The second cohort of IFROS Master students at EÖTVOS LORÁND UNIVERSITY (ELTE) recently embarked on an illuminating visit to Bosch in Budapest on November 22nd, 2023. Led by the esteemed Professor Zoltan Istenes, the tour provided an invaluable opportunity to delve into the forefront of technological innovation within the realm of autonomous vehicles.
The visit commenced with an insightful session focused on the precise measurement of data crucial for the localization of autonomous vehicles. A hands-on approach was embraced, utilizing a vehicle equipped with an array of sophisticated tools including cameras, lidars, and radars. Notably, a drone was employed to validate and augment the acquired data, offering a practical dimension to the learning experience.
The subsequent interactive session proved to be an engaging deep dive into topics vital to the field, encompassing 3D sensing, machine learning, and sensor fusion. This immersive exploration enabled students to grasp the complexities and nuances of these pivotal technological facets.
A pivotal highlight of the visit was the interaction with Bosch’s production team responsible for the development of their self-driving car. This session unveiled the intricacies involved in the production process, providing a comprehensive understanding of the meticulous craftsmanship behind self-driving vehicle creation.
Culminating the visit, a group of Bosch researchers graciously shared insights into their ongoing research initiatives, offering a glimpse into the cutting-edge endeavors at the forefront of autonomous vehicle technology. This segment also presented promising opportunities for potential collaborations between IFROS Master and Bosch.
The students unanimously agreed that the experience was exceptionally enriching and invaluable, providing a firsthand understanding of the multifaceted landscape of autonomous vehicle technology. The visit not only broadened their perspectives but also sparked enthusiasm for potential future collaborations and innovative endeavors within the field.
The IFROS Master extends heartfelt gratitude to Bosch for their warm reception and for opening doors to an immersive and transformative learning experience, fostering a dynamic exchange of knowledge and ideas.