Infiniti marks its leading role in car safety technologies

Infiniti has brought in six advanced safety features.
Updated 19 November 2017
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Infiniti marks its leading role in car safety technologies

Infiniti has proved itself as one of the world’s major carmakers when it comes to having concerns about the safety of its owners, thanks to its safety features and drive assist technologies, according to a press release.
Yousef Ghassan Al-Sulaiman, vice president of Al-Ghassan Motors Company, Infiniti’s authorized dealer in Saudi Arabia, said: “We strain to offer utmost security and peace of mind to our customers through Infiniti advanced safety features and drive assist systems, which Infiniti has been training for the last 20 years, and all available in the Infiniti lineup. Infiniti always tops all carmakers in the area of safety standards of all car occupants.”
The carmaker has brought in six advanced safety features, namely:
1) Distance Control Assist System helps the driver maintain the minimum safety distance between his car and the vehicle in front of him.
2) Backup Collision Intervention System, when reversing, will help the driver detect crossing vehicles and objects behind his vehicle, and, if necessary, the system can activate the brakes automatically to help avoid a collision.
3) Lane Departure Warning System is a mechanism designed to warn (using sound alarms and vibrations) the driver when the vehicle begins to move out of its lane.
4) Active Lane Control System is a lane marker detection system that uses cameras located in the rear-view mirrors to enhance lane-keeping capability, making adjustments for minor road surface changes or crosswinds.
5) Blind Spot Warning System is a device that detects other vehicles located in the driver’s sides and rear, and it alerts the driver with visual and audible warning when a car enters the blind spot area.
6) Forward Emergency Braking System is a system that detects danger of collision with a vehicle or pedestrians in the lead, it warns the driver with audible and visual warnings, urging the driver to call for action to avert the risk. If the driver fails to decelerate, it will apply an emergency brake and decelerate to either help avoid a collision, or reduce the damage caused by a collision if it is unavoidable.


Dhaka-bound passengers from Jeddah reach home

Updated 24 May 2018
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Dhaka-bound passengers from Jeddah reach home

  • All 141 passengers and 10 crew members onboard were evacuated safely, and were cared for by the airline’s ground operations team and airport personnel.
Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), the national flag carrier of the Kingdom, greeted passengers returning to Dhaka following a brief stay in Jeddah due to an irregular occurrence on one of its aircraft.
Flight SV3818 operating from Madinah to Dhaka on Monday diverted to Jeddah for an emergency landing due to nose gear malfunction, which became apparent mid-flight. The aircraft was an Airbus A330-200, wet-leased to Saudia.
All 141 passengers and 10 crew members onboard were evacuated safely, and were cared for by the airline’s ground operations team and airport personnel.
Upon concluding all safety and health checks, the passengers were cleared to fly the next day. The Saudia ground operations team conducted all formalities and clearances in order for the guests to fly to Dhaka at 7:30 p.m. Jeddah local time on Tuesday.
Greeting the guests at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah prior to departure was Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, along with representatives from the airline, civil aviation authority and crew.
“Saudia thanks the onboard crew, General Authority of Civil Aviation, and King Abdul Aziz International Airport control for providing their cohesive, full support and cooperation during the event,” the airline said in a statement.
The flight arrived in Dhaka at 4:48 a.m. Dhaka time on Wednesday where they were met by the Saudia country manager and the station staff.
Currently in its 73rd year of operations, Saudia is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO).
The airline currently flies to 90 destinations across four continents with a fleet of 147 narrow and widebody aircraft.
At the 2017 Skytrax Awards held at the Paris Air Show, Saudia was awarded the “World’s Most Improved Airline” of the year.