PM announces plans to build test track for self-driving cars

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The government will build an automotive test track in Zalaegerszeg, western Hungary, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced during the “Car of the Future” conference held at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics today, according to news portal 24.hu.

The test track is a huge investment that will primarily be used for driverless cars, Orbán said, adding that no track of its kind exists within a 500 km radius of Hungary, 24.hu reported. 

During the conference, Orbán also announced the governmentʼs plans to reduce the VAT on internet services from 27% to 18% by next year and possibly to 5% at a later date depending on GDP growth, Hungarian news agency MTI reported.

Such a significant cut to the VAT rate would significantly boost the viability of the digital technology sector, the prime minister added, according to MTI.

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