2023
01.17

ZalaZONE attended NATO Innovation Network Conference

In coordination of the Hungarian Ministry of Defence, ZalaZONE Research & Innovation attended the NATO Innovation Network virtual conference on 17th January 2023 The conference, organized by the NATO Innovation Network of Defence Open Innovation Entities attracted more than 500 attendees and aimed to initiate interactive discussions with innovation practitioners and solution seekers across NATO, and learn […]
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2022
11.10

Ministers' Day on ZalaZONE

ZalaZONE Research & Innovation hosted 3 ministers on 5th November 2022. On the invitation of Prof. Dr. László Palkovics, Minister of Technology and Industry, Szalay-Bobrovniczky Kristóf, Minister of Defence and Csák János, Minister of Culture and Innovation  visited AVL-ZalaZONE Proving Ground on 5th November. The high-ranking delegation visited Europe’s unique automotive proving ground with the purpose […]
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2022
11.07

SAAB radar technology demonstration on ZalaZONE

On November 4th, a radar technology demonstration took place at the  ZalaZONE Automotive Proving Ground in cooperation with the Institute for Transport Sciences, HungaroControl and MouldTech Systems. The ZalaZONE Automotive Proving Ground is not only suitable for testing ground vehicles, but also drones and related technologies. The growth in the number and role of drones […]
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2022
09.30

IV. ZalaZONE Innovation Day - Hungary's biggest celebration of mobility innovation

320 participants representing the economy, education, and politics attended the IV. ZalaZONE Innovation Day on 30. September held on the ZalaZONE Conference and Event Center.   The main goal of the event – which began by the welcome speech by Dr. Zsófia Koncz, Deputy Minister of Technology and Industry – was to provide a platform […]
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2022
09.28

First Hungarian Drone Racing World Cup was held at ZalaZONE

On September 17th-18th the first Hungarian FPV (first person view) Drone Racing World Cup was held at the ZalaZONE Automotive Proving Ground. The competition was organized according to the rules of the International Air Sports Federation, FAI, by the Hungarian Air Sports Federation and the Hungarian Modelling Association. The race took place on ZalaZONE’s University […]
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2022
08.20

Researchers of the University of Szeged investigated passenger’s reactions sitting in a self-driving car - Special test on the ZalaZONE Automotive Proving Ground

With the involvement of 45 volunteers, scientific surveys were carried out on the test track, where researchers measured the emotional and biological reactions of the passengers sitting in self-driving vehicles in different traffic situations, such as accelerating and decelerating, avoiding a deer or a cyclist. During the measurements, experts used special instruments, head-mounted electrodes, and […]
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2022
07.19

ZalaZONE Research & Innovation hosted the 4th Trilateral Conference

On 15th July 2022 ZalaZONE Research & Innovation hosted the 4th Trilateral Conference dedicated to the motto “The synergies of virtual testing and physical testing” on the ZalaZONE Automotive Proving Ground in Hungary. It has been two years since we last met on the trilateral conference, in which experts of autonomous vehicle testing and decision-makers […]
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2022
06.27

FS Easter preparation event organized on ZalaZONE

The preparatory competition for the Formula Student East Series was held on June 24-26 at the ZalaZONE Automotive Proving Ground. On the event, organized by the Association of Hungarian Vehicle Engineers and the Innovation and Training Center of the University of Széchenyi, supported by the ZalaZONE R&I Team, attended 5 teams with their own prototype […]
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2022
06.15

High-ranking NATO and EU military guests on ZalaZONE

High-ranking NATO and EU military guests visited ZalaZONE on June 13, 2022, as part of the V4 Chief of Defence meeting recently organized in Hungary. In the program, experts sought answers how the V4 countries can work together in the future in the areas of “transformation and innovation”. The visit is also relevant because of […]
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2022
04.21

index.hu Interview with Dr. Zsolt Szalay, Head of ZalaZONE R&I

An interview with Zsolt SZALAY, Ph.D., head of ZalaZONE Research & Innovation has been published at Index.hu Zrt about the future of autonomous driving, its technical, legal, social, psychological and philosophical challenges and the key role of the ZalaZONE Automotive Proving Ground. Read the full article HERE (in Hungarian)
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