FEST Auto unites with Abu Dhabi University to enhance urban mobility solutions

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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FEST Auto Global Holding Ltd (FEST), a global mobility solutions company with a mission to redefine urban transportation, has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi University (ADU), aimed at fostering innovation in sustainable urban mobility.

The agreement outlines a shared vision for the future, with FEST and ADU working together to enhance FEST’s proprietary Fleet Management System (FMS) and Vehicle Management System (VMS).

These systems are designed to increase operational efficiency through advanced system customization and to showcase the practical viability of FEST’s customized electric vans in real-world applications.

Alishir Khalil, CEO of FEST, said that, “This collaboration underscores our commitment to leveraging advanced technology and research to solve urban mobility challenges. It aligns perfectly with the UAE’s vision for sustainable development and positions the nation as a leader in global innovation and environmental stewardship.”

ADU will provide significant academic and technical resources, including research support and access to state-of-the-art facilities. The project aims to promote practical innovations, and to integrate these advancements into educational programs, thus nurturing future talent in the sector.

As a potential project in Abu Dhabi, FEST is set to team up with ADU to initiate a pilot program by establishing an R&D Innovation Hub at the university. This partnership combines ADU’s academic prowess with FEST’s expertise in electric vehicle technology to enhance urban mobility solutions.

Professor Ghassan Aouad_FEST Auto_ADU collaboration
Professor Ghassan Aouad
Chancellor – ADU

“We are thrilled to partner with FEST in this pioneering initiative. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in our commitment to fostering innovation and supporting sustainable development in the region. By combining ADU’s academic resources with FEST’s technological expertise, we aim to drive advancements in urban mobility that align with the UAE’s strategic goals for environmental sustainability and technological leadership.”

FEST has established its global headquarters at the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM). The Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) is supporting FEST Auto to ensure a smooth and seamless business setup in the Emirate.

Nayef Shahin, Director of Innovation & Knowledge at ADIO, stated that, “At ADIO, we are committed to expanding the horizons of clean and smart mobility by supporting global pioneers like FEST. The company joins an increasing number of global players who have selected Abu Dhabi due to its status as an investment destination of choice and an enabler of smart solutions.”

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