In June 2018, thyssenkrupp Components Technology Hungary Kft. had organized a Press Day for Hungarian journalists in Zsámbék’s Drivingcamp. In the driving technique safety center journalists got acquainted with and tested the steering systems developed in the E/E Competence Centre based in Budapest.

After the welcome speech of Marc de Bastos Eckstein, Managing Director, thyssenkrupp Components Technology Hungary, Péter Varga (Head of Projects, R-EPS) held a presentation about Digitalization – The Future Automobile Factory in which he spoke about the current trends influencing the automotive industry, customer requirements and about innovative solutions thyssenkrupp has already introduced in its plants. Dr. László Naszádos (Department Leader, Hardware Department) spoke about the E/E Competence Centre’s target goals, about the challenges electric power steering development presents, questions concerning autonomous driving and the steer-by-wire solution which allows the full exploitation of self-driving technologies. András Csaba (E/E Functional Project Leader) presented the complexity concerning the maneuverability of self-driving cars. Imre Szepessy (Head of Advanced Development Technology & Innovation) held his presentation about the advantages steer-by-wire technology offers for the automotive industry and the end-users.

After the presentations, journalists could have a look at the exhibition of electronic control units (ECU), the products of three Hungarian thyssenkrupp Components Technology Hungary sites and could test the SAE4 cockpit simulator which demonstrates the steering system of the future. On the test track journalists could experience the steer-by-wire technology developed by thyssenkrupp on a VW Golf R, and also test their driving abilities compared to an autonomous driving car.      



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