Group photo of the organizers and the Hungarian and German participants of the program.
Széchenyi István University in Győr (northwest Hungary) is taking part in an international project established through Bavarian-Hungarian intergovernmental cooperation. Students and staff of the institution are working on the development of self-driving vehicles in partnership with four German universities.
Four universities from four Bavarian cities (Munich, Regensburg, Landsberg am Lech, and Coburg) and Széchenyi István University in Hungary have joined the project. The international cooperation on self-driving vehicles also focuses on legal aspects besides technical ones, therefore two law students are participating in the joint project, too.
Dr. Markus Krug, Professor at the Munich University of Applied Sciences, mentor and coordinator of the German students, said that both German and Hungarian students are so enthusiastic about the cooperation that the project, originally planned for only one year, will continue next year.
Dr. Barna Hanula, Associate Professor of the Audi Hungaria Faculty of Automotive Engineering at Széchenyi István University, emphasized:
Our aim is to continue this in the future with the involvement of more partner universities in Hungary and Central and Eastern Europe.
As part of this, we are also planning to have our students participate in prestigious international competitions together as a team, thus strengthening cooperation.”
The project provides an excellent opportunity to build international relations and exchange knowledge, the Hungarian university shared in a statement. Széchenyi István University’s Automotive Research Center is also playing an important role in mentoring the program in Hungary, and the ZalaZONE test track in Zalaegerszeg (western Hungary) provides a unique location for testing and development.
Via MTI, Featured image: Facebook/Széchenyi István Egyetem (Márton Horváth)