These tests are part of AUTOPILOT, the European project launched at the beginning of 2017 which explores and evaluates the contribution of new communication technologies, such as IoT (Internet of Things) or V2X (Vehicle to Everything), at the service of autonomous driving. The project is developed in five European cities, including the city of Vigo.
The tests carried out in Vigo focus on automated parking in car parks (with a demonstration in the City Hall parking lot), and autonomous driving in urban areas (with a demonstration in Gran Vía avenue) in which the following situations are studied: adjustment to the optimal speed when approaching a traffic light and protection of vulnerable users. Thanks to the communication with the infrastructure, both urban driving situations tested contribute to the anticipation and adjustment of the vehicle speed, for a safer, more fluid and eco-responsible controlled driving, generating new mobility experiences.
For more information about the AUTOPILOT Project (Automated Driving Progressed by Internet of Things) please visit http://autopilot-project.eu/
The presentation of the Grupo Antolin-CTAG Research Joint Unit e-SPACE has taken place today at CTAG. With the title e-SPACE Nueva generación de interiores de vehículos ante los futuros retos de la automoción, its objective is to develop and investigate new solutions and electronic functionalities for the interior of the car of the future, electric, autonomous and connected, and the new forms of mobility.
The event was attended by Francisco Conde, Conselleiro de Economía, Empleo e Industria, Patricia Argerey, Director of GAIN, Javier Villacampa, Corporate Innovation Director of Grupo Antolin and Luis Moreno, General Director of CTAG.
For Grupo Antolin and CTAG this is an opportunity to establish a joint knowledge centre. As a result of the collaboration between both organisations, the first prototype of the Over Head Premium Console, which integrates advanced functions, such as matrix lighting, loudspeaker, microphone or e-call, has been shown today.
eQUALS is funded by the ESMERA European project and will be led by Ledisson AIT, expert company in the implementation of robotic lines. CTAG is a strategic partner for this project. Its Processes and FOF Department will contribute its experience in the implementation of robotized systems with functionalities applied to cars in motion.
This is a new solution for the automated inspection of vehicles at the paint shop. In the first phase of the project, a Proof of Concept will be carried out to design the robotization of the measurement device and demonstrate its potential in a simulated environment.
The project will be based on two approaches:
- The application of CTAG’s technology for applications in motion, using different sensors.
- Application of CTAG’s technology to off-line robotic programming through DELMIA, ROBCAD o process simulation.
ESMERA is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant agreement No 780265
For more information on the project, visit http://www.esmera-project.eu/welcome/
CTAG, through the CO-GUIDING Project, will perform the risk assessment implementing ISO12100 and will base the risk estimation on rigorous tests in a simulated (almost real) environment. In addition, it will validate the main safety skills adopted as a risk reduction measure, contributing to a safety protocol and a new test method.
CO-GUIDING is a new technical challenge for CTAG. The goal of CO-GUIDING is to improve safety in the assisted guiding of the collaborative door assembly system (CDAS), while an operator handles the complex trajectories and the quality of the finish and the robot handles the weight and accuracy of the door.
The project, which started on July 15, 2019, will last for nine months and will have the technical assistance of the CEA interactive robotics laboratory.
COVR is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant agreement No 779966
For more information about the project please visit http://safearoundrobots.com/
The EUROBENCH European project will finance TestEd – Benchmark for Benchmarking Industrial Exoskeleton Technology: Testbed and Software routine development for a scenario “Moving in Narrow Space”. This project, led by CTAG’s Processes and FoF Department, proposes the development of a reconfigurable testbed and methodology based on the local and global performance metrics of industrial exoskeletons. We aim to link these metrics with the main stakeholder goals and objectives in order to facilitate seamless and cost-effective implementation of industrial exoskeleton technology.
In short, TestEd aims to reduce the testing time by 30% from the selection phase to the implementation phase of an industrial exoskeleton by designing a testbed and software routines for “Moving in Narrow Spaces”.
“This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, via an Open Call issued and executed under Project EUROBENCH (grant agreement No 779963)”
For more information on the project, visit http://eurobench2020.eu/
- This is the XIII National Congress of Composite Materials (MATCOMP 2019), to be held in Vigo from July 3 to 5
- The Congress, promoted by AEMAC and organised by CTAG and the University of Vigo, is the most important in the field of composite and high-performance materials in Spain
- In this edition, there will be more than 200 presentations and posters and more abstracts were received than in the whole history of MATCOMP
- Less than a month away, there are very few places left
- The president of CSIC, Rosa María Menéndez López, Gilles Ausias, from the University of Southern Brittany, Juan José Vilatela, from the IMDEA Materials Institute and Luis Miguel Requejo Morcillo, governmental expert from the European Defense Agency, will be some of the experts that will participate in the event
- CTAG and the University of Vigo, as co-organisers, will focus the theme of this edition on the impact of composites on Industry 4.0 and the Circular Economy
From July 3 to 5 Vigo will host the event of reference at academic, scientific and business levels in the field of composite materials. The Spanish Association of Composite Materials, AEMAC, will hold the XIII Edition of the National Congress of Composite Materials, MATCOMP 2019 in which the latest advances in composites will be shared with national and international experts.
CTAG, Automotive Technology Centre of Galicia and the University of Vigo (UVigo) promoted the selection of Vigo as the venue for the event, so MATCOMP will be held for the first time in its history in Galicia. In this edition, there will be more than 200 presentations and posters and more abstracts were received than in the whole history of MATCOMP.
With CTAG and the University of Vigo as co-organisers, this edition will give a greater presence to the automotive sector, due to the challenges and barriers that new materials must overcome to access such a competitive environment in terms of costs and times. In this way, during the Congress, a thematic session will be held with international experts on the use of composites in automobiles and their role in the transformation of the automotive industry.
On the other hand, the congress will also try to reinforce the impact of composites on Industry 4.0 and on the Circular Economy, betting on the automation of processes, as well as on technologies that promote recycling and sustainability of composite materials, so that processes and products will be more efficient from the environmental point of view.
This congress is open to the participation of all those companies, researchers, entrepreneurs, professionals and students interested in sending their scientific contributions, presenting their products or attending the congress.
You may download the full press release.
If you are interested in attending the congress, you can register through https://matcomp19.com/inscripciones/
CTAG participates today in a solidarity event in favour of the Asociación Bicos de Papel, whose objective is the construction of a park in the pediatric oncology area of the Álvaro Cunqueiro Hospital in Vigo. The event will be held in Pazo Los Escudos from 4:00 p.m.
The event, organized by ToolMaker magazine, consists of two parts, a technical conference and a solidarity dinner. It is focused on Industry 4.0 and brings together speakers and experts from the sector. There is an exhibition area in which prominent local companies will show their innovations and technologies in fields such as automation or industrial robotics. CTAG will be represented by the experts in exoskeletons of the Processes and Materials Division, who will show the attendees their latest advances in this field.
You can check the complete programme at https://unparqueparabicosdepapel.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Programa_Jornada_Bicos_30-mayo.pdf
This is a European project in which CTAG participates as technical coordinator and head of the Spanish Hub. <Impact> Connected Car aims to support innovative SMEs focused on products and services for the Connected Car.
Within this framework, from Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 June 2019, CTAG hosts the 2nd Technical Bootcamp of the European project <IMPACT> Connected Car, in which the 18 selected startups, which have reached the third stage of product development, will show their progress in the areas of Safety, Vehicle Management, Mobility Management, Infotainment, Driver Assistance and Well-being.
These European startups are:
- 25ways (Germany): A provider-independent mobility platform that encourages behavioral changes towards sustainable mobility options.
- 2hire (Italy): 2hire’s technology acts as a gateway enabling the interaction and both standard parameters and non-standard parameters reading.
- Anadue (Ireland): An analytics platform to help Connected Car Service Providers to maximize the value of their real-time data.
- BeNomad (France): A navigation software tailored to helping companies manage their mobile resources as effectively as possible.
- Better World (France): Better World collects feedback from customers, analyzes the data and shares it with car-making businesses.
- Capricode (Finland): Cyber security of connected vehicles in form of automated updates and configurations.
- Discoperi (Spain): Discoperi develops System Eye, able to prevent roads accidents and monetize automotive data, thanks to its built Discoperi Blockchain Protocol.
- Drivvisor (Spain): An app-based driving monitoring system that uses the front camera of a smartphone to perform driver distraction and fatigue detection while driving.
- Go To-U (Ukraine): An app for drivers to book the charging EV station at the most convenient time.
- Journify (Spain): A carpooling app for daily commutes, such as going to work or to school.
- Mappo (Israel): A geo-culture content layer created by an algorithm.The geo-culture content combined of texts, music, TV and AR.
- Micocar (Spain): An app to save 10% to 50% on all taxi rides. An efficient marketplace where ride prices are calculated according to supply and demand.
- Newport IMS (France): A vocal companion providing in-car mobility services and products.
- Ozone Drive (Spain): A tech-based EV car-sharing solutions to address the zero-emissions mobility challenges as an optimized way of transportation.
- Parquery (Switzerland): Parquery analyzes images from any camera to detect objects and provide parking managers with real-time answers.
- Safemode (Israel): SafeMode profiles driver behaviour using Big Data & AI algorithms based on behavioral economics techniques.
- Secmotic Innovation (Spain): An awareness and safety system for work zone invasion that increases safety and controls accessibility in temporary working areas of roads.
- X-Motion (France): An app that leverages artificial intelligence and smartphone sensors to provide predictive analytics for driving behaviour and vehicle management.
Click on this link to download the programme and the press release.
Representatives of CTAG visit these days Eidhoven, Netherlands, to participate in this congress, one of the most important events on smart mobility in the world.
This edition has an international programme with top speakers from the sector, demonstrations of the latest technologies and developments for transport and an exhibition area with innovative companies. CTAG will be represented by Francisco Sánchez, Electronics & ITS Director, with a presentation entitled SISCOGA extended pilot at C-Roads Spain: testing European C-ITS services; and Diego Bernárdez, Head of the Connectivity Department with the presentation Concorda Spanish Pilot Site.
The connected vehicle and the autonomous vehicle are two of CTAG’s strategic R & D areas, so the presence in this type of event is a good opportunity to follow the trends, innovations and opportunities that arise in the sector.
A diplomatic delegation led by Lyu Fan, the People’s Republic of China’s Ambassador to Spain, visited CTAG’s facilities with representatives of IGAPE.
After a welcome meeting, they visited different areas. The ambassador had the opportunity to see first-hand some of CTAG’s new testing equipment, such as the new climatic chambers and the battery laboratory. In addition, the ambassador tried one of the autonomous vehicle prototypes developed by CTAG, in which he was able to see the degree of development and the capabilities in the area of ADAS and automated driving.
This visit has helped to promote the Galician automotive sector and possible collaborations with one of the emerging markets with more international projection.