Panaratas wins the 2023 Safety First! Competition

The 2023 Safety First! Competition, which was organized for the first time this year by the Safety Technology Research Group of the Department of Automotive Technologies of BME in order to establish a tradition among the students of the university. “Our aim is to promote the field of traffic safety and to inspire students interested in this scientific area. Through the competition, we support the students involved in finding new and innovative solutions to current problems in the field of transport safety.” – said Árpád Török PhD, Head of the Safety Technology Research Group, after the final event of the competition.

The 6 teams and 16 students who participated presented their innovative ideas in areas of high importance for vehicle safety and cybersecurity. Out of the 6 teams, 3 teams, ShieldTech, Panaratas and NAVSTAR, made it to the final and were able to take their ideas from the first round to the implementation phase. The finalist teams therefore presented working models in the final round.

ShieldTech presented a machine learning model for the protection of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication, which is suitable for detecting and preventing unauthorized access. Panaratas has developed a ROS2-based virtual environment for evaluating intrusion detection systems (IDS) in intelligent transport systems (ITS). NAVSTAR has developed a driver monitoring system that identifies the drivers’ emotional state by analyzing speech patterns and tone of voice. Panaratas was the winner, ShieldTech was awarded second place and NAVSTAR was ranked third.

Congratulations to the finalists, and we look forward to seeing more teams at next year’s competition!