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May 03, 2019

PM Orbán pushes forward with self-driving vehicle test track

PM Orbán met with Heinz Hermann Thiele, honorary chairman of the supervisory board of Germany’s Knorr-Bremse AG to discuss the implementation of the self-driving vehicle test track at Zalegerszeg

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met with Heinz Hermann Thiele, honorary chairman of the supervisory board of Germany’s Knorr-Bremse AG on Thursday to discuss the implementation of the self-driving vehicle test track at Zalegerszeg.

According to MTI, phase one of the investment is scheduled to be inaugurated at the end of May. Knorr-Bremse was among the first to join the companies that intend to use the test track.

Other topics of discussion included Knorr-Bremse’s plans to set up an innovation center in Budapest as well as the company’s plans for further investments and developments in Hungary.

Knorr-Bremse has two production bases in Hungary, as well as an R+D center. Valor Hungariae is a state-owned company aimed to promote the market presence of Hungarian innovations in Hungary and abroad.

The meeting was also attended by Innovation and Technology Minister László Palkovics and István Lepsényi, CEO of Valor Hungariae.