AMZS acquired a stake in AV Living Lab

The joint-stock company AMZS d.d. acquired a stake in AV Living Lab. New strategic partnership will enable more competitive global ecosystem for development of solutions and concepts for autonomous vehicles.

The ownership structure of AV Living Lab, which is partially owned by the BTC Company, welcomed the company AMZS d.d., which is owned by the Automobile Association of Slovenia and has years of experiences in all three areas that influence safe mobility. These are the driver, the vehicle and the road, including autonomous driving and intelligent assistance systems, which will be the focus of mobility in the future. All these contribute to safer and faster traffic flow, and to the mobility of the most vulnerable groups of road users.

AMZS d.d. brings to AV Living Lab the experts from the AMZS Safe Driving Centre in Vransko, the AMZS Technical and diagnostics centre, and the experts from the maintenance and certification of vehicles, safe mobility, education, and raising awareness among drives and other road users. The AMZS Safe Driving Centre in Vransko is important testing and proving ground for development of solutions for autonomous vehicles.

“The partnership with and ownership of AV Living Lab is an opportunity. Before we switch to the entirely autonomous mobility we will face numerous technical and other challenges, such as the changes to the legislation, upgrade of traffic infrastructure, providing reliable operation of systems, or assigning the responsibility in the event of accidents. The knowledge we will acquire through our cooperation with AV Living Lab will help us carry out our mission. Through raising awareness, education and other activities for safe mobility, we will communicate it to the members of AMZS and other users,” pointed out Ms Lucija Živa Sajevec, CEO at AMZS d.d.

“The company AMZS is an excellent addition to the AV Living Lab ecosystem, since it brings to the table its expertise, the testing infrastructure of the AMZS Safe Driving Centre in Vransko, and domestic and foreign partners. Together we will convince the largest auto manufacturers in the world that Slovenia is the right environment for development of new solutions and business models for autonomous mobility,” said Deniel Avdagič, Managing Director at AV Living Lab.

AMZS d.d. is owned by the Automobile Association of Slovenia (AMZS), whose role is to protect the interests of motorists and other road users in Slovenia, with more than 100 years of tradition. AMZS is a member of international associations, such as FIA (association of motoring organisations), AIT (international federation of motoring organisations), FIM (international motorcycling union), FIM Europe (European motorcycling union) and ARC Europe (international network of roadside assistance in Europe).

AV Living Lab is a company, which is setting up a global system for development of solutions and concepts for autonomous vehicles. It brings together the most advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, 5G network, blockchain, internet of things with the information-, content-and people-rich environment of BTC City Ljubljana, one of the largest business, shopping and leisure centres in Europe, an their partners and infrastructure.