Anders Lindström from Sweden won the inaugural FIA Smart Driving Challenge, a worldwide challenge that rewards smart, safe and eco-friendly skills at the wheel.
The first season of the FIA Smart Driving Challenge (FIA SDC) started earlier this year and was organised around 14 heats, each a week-long. During the heats, the regular motorists, who joined the challenge through their Motoring Club or online, saw their driving patterns assessed in real time thanks to an AI-based phone app, powered by Enerfy, transforming real trips into a digital score.
The eight best drivers qualified to participate in the final of the FIA SDC and drivers from France, Great Britain, Qatar, Sweden and Singapore had to complete a predetermined 4km route around Paris and drive in the smartest and safest way.
Each finalist had four attempts at the route, with the driver recording the best efficiency average winning the FIA Smart Driving Challenge. In the end, Sweden’s Anders Lindström, who is a Member of the Kungliga Automobil Klubben (KAK), was announced as the winner of the challenge.
The trophy was handed over by FIA Deputy President Automobile Mobility and Tourism Thierry Willemarck and FIA Drivers’ Commission President, FIA World Championship Winner and nine-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen.