Trading Enterprises, the exclusive distributor of Volvo cars in the UAE and part of Al-Futtaim Automotive has announced that this year marks the 50th anniversary of Volvo Cars’ Accident Research Team.

The BMW Group headquarter in Munich hosted a delegation from the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) to showcase its latest “EU Emergency Call” with automatic vehicle location through a number of tests and simulations.  The same system is planned to be fitted in UAE models as of July 2020 upon the UAE cabinet decree No. 13 of 2018 which mandates the eCall system in accordance to the UAE.S 5019: 2018. The system will transmit an emergency call to notify authorities of the precise time and location of an accident.Apart from the vehicle’s exact position and direction of travel, details such as whether the activation was automatic or manual, the vehicle identification number (VIN), number of passengers, vehicle model and propulsion type among other data are relayed to authorities. This information provides indications as to the nature and severity of the collision.

Volvo Cars calls on governments and regulators around the world to address a large inequality in road safety between developed and developing economies. Despite progress made in recent decades, official data shows a significant gap in the number of traffic fatalities between both categories of countries.

MG has been awarded five-star Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Program) safety ratings for two of its newest models, the pure electric MG ZS EV and the All-New MG HS, both of which are now on sale across the Middle East. The MG ZS EV becomes the first pure electric small SUV in Europe to meet Euro NCAP five-star safety standards. In addition, the MG HS has also obtained ANCAP (Australian New Car Assessment Program) five-star safety certification, making it the brand’s first SUV to achieve "double five-star" safety standards in both Europe and Australia.

Jaguar Land Rover is developing the seat of the future - a pioneering shape-shifting system designed to improve customer wellbeing by tackling the health risks of sitting down for too long.

The new-for-2019 Jeep® Cherokee midsize SUV has earned a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

From long working hours to daily school runs and the potentially stressful commute, Jaguar understands life for many is busier than ever. We’re so busy that 1 in 8 UK drivers admit to having fallen asleep at the wheel – and this causes up to 25% of fatal accidents.

Hyundai Motor Group announced the development of the world’s first Machine Learning based Smart Cruise Control (SCC-ML), a technology that incorporates the driver’s patterns into its self-driving behavior, creating a custom experience for the driver.

Hyundai Motor Group has developed the world’s first Active Shift Control (ASC) transmission technology. The innovation optimizes transmission efficiency by monitoring gear shifts 500 times per second, precisely adjusting the transmission rotation speed to for faster shift times. The new technology will premiere in the upcoming Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and eventually benefit other upcoming Hyundai hybrids.

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, a monumental achievement in the history of mankind. Lessons learned from 20 July 1969 are still felt today, with the innovations of space travel percolating down into everyday situations of the 21st Century – such as driving.