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Road to Daytona: Successful First Test for BMW M8 GTE

BMW works driver Alessandro Zanardi (ITA) has successfully completed his first test in the BMW M8 GTE in preparation for the 24-hour race at Daytona (USA) in January. Last week, BMW M Motorsport and Zanardi spent three days testing at Miramas in the south of France. Although rain meant the conditions were not ideal, Zanardi was still able to get ...

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Mercedes-Benz Sells 190,021 Vehicles in a Month

…More Than Ever Before In October Mercedes-Benz started the fourth quarter with a new record in unit sales. Worldwide, the brand with the three-pointed star delivered 190,021 vehicles, surpassing the previous best October unit sales from last year by 3.9%. In the first ten months of the year, deliveries of 1,905,108 units by Mercedes-Benz were slightly above the high prior-year ...

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Advanced AWD Technologies for New Toyota RAV4

Toyota’s all-new RAV4 will introduce two advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) systems that will distinguish the range with sure-footed cornering performance and grip in all driving conditions. The mechanical AWD system has been updated with Toyota’s first dynamic torque vectoring system that apportions torque between the left and right rear wheels as well as between the front and rear axles. Due in ...

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Mishap Averted As Delta Airliner Encounters Drone mid Air

An Endeavor Air flight – a subsidiary of Delta– has reportedly encountered an “unmanned aircraft” near Boston Logan International Airport Wednesday morning, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The FAA confirmed that the crew of the flight reported seeing the drone around 11:15 a.m., about 15 miles northwest of the airport. The flight had taken off from Philadelphia International ...

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Autonomous Vehicles Could Shape the Future of Urban Tourism

In the first study of its kind, published in the Annals of Tourism Research, academics from the University of Surrey and the University of Oxford have examined how Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) may have a substantial impact on the future of urban tourism. When we think of automated vehicles it seems to be a topic that sits firmly in science fiction, from cars with character ...

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Power Outage Disrupts Operations at Lagos Airport

Flight operations were on Wednesday evening disrupted at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos following a power outage. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the outage occurred at about 6.05 p.m., and lasted for over an hour before it was restored. The situation placed the nation’s busiest airport in total darkness, leaving airline officials, passengers and other airport ...

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NNPC Pays N128bn into Federation Account

The Nigerians National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it has transferred the sum of N128.40billion into the federation account in August. The Corporation disclosed this in its monthly Financial and Operational report released in Abuja on Wednesday. It said that between August 2017 and August 2018, the federation and joint ventures (JV) received the sum of N879.02billion and N651.4billion respectively. The ...

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Hyundai Nigeria Unveils Face-lifted Tucson SUV

Hyundai Motors Nigeria has unveiled the face-lifted Tucson compact Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) with some of the finest on/off road ideals ever. Addressing journalists at a media preview of the new Tucson in Lagos on Saturday, Hyundai Motors Nigeria Head Sales and Marketing, Gaurav Vashisht said the vehicle replaces its predecessor, and it has been refreshed with better SUV capabilities ...

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