The 1st Tunisian-Hungarian Research Day was organized by the Hungarian Embassy in Tunis, with four focus areas. Cognitive tools and approaches are reshaping one of the pillars of our society: the mobility. These tools increase efficiency and, if used consciously, can help make mobility more sustainable. In addition to presenting general trends, projects of leading Hungarian research laboratories (National Laboratory for Autonomous Vehicles, National Laboratory for Artificial Intelligence, SZTAKI, BME MIT, BME GJT) were also presented. We hope that more collaborations can be initiated through Research Day.
Among other things, this question was discussed in the Bitport CIO Club podcast, 🎙️ whose guest was Dr. Zsolt Szalay, head of the BME Automated Drive Lab.
If you are curious about where self-driving technology is now, how the layers of the smart infrastructure that communicate with cars are built on each other and what experts think about the skeptical opinions about self-driving, be sure to listen🎧 to the entire broadcast.
The full episode is available here:
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology organizes a large ideation workshop focusing on the raw materials sector (EIT RawMaterials), food industry and agriculture (EIT Food), and climate change (EIT Climate-KIC). The Hackathon is realized in cooperation with the Climate Innovation Community and the Moholy-Nagy University of Arts. With the help of Design Thinking trainers, students have the opportunity to get to know the user-centered approach to innovation, learn to use their design toolkit in such a way as to combine user needs, new technological possibilities and the conditions for business success in a single solution. During the workshop, they can improve their problem-solving and teamwork skills, while meeting and working with young people with similar interests, not only supporting the fight against climate change with their ideas, but also preparing for EIT’s business development programs, strengthening the entrepreneurial spirit.
Language of the program: Hungarian
Participation is free, but registration is required
The event is also available on social media.
For more information, please check the event brochure.
Several series of articles examine the effects of the growing presence of battery production in Hungary related to the spread of electromobility. Máté Zöldy, head of the Innovative Vehicle Technologies research group, among several experts who spoke about real similarities and differences with the automotive industry, highlighted that several of the Hungarian subsidiaries of German companies carry out significant research and development in our country on an international scale.
In the case of commercial vehicles, there are still many technologies competing to reduce the environmental impact of mobility. Ádám Nyerges, a researcher and instructor at the Innovative Vehicle Technologies Competence Center, presented his results related to the internal combustion engine in a successful workplace debate. Congratulations, Ádám, and good luck with the public defense!
During the realization of the Piaci KFI project by Bosch and the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), a measurement campaign was organised at ZalaZONE Automotive Proving Ground.
The purpose of the measurements was to examine how the object detection performance of the camera was affected by the different mount positions behind the windscreen, especially the effect of windscreen distortions. During this measurement campaign, an enormous amount of data was captured. For that, a reference data measurement system, – which was developed and deployed during the Piaci KFI project – was used during the campaign. In the first step, test measurements were conducted for the verification of the reference measurement system. These tests involved the recording of additional data from the high-precision GNSS systems, deployed into the test vehicles of Bosch and BME. After the verification measurements, different standardised NCAP scenarios were realised and measured. The evaluation of the captured data is still in progress, with the help of a new evaluation software which was also implemented during the project.
The measurement preparation and evaluation space of the Innovative Vehicle Technologies Competence Center was nominated in the “Commercial space” category in the office of the year competition, together with the Bosch Innovation Center. The application highlights the original, valuable and pleasant environment that was created, and that it strives for the unity of practical aspects, innovation and sustainability.