CTAG participates in the conference on Opportunities and challenges of 5G networks


The objective of this conference was to generate a forum for debate around the framework in which the 5G networks will be developed, the impact these networks will have on the Galician society, the challenges for its implementation and the potential of the Galician ICT hypersector to position itself in this emerging technology context.

Francisco Sánchez Pons, Director of Electronics and ITS at CTAG, made an exposition of the 5G specific initiatives of use that are developed in CTAG.

The conference took place at the convention hall of the CINC building of the Cidade da Cultura, in Santiago de Compostela and was organized by Amtega, (association of telecommunications engineers of Galicia).


CTAG collaborates on the development of standards for exoskeletons and other wearables

CTAG’s team serves as a bridge between industrial OEMs and exoskeleton manufacturers with the aim of improving the next generation of devices. It covers different areas, from analysis, validation and verification, to implementation at client sites and product improvement.

In addition, it contributes to the development of benchmarking and standardization. CTAG is part of the ASTM Committee F48 on Exoskeletons and Exosuits, a voluntary standard development initiative for devices such as exoskeletons and exosuits.

F48 has defined a series of technical subcommittees to develop standards in the areas of safety, quality, performance, ergonomics and terminology for systems and components.

CTAG will be involved in the following specific areas:

  • WK62649 Collaboration New Standard | Labeling and Information for Exoskeletons and Exosuits
  • WK60882 Collaboration New Standard | Exoskeletons and Exosuits

The F48 standards will be published in the ASTM Annual Book of Standards, Volume 15.08.

For more information about this project please visit https://www.astm.org/COMMITTEE/F48.htm



CTAG consolidates its participation in the HORIZON 2020 programme

CTAG continues its commitment to consolidate its participation in the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (HORIZON 2020), continuing a journey that started in 2007. Since then, CTAG has participated in more than 40 projects, developed in collaboration with the main organisations of the automotive sector (vehicle manufacturers and first level suppliers), as well as with universities and other research organisations of reference in Europe.


These projects are at the technological forefront of the industry and, through the development and implementation of innovative solutions, contribute to a safer, smarter and more integrated mobility. Some examples of the latest projects supported by the EU and in which CTAG participates are the following:

  • GamECAR – Gamification of EcoDriving Behaviours through Intelligent Management of dynamic car and driver information
  • ECOFUNEL – Eco Design: Composite functionalization: thermal and electrical conductivity
  • 5GCAR – Fifth Generation Communication Automotive Research and innovation
  • RECOTRANS – Integrated manufacturing of REciclable hybrid metalthermoplastic COmposites for the TRANSport sector.


CTAG visits Israel’s start-up ecosystem

Visita a la cápsula TAU de la Universidad de Tel Aviv

Representatives of CTAG visit Israel these days to deepen their knowledge of the Israeli innovation ecosystem, which has led this country to be known as the “Start-Up Nation”.

Several meetings are planned, including the one that will take place with Technion (Israel Institute of Technology), a global centre of reference for new technologies. CTAG will also visit the Smart City Transportation Lab, in which Mobileye (leading provider of software for advanced driver assistance systems) and MIT REAP (business acceleration programme linked to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology) are represented, and will meet the Israeli agency for H2020 projects (EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation).

CTAG travels to Israel accompanied by IGAPE, which supports this trip through the Galicia Exporta Organismos Intermedios aid. The Spanish Embassy in Israel will also collaborate hosting some of the meetings.

This visit is the continuation of another expedition promoted by the Xunta de Galicia in February 2018 in which CTAG took part together with different Galician organisations and companies from various sectors.

The objective of this mission is to establish new commercial and institutional relationships in one of the most powerful innovation centres in the world, which will allow us to identify new opportunities for the Galician automotive industry linked to the mobility of the future, autonomous driving and Industry 4.0.

Proxecto cofinanciado polo Igape, Xunta de Galicia e o Fondo Europeo d eDesenvolvemento Rexional do programa operativo 2014-2020

CTAG welcomes the presentation of the ITV report 2017

Presentación de exoesqueletos en las instalaciones de CTAG

Photograph of the Xunta de Galicia press release
The event, organized by SyC –Applus+, concessionaire of the service in Galicia, served to share the results of the nearly one and a half million inspections that were carried out in Galicia last year.

In addition, the event served to present some of the technological solutions on which CTAG is working, such as exoskeletons and wearables.

This presentation was attended by the General Director of Enerxía e Minas of the Xunta de Galicia, Ángel Bernardo Tahoces; the Territorial Delegate of the Xunta de Galicia in Pontevedra, José Manuel Cores; the Vice President of Human Resources of Applus+, José Delfín Pérez; CTAG’s General Director, Luis Moreno; and the Deputy General Director of SyC-Applus, Alberto Zalvide.


CTAG collaborates in exoskeleton study with Groupe PSA and MUTUA UNIVERSAL

Experts of CTAG’s Processes Department analyze the appropriation and efficiency in the processes of these devices in a study being performed at Groupe PSA site in Vigo.

The exoskeletons are devices that facilitate assistance to the muscular activity of certain anatomical areas through active means (with energy) or passive means (with mechanical redistribution to other muscular areas), thus contributing to the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders.

For more details, please refer to the information published by Groupe PSA: https://site.groupe-psa.com/vigo/es/actualidad/actividad/el-centro-de-vigo-realiza-pruebas-de-dispositivos-de-asistencia-fisica-exoesqueletos/


CTAG will participate in the Conference on Advanced Acoustic Technologies for Industrial Applications

The University of Vigo and atlanTTic organise this conference on acoustic engineering, which will be held on June 19 and 20 at the School of Telecommunication Engineering of the University of Vigo.

The Conference on Advanced Acoustic Technologies for Industrial Applications will present acoustic engineering as a tool for analysis and improvement in automotive, naval, aeronautical and energy industries. Renowned speakers at national and international level will participate in the Conference, including Damián González, Acoustics and vibration Manager at CTAG, who will present his experience in the evaluation of the vibro-acoustic quality of components for the automotive industry. His presentation will take place on Tuesday 19 at 1:00 p.m.

You can check the programme and more information at http://acintic.com/

CTAG will participate in one of the leading events of the European automotive sector

CTAG will present its skills, capabilities and innovations in Stuttgart, at the Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2018 and at two other events.

Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2017 Show Review from UKi Media & Events on Vimeo.

CTAG will be present once again at the Automotive Testing Expo Europe. In addition, it will participate for the first time in the Autonomous Vehicle Technology World Expo and the Automotive Interiors Expo Europe. These three events will take place on June 5, 6 and 7 in Stuttgart (Germany) at the Messe Stuttgart exhibition center.

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

This is the 20th anniversary of this event, which has become an international reference for validation in the automotive sector and where 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 quality, reliability, durability and safety.

The Autonomous Vehicle Technology World Expo is dedicated exclusively to services and technologies for autonomous vehicles, from software, sensors and communication systems to tires and wheels.

CTAG will present its skills and capabilities for development and validation of ADAS/AD systems, areas in which it has positioned itself as a benchmark. In addition, it will attend the Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium Europe, which will bring together more than 150 international experts to present the latest innovations in autonomous vehicles.

Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo from UKi Media & Events on Vimeo.

The Automotive Interiors Expo Europe is dedicated to materials, technologies, prototypes and innovations for the interiors of all types of vehicles. At this event, CTAG will present its innovations in composite materials and one of its latest R&D+I projects, VALORNATURE.

We invite you to visit our booths:

Automotive Testing Expo Europe:

Hall 10, booth 552


Autonomous Vehicle Technology World Expo:

Hall C2, booth AV7010


Automotive Interiors Expo:

Hall 7, booth A7165




Proxecto cofinanciado polo Igape, Xunta de Galicia e o Fondo Europeo d eDesenvolvemento Rexional do programa operativo 2014-2020

CTAG presents its latest advances in autonomous driving and connectivity in Malaga

5G Forum, coche autónomo de CTAG
Coche autónomo y perosnal de CTAG junto a otros participantes en el 5G Forum

CTAG participated in the 5G FORUM, a multidisciplinary meeting on 5G technology. Diego Bernárdez, Head of the Connectivity Department at CTAG, presented a paper on Cooperative systems and V2X communications. Protocols in DSRC (ITS-G5) and 5G. One of CTAG’s connected vehicles was also shown to present attendees its operation and performance.

The event, held on April 24 and 25 at the Polo de Contenidos Digitales in Malaga, offered a broad view on the different applications of this technology, from artificial intelligence to health and telemedicine. This is the first edition of the event whose objective is to show on stage every year the advances of 5G technology and offer the opportunity to exchange knowledge about its practical applications.

Outstanding companies involved in the use of 5G technologies shared their experiences and performed demonstrations for the attending professionals.

For more information about the event please visit http://www.5gforum.es/

IMPACT Connected Car announces the 15 startups selected for funding and acceleration in its first round

The announcement was made during the 3-day Disruptive Bootcamp organized by CTAG.

  • The startups, whose projects are focused on smart driving and urban mobility, have been selected from among 200 candidates and will receive up to € 60,000 equity free as well as expert mentoring services
  • The acceleration programme, funded by the European Commission, aims to respond to social and industrial needs in the field of connected cars

Vigo, 25th April 2018. – IMPACT Connected Car, the startups acceleration programme funded by the European Commission and aiming to respond to industrial needs of the automobile sector, has announced the 15 startups selected within the first open call in the 3-day Disruptive Boot Camp held at CTAG (Automotive Technology Centre of Galicia).

Over 200 startups and SMEs from 41 countries participated in the first open call launched in October. Among all the proposals 25 projects were selected to go through a smartization programme, which began with the Disruptive Bootcamp, the first stage of the programme, which was held at CTAG from April 23 to 25.

Sesión de apertura del Disruptive Bootcamp
Disruptive Bootcamp Opening Session

The Bootcamp included one-to-one sessions and speed meetings and concluded with a jury day in which the 25 participating startups were invited to give their presentations in front of a panel of experts. After the jury’s deliberation, the 15 companies selected for the second stage of the IMPACT Connected Car programme are the following:

  • CardioID Technologies (Portugal)
  • CARFIT (France)
  • Carricare (Netherlands)
  • Eccocar Sharing S.L. (Spain)
  • HOMYHUB (Spain)
  • Motor Ai UG (Germany)
  • Parkbob GmbH (Austria)
  • Situm Technologies SL (Spain)
  • Spark Horizon (France)
  • Traffic Network (Spain)
  • Worldsensing S.L. (Spain)
  • Xapix Software (Germany)
  • Ximantis (Sweden)
  • Y.Share Aps (Italy)
Startups ganadoras del Disruptive Bootcamp celebrado en CTAG
Winning Startups at the Disruptive Bootcamp held at CTAG


Project funded by the Horizon 2020 framework Programme of the European Union, Grant agreeement Nº 731343

For more information:


986 900 300

You can download the press release here.