The Hungarian government plans to build a test track for driver-less cars in Zalaegerszeg, western Hungary.
According to government sources, the test track is a major investment for Hungary, one which cannot be rivaled or found within 500 kilometers of its borders.
Construction work is due to commence on the new dual carriageway this year, which will be the country’s first intelligent road for testing self-driving cars.
The new R-76 route will link the M7 highway with Zalaegerszeg and is expected to cost 535 million EUR to construct. The road will run close to Sármellék Airport and will take 24 months to build.
Hungary’s auto industry is fast becoming a European leader in the sector, embracing digital transformation and development, which has led to international investments and expansion projects.