The ÖAMTC was founded in 1896 and is a founding member of umbrella organisations Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), Alliance Internationale de Tourisme (AIT) and Fédération Internationale de Motocylisme (FIM).
The ÖAMTC’s core business is breakdown assistance and has technical service centres throughout Austria. The ÖAMTC offers a variety of services for the individual mobility of its members including public policy. It also operates the Austrian rescue helicopter service and runs 10 safety driver training centres offering driver education at the highest level.
ÖAMTC signed the Road Safety Charter and gave the promise to take road safety action.
In 2011 ÖAMTC presented a road safety programme (In Zukunft: Sicher) for the decade 2011+. The programme contains the outlook and focus of the road safety issues of the club, and includes road users, vehicles and infrastructure. ÖAMTC has also initiated research for in-depth analysis of road crashes.
- Active Member: ÖAMTC (since 2003)