Anders Lindstrom can claim to be one of the best drivers in the world. The Swede has won the inaugural FIA Smart Driving Challenge (SDC).
Competitors saw their driving patterns assessed in real time thanks to an AI-based smartphone app powered by Enerfy.
The eight best drivers were invited to compete in the FIA SDC grand final in Paris.
Lindstrom lined up alongside competitors from France, Great Britain, Qatar, Sweden and Singapore, with each driver given four attempts to complete a 4km route around Paris.
The driver who completed the route in the most efficient manner would be declared the winner. In the end, Lindstrom was announced as the smartest and safest driver.
Lindstrom said: “It’s been great to refine my skills on the road all year long, being a smarter, safer and more efficient driver. I have learned a lot, not only from the Enerfy app, but from my fellow competitors and my team leader.
”I’ve really enjoyed the challenge and look forward to continuing to be a smart driver. I’ve got to live up to my title now!”
FIA deputy president Thierry Willemarck, added: “Congratulations to our first FIA Smart Driving Challenge winner who is today rewarded for his safe and eco-friendly driving skills. We believe such initiatives can improve driver behaviour and invite more FIA Clubs to join the challenge and lead that change.”
The 2020 season of the FIA Smart Driving Challenge gets underway in February, and applications are already open for new competitors.
To compete, drivers must sign up via the FIA SDC website. They must then download the app on their smartphone and connect the OBD plug-in to their car.
For more information, visit the FIA Smart Driving Challenge website.