CTAG coordinates the ITS España course on Automated and autonomous driving

This course, organised by ITS España, took place last October 17 at the Dirección General de Tráfico in Madrid. In addition to CTAG, a number of organisations and companies involved in autonomous driving collaborated, including DGT, INSIA, ASTI, Ferrovial, Here, RACC and Telefónica. The course was coordinated by Francisco Sánchez Pons, Director of Electronics and Intelligent Transport Systems at CTAG.

This was an excellent opportunity to go into detail about the technologies involved in automated and autonomous driving together with outstanding professionals of the sector. The main international initiatives and projects in this field were presented as well as topics on which the vehicle of the future is being built: technologies, legislative aspects, infrastructures, connectivity and validation and set-up. This last topic was presented by Rosa Blanco, Head of the Department of Validation of Electronic Systems, Quality and HMI at CTAG.

CTAG participa en el proyecto BIOTECFOR para la valoración eficiente de recursos forestales

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Participantes en la reunión de BIOTECFOR

Nuestras instalaciones acogieron el 20 de septiembre una reunión entre los diversos socios en el proyecto BIOTECFOR – Bionegocios y tecnología para la valorización eficiente de los recursos forestales endógenos en el Norte de Portugal y Galicia.

Este proyecto promueve sinergias entre la producción forestal y las instituciones de investigación tecnológica de automatización y nuevos materiales. Pretende aumentar los niveles de eficiencia en la utilización de recursos forestales, a través de la aplicación de Sistemas Robóticos Inteligentes en su recogida y procesamiento, así como en la búsqueda de nuevas aplicaciones para nuevos materiales, contribuyendo al desarrollo de la bioeconomía y de la economía circular en el espacio transfronterizo de cooperación Galicia – Norte de Portugal.

El proyecto está liderado por Forestis – Asociación Forestal de Portugal, y tiene como socios a la AFG – Asociación Forestal de Galicia, INESC TEC – Tecnología y Ciencia y CTAG – Centro Tecnológico de Automoción de Galicia.

En el siguiente enlace puede descargar la nota de prensa sobre la jornada:

Nota de prensa CTAG – BIOTECFOR

Presentación de proyectos innovadores en el Booster Day de PSA

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Gilles Le Borgne y Yann Vincent, junto a otros directivos, comprueban el sistema de robótica colaborativa desarrollado por CTAG

 

El Booster Day es un evento para presentar soluciones innovadoras de cara a la Fábrica del Futuro. El evento, celebrado en el Forum Armand Peugeot (Poissy, Francia) el 20 de septiembre, reunió a destacados socios tecnológicos del grupo PSA, desde start-ups hasta laboratorios I+D pasando por proveedores y organismos públicos.

CTAG ha participado por primera vez este año presentando sus últimos avances en control de calidad utilizando la robótica colaborativa, con un sistema que ayudará a perfeccionar el montaje y soldadura de componentes. Se trata de un sistema para analizar la conformidad de piezas formado por un robot con sensor 3D y software de análisis. Ha sido diseñado bajo las pautas de la Industria 4.0, por lo que se plantea como una solución portable y flexible que agilizará la comunicación con el operario.

Algunos de los líderes en materia de innovación del Grupo PSA como Gilles Le Borgne (Director de Calidad e Ingeniería) y Yann Vincent (Director Industrial) han podido probar personalmente este sistema.

 

 

Lanzamiento de la Unidad Mixta de Investigación MGI-CTAG

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El viernes 8 de septiembre tuvo lugar en las instalaciones de MGI COUTIER el acto de lanzamiento de la Unidad Mixta de Investigación MGI-CTAG, recientemente subvencionada por la Agencia Gallega de Innovación (GAIN), que contó con la presencia del Conselleiro de Economía, Empleo e Industria, Francisco Conde, y la Directora de GAIN, Patricia Argerey, así como destacados representantes tanto de la empresa como del centro.

La iniciativa entre MGI y CTAG es fruto de una amplia trayectoria de actividades y proyectos comunes, que se ve reforzada con esta UMI, cuyo principal objetivo es la combinación de sinergias para la obtención de nuevos sistemas de apertura de vehículos que darán lugar a una nueva generación de componentes, fundamentadas en el cumplimiento de las futuras tendencias y requerimientos del sector de automoción.

Desde el punto de vista estratégico, esta Unidad Mixta de Investigación busca desarrollar nuevas capacidades en Galicia, que refuercen el equipo humano especializado en I+D, y que permitan generar oportunidades de proyectos de ámbito internacional.

Para la consecución de estos objetivos, se han dividido las actividades en varias áreas temáticas de I+D orientadas a la búsqueda de nuevas tendencias estéticas, al estudio de los materiales para su aplicación en nuevos sistemas de apertura y al estudio de nuevas tendencias de fabricación.

Esta colaboración se inició en septiembre de 2016 y tendrá una duración de tres años, hasta octubre de 2019. El presupuesto movilizado supera los 2 millones de euros.

Logotipos de CTAG, MGI-Coutier, Xunta de Galicia Consellería de Economía, Emprego e Industria, Galicia, GAÍN Axencia de innovación y Unión Europea.

Presentation at CTAG of the latest advances in connectivity and autonomous vehicle with Groupe PSA

Last 6 September, CTAG held the Innovation Meeting to present the latest advances in connectivity and the AVA “Autonomous Vehicle for All” programme for the development of autonomous vehicle and associated technical solutions, as well as to know the advances in driver assistance functions (ADAS), already available in the latest launches of the Peugeot, Citroën and DS brands.

Carla Gohin, Director of Research & Advanced Engineering of Groupe PSA participated in this event together with Francisco Conde, Conselleiro de Economía, Empleo e Industria de la Xunta de Galicia; Jaime Moreno, Subdirector de Movilidad de la Dirección General de Tráfico (DGT); Frédéric Puech, Directeur Pôle Ibérique of Groupe PSA and Luis Moreno, General Director of CTAG.

In the course of the Innovation Meeting, progress in the different lines of cooperation between Groupe PSA and CTAG was reviewed: human-machine interface (HMI) for autonomous, intelligent and connected vehicle; and innovations in cooperative systems and new interior architectures for advanced comfort. In addition, a visit to the laboratories associated with these lines of work was carried out, including CTAG’s Innovation Centre in Electronics.

Innovation Meeting highlighted Groupe PSA’s commitment to Spain in matters of R&D through the innovation collaborative ecosystem developed in Galicia in collaboration with CTAG and the support of the Xunta de Galicia.

AEROCAR seeks companies interested in participating in the development of new prototypes

Call for expression of interest

 

Those who are interested should submit their ideas for the prototype before June 30.

The first two phases of the AEROCAR project come to an end with the publication of the first results of the project. A documentation compiles the studies carried out on technologies and aeronautical and automotive materials. This material is available on the project website www.aerocar-sudoe.com.

COLLABORATORS HUNTING

Currently, the AEROCAR project is finalizing the third phase, which will define the prototypes that will be manufactured during phase 4. During this fourth phase, Leartiker and CTAG will develop two aeronautical prototypes in which automotive materials and technologies will be used. Rescoll and Inegi will manufacture two other automotive prototypes with materials and technologies used in the aeronautical sector. To define these prototypes, the collaboration of different companies that provide real application cases that have an industrial impact for their development is necessary. The technologies that will be most valued when designing the prototypes are: Hybrid injection moulding / overmoulding, Thermo-stamping, SMC or BMC, VBO prepreg, Filament winding, Adhesive, Filament winding and Co-curing. They are all processes related to polymeric materials and combinations of these with other materials.

The development potential of both sectors, the degree of innovation / patentability of the submitted idea, the procured profit or advantage through technological transfer, technical / technological and economic viability, and finally, the necessary resources for the development of prototypes will all be assessed.

For this reason, we, in AEROCAR, call for an expression of interest: we are looking for partners who are interested in collaborating on the project. Companies that are interested in participating may contact the following Project Managers before June 30:

LEARTIKER: Asier Retolaza, aretolaza@leartiker.com

CTAG: Denise García, denise.garcia@ctag.com

INEGI: Susana Sousa, ssousa@inegi.up.pt

RESCOLL: Thomas Stimpfling, thomas.stimpfling@rescoll.fr

Interreg Sudoe AEROCAR

CTAG participates in the XII National Congress of Composite Materials (MATCOMP 2017) with the project AEROCAR

San Sebastián
21, 22 and 23 June 2017

MATCOMP_2017

This biennial congress provides a unique forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest results of research and innovation projects related to the field of composites and high performance materials. This year, the Congress aims to reinforce the presence of advanced materials in relevant sectors in Spain, such as aeronautics, the automotive industry, railways, capital goods and machining/tooling, etc.

CTAG will take advantage of the forum of specialists that meets in this congress to present the conclusions of FORTAPE project (H2020-FOF, nº 636860) and to show how the experience gained in this project was key to make a centre specialized in the automotive business, like CTAG, find synergies and transfer possibilities in another technological sector, like aeronautics, opening a new line of work in order to capitalize and add value to the wide experience acquired over years of research and specialized customer service. Thus, through the new AEROCAR project (Interreg SUDOE, SOE1 / P1 / E0020), it is possible to boost an upward sector that is already prioritized in the European Commission’s strategic innovation agendas, Member States and even for many regional governments, which will generate an important socio-economic impetus for the regions included in the European Southwest Space.

The MATCOMP 2017 congress will take place at the Kursaal Congress Hall in San Sebastian from June 21 to 23. Check here the full programme: http://matcomp2017.com/images/PROGRAMA-MATCOMP2017.pdf

Registrations here: http://www.matcomp2017.com/inscripcion.php

Interreg Sudoe AEROCAR

CTAG organizes HUMANIST SUMMER SCHOOL, research conference on the human factor in the future of the autonomous vehicle.

Hummanist Summer School

CTAG will host this event on its facilities in Porriño on 13, 14 and 15 September.

This Summer School consists of a combination of lectures and workshops in which aspects of autonomous transport will be worked on from the perspective of the human factor. During this event attendees may participate in demonstrations with prototypes of autonomous vehicle, both in circuit and in driving simulator.

The main fields of research will be control transitions, mental load, acceptability, confidence and the search for improvements in safety aspects. In addition, work will be done on the communication and interaction of the autonomous vehicle with infrastructures and other users.

Full Summer School Programme.

You can register through the following link: https://fr.xing-events.com/SummerSchool2017.html

CTAG participates in the Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2017

CTAG will be participating once again in the Automotive Testing Expo Europe, which will be held in Stuttgart from 20th to 22nd June 2017. CTAG will be exhibiting in Hall 1, Booth 1552.

CTAG will present its capabilities to validate equipment, systems and vehicle components in its various laboratories: climatic testing, acoustics and vibration, passive safety, fatigue and durability, engine, EMC, HiL, driving simulator, etc. CTAG’s test tracks, equipped for ADAS/automated driving development and validation, will also be presented.

At the 19th Automotive Testing Expo Europe you will be able to see the very latest technologies and services that have been designed to ensure that the highest standards are met in terms of vehicle quality, reliability, durability and safety. Over 330 exhibiting companies will be out to demonstrate that their products are able to help with the ultimate aim of eliminating recalls. These must surely be the drivers of any successful car industry, and are essential for brand loyalty and brand protection as well as global sales success.

For more information please visit http://www.testing-expo.com/europe/

PROXECTO COFINANCIADO POR IGAPE, XUNTA DE GALICIA E FONDO EUROPEO DE DESENVOLVEMENTO REXIONAL DO PROGRAMA OPERATIVO 2014-2020

PROXECTO COFINANCIADO POR IGAPE, XUNTA DE GALICIA E FONDO EUROPEO DE DESENVOLVEMENTO REXIONAL DO PROGRAMA OPERATIVO 2014-2020

CTAG awarded as Technology Centre of Reference for the development of ITS Systems

CTAG’s strong commitment to the development of automotive electronics and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), autonomous vehicle and connectivity has been publicly acknowledged during the XVII Spanish Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS).

This congress, organised by ITS España, was held in Madrid from April 25 to 27, 2017. Among the participants were many organisations, personalities and experts related to the transport sector, the new mobility concepts and new technologies applied to the vehicle.

A large number of papers were presented during the event by organisations such as the DGT, local governments, universities and large infrastructure companies. Galicia had a very significant participation led by CTAG, which presented a paper on the Autopilot project, in which PSA and Vigo City Council also participate. CTAG was awarded the “ITS en el Vehículo” prize, in recognition of its consolidation as a Reference Technology Centre in Europe for the application of ITS in the automobile.

In this way, CTAG has been recognised for the work undertaken since 2005 in research, development and innovation projects focussed on intelligent transport systems.

Ponencia de Francisco Sánchez en el XVII Congreso ITS España