Mobility Expo Held in Budapest
The Budapest Mobility Expo was held at the Railway Historical Park this month. Organized by the Budapest Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BKIK) and attended by nearly 2,000 people, the free family event was aimed at promoting the automotive industry. In addition to professional presentations on various topics by exhibitors, visitors could also take part in a playful skills assessment and try e-scooters. The exhibition, which also showcased micro-mobility devices, revealed that the police are also looking for ways to apply the current legal framework to e-scooters.
Following the trend at the national level, ensuring a supply of new apprentices is an ongoing challenge for mechanical and automotive engineering apprenticeships. The BKIK Mobility Expo aims to contribute to solving this problem by presenting exciting opportunities in these fields to young people who are about to choose a career.
"One of the most important success factors for the development of mobility is to ensure that students in vocational education and training can learn about industry trends, learn about modern technologies and be able to apply them as practitioners. This is where the schools showcased here, with their modern teaching tools and methods, play a key role. I would like to thank them", said Elek Nagy, president of BKIK, in his opening speech to the students.
In addition to the capital's engineering and automotive vocational training institutions, the event also featured presentations by Budapest transport service providers, the Future Mobility Association, the Hungarian Automobile Club, the Budapest Police Headquarters (BRFK), and the riot police. In order to improve traffic culture, the latter three organizations also presented rarely-seen service vehicles and a rollover simulator, as well as professional and road safety presentations.
The Railway Historical Park also hosted cut-up cars, spectacular educational tools, virtual vehicle livery, hybrid and electric drivetrains, an aircraft engine cutaway, special police and agricultural drones, as well as spectacular oldtimer vehicles and skills assessment programs by the BKIK career guidance team, covering around 3 000 sqm.
The Future Mobility Association organized a round table discussion on the interoperability of different micro-mobility devices.
"A more livable metropolitan transport system requires much greater interoperability between modes of transport than ever before. Every living situation, and even every route, has its own most suitable means of transport. Our aim is to ensure that everyone uses several means of transport in the most optimal mix," said Gábor Pukler, president of the association, during the discussion.
Following the roundtable, a constructive dialogue developed between the association, which promotes the use of different mobility means and related services, and the representatives of the BRFK, who are seeking to ensure the proper application of the current legislation.
The Budapest Mobility Expo is also intended to serve as a professional forum for transport technology. The main theme of this year's event was the latest challenges in urban transport, with a particular focus on the rise of shared and electric transport.
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