From 7 to 9 November, the ACTA Technology Fair took place in Cape Town, South Africa, kindly hosted by AA South Africa. 11 Member Clubs participated in the fair, including AA South Africa, AA Kenya, AA Namibia, AA Zimbabwe, ANWB (The Netherlands), ATCM (Mozambique), EA991 (Botswana), RACC (Spain), RACE (Spain), M Sweden and TCS (Switzerland).
The two-day event consisted in showcasing existing Club’s technologies, with a particular focus on software and digital solutions. The first day included keynote speeches from technology partners and thought leaders, and a pitch session on Club technology solutions.
Technology partners from Ford, Huawei, and Rubicon presented technology solutions on the future of mobility and electric vehicles, how Cloud enables businesses and the future of AI technologies, as well as different solutions for mobility.
FIA Region I Member Clubs AA South Africa, RACC (Spain), RACE (Spain), M Sweden, AA Kenya, and TCS (Switzerland) presented digital solutions that support their Club activities. Some of these solutions included CityTrips Mobility as a Service solution from RACC, M Connect (Smart driving app) from M Sweden, and AA Rescue from AA Kenya.
On the second day, a match-making session was held where delegates had the opportunity to book one-to-one meetings with each other to discuss their technology needs and solutions. At the end of the ACTA Technology Fair, a workshop session about customer relationship management systems was carried out for participants.
FIA Region I President, Thomas Møller Thomsen, thanked AA South Africa for hosting the event and stands committed in assisting the ACTA Region with new technologies for mobility.
“As always, the Region I Office stands ready to help ACTA, and with new technologies we are eliminating the distances between each other,” said Thomsen.
AA South Africa CEO, Willem Groenewald, expressed his honour in hosting the ACTA Technology Fair in Cape Town.
“Global collaboration to expand business through technology. AA South Africa is proud to host this prestigious event on behalf of ACTA enabled by the FIA,” said Groenewald.