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Ministry of Transport: Made another effort to raise road safety level

The Ministry of Transport announced 8 road safety projects worth 773 million riyals to reduce road traffic fatalities. These road safety project will cover the road network of more than 68 thousand km. This project is a part of the Kingdom’s vision 2030 to make roads safer and to reduce …

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Russia boosted its navigation constellation by launching GLONASS-M 757 Satellite

On November 3, 2018, Russia launched the GLONASS-M 757 navigation satellite at 23:17 Moscow time from the Plesetsk cosmodrome by using the Soyuz-2.1B medium-range rocket with a Fregat-M upper stage.  According to the Russian ministry of defense, the satellite has safely reached its orbit after its launch. November 3’s launch marked …

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You own your vehicle but who owns your vehicle data?

An independent market research company Ipsos conducted an online survey on behalf of the Auto Care Association (ACA) between Aug. 22 and Aug. 30. Almost 4,600 drivers in the U.S took part in this survey. To the astonishment, a wide misconception was revealed. Almost three-quarters respondents were unaware of the …

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What is Vision Zero? Should this road safety approach be implemented in Saudi Arabia?

Though the economic growth of any country is linked with their mobility and transportation despite this, fatalities and life-threatening injuries are also the inevitable side effects of our modern infrastructure. According to statistics, road fatality rate in the Kingdom is 17 persons per day causing financial loss of 85-90 billion …

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Tailgating: Contributing to one third of accidents in UK.

Perhaps we are living in a world where everyone is in a hurry and society as a whole has turned out to be more self-important that we are short of driving etiquettes. A trend of raising a hand to say thank you or to apologize for unintentional mistake seems to …

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Two more BeiDou-3 satellites has been launched as the Chinese continue to up the pace

On October 15, China successfully launched a pair of twin BeiDou-3 medium earth orbit (MEO) navigation and positioning satellites from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre. According to the official statement of state-run Xinhua press agency, newly launched satellites completed the mission within four hours and will be working with the …

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Efforts paid off: Jeddah road crashes plummet by 21%

Recently an annual report related to car crashes was submitted to the governor of Makkah, Prince Khaled Al-Faisal by director general Maj. Gen. Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Bassami of Saudi Traffic Directorate assisted by Jeddah Traffic Department Director Col. Sulaiman Al-Zakari. In the report, the Jeddah Traffic Department claimed road crashes to be reduced by 21% …

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Boom of Global Automotive Telematics in year 2017-2023

According to the report published under the title “Global Automotive Telematics Market Outlook, Trend and Opportunity Analysis, Competitive Insights, Actionable Segmentation & Forecast 2023” it is anticipated to observe an annual growth of 16.4% in automotive telematics industry which is expected to reach USD 66,880.0 Million by 2023. With the …

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Jaw Dropping Reparation Costs – A Survey

With the results of the survey published by a private company in the UK, an average mid-sized business is charged £6,000 annually for reparation. Besides this reckoning cost, vehicle’s downtime is another factor affecting the line of work. Among the survey respondents, about half (54%) of them observed an accident …

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The Ministry of Transport employed technology in the survey and assessment of roads and bridges

The Ministry of Transport has employed technology in the survey and assessment of 154 thousand km of roads and 4.7 thousand bridges.   The Ministry of Transport revealed the completion of a survey. In this survey more than 154 thousand kilometers of road tracks and more than 4700 bridges were …

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