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Transportation is a fast growing and changing industry in the 21th century. Communication and information technology solutions to transportation challenges appear every day. These changes lead to increasing automation in transport.
One part of automation in transport is self-driving cars. A self-driving car is able to sense the environment and navigate without human input. Due to robotic control, it can reduce the risk of accidents, avoid traffic jams, and require less driving and parking space. Self-driving cars could replace taxis and public transportation in the future.
Since 2015, Hungary has been actively involved in the development of self-driving vehicles, and in the near future, a modern test track will be finished and ready to start testing advanced technology in a road environment.
This year, it is the mission to build a robot that can act as a real autonomous, self-driving taxi that takes passengers from a starting position to a target area.