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THE NETHERLANDS

Self-drive trucks 'future of Europe's busy highways'

Six convoys of semi-automated 'smart' trucks arrived in Rotterdam's harbour after an experiment its organisers say will revolutionise future road transport on Europe's busy highways...

8 Apr 2016

THE NETHERLANDS

Dutch judges ban taxi service UberPOP

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: Dutch judges on Monday banned the popular ride-sharing service UberPOP from taking bookings via its smartphone app...

10 Dec 2014

THE NETHERLANDS

Developer portal at TomTom Bridge

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS: TomTom has launched an open developer portal for TomTom Bridge enabling the easy integration of business applications with its technologies. AppCarousel and Page Up are the first partners to develop solutions.

11 Jun 2014

THE NETHERLANDS

TomTom reports profits slump as car sales slow

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: Dutch vehicle navigation systems manufacturer TomTom said its profits fell by half in the third quarter year-on-year, blaming a fall in car sales for the poor results.

31 Oct 2013

UNITED STATES

Hope for full global economic recovery in 2010 diminishes

NEW YORK, US: After an upbeat start to the year with two consecutive quarters of increases in optimism, global consumer confidence fell three points in September to an Index of 90 as consumers' hopes for a full economic recovery this year fades in most parts of the world, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index.

27 Oct 2010

GERMANY

German car buyers prefer used to new

NUREMBURG, GERMANY: Germans prefer to buy used, rather than new cars: a comparative study of the European car market in the aftermath of the scrappage scheme. The findings are contained in the 2010 GfK Consumption Trend Sensor survey conducted by the GfK Association.

5 Oct 2010

SWEDEN

Naughty Volvo, naughty!

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN: Swedish car manufacturer Volvo has always relied on its image for quality manufacturing and efficient design. Other car marques are well known for possessing a fun streak, such as Honda, Toyota or Mazda, which is a necessary brand ingredient in attracting the younger market.

4 Aug 2010

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