Solar challenge vehicle on show at Ctrack’s stand at FoM

Brian Joss – Telematics and vehicle tracking specialists, Ctrack, will exhibit their wares at the 2018 Festival of Motoring (FoM), which takes place from August 31 to 2 September 2, at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Johannesburg.

The FoM is set to provide a plethora of interactive motoring entertainment that will include additional lifestyle, education and family-friendly activities this year.

Ctrack’s stand will also be home to a futuristic Sasol Solar Challenge (SSC) vehicle during South Africa’s largest three-day, OEM-supported motoring event.

The solar-powered car on the Ctrack stand is similar to the cars that will compete in the 2018 SSC, a biennial competition in which teams from across the world design and build solar-powered vehicles and then drive them across South Africa. 

The 2018 SSC, which takes place from September 22 to September 30 , is a live testing laboratory for new technologies. It will again showcase innovative vehicles that are built with hand-woven solar panels, sophisticated weather monitoring systems and 3D-printed parts.

As a SSC partner, Ctrack is providing telematic units to monitor the progress of both the local and international competitors during the 2018 SSC.

Ctrack R&D Director, Jaco le Roux, said Ctrack’s track record is vindicated by the SSC’s request to partner with these pioneering participants of the Solar Challenge. 

While the gamut of Ctrack products will be on display at FoM, additional focus will be on its new SMB product, Ctrack Drive,  an affordable, feature-rich Software as a Service (SaaS) solution for SMME’s and companies with fleets of 30 vehicles or less.

Introduced earlier this year, the mobile solution is suited to companies whose vehicles are not their core business and who do not employ dedicated fleet managers, says Hein Jordt, managing director of Ctrack.

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