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 Kyle Johnson

Ford Driving Skills for Life Saudi Arabia Hosts Men and Women at the Same Time

Ford Driving Skills for Life Saudi Arabia Hosts Men and Women at the Same Time

Say what you want about Saudi Arabia. No, really. Please. Go ahead. There’s a ton you can dive into about its cruel, barbarous regime. But you have to admit that the KSA government has, to some teensy-weensy extent made, an effort to move the country in a more progressive direction with its Vision 2030 plan. […]

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Ford Paying Driver’s License Fees for Women in Saudi Arabia

Ford Paying Driver’s License Fees for Women in Saudi Arabia

Ford has been making strides to support women in Saudi Arabia as they gain the fundamental right to drive, ranging from offering special driving courses to giving an esteemed women’s rights activist the Mustang of her dreams. Now, Al Jazirah Vehicles Agencies Co., Ford’s Saudi Arabian vehicle distributor, is offering to pick up the tab […]

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Saudi Arabian Women Don’t Want Family Haulers

Saudi Arabian Women Don’t Want Family Haulers

In preparation for Saudi Arabian women taking to the roads last month, car dealers across the country equipped their inventory with vehicles they thought would appeal to the new drivers. Predictably, this included a lot of vehicles we in the West already associate with taking families from place to place and tackling large shopping trips. […]

 Rebecca Bernard

At Last: Women Free To Drive in Saudi Arabia

At Last: Women Free To Drive in Saudi Arabia

Considering that we have been covering the approach to Jun. 24 for over six months, you should know what happened yesterday in Saudi Arabia. At midnight, the law of the land officially permitted Saudi Arabian women to drive. While some women waited until daylight to take their first trips, several women who were too excited […]

 Rebecca Bernard

Saudi Arabian Women Fear Violence Behind The Wheel

Saudi Arabian Women Fear Violence Behind The Wheel

There’s no question that Saudi Arabian women earning the right to drive in their country is a huge accomplishment. While it is great that the government is allowing the other half of its population the freedom of movement a driver’s license provides, the fight for gender in equality is still far from over in the […]

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Saudi Arabia Issues First Driver’s Licenses to Women

Saudi Arabia Issues First Driver’s Licenses to Women

Saudi Arabia announced weeks ago that its ban on women drivers would lift on Jun. 24. To prepare for women on the nation’s roadways, it has already begun issuing licenses to its female residents. The first recorded instance of authorities handing over the all-important cards was on Jun. 4, with the country’s Information Ministry committing […]

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Vogue Arabia Celebrates Saudi Women With Cover Feature

Vogue Arabia Celebrates Saudi Women With Cover Feature

The excitement around women gaining the right to drive in Saudi Arabia is reaching its peak as we get closer and closer to June 24, the date authorities will allow women across the country to take the driving test and earn their licenses. To celebrate, Vogue Arabia dedicated its June cover to the event, and […]

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Saudi Arabian Women Drivers Will Get Their Chance on June 24th

Saudi Arabian Women Drivers Will Get Their Chance on June 24th

It has been months since the Saudi Arabian government made its decree that women in the kingdom would finally be able to earn their driver’s licenses, and we finally know the exact date that women can start taking their drivers exams: June 24th. Perfect for the Whole Family: Learn more about the Nissan Murano According to […]

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Popular Saudi Arabian Taxi App Registers Women Drivers

Popular Saudi Arabian Taxi App Registers Women Drivers

When Saudi Arabian women get their licenses in June, they will be able to move around the country unlike ever before. Besides the simple ability to get behind the wheel of a car and move, women will be able to use cars to help better themselves off the road as well. They can drive to […]

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Saudi Arabian Driving Schools For Women Set Opening Dates

Saudi Arabian Driving Schools For Women Set Opening Dates

The first Saudi Arabian women who want to drive in their homeland can apply for licenses in June. However, just like in any other country, certain driving standards have to be met before a license can be granted. Women who drove in other countries will need 30 hours with a licensed driver as training, whereas […]

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Who Benefits from Saudi Arabian Women Driving?

Who Benefits from Saudi Arabian Women Driving?

When it was announced last month that women in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to get driver’s licenses, the car world collectively rejoiced. While there is still a long way to go for Saudi Arabia to treat its women as full citizens, this is a step in the right direction. Now that the euphoria has […]

 Rebecca Bernard

Saudi Arabian Women Win The Right to Drive

Saudi Arabian Women Win The Right to Drive

Today was just a normal day in our office at The News Wheel. I was scrolling through the latest automotive press releases when editor Meg came over to my desk and knocked on my cube. This is fairly unusual, as we’re a team of mostly millennials known for using IM to talk to the person […]

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Will Saudi Arabia’s New Heir Let Women Drive?

Will Saudi Arabia’s New Heir Let Women Drive?

Saudi Arabia is a non-traditional kingdom when it comes to choosing its heirs to the throne. The current King Salman originally had Prince Muqrin, his half-brother, as his heir, but replaced him in 2015 with the now-former Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, his cousin. Now Mohammed bin Nayef has been stripped of his […]

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Ford Offering First-Ever Women-Only Entrepreneurship Workshop in Saudi Arabia

Ford Offering First-Ever Women-Only Entrepreneurship Workshop in Saudi Arabia

This week, Ford will celebrate International Women’s Day by hosting a women-only Henry Ford Entrepreneurship Academy workshop at Effat University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from March 7th-9th. Effat University is the first private institution to provide women in Saudi Arabia with an opportunity to pursue higher education. Keep Your Motor Running: Why oil changes are more important […]

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Will the Auto Industry Finally Focus on Women?

Will the Auto Industry Finally Focus on Women?

The world of cars is constantly changing. To bring as many potential buyers into dealership showrooms as possible, it looks as if the industry might look to a powerful part of the population it usually ignores – women. A recent ABC News report says that women purchase 62 percent of the new cars sold today. […]

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Mitsubishi Motors Empowers Women

Mitsubishi Motors Empowers Women

For the second year in a row, MSCI has chosen Mitsubishi Motors as a MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index constituent. This distinction demonstrates the concern Mitsubishi Motors has for gender diversity in the workplace. Environmentally Friendly: 2019 Outlander PHEV won Green SUV of the Year Details on the MSCI honor The MSCI Japan Empowering Women […]

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Why Aren’t More Saudi Women Driving?

Why Aren’t More Saudi Women Driving?

This time last year, we were all jumping for joy because the women of Saudi Arabia could finally drive legally. According to reports from local media like The Saudi Gazette, about 70,000 women have earned their licenses since then. With a total population of about 34 million people, that figure seems fairly small. What is […]

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Ford Saudi Women Driver Survey Shows Love of SUVs, Trucks

Ford Saudi Women Driver Survey Shows Love of SUVs, Trucks

In June 2018, women in Saudi Arabia were given a measure of freedom at last by earning the right to drive. One year later, Ford Middle East conducted a Twitter poll of women drivers and found that SUVs and trucks are the preferred modes of transportation. The Ford Saudi women driver survey was conducted over […]

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