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CarXie: New app-based cab service set for launch in Nigeria

A new mobile driver-rider app, CarXie, is set for launch in the country.Security of both driver and commuter is the appeal of the app, according to CarXie  Operations Director, Chinedu Amadi, who unveiled the new product to the media in Lagos, recently.Amadi said the app, which was  developed in Nigeria in collaboration with foreign partners would be launched at City Mall, Onikan,Lagos on July 27 and on that  day, there would be a seminar on defensive driving, which is designed to enhance  driving skills of CarXie drivers and of other drivers.

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How technology is driving urban mobility: The Uber example

In many bustling urban cit-ies around the world, policy-makers and regulators are becoming increasingly focused on creating sustainable solutions that effectively address the rising vehicular congestion that these cities experience. In Lagos, Nigeria, traffic congestion is something inhabitants grapple with on a daily basis. According to recent observations by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, the population of Lagos State now stands at over 24 million – equivalent in number to 30 African cities combined. By 2050, it is estimated that the population of Lagos could top 35 million. These growths will no doubt put additional pressure on the city’s infrastructure. Perhaps a crucial question is: how will inhabitants of Lagos get from point A to B? What transportation systems and infrastructure are needed to serve the rapidly burgeoning population?

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Ford beats emission reduction target eight years early

Ford Motor Company has announced that  as part of its 19th  annual Sustainability Report it has met its goal to reduce manufacturing emissions  eight years ahead of schedule. In 2010, Ford’s Environmental Quality Office announced a goal – to reduce the company’s carbon dioxide emissions from manufacturing operations by 30 percent per vehicle produced by 2025.

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JLR tests smart, connected cars in preparation for self-driving cars

THE road tests  are part of the  £7.1 million project aimed at creating the UK’s first fully connected infrastructure geared towards self-driving cars. More than 40 miles of the M40, M42, A45 and A46 will benefit from a world-first combination of wireless technologies (DSRC, 3/4G mobile networks, WiFi and fibre optic networks), ensuring vehicles can always be connected to each other and to infrastructure.

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Honda relaunches spacious City with exceptional fuel efficiency

DETERMINED to give Nigerian customers the best in the compact sedan segment, Honda Automobile West Africa has unveiled the sixth generation Honda City into the Nigerian market. The new City which was unveiled at the Honda Place showroom along Oshodi Apapa expressway, comes loaded with an array of modern features that are hardly found in  other cars in. Bigger, faster, roomier, more comfort features and safer. Honda is using the new City to relaunch itself into the Nigerian market.

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The big boys have gone SUV crazy

Call it a revolution if you like or a new wind of change. This is what is happening in the automobile  industry at the moment. The real big boys in the auto industry have decided to take the SUV world by storm. Never in my wildest dream could I have imagined Rolls Royce, the ultimate luxury car maker breaking its tradition of building luxury sedans after many decades in the business nor could I have imaged Lamborghini building sport utility vehicles in addition to its known area of speciality, which  are sport cars. What about Aston Martin and Bentley toeing the same line of building SUVs at this present time? But then, the only constant thing in life is change.

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JAC owes success to Ade Ojo’s pedigree — JAC boss

Management of JAC Motors Nigeria, has revealed that it owes its  success in the Nigerian auto world  largely to the astute pedigree of the Chairman, Toyota Nigeria Limited and Founder, Elizade Group of Companies, Chief Michael Ade Ojo.The JAC boss made the startling revelation, while presenting a surprise birthday gift to the auto guru who turned 80 years recently.At a surprise birthday bash and gift presentation in the morning of Chief Ade Ojo’s 80th birthday, Managing Director of JAC Elizade Autoland, Mr Demola Ade Ojo revealed that “everyone acknowledges the fact that the name Elizade has opened doors for  JAC in Nigeria. Daddy, it’s your reputation that has really made us to sell this brand in Nigeria. We know that you love the brand and you likened it to what Toyota was about 40 years ago when it started in Nigeria.We are not ashamed to say that we wouldn’t have been what we are now, but for your pedigree and marketing skills”.

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FRSC records 11% decrease in accident deaths during 2018 Eid-el-fitri

The Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC,  has said that the agency recorded 11 per cent decrease in the number of people kill in road traffic crashes nationwide compared to 57 deaths during the same period, in 2017 of Eid-El-Fitri Salla period. The Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, revealed that there was a significant increase in the number of people rescued without injury during the 2018 Sallah special patrol exercise which was given a wider coverage than previous years, when compared to the same period of Easter celebration in 2017.

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