BME Automated Drive Lab is a laboratory at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, in Department of Automotive Technologies. The laboratory aims to do cutting-edge R&D activities in the whole spectrum of highly automated and autonomous road vehicles. As an academic research group, the lab intends to connect the academic and industrial competencies and education and research. The lab would like to catalyse the acceptance and penetration of self-driving vehicles and related technologies. It is emphasised that besides fundamental research in this field, the lab is also doing applied research, i.e. real automated vehicles and functionalities are developed continuously for credible demonstrations.We would like to develop more functionality in the future to create a safe, autonomous vehicle.Our mission is to combine academic and industrial competences to become a globally recognised education and research institution.
We have 7 teams with different research fields where we work together with other Universities, Departments, and Industrial partners. The 5 main research layers including several subfields:
The LDDAS (Lane Departure Avoidance Driver Assistance System) was a project starting in 1997 and funded by Hungary. During the research, BME and Knorr-Bremse Fékrendszert Kft. Cooperated. The tests took place in Kiskunlacháza. The essence and result of which is that a truck wants to deviate from the runway "intentionally", however, the video-based system in the vehicle detects and prevents this with longitudinal intrusion and then steers the vehicle back to the correct trajectory.
As a continuation of the CHAUFFEUR I project of the Telematics Application Programme, CHAUFFEUR II has two general aims. Firstly, the tow-bar technology demonstrated in CHAUFFEUR I will be further developed into a system that can be transformed into a saleable product quite soon. At the end of CHAUFFEUR II, there will be a "CHAUFFEUR Assistant", that supports the driver and allows him/her to follow another vehicle, not only CHAUFFEUR equipped trucks, at a safe distance. Secondly, CHAUFFEUR II looks into the future. A fully operable truck platoon will be realised. Typical Platoon manoeuvres will be presented in a test track environment. CHAUFFEUR II does not only have technical goals. An important part of the project will be system evaluation on a theoretical and a practical level. Especially cost/benefit analysis and user trials and workshops need to be mentioned.
The proposal is to set up intelligent technologies for power trains to generate nearly collision free vehicle. Such a vehicle will not only reactively cope with dangerous situations, it will also be in the position to predict such situation and thus prevent accidents. These possibilities are limited in today's power trains, e.g. because of lack of a x-by-wire steering and lack of failure tolerant system architecture. A secure failure tolerant power train system has not been considered yet in any automobile accident prevention system. To achieve the necessary requirement, an intelligent automatic control of the vehicle kinematics and safety features is needed. A fully electronically power train provides the technological basis.
eSafety of road and air transports Virtual co-pilot to reduce road deaths Vehicles that can foresee dangers and respond automatically to changing road conditions, traffic and driver mistakes could start rolling along Europe’s roads in the near future.
Though still prototypes, the vehicles developed by researchers working in the SPARC project sit on the cusp of a new generation of cars and trucks that promise to improve road safety dramatically.
Using a combination of sensors, automated decision-support systems and innovative control mechanisms, the smart vehicles help counteract the single biggest cause of traffic accidents: driver error.
The Electronic Vehicle and Vehicle Control Knowledge Center (EJJT) was established in 2005 at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics on the basis of a tender from the Regional University Knowledge Center of the National Office for Research and Technology. The state-defined goal of establishing knowledge centers is to concentrate, consolidate, further develop and make previously available university, research institute and corporate knowledge in each selected field into a salable product. The efficient operation of knowledge centers presupposes a well-defined cooperation between these three spheres.
ICT for Intelligent Vehicles and Mobility Services The groundbreaking HAVEit proposal aims at the long-term vision of highly automated driving. Within this proposal important intermediate steps will be developed, validated and demonstrated. These intermediate results on the one hand offer high potential for exploitation within 3-5 years after HAVEit and on the other hand form the ideal basis to integrate further next generation ADAS (highly automated functionalities) by adding software modules. HAVEit will significantly contribute to higher traffic safety and efficiency for both passenger cars and trucks, thereby strongly promoting safe and intelligent mobility of both people and goods.
The main objective of the TRUCKDAS project is to support R&D programs which can provide innovative technological solutions for the wide range of users while taking into consideration economicalness as well. Avoiding incidents resulting from loss of stability and lane departure can supported by such technological solutions which inform the driver about the danger and if needed, automatically take control over the vehicle. These solutions are drive-assist systems and are referred to as DAS in the literature in the field.
Development of technologies for passenger safety, driving assistance, reliability, energy efficiency and environmental awareness.
The past decade has seen significant progress on active pedestrian safety, as a result of advances in video and radar technology. In the intelligent vehicle domain, this has recently culminated in the market introduction of first-generation active pedestrian safety systems, which can perform autonomous emergency braking (AEB-PED) in case of critical traffic situations. PROSPECT will significantly improve the effectiveness of active VRU safety systems compared to those currently on the market.
The aim of the FIKP is to improve the research conditions of higher education institutions in order to increase Hungary's research capacities, strengthen the focus of research development and innovation in the operation of higher education institutions, improve the conditions of scientific and researcher supply, increase scientific productivity and strengthen research, technological development and the role and importance of innovation among higher education institutions.
The research professional goal of the project is to research the testing processes of future key vehicle technologies (autonomous vehicles, e-mobility) and the technical support of the test track based in Zalaegerszeg, the direct goal is to research the testing procedures of autonomous vehicles and electric vehicles. (simulation technologies, laboratory tests, testing of limited road and road tests that can be performed on a test track), both at the level of components and systems, providing an appropriate basis for the future functionality of the test track currently under construction in Zalaegerszeg.
Nowadays, transport is undergoing a significant change, the main reason for which is that the most modern solutions of informatics and infocommunication technology are gaining momentum in this field as well. An examination of international developments shows that in the future, autonomous vehicle functions will continuously take over the leading role, as a result of which extensive research activity can be observed in autonomous vehicle developments. The aim of the competition is to support researchers in their developments.