ZalaZone the Zalaegerszeg Test Track
In May 2016, the Government of Hungary decided on the implementation of the vehicle test track in Zalaegerszeg, with the view to assist in the strengthening of native automotive R & D capacities. In line with this, Automotive Proving Ground Ltd. was established as a responsible company for managing and implementation of the test track; The task is to manage the conception of the proving ground, to fulfil the investment, to build the related automotive and engineering knowledge, to establish competitive operation and to create the customer network.
The Zalaegerszeg test track is unique; the traditional test track features focusing on driving and driving stability are implemented together with the research and development infrastructure elements connection with future vehicles on a multi-level system for validation. The proving ground provides not only dynamics tests for conventional vehicles, but it also allows validation tests for autonomous cars and electric vehicles.
Research Centre for Autonomous Road Vehicles
Research in the field of autonomous vehicles is present in the Hungarian scientific community, but so far, such activities have been performed separately and parallel to each other. With the establishment of RECAR (Research Center for Autonomous Road Vehicles) the partners created such a comprehensive organization, in which the partners combine their competences and with the utilization of synergies, higher-level research results can be achieved. Our aim is to connect the academic and industrial competences, also the education and research, so that the training of highly qualified professionals and the strengthening of R+D basis can be enabled.