ZalaZONE Automotive Proving Ground has a key importance as a complex and integrated Research & Development facility which supports customers and experimental developments. The hub of innovation activities related to ZalaZONE is its Research and Technology Centre. Here joint research projects of the Budapest University of Technology & Economics, the University of Győr, the University, of Pannonia and other higher education partners together with ZalaZONE take place. The Centre is located just beside the proving ground, in a very close relation with its activities. It was opened in 2019 and functions as an incubator/accelerator for SMEs and start-ups as well as university based R&D centre, for Hungarian, regional, European, and global university and industrial partners, where cooperation and collaboration between enterprises and universities are strategically key focus points. The practical dual training program for high school students, where students can acquire the theoretical knowledge, they have received in higher education contributes to the success of the project. ​

The UNIVERSITY TEST TRACK is the small size representation of the large ZalaZONE Proving Ground with 8,500 square meters of asphalt over the entire track but it has the most important test track elements that allow performing low-speed vehicle handling and dynamics tests as well as braking tests. This environment also serves targeted testing of automated and self-driving vehicles. The aim of the facility is to strengthen collaborative research activities of universities and research institutes, and to attract researchers and scientists to ZalaZONE. The primary target users are university research teams and students, the engineers of the future. Thanks to the extensive contacts of the universities, the track is planned to serve international users as well as industrial-university collaborations in the future. 

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The afternoon when everyone could enter ZalaZONE

On May 19th, on the ZalaZONE Test Track Day, the gates of the ZalaZONE Automotive Proving Ground were opened for the public. Since the foundation stone of ZalaZONE was laid on May 19, 2017, we have held an open house every year in May with the aim of familiarizing interested visitors with the modules and […]
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Trespassing detection using AI

The ZalaZONE Automotive Proving Ground is a perfect and safe environment for testing autonomous mobility functions. Our colleagues are constantly developing new technologies, using artificial intelligence. In a recent demonstration on our ADAS platform, a trespass was simulated. A protected zone was monitored by autonomous cars and drones. When pedestrians entered the territory, they were […]
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Slovenian students at the Proving Ground

Guests from the Economic School Murska Sobota/Slovenia visited ZalaZONE Research & Innovation . Students of the 2nd year of Informatics at the Higher Professional School were interested in exploring the proving grounds track modules and research activities in the Science Park’s university laboratories. The testing of autonomous vehicles and drones requires cross-border cooperation, the Trilateral cooperation between […]
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Research and innovation activities on the ZalaZONE Automotive Proving Ground cover the non-economic usage of the research infrastructure. Accordingly, our activities are carried out in following 4 areas: ​

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