The Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (TU-CN) is one of the most prestigious higher education institutions in Romania and dates back to 1920. Study programs in Automation and in Computer Science were started since 1977. Since its birth, the Faculty of Automation and Computer Science has earned an international reputation for its high academic standards and excellence in research. At present, the faculty has over 120 academic staff organized in three departments (Computer Science, Control Engineering and Mathematics), three bachelor programs, eight master programs and two PhD programs in which study about 2000 students. The Computer Science Department approaches a wide range of research topics which addresses fundamental issues in Computer Science and Information Technology like: design and analysis of algorithms, data communications, artificial vision and image processing, distributed systems. The Department is involved in national and international research grants and contracts in cooperation with other universities or industrial partners.
Founded in 1998 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, AROBS Transilvania Software SRL (www.arobs.com) is a Romanian-Finish joint venture specialized in software development solution for fleet management, vehicle localization based on GPS and GSM communication, travel and automotive industry. The company has developed various solutions for vehicles using CAN bus and sensors connected to on-board computers, vehicle tracking with more than 15.000 cars monitored in Romania and enhanced various maps like Navteq and Open Street Maps using field operators. In addition AROBS implemented the first TMC system for Romania and certified the TMC location map at TISA (Traveler Information Services Association).
At present, AROBS Transilvania Software is one of best known IT companies in Romania, having as clients prestigious companies like Jidvei SA, Eximtur, Mobile Distribution – Euro GSM, Intrebrew, RCS&RDS, Domo, Carrefour.