X-Challenge Urban Micromobility Competition

Dear X-Challenge Applicant,

Are you ready to revolutionize urban mobility? Or perhaps shape the future of sustainable transportation, fundamentally changing the way urban transportation is known in the heart of Budapest, in the 10th district?

Join us in the X-Challenge Urban Micromobility Competition and actively contribute to creating a greener district and achieving a more sustainable way of life by changing transportation habits with your concept.

The micromobility innovation challenge aims to engage forward-thinking high school students, university students, entrepreneurs, thinkers, and urban enthusiasts to develop creative concepts, visions, and concrete action plans. These plans may take into account the different mobility needs of various generations or utilize different micromobility tools and create mobility hubs to make the future sustainable and green district accessible.

The main theme of the idea competition is micromobility, so the ideas and solutions proposed by participants should be related to at least one of these areas:

  • Revolutionizing urban mobility
  • The future of sustainable transportation
  • Creating a greener district
  • Changing transportation habits
  • Establishing mobility hubs
  • Any other idea or solution related to micromobility

Now is the time to rethink and reshape urban transportation, either on your own or as part of a team! We are accepting submissions until October 16, 2023, at midnight.

You can find more details about the competition and the application process here: https://xgain.hu/x-challenge/

There are no bad ideas; every concept is valuable!

The X-GAIN Team


The Tipo EV conquered an audience of half a million

The brilliant engineering fusion of classic design and state-of-the-art technology also captivated visitors at the IAA International Motor Show.

The IAA MOBILITY 2023 international automotive exhibition was held in Munich from September 5th to 10th, where more than 300 industry innovations were presented, attracting over half a million visitors. At the event, invited by HIPA, Mouldtech Ltd., Robert Bosch Ltd., and BME Innovative Vehicle Technologies Competence Center presented their jointly developed electric race car, which combines modern electric propulsion with the design reminiscent of the 1950s. In the development of the vehicle’s electric powertrain, the partners coordinated the redesign of the chassis, drivetrain, and body. Alongside the result of value-creating Hungarian engineering, daily hundreds of visitors stopped to take photos. Many inquired about how to acquire such a vehicle. The Zalaegerszeg factory is ready not only for electric but also gasoline car production. Prof. Máté Zöldy, head of the Innovative Vehicle Technologies Competence Center at the BME Department of Vehicle Technology, emphasized: “I am proud that the result of the work of my colleagues and students, as well as the collaboration with partners, has become one of Hungary’s flagship projects at the International Motor Show. Sharp industrial projects accelerate knowledge transfer between the university and partners, helping us become even better!” The completed vehicle serves not only as a market-available product but also supports educational and research tasks at the university.

Erasmus+ collaboration near to finish

We had a last but one management meeting at RWTH Aachen in the EcoCAR project led by prof. Ahmed Al-Salmayeh. International support was given 8 jordan universities to develop vocational diploma in electric and hybrid vehicle engineering. The test courses are already running. As supervisors and consultants we have takeaways as well how we can improve our education.

Our colleagues attended the Silverstone Classic Festival.

Our department, in collaboration with Mouldtech Kft and Robert Bosch Kft, is participating in the development of the Tipo 184 retro racing car. As part of the project, our colleagues, Dr. Máté Zöldy, Dr. Péter Harth, and Ádám Nyerges, along with Bálint Kocsis representing Robert Bosch Kft, were present at this year’s Silverstone Classic festival, where a version of the Tipo 184 racing car had its own booth. From Mouldtech Kft, Dávid Tímári, Róbert Zsédely, Benjámin Hegedűs, and Soma Sárosi attended.

England has a rich tradition in motorsports and preserving automotive heritage. At the festival, we had the opportunity to see the decades-long evolution of racing sports up close. First, in the paddock area, where teams were feverishly preparing for the races. Later, on the track, various categories saw daring pilots continuously making laps on the Silverstone asphalt. The area around the racetrack was filled with displays of beautiful, unique, and rare cars from local car clubs. Additionally, a separate tent showcased Formula 1 cars from recent decades. The Tipo 184 racing car fit perfectly into this environment and attracted a lot of attention. Its ’40s-inspired design was a breath of fresh air, as most racing cars present were from later eras.

We sincerely thank Mouldtech Kft for the opportunity to participate!

1 week to go until The Technology of Mobility Conference and Exhibition

Book your delegate ticket today! Ps. And don’t forget to secure your Gala Dinner ticket! Secure an exclusive 20% discount!

The event is the most significant connection opportunity for the international community of mobility engineers between 12-14 September 2023 at the International Barcelona Convention Centre, Spain. It’s going to be a great week!

During the three-days FISITA will explore the technology, methodology and strategy of mobility, from design, through manufacture and use. By bringing together the many different disciplines of engineering innovation required for the technology of tomorrow’s mobility.

View programme for all 4 events!
• FISITA World Congress here
• FISITA Intelligent Safety Conference Europe here
• FISITA World Mobility Summit here
• EuroBrake here

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Reminder…Don’t forget to secure your place at the Gala Dinner! Bookings close Wednesday 06th September; 11:59 CEST Hurry… schedule in your calendar!

We hope you can join FISITA on Wednesday 13th September; 19:00 – 22:00 on the top-floor Terrace at the International Barcelona Convention Centre. Enjoy the amazing view overlooking the Mediterranean Sea whilst catching up with industry colleagues, make new connections and enjoy the evening entertainment! It’s going to be a great night! Don’t miss out…

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