audi A5 DTM, has won the single competition at the 2012 DTM show event in Munich. Prior to the pit stop, Ekström had accidentally shifted …

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Top News this week

The ultimate extreme wheeler Toyota AT 38 is here. Al Futtaim kicks off Emirates Drifting Team. Audi wins Nürburgring on electric wings. Mini with a Rolls-Royce souls is here in the UAE. It’s been an exciting week… Toyota Emirates Drifting Team formed It’s been just made known that I was privileged …

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