Coming soon – BME X JAGUAR LAND ROVER TechDay

Join us for the BME X JAGUAR LAND ROVER TechDay event featuring vehicle showcases and captivating presentations

Here’s a glimpse of what to expect:

🔧 Cutting-edge insights on Supplier Quality Assurance by STA

🔄 Simulation in Design – Exploring Injection Molding and Moldflow

💡 Dive into the World of System Engineering – Customized Function Development

🚘 Vehicle Testing – Theory vs. Practice: What’s the Reality?

🎶 From Concert Halls to Cars – Acoustic Modeling Insights


📍 Location: BME Building “J”

📅 Date: 14th May

🕘 Time: 09:00 AM – 14:00 PM

🔗 Register here now!

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the latest in automotive technology and engineering innovation! See you there! #BME #JaguarLandRover #TechDay #AutomotiveInnovation


BME Automated Drive presentation at the 4, 500 attendees Dublin Professional Forum

The 10th Transport Research Arena, Europe’s most important bi-annual transport research event, was held in Dublin from 15-18 April. This year’s conference attracted over 1,000 scientific papers, the best of which were presented on the spot. Our colleague was invited to present in the Modelling and Simulation section.

At the prestigious event, Attila Tamás Tomaschek, PhD student of the BME Automated Drive Lab, gave a presentation entitled “Simulating the effects of connected and automated vehicles on traffic management”. The presentation gave an insight into the objectives and results achieved so far in the project “Central System for supporting the testing and operation of automated vehicles” 2020-1.2.3-EUREKA-2021-00001.

Following his presentation, Tamás Tomaschek said: “This event provides a unique platform for the exchange of information and experience between decision-makers and leading research and innovation players in the sector, so it is a great pride and pleasure for me to have the opportunity to be a speaker at this important event.”

 All modes and sectors of transport are represented at the TRA conference, including passenger and freight transport, urban, regional and long-distance transport. The event attracted a record attendance of over 4,500 delegates from around the world. An important achievement for Hungary is that Budapest has won the right to host the next conference in 2026.

BME spinoff DriveByCloud Kft. in front of international investment community: successful participation at the EELISA Next Level event.

BME Department of Automotive Technologies and its university spin-off company participated in the EELISA Next Level event in Germany, where startups presented their investor pitches at the event, which is aimed at raising capital for entrepreneurs.

The event was open to companies affiliated with institutions in the European network, and the best 15 startups from more than 50 applicants were invited to the event in Nuremberg on 22-23 March. The event was hosted by the Zollhof Tech Incubator, supported by Friedrich-Alexander University (FAU).

At the event, DriveByCloud Ltd., representing BME and Hungary, presented its product development ideas to the international community and investors. After the competition presentation, Zsolt Vincze, CEO of DriveByCloud Kft. and researcher at the Department of Automotive Engineering, emphasized: “I consider it a great achievement that we made it to the top 15 out of 50 applicants in such a strong field, and that we were able to present the marketable developments of our research work to a broad scientific and professional audience and international investors, which will be sold by our spin-off company.”

DriveByCloud Ltd. provides services that improve the efficiency of automotive testing. These include infrastructure-based real-time road data services and mixed reality testing with virtual objects. It also provides cloud-based vehicle control and teleoperation, and enables cooperative perception and control using the real-time digital twin of the environment. The company’s innovative solutions help to advance the technological development and safety of the automotive industry.

Vincze Zsolt & Dr. Rövid András

Dr. Rövid András & Vicze Zsolt

The research related to the developments presented in the context of self-driving vehicles was supported by the European Union in the framework of the National Laboratory for Autonomous Systems (RRF-2.3.1-21-2022-00002).

New website content emphasizing entrepreneurship

Our department is proud to announce the launch of new web content aimed at fostering entrepreneurship and innovation in education and research. The department’s commitment to developing higher education in line with the third-generation university model is highlighted in the latest additions to our website.

Zsolt Szalay Ph.D., Head of Department, stated, “As we move towards becoming a third-generation university, we are dedicated to emphasizing entrepreneurship in our teaching and research activities. Our aim is to be actively involved in solving social and economic problems and to promote the transfer of research knowledge into real life applications.”

The new content explores the concept of third-generation universities, institutions closely linked to society and the economic sector. The department’s focus on innovation, industrial relations, and practice-oriented research underscores our commitment to driving societal impact through academia.

As part of our entrepreneurial endeavors, the department created two university spin-off companies: iMotionDrive Ltd. and DriveByCloud Ltd. These ventures support the development and testing of autonomous vehicles, contributing to technological innovation in the automotive industry, the safety of future mobility, and thus its social acceptance.

In addition to entrepreneurial opportunities and industry research, the department collaborates with the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences to offer students a wider range of opportunities for education. Through inter-faculty cooperation and partnerships with industry leaders, students gain valuable insights and practical experience tailored to the needs of the market.

Dr. Szalay further emphasized, “Our goal is to empower students to succeed in both academia and the business world. Through initiatives like the ‘Starting and Operating Innovative Enterprises‘ course, taught by Dr. Pál Danyi and Tamás Iványi from the Department of Management and Business Economics, students deepen their understanding of business start-ups and gain practical knowledge to drive successful innovation.”

The Department of Automotive Technologies at Budapest University of Technology and Economics is at the forefront of shaping the future of education and industry collaboration. With a focus on entrepreneurship and innovation, the department is poised to lead the way in driving academic excellence into societal impact.