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SIGNING THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING IN THE FIELD OF AUTONOMOUS DRIVING, COOPERATIVE INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS AND E-MOBILITY

Publish date: 2018/03/29 | Expire date: 2018/04/20 | Author: Pia Prebevšek

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On 23 March 2018, the Ministers of the Republic of Austria, Hungary and Slovenia, in the presence of the European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc, signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of autonomous driving, cooperative intelligent transport systems and e-mobility.

These activities has already been supported by the construction of the most advanced testing polygon for autonomous vehicles in Central Europe, which is located in Zalaegerszeg near the Austrian and Slovenian borders and funded by Hungarian Government. Cross-border tripartite cooperation in this area is very unique, thus the Minister of Transport of the Republic of Hungary has also highlighted the important role of the three universities in Budapest, Graz and Maribor in the implementation of this new type of mobility in the region and in the whole Europe. The venue was attended by the Vice-rector Prof. dr. Niko Samec, Dr. Miran Rodič, Mladen Kraljić and Darja Kukovič.

In parallel, the University of Maribor has successfully applied the university network for Avtonomuos vehicles in the CEEPUS program (program for Central and Eastern European University Study), which marks the beginning of the implementation of the trilateral agreement between the universities BME Budapest, TU Graz and the University of Maribor. The network cosists of 14 university partners from 10 countries and numerous economic partners from the same countries.