HORIBA MIRA and Fomterv zRt Awarded Hungarian Proving Ground Design Contract

HORIBA MIRA – a global-leader in advanced engineering, research and product testing – has been contracted in partnership with civil engineering firm Fomterv zRt to design a prestigious automotive proving ground in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary.

HORIBA MIRA and F?mterv zRt Awarded Hungarian Proving Ground Design Contract

This proving ground will be the first of its type in Hungary with specific capabilities for the testing of Connected Autonomous Vehicles.

The new proving ground will boast extensive features dedicated to Connected Autonomous Vehicle technologies and the development of autonomous driving. HORIBA MIRA and F?mterv zRt bring over 100 years of combined engineering expertise to ensure this new proving ground will be state of the art.

This announcement demonstrates the Hungarian Government’s commitment to strengthening Hungary’s leading position in the automotive industry and the continued economic growth.

The new proving ground will support the automotive sector including OEMS, Tier 1 suppliers and infrastructure providers. It will be managed by Autóipari Próbapálya Zala Kft, a newly-established company brought in to manage the development and operations of the proving ground.

Declan Allen, Chief Operating Officer at HORIBA MIRA, said:

“We are delighted to be partnering with F?mterv and supporting Autóipari Próbapálya Zala Kft with the design of this world leading proving ground. This is just the beginning of a long term relationship supporting Hungary’s automotive strategy and we look forward to helping Hungary towards its goal of becoming a major European automotive developmental hub.”

Tibor Keszthelyi, Chairman, President and CEO at FÖMTERV, said

 “We are very proud to participate in this project with HORIBA MIRA. It is a great opportunity for the Hungarian automotive sector and also for FÖMTERV as an engineering company to engage in this state of art technology design.”

An official signing ceremony took place yesterday in Budapest between Declan Allen, HORIBA MIRA’s Chief Operating Officer, Tibor Keszthelyi, CEO at F?mterv zRt and Andras Hary, CEO at Autóipari Próbapálya Zala Kft. They were joined by Hungarian Minister of National Economy, Mihály Varga, and British Ambassador to Hungary, Iain Lindsay OBE.