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


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,

CTAG: Denise García,

INEGI: Susana Sousa,

RESCOLL: Thomas Stimpfling,

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


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:

Registrations here:

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:

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.

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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

Jornada técnica sobre exposición laboral a nanomateriales en diferentes sectores

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Los avances en nanotecnología suponen un reto importante en el ámbito de la prevención de riesgos laborales. Desde CTAG – New Materials os invitamos a participar en la jornada técnica sobre EXPOSICIÓN LABORAL A NANOMATERIALES EN DIFERENTES SECTORES para avanzar un poco más en la comprensión de la regulación y los riesgos derivados de la aplicación de materiales nano-estructurados y conocer de primera mano las últimas investigación de nuestro grupo, presentadas por el Dr. Alberto Tielas, responsable del Dpto. Materiales y Sistemas de Interior en CTAG. El evento está organizado por el Centro Nacional de Nuevas Tecnologías (CNNT) y el INSHT y tendrá lugar el 4 de mayo en Madrid. Programa y registro en el siguiente enlace:


CTAG participates once again in JEC WORLD INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITES EVENT presenting its latest developments in R&D&I on new materials

CTAG participates once again in JEC WORLD INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITES EVENT presenting its latest developments in R&D&I on new materials  CTAG will participate in the JEC World 2017, which will take place at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre from 14 to 16 March. This is the only event that brings together the worldwide composite industry: an international platform in which users can find a complete range of new materials, processes and composite solutions.

JEC World International Composites Event 2017 will include the Innovation Planets to illustrate the major applicative markets:  aerospace, automobile, construction, energy, sustainability, etc.

Within the fairground CTAG will exhibit in Hall 6, Stand R84 in front of the Automotive & Land Transportation Planet.

Members of the CTAG-New Material R & I Group team and the Commercial Department will present its latest developments in R&D&I related to new materials: biocomposites, high aesthetic impact and smart materials, lightweight and high-performance composites, nanotechnology and plastronics.

For more information on the JEC please visit:

This participation is supported by the IGAPE, with the 2016 call for “ayudas para la ejecución de acciones de promoción exterior conjunta de las empresas gallegas”, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund within the framework of the Operational Programme ERDF Galicia 2014-2020.

logotipo JEC 2017



CTAG deploys MOBiNET services in Vigo

MOBiNET envisages a new “Internet of Mobility” where transport users meet providers of next-generation mobility services. MOBiNET is a European e-market place of mobility services for business and end users. This project seeks to overcome the obstacles encountered by the widespread deployment of ITS services due to the complexity of the real world of mobility information and infrastructure, which e.g. prevents seamless coverage of services across borders throughout Europe.

MOBiNET logo

The MOBiNET concept includes five key areas of innovation:

  • Federated directory of all European online services for transport and mobility;
  • Identity authentication and management scheme for single sign-on by any user for multiple services;
  • Unified accounting & billing framework, allowing roaming by users & payment clearing between providers;
  • Secure operating environment for in-vehicle and portable devices, offering (for users) a dedicated app-directory and (for service providers) access to all subscribing users;
  • B2B community & marketplace for automatic negotiation of service agreements when adding extra service components and data sources to existing service offerings.

MOBiNET will open the door to harmonised services, seamless connectivity, instant access to transport data, single subscription and billing for travellers and a one-stop shop for mobility services.

At the Spanish  Pilot Site, on the Test Site of Vigo, CTAG has deployed 3 of the services running on the MOBiNET platform: RTTI (Real Time Traffic Information), GLOSA (Green Light Optimal Speed Advice)  and MMTA (MultiModal Travel Advice).

The RTTI service provides data about traffic status using inductive loops data all around the country. The MMTA service includes information about train, buses and in this site specially boats. In the case of GLOSA, in the Test Site of Vigo there is 1 traffic light at the CTAG Test Track, for pre-tests  and verification of the system, and 1 traffic light in the City of Vigo for the validation of the system on real environment. These services, and the MOBiNET platform itself, are validated on desk, public roads and CTAG private test track with participants to provide results and make improvements to the next version of the MOBiNET platform and services.

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CTAG participates in TECHINNOV 2017

CTAG will be present once again at Techinnov, one of the most important B2B meeting events dedicated to innovation in Europe. During this event, which will be held in Paris-Orly on 23 February, CTAG will hold a series of bilateral meetings with companies interested in learning about our activities.

Techinnov is an international meeting point that facilitates the creation of new business contacts. This year there will be 4,500 m2 of exhibition space, five thematic villages and five business conventions. Likewise, Techinnov proposes twenty conferences, SME/SMI flash presentations, videoconferences and the Open Meeting Zone.

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Techinnov 2017

Participación de CTAG e CTAG-IDIADA no Programa PRINCIPIA 2016 da Xunta de Galicia

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CTAG e CTAG-IDIADA SAFETY TECHNOLOGY, S.L. reciben axudas para a contratación de persoal técnico para a realización de diferentes actividades de I+D+i no ámbito da industria de automoción. Dito persoal está cofinanciado pola Xunta de Galicia ao abeiro da Resolución da Axencia Galega de Innovación do 2 de xuño de 2016 (Programa Principia)


Exptes: 05-1N848C 2016/1768342 e  06-IN848C 2016/1768355