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Oct 31, 2018

Hungary is a European hub for R&D of self-driving cars

László Palkovics said Hungary is a leader in the research and development of technologies that support the future of self-driving cars

Hungary is one of Europe’s main hubs for the development of autonomous vehicle systems, the innovation and technology minister has said.

Following an informal meeting of European transportation ministers in Graz on Tuesday, László Palkovics said Hungary is a leader in the research and development of technologies that support the future of self-driving cars.

Palkovics added that this is why the government has decided to build a “globally unique” test environment which includes a self-driving vehicle test track in Zalaegerszeg, in western Hungary.

According to MTI, Hungary is also collaborating with Austria and Slovenia in the development of self-driving vehicles. The minister said that the countries wanted to see how such a car behaves when it crosses borders.

Palkovics also said that Hungary is also a leader in the use of 4G and 5G networks, and is constantly developing its research and development sector.