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The work of the FIA Arab Council of Touring & Automobile clubs focuses on Road Safety, Consumer Protection, Environmental Protection, and the promotion of Sustainable Motoring. Our news section is frequently updated with news and article relevant to these topics.

 

 

 

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Club news: ATCUAE initiates implementation of the TIR system in the UAE

Club news: ATCUAE initiates implementation of the TIR system in the UAE

20 April 2016

The Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE has signed a bilateral agreement with the Federal Customs Authority to implement an International Road Transport (TIR) system in the United Arab Emirates.


Club news: Jean Todt discusses motorsport with ATC UAE

Club news: Jean Todt discusses motorsport with ATC UAE

13 March 2016

On 9 March, FIA President Jean Todt met with ATC UAE President Mohammed Ben Sulayem in Geneva in order to review the development of motorsport and Club initiatives in the UAE.


Club news: ATCUAE announces the launch of Formula 4 in UAE

Club news: ATCUAE announces the launch of Formula 4 in UAE

17 February 2016

The Formula 4 Championship was launched in the United Arab Emirates and it will be organised by the Automobile and Touring Club for United Arab Emirates. It is the first of its kind in the Middle East and Africa.


Club news: E-learning platform launched by ATCUAE

Club news: E-learning platform launched by ATCUAE

15 December 2015

ATCUAE launched the first e-learning platform for motorsport volunteers. The service is available via computer, tablet or smart phone and will allow motorsport officials and volunteers from around the world to upgrade their skills on a range of courses.


FIA reveals what data is being tracked and how the public reacts to connected cars

FIA reveals what data is being tracked and how the public reacts to connected cars

23 November 2015

FIA Region I has revealed exactly what data new vehicles are able to track and transmit. In addition to the creation of driver profiles, vehicle location, trip length, personal information synced from mobile phones can be tracked and transmitted back to the manufacturer.


Club news: ATCUAE at the Future Mobility Conference in Dubai

Club news: ATCUAE at the Future Mobility Conference in Dubai

16 November 2015

On 8-9 November, the Automobile and Touring Club of UAE supported the Future Mobility Conference. Organised for the first time in the Middle East, the conference represented a unique platform for regulators, government authorities, key industry players and thought leaders to discuss future opportunities, advances and innovations in electric and hybrid vehicles.


FIA Region I participates in Middle East first International Conference on Future Mobility

FIA Region I participates in Middle East first International Conference on Future Mobility

10 November 2015

FIA Region I President Thierry Willemarck participated in the Future Mobility Conference. Organised for the first time in the Middle East, the conference represented a unique platform for regulators, industry players and thought leaders to discuss opportunities in electric and hybrid vehicles.


Mobility as a Service – New European Model for Transportation

Mobility as a Service – New European Model for Transportation

14 October 2015

On 14 October, experts met to discuss mobility as a service and how it can be effectively deployed for users across Europe.


FIA Region I advises Finnish industry and stakeholders on "Mobility as a service"

FIA Region I advises Finnish industry and stakeholders on "Mobility as a service"

11 September 2015

Consumers today are looking for new, on-demand ways to get around. Operators and service providers are developing a new model to accommodate this request, "Mobility as a Service" or MaaS.


Club News: ATC UAE President takes 2nd place in Emirates National Rally Championship

Club News: ATC UAE President takes 2nd place in Emirates National Rally Championship

03 March 2015

ACTAC Chairman and ATC UAE President Mohammed Ben Sulayem and General Manager Ronan Morgan took 2nd place while promoting the sport of rallying in the Emirates National Rally Championship.


Mileage Fraud proven to be an invisible crime

Mileage Fraud proven to be an invisible crime

04 February 2015

In a new FIA Region I commissioned survey, experts were unanimous: odometer tampering devices leave no trace on frauded vehicles and detection of the crime is nearly impossible.


Club news: Changes to the tolls at the Dartford crossing

Club news: Changes to the tolls at the Dartford crossing

19 November 2014

The AA UK has warned of a change in the way tolls are charged when crossing at Dartford-Thurrock.


ACTAC Clubs meet in Vienna

ACTAC Clubs meet in Vienna

13 November 2014

On 4 November 2014, ACTAC held a meeting in Vienna, Austria hosted by ÖAMTC. During the meeting, the Clubs discussed possible joint initiatives to improve mobility.


Club News: ACTAC tackles mileage fraud across the Arab world

Club News: ACTAC tackles mileage fraud across the Arab world

10 November 2014

ACTAC joins the battle against mileage fraud.


Joint Petition to MEPs: Protect European consumers against mileage fraud

Joint Petition to MEPs: Protect European consumers against mileage fraud

07 October 2014

A broad coalition of international and national actors have joined together to submit a joint petition the European Parliament on the prevention of mileage fraud.


Club news: Tragedy strikes AMZS on World First Aid Day

Club news: Tragedy strikes AMZS on World First Aid Day

25 September 2014

On 13 September 2014, World First Aid Day, Miha Baloh, a 30-year-old instructor at AMZS’s Save Driving Centre, and Lara Safran, a 17-year-old activities organiser for AMZS’s Family Hour road safety programme, tragically lost their lives on their way to an event to promote road safety.


Mileage Fraud

Mileage Fraud

02 July 2014

All FIA Region I resources on mileage fraud.


Club news: Slovakia gets a lesson on the importance of seat belts

Club news: Slovakia gets a lesson on the importance of seat belts

24 April 2014

The Autoklub Slovakia Assistance demonstrates to the public the importance of seat belts with a crash impact simulator.


Club news: Dynamic traffic lanes may remove congestion in Brussels

Club news: Dynamic traffic lanes may remove congestion in Brussels

24 April 2014

Touring Club Belgium highlights the need for more flexible and dynamic traffic lanes.


Club news: Raising awareness for mileage fraud in the UK

Club news: Raising awareness for mileage fraud in the UK

27 March 2014

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) highlighted the 'invisible crime', raising awareness of this common scam.


iMobility Challenge: Latest vehicle technologies need smart deployment to benefit society

iMobility Challenge: Latest vehicle technologies need smart deployment to benefit society

18 March 2014

On 18 March, the iMobility Challenge featured cutting edge developments for vehicle technologies in Brussels.


Club news: AA UK launches national 'Think Bikes!' campaign

Club news: AA UK launches national 'Think Bikes!' campaign

13 March 2014

AA launches national 'Think Bikes!' campaign supported by Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman and 20 times TT winner John McGuinness.


Mileage fraud: shining the light on an invisible crime

Mileage fraud: shining the light on an invisible crime

12 March 2014

On 12 March, FIA Region I set up a mileage fraud demonstration event on Place Luxembourg, just in front of the European Parliament in Brussels.


Club news: TACI appoints new President

Club news: TACI appoints new President

13 February 2014

The Touring & Automobile Club of the Islamic Republic of Iran (TACI) has appointed a new President, Mr. Abolghasem Iraji Kojoori.


FIA sponsored Euro NCAP crash test calls into question vehicle safety in Latin America

FIA sponsored Euro NCAP crash test calls into question vehicle safety in Latin America

13 February 2014

In November 2013, Euro NCAP released the test results for the Ford EcoSport, the vehicle sponsored by FIA Region I.


Club news: TACI launches the Winter Roadside Assistance Scheme 2014 across Iran

Club news: TACI launches the Winter Roadside Assistance Scheme 2014 across Iran

30 January 2014

TACI is participating in a winter roadside assistance scheme to improve road safety. The programme includes 26 thousand fixed and mobile roadside assistance teams.


FIA Region I clubs meet at FIA Annual General Assembly in Paris

FIA Region I clubs meet at FIA Annual General Assembly in Paris

05 December 2013

As part of the FIA's Annual General Assembly in Paris, the FIA Region I Clubs met to discuss the past year's activities and upcoming plans for 2014.


President of UAE's Automobile and Touring Club appointed head of global motor sport development plan

President of UAE's Automobile and Touring Club appointed head of global motor sport development plan

05 August 2013

Dr.Mohammed Ben Sulayem has been appointed by the FIA, motor sport’s world governing body, to chair a new task force charged with the responsibility to build a ten-year plan for the sport’s global development.


Iranian Club highlights support for FIA Road Safety Campaign in Speech

Iranian Club highlights support for FIA Road Safety Campaign in Speech

20 June 2013

Dr. Safikhani, the President of Touring & Automobile Club of the Islamic Republic of Iran (TACI) highlighted the Club's support for the FIA Action for Road Safety Campaign in the inaugural speech of Travel Expo, 8 June – 8 July 2013, Tehran .


The Royal Automobile Club of Jordan hosts the 7th IRU Euro-Asian Road Transport Conference

The Royal Automobile Club of Jordan hosts the 7th IRU Euro-Asian Road Transport Conference

13 June 2013

The 7th IRU Euro-Asian Road Transport Conference, Ministerial Meeting and Co-ordination Meeting of International Organisations and Financial Institutions, opened in Amman, Jordan, where over 400 leading political and business representatives gathered to identify and discuss political and operational measures that effectively facilitate trade and international road transport in the Arab world.


Touring Club Algeria works to promote tourism

Touring Club Algeria works to promote tourism

28 May 2013

Touring Travel Algeria, a subsidiary of Touring Club Algeria (TCA), is working to make the preferred destination Algeria for Algerian and foreign tourists, said its CEO, Tahar Sahri. In an interview with the APS, Mr. Sahri says his company made great efforts to promote the Algerian tourism within and outside the country by providing quality services and meeting customer expectations to gain their trust and attract more tourists.


ATCUAE Facilitates Middle East Motorsport Safety Seminar in Cyprus

ATCUAE Facilitates Middle East Motorsport Safety Seminar in Cyprus

27 May 2013

The ATCUAE, the governing body of motorsport in the UAE, in its role as an FIA Institute appointed Regional Training Provider, today facilitated the first of a two day safety seminar in Larnaca, Cyprus.


Seminal book on Sport Management in the Middle East is launched in UAE

Seminal book on Sport Management in the Middle East is launched in UAE

01 May 2013

The first ever book examining the burgeoning growth of sport management in the Middle East has been launched by His Highness Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mubarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, in Abu Dhabi.


UAE National Transport Authority to speed up customs procedures for motorists, truck operators

UAE National Transport Authority to speed up customs procedures for motorists, truck operators

20 February 2013

The UAE National Transport Authority today signed a landmark agreement with the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE aimed at simplifying and speeding up customs procedures at border crossing for motorists and truck operators, while steering travellers away from trouble when driving overseas.


First ACTAC Management Workshop held in Qatar

First ACTAC Management Workshop held in Qatar

07 February 2013

On 5 February, the first ACTAC Management Workshop was hosted by the Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation. Representatives from 22 ACTAC Clubs were present, as well as FIA President Jean Todt, FIA Region I President Werner Kraus, and ACTAC Chairman Dr. Mohammed Ben Sulayem.


UAE’S F1 role in Russia the starting point for joint efforts on road safety

UAE’S F1 role in Russia the starting point for joint efforts on road safety

01 October 2012

The UAE’s new role in preparing Russia for its debut in Formula One Racing will be the starting point for broader cooperation between the two countries on road safety and motoring consumer protection.


ATCUAE hosts first meeting of AIT/FIA Customs Council

ATCUAE hosts first meeting of AIT/FIA Customs Council

13 September 2012

Measures to simplify procedures for motoring tourists when driving across borders in the Middle East and worldwide were top of the agenda for the AIT/FIA Customs Council in Dubai today.


ATCUAE extends motor sport training to South America

ATCUAE extends motor sport training to South America

09 August 2012

A team from the ATCUAE’s training and education division, the Motorsport Knowledge Institute (MKI), attended a three-day FIA workshop in Cancun, Mexico on 8 August to explain its role as an FIA Institute Approved Regional Training Provider.


Largest ever meeting of NCAPs held in Malaysia

Largest ever meeting of NCAPs held in Malaysia

28 May 2012

The largest ever gathering of New Car Assessment Programmes has been held in Melaka, Malaysia on May 23-24. The Global NCAP Annual Meeting brought together all NCAPs active worldwide to share experience in promoting consumer information about automobile crash avoidance and protection.


Meeting of Executive Committee of the Arab Council for Touring & Automobile Clubs

Meeting of Executive Committee of the Arab Council for Touring & Automobile Clubs

12 May 2012

Mohammed Ben Sulayem ATCUAE President, FIA Vice President and ACTAC Chairman, chaired this week a new meeting of the Executive Committee of the Arab Council for Touring & Automobile Clubs (ACTAC) in Serbia.


FIA Region I Spring Meeting held in Belgrade on 8-11 May 2012

FIA Region I Spring Meeting held in Belgrade on 8-11 May 2012

11 May 2012

The annual FIA Region I Spring Meeting was held on 8-11 May 2012 in Belgrade, and hosted by AMSS. The event brought together FIA Region I Club representatives from Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Presentations from the event are now available online.


N. Irish Ministers Support the ATCUAE and University of Ulster in Sports Management

N. Irish Ministers Support the ATCUAE and University of Ulster in Sports Management

01 May 2012

Earlier this month the ATCUAE welcomed a delegation from the N. Irish Government to Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. While on a trade visit to the Middle East, the First and Deputy First Ministers met with the ATCUAE to support their growing relationship with the University of Ulster, and learn how the two organisations are bringing a new academic approach to sport in the UAE.


World’s First Degree in Road Safety to be delivered in the Middle East

World’s First Degree in Road Safety to be delivered in the Middle East

18 March 2012

This week, the University of St. Joseph in Lebanon launched the world’s first Masters Degree in Road Safety Management. The pioneering programme has been developed in conjunction with the Federation International de l’Automobile (FIA), and will also receive support through one of the world’s largest car manufacturers, Renault, though the Renault Foundation.


Spring Meeting: AMSS to host FIA Region I International Club Conference on 8-11 May 2012

Spring Meeting: AMSS to host FIA Region I International Club Conference on 8-11 May 2012

08 March 2012

This year’s FIA Region I International Club Conference (ICC) will be held in Belgrade, Serbia, from Tuesday 8 May to Friday 11 May 2012.


World’s largest driver training centre opened in Egypt

World’s largest driver training centre opened in Egypt

01 March 2012

The Egyptian Minister of Tourism, His Highness, Mr Mounir Fahkry, participated at the opening of the Egyptian Training Centre of Excellence (ETCE) on 1 March 2012. The new centre is the largest and most modern Road Safety Training Centre in the world.


Discussions held in Dubai on future development of ACTAC

Discussions held in Dubai on future development of ACTAC

06 February 2012

The Automobile & Touring Club of UAE (ATCUAE) hosted a meeting with FIA Region I officials in Dubai, UAE, on Monday 6 February 2012.


Mohammed ben Sulayem heads new-look Arab council

Mohammed ben Sulayem heads new-look Arab council

14 December 2011

Mohammed ben Sulayem, the Emirati former rally champion, was elected as the new chairman of the Arab Council of Touring and Automobile Clubs (ACTAC) at the FIA's annual general assembly in New Delhi.


FIA Guide for the Disabled Traveller: Now also in French, German and Italian

FIA Guide for the Disabled Traveller: Now also in French, German and Italian

01 December 2011

Which countries have a disability parking card scheme? Where and when can it be used? What parking privileges are available? Will the parking card of a visitor from another country be recognised? The answers to these questions and others for around 130 countries worldwide can be found in the FIA Guide for the disabled traveller.


SATA launches road assistance across Saudi Arabia and beyond

SATA launches road assistance across Saudi Arabia and beyond

16 November 2011

This news brings a welcome peace of mind to Saudi motorists traveling not only within Saudi Arabia but also to nearby countries such as Jordan, Egypt, Syria, and Yemen.


Arab Automobile Clubs: Building mobility links in Saudi Arabia and Jordan

Arab Automobile Clubs: Building mobility links in Saudi Arabia and Jordan

24 October 2011

FIA Region I representatives met with Arab Automobile Clubs in Saudia Arabia and Jordan to discuss the latest activities and developments in their Clubs.


Ben Sulayem Speaks out in Support of Road Safety Campaign Following Tragic Death of Footballer

Ben Sulayem Speaks out in Support of Road Safety Campaign Following Tragic Death of Footballer

25 September 2011

Mohammed Ben Sulayem, President of the UAE Automobile & Touring Club and Vice-President of the FIA, has lent his support for a campaign to educate people in the UAE about the dangers of texting while driving, following the tragic loss of UAE and Baniyas footballer Theyab Awana last week.


FIA Institute holds Motor Sport Development Workshop in Beirut

FIA Institute holds Motor Sport Development Workshop in Beirut

20 September 2011

The FIA Institute hosted a Motor Sport Development Workshop in Beirut, Lebanon on 19 September.


It's All Go in Ramallah

It's All Go in Ramallah

15 June 2011

The existence of the State of Palestine may casue a certain amount of discussion in political circles, but there is no doubt that a new country is gradually becoming a reality under the guidance of the Palestinian Authority. Motorsport in Palestine began as long ago as 2005 when the first events were held in Ramallah and Jericho.


Automobile and Touring Club of UAE enhances skills of their senior officials with Train the Trainer Program

Automobile and Touring Club of UAE enhances skills of their senior officials with Train the Trainer Program

10 June 2011

The Automobile and Touring Club of the United Arab Emirates (ATCUAE) in conjunction with the FIA Institute held its inaugural Train the Trainer program at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi for the senior officials who are involved in the organisation and administration of motor sport in the UAE.





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