Connected autonomous vehicle testing ground set for Hungary

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Hungarian automotive proving ground deal struck
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UK automotive engineering organisation joins Hungarian company to design a new proving ground in the country for CAV technology.

HORIBA MIRA has been contracted in partnership with civil engineering firm Főmterv zRt to design a prestigious automotive proving ground in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary.

This proving ground will be the first of its type in Hungary with specific capabilities for the testing of Connected Autonomous Vehicles.

The new proving ground will boast extensive features dedicated to Connected Autonomous Vehicle technologies and the development of autonomous driving. HORIBA MIRA and Főmterv zRt bring over 100 years of combined engineering expertise to ensure this new proving ground will be state of the art.

This announcement demonstrates the Hungarian Government’s commitment to strengthening Hungary’s position in the automotive industry and the continued economic growth.

The new proving ground will support the automotive sector including OEMS, Tier 1 suppliers and infrastructure providers. It will be managed by Autóipari Próbapálya Zala Kft, a newly-established company brought in to manage the development and operations of the proving ground.

Declan Allen, Chief Operating Officer at HORIBA MIRA, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Főmterv and supporting Autóipari Próbapálya Zala Kft with the design of this proving ground. This is just the beginning of a long term relationship supporting Hungary’s automotive strategy and we look forward to helping Hungary towards its goal of becoming a major European automotive developmental hub.”

Tibor Keszthelyi, Chairman, President and CEO at FÖMTERV, said: “We are very proud to participate in this project with HORIBA MIRA. It is a great opportunity for the Hungarian automotive sector and also for FÖMTERV as an engineering company to engage in this state of art technology design.”

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