Published: November 16 2023
Széchenyi István University in Hungary is collaborating with four German universities to develop self-driving vehicles in Budapest. This international project, established through Bavarian-Hungarian intergovernmental cooperation, aims to not only focus on technical aspects but also on legal aspects related to self-driving vehicles.
Collaboration between Hungarian and German universities
Four German universities from different cities, Munich, Regensburg, Landsberg am Lech, and Coburg, have joined the project along with Széchenyi István University in Hungary. The collaboration also involves the participation of two law students to address the legal aspects of self-driving vehicles. The project, originally planned for one year, will continue for another year due to the enthusiasm and dedication of both German and Hungarian students.
Opportunities for international relations and knowledge exchange
The project provides an excellent opportunity for students to build international relations and exchange knowledge. Széchenyi István University's Automotive Research Center plays a crucial role in mentoring the program in Hungary. Additionally, the ZalaZONE test track in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary, offers a unique location for testing and development.
Participation in international competitions
As part of the collaboration, students from both countries will have the opportunity to participate in prestigious international competitions as a team, further strengthening cooperation between Hungarian and German universities.
Automotive Supplier Development Program
Alongside the collaboration on self-driving vehicles, a nearly HUF 3 billion Automotive Supplier Development Program has been launched to support the development of the automotive industry in Hungary. This program will further enhance research and development efforts in the field.
Via MTI, Featured image: Facebook/Széchenyi István Egyetem (Márton Horváth)
Questions & Answers
What is the collaboration between Széchenyi István University and German institutions about? Széchenyi István University in Hungary is collaborating with four German universities on the development of self-driving vehicles.
Which German cities are the universities from? The universities are from Munich, Regensburg, Landsberg am Lech, and Coburg.
Besides technical aspects, what other aspect does the collaboration on self-driving vehicles focus on? The collaboration also focuses on legal aspects.
Are law students involved in the project? Yes, two law students are participating in the joint project.
Will the project continue beyond the initial one-year plan? Yes, due to the enthusiasm of both German and Hungarian students, the project will continue next year.
What opportunities does the project provide to the students involved? The project provides an opportunity for the students to participate in prestigious international competitions together as a team, bringing them closer and strengthening cooperation.
What role does Széchenyi István University's Automotive Research Center play in the project? Széchenyi István University's Automotive Research Center plays an important role in mentoring the program in Hungary.
Where is the unique location for testing and development of the self-driving vehicles? The ZalaZONE test track in Zalaegerszeg, western Hungary, provides a unique location for testing and development.
How much funding was allocated to the Automotive Supplier Development Program? Nearly HUF 3 billion was allocated to the Automotive Supplier Development Program.