Join Us at BeerUP Tech Fest 2024: A Dive into the Future of Autonomous Driving

We are pleased to announce that Ádám Bárdos, PhD from BME Automated Drive Lab will be delivering a presentation at the upcoming BeerUP Tech Fest. This highly anticipated event will take place on June 20, 2024, at 4:00 PM at Dürer Kert, a vibrant venue known for hosting innovative and engaging events.

The Evolution of Automotive Electronics and Autonomous Driving

Ádám Bárdos, founder and CEO of iMotionDrive, and a dedicated researcher and educator at BME for 14 years, will share his insights on the evolution of automotive electronics in the context of autonomous driving. His presentation, titled “Autonomous Driving in the Era of Software-Defined Vehicles,” will explore the transformative processes currently underway in automotive electronic platforms.

Key Topics of the Presentation

  1. Automotive Electronics Transformation:

Ádám Bárdos will delve into how modern vehicles are becoming increasingly similar to smartphones in terms of software functionality, while also highlighting the critical differences that ensure vehicle safety and reliability.

  1. BME’s Cutting-Edge Research:

Attendees will gain insights into the groundbreaking research conducted at BME to enhance the safety and functionality of autonomous vehicles. Ádám Bárdos will explain how these developments are poised to surpass even the skills of professional drivers, making autonomous driving a safer option on the roads.

  1. From Research to Real-World Applications:

The presentation will also cover how BME’s research results are transitioning into practical software products for the automotive industry. This includes a look at iMotionDrive, a startup/spinoff company from BME, which plays a pivotal role in bringing these innovations to market.

About BeerUP Tech Fest

BeerUP Tech Fest is a well-established summer event that brings together professionals from various tech industries. Held at Dürer Kert, the 2024 edition promises to be bigger than ever, featuring a mix of engaging professional topics, inspiring IT presentations, and refreshing beers. The evening will conclude with a live performance by the Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra, ensuring a perfect blend of professional development and entertainment.

Event Details:

  • Date: June 20, 2024
  • Time: 4:00 PM
  • Location: Dürer Kert, Budapest

This event is an excellent opportunity for industry professionals, academics, and enthusiasts to network, exchange ideas, and learn about the latest trends in autonomous driving and automotive technology.

For more information and to register for the event, please visit the event website.

Successful Measurement Campaign by BME Automated Drive Lab at the ZalaZONE Proving Ground!

We at BME Automated Drive Lab are excited to announce the successful completion of our latest measurement campaign at the AVL ZalaZONE Proving Ground in cooperation with Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH! This achievement was made possible through the dedication and expertise of our team and partners.

Our campaign focused on several key objectives. We tested relevant scenarios for Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS) according to current standards, gathered validation data for virtual testing, and conducted drone measurements to enhance the ZalaZone Digital Twin. Additionally, we assessed the performance of the BME Central System and compared in-vehicle perception data with ground truth infrastructure data.

This success would not have been possible without the outstanding contributions from the cooperating partners. Jakob Reckenzaun, Martin Kirchengast, and Georg Nestlinger led the campaign with excellent preparation and professional oversight, providing a vehicle with automated driving functionality. András Rövid, Zsolt Vincze, and the BME Automated Drive Lab team participated with the BME vehicle and provided Central System Technology to support automated vehicle testing. Stefan Ladstätter and Daniel Maurer from  Joanneum Research Digital provided the MQTT Backend Server to fuse ground truth and environmental data.

We also received invaluable support from Bálint Tóth, Áron-Máté Heé, and the TÜV Rheinland Group for their expertise in scenario selection and participation with the TÜV vehicle. Leander Hörmann, Albert Pötsch, and Hermann Daniel Ortbauer from the Linz Center of Mechatronics GmbH contributed high-precision real-time weather measurements. Ervin Kerekes and the AVL Hungary team provided outstanding support in organizing and providing measurement equipment. Felix Zust from Bernard Gruppe provided advanced camera-based infrastructure sensors, and Beata Bogár and Nóra Dobos from ZalaZONE InnoTech ensured flawless organization of the event.

Together, we conducted numerous test runs for various scenarios to push the boundaries of automated driving technology, ensuring its safety and efficiency. With the campaign now concluded, our team is diligently analyzing the data to derive meaningful insights that will inform future developments in automated driving systems.

The results of this campaign mark a significant milestone towards the integration of automated driving systems into daily life.