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Registration deadline for the Technical tours is 15 May.
T1 Thursday, 3 June. 14:00-18:30
Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE)
Advanced Vehicle and Vehicle Control Knowledge Center (AVVC)
Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE) is one of Central Europe’s largest higher education technology facilities. One of the areas of education is automotive engineering. As a new form of co-operation with the industry BUTE - as well as other universities - organised ‘knowledge centers’. AVVC deals mainly with the following groups: Control of Vehicle Groups (based on vehicle to infrastructure and vehicle to vehicle communication), Control on Vehicle Level, Intelligent Actuators, Platform Systems and Solutions.
T2 Thursday, 3 June. 14:00-18:30
Knorr-Bremse Research and Development Center - Budapest
As world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles, Knorr-Bremse’s mission is to make modern mobility safe and controllable. Knorr-Bremse maintains a global presence in 26 countries with a total of 65 sites. Knorr-Bremse Fekrendszerek Kft. is a manufacturing base, research and development center of strategic importance for the Commercial Vehicle Systems since 1996. As a technology leader in the field of brake systems, Knorr-Bremse develops innovative products distinguished by high level of safety, quality and reliability. In Budapest, the focal point is the advanced electronic chassis control development including application and test.
T3 Thursday, 3 June. 14:00-19:30
Knorr-Bremse Brake Systems Ltd - plant Kecskemet
The Kecskemet plant started its licence-based production in 1969 but now belongs to the Knorr-Bremse group. Knorr-Bremse has launched its R&D activities in Hungary in 1995 and in 1999 it was the first multinational company to establish a development center in Budapest. R&D was established at the Knorr- Bremse plant in Kecskemet mainly for pneumatic chassis control and as technical support for production. In Kecskemet you will see the up-to-date manufacturing of air processing and brake control units as well as R&D and test activities.
T4 Thursday, 3 June. 14:00-19:30
Visteon Hungary Ltd - Szekesfehervar
Visteon Hungary Manufacturing and Trading Ltd was founded in 1990 as a company full owned by Visteon Corporation. The main activity of the company is to produce and deliver parts and subsystems for the automotive industry in Europe. Main product groups include fuel pumps and delivery systems, pressure regulators, air conditioning compressors, ignition coils, dashboard displays and family entertainment electronics. Operational excellence is a top priority.
TC1 Friday, 4 June. 09:00-22:00
Audi Hungary Motor Ltd - Gyor
Audi Hungary Motor Kft was founded in Gyor in 1993. Production started in 1994 building 4 cylinder petrol engines. In 1996 AUDI AG decided to move to 6- and 8-cylinder engine production, and assembly of TT Coupe and TT Roadster vehicles. In 1999 it started the project for development to support series engine production. Nowadays the factory produces diesel and petrol engines in R4, V6 and V8 form and as top model V10 petrol engines. The capacity is about 6900 engines and 300 cars per day.
After a light lunch the tour will continue with a visit to the Monastery of Pannonhalma, a thousand-year-old abbey, which has been a world heritage site since 1996. The history of the Benedictine abbey goes back to the early years of the Hungarian State. The first monks were invited here by Prince Geza in 996 and the first stone church was built in 1107. The earliest details of the existing basilica date from 1225. Collections open to the public include the library, picture-gallery, treasury, the private collection of the church, the archaeological and numismatic collection. After visiting the Abbey dinner will be provided in a local restaurant.
TC2 Friday, 4 June. 08:00-22:00
NABI Ltd - Kaposvar
The Kaposvar facility of NABI North American Bus Industries Co. is one of the Hungarian plants of this company which builds buses mainly for the US market. The Kaposvar plant builds bus bodies 45 feet in length, using composite technology which means the bus does not have any metal frame or chassis. The two main elements, the lower body and the upper body are fibre forced polyester structures formed in special vacuum technology.
Production started in 2002 and NABI produces about 500 buses with different drivelines, mainly equipped with CNG engines. Their reduced weight makes them very popular compared to similar sized steel body structure buses. They are easy to maintain with zero corrosion.
After a light lunch the tour will continue to Lake Balaton, one of the most precious natural treasures of Hungary. It is the largest lake of Central Europe, 77 kilometers in length and varying in width from 4 to 14 kilometers. The tour will cross the Balaton by boat and will continue with a visit to Tihany. The church and the monastery of the Abbey are the two most famous sights of Tihany. Dinner will be provided in a local restaurant.
* The prices indicated, include VAT. Book your tour using the online registration system. Place will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Details are subject to change without notice. A minimum of 15 participants is required for all tours.