The MAINGAP project, “Innovative Manufacturing in the Galicia-North Portugal Euroregion”, is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Interreg V-A Spain-Portugal (POCTEP) 2014-2020 Programme. The main objective of this project is to accelerate the implementation of cutting-edge technological solutions that respond to the great challenges of moving towards Industry 4.0 in the Euroregion, taking as a starting point the Automotive and the Aeronautical sectors, but with a multi-sector approach.
CTAG coordinates this project of transfer and valorisation of 4.0 technologies to innovative SMEs of the Euroregion, in collaboration with the Agencia Gallega de Innovación – CIS Tecnoloxía de Deseño (Galician Innovation Agency – Centre for Innovation and Services of Technology and Design), the Centro de Engenharia e Desenvolvimento, CEIIA (Centre of Engineering and Development) and the University of Minho.
During the meeting held today at CTAG, the partners involved announced the progress of the developments of the nine technological solutions that will be carried out in the project, which by applying the principles of Factory 4.0 aim to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of companies. The solutions will be validated through demonstrators with innovative companies in the Euroregion and cover key technologies such as augmented and virtual reality, additive manufacturing, digital manufacturing, flexible production systems, exoskeletons and collaborative robotics.
In order to inform the companies in the Euroregion and other interested agents about the project, an open event will be held in the coming months, in which the technological developments will be presented and the way the companies will participate will be explained.
Next Thursday, February 6, AUTOPILOT’s Final Event will be held in Versailles, France, at mobiLAB and PSA Motorsports. The AUTOPILOT project 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. This three-year research project is funded by the Horizon 2020 program (GA 731993) and developed in five European cities, including Vigo, and in a South Korean city. The Spanish part of the consortium is led by CTAG with the collaboration of Groupe PSA and Vigo City Council.
CTAG will provided two demonstrations on the VEDECOM test track of the use cases developed in Vigo with the AUTOPILOT I vehicle: Automated Valet Parking and Urban Driving, (the first tests of autonomous driving in urban environment performed in Spain, presented together with Groupe PSA and Vigo City Council last July).
In addition, Diego Bernárdez, Head of Connectivity and HMI at CTAG, will participate in the closing session of the results presentation.
For more information about the full programme, please visit: https://autopilot-project.eu/wp-content/uploads/sites/16/2020/01/Autopilot-FEB_V04_LR.pdf
For more information about AUTOPILOT please visit: https://autopilot-project.eu/
In recent years, wearable robotics has emerged as a new topic of interest, closely related to physical assistance, exoskeletons, and soft robotics.
CTAG has been really involved in this field since its inception, developing projects related to the industry and the manufacturing processes for health prevention and ergonomics. The Centre has experience in projects for the automotive and naval sectors and participates in European initiatives such as EUROBENCH or COVR. Therefore, CTAG collaborates in the organization of the 5th International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob 2020, which will be held in Vigo, Spain, from October 13 to 16, 2020. The Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC, Spanish National Research Council) and the Shirley Ryan Abilitylab also participate in the organization of the event.
WeRob will be held in parallel with the ICNR (International Conference on Neurorehabilitation), which will bring together researchers, experts, manufacturers and end users to present the latest scientific and technological advances related to robotics and neuroscience, as well as their application in the medical and industrial fields.
In addition to scientific presentations by international experts, WeRob and ICNR will be accompanied by industrial demonstrations and an exhibition area, among other activities.
For more information about each congress please visit:
You may also download the event flyer
CTAG presented the first results of the CRUSOE project within the framework of the C-MobILE TestFest, held from December 2 to 4 at the Centre’s facilities.
CRUSOE, financed under the 2018 call of the CEF Telecom programme managed by INEA, aims to prepare vehicle communications equipment (OBUs and RSUs) and the resilience of communication flows in 5G V2X scenarios. The results of the project will be validated by controlled tests in the SISCOGA cross-border 5G corridor.
The presentation of results, by Carlos Pérez Garrido (Electronics and Intelligent Transport Systems Division) and Jorge Fontenla González (Technological Innovation), aroused great interest among attendees given the central role that cybersecurity will play in the mobility of future.
CTAG coordinates the MAINGAP project: “Innovative Manufacturing in the Galicia-North Portugal Euroregion” (0555_MAINGAP_1_E). The main objective of this project is to accelerate the implementation of cutting-edge technological solutions that respond to the great challenges of moving towards Industry 4.0 in the Euroregion.
MAINGAP takes as its starting point the Automotive Sector and the Aeronautical Sector, and will favour sectoral and technological hybridisation. For this purpose, a working group specialised in the surveillance of 4.0 technologies will be established, innovation projects with a multisectoral approach and demonstrative character will be developed, and pilot experiences will be carried out in companies of the Euroregion to promote the incorporation of these technologies and improve the competitiveness of the business sector.
CTAG leads this project of transfer and valorisation of 4.0 technologies to innovative SMEs of the Euroregion, in collaboration with the la Agencia Gallega de Innovación – CIS Tecnoloxía de Deseño (Galician Innovation Agency – Centre for Innovation and Services of Technology and Design), the Centro de Engenharia e Desenvolvimento, CEIIA (Centre of Engineering and Development) and the University of Minho.
The project is developed from February 2019 to December 2021, the total cost of the project is € 1.29M and is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Interreg V-A Spain-Portugal (POCTEP) 2014-2020 Programme.
CTAG, in collaboration with ERTICO, ITS Europe and the consortium of the C-MobILE project, will host the first C-MobILE TESTFEST, which will take place in Vigo, from December 2 to 4.
The C-MobILE TESTFEST event is open to any C-ITS professional and to all those interested in this field in order to test the interoperability with the infrastructures implemented at CTAG and its surroundings and in the city of Vigo, in which vehicles will be able to operate through the C-MobILE deployment site.
Interested public and private organisations (public authorities, road operators, systems suppliers, service providers, vehicle manufacturers) are invited to register and take part with their own equipment (cellular devices and/or vehicles equipped with on-board units) to enjoy and test the C-MobILE services operating at the Vigo deployment site.
C-MobILE C-ITS services are equally deployed at the other C-MobILE deployment sites in Barcelona, Bilbao, Bordeaux, Copenhagen, Newcastle, North Brabant and Thessaloniki. The objective is to test the interoperability with the cellular structure and ITS-G5 deployed locally.
The services to be tested in this open event are: Road works warning (RWW), Road Hazard Warning (RHW), In-Vehicle Signage (IVS), Slow or Stationary Vehicle Warning (SSVW) and Green Light Optimised Speed Advice (GLOSA). Services will be provided using two communication channels: ITS-G5 and cellular communication with the exception of SSVW which is provided via cellular only.
Click on the following link to register https://www.eventbrite.com/e/c-mobile-testfest-tickets-71799204353
In order to prepare for the TESTFEST, the C-MobILE project team will hold two explanatory webinars. Register now for these two dates:
La movilidad y el vehículo autónomo y conectado son algunos de los puntos clave para el futuro del sector automoción, tratándose además de áreas estratégicas para CTAG en las que el Centro cuenta con una amplia experiencia; trabajando de forma transversal en la interacción entre las tecnologías y el conductor, en la arquitectura electrónica, el desarrollo de hardware y software y en la validación técnica y funcional.
Esta semana el centro participa en diversos foros y congresos en torno a estos ámbitos, empezando por S-MOVING, que se celebra en Málaga los días 9 y 10. Se trata de un foro sobre vehículos autónomos en el que Pablo Dafonte, responsable de Percepción, Funciones, Control, Mapas HD e IA de CTAG, llevará a cabo una ponencia el miércoles 9 sobre tecnologías en vehículos autónomos.
El miércoles 9 se celebra el 1st CoRAI Summit on the Future of Autonomous Mobility and the Exhibition on Testing Autonomous Driving, un congreso a nivel europeo que se celebra en Bruselas. CTAG está representado por Francisco Sánchez, director de Electrónica y Sistemas Inteligentes de Transporte, que presentará SISCOGA 4CAD, un corredor de más de 130 km de carreteras que sirve como laboratorio permanente para la investigación, el desarrollo y el despliegue de funciones CAD y conectadas.
Además, Francisco Sánchez participa el jueves 10 en el Congreso Nacional de Movilidad, en Madrid, con una ponencia titulada El vehículo conectado y automatizado: Presente y futuro, junto a otros destacados actores relacionados con la movilidad en España. El Congreso Nacional de Movilidad se celebra en IFEMA, en el Salón Internacional de la Movilidad Segura y Sostenible – Feria Traffic 2019.
ELIV 2019 is an international congress that brings together experts in automotive electronics and presents the most relevant innovations, developments and challenges in the sector. ELIV has become a meeting place for manufacturers, suppliers, universities and researchers from all over the world. It is held in Bonn, Germany, every two years and this time it will take place on October 16 and 17 at the Bonn World Conference Center.
You will be able to find CTAG at stand 162, where representatives of the Electronics and Intelligent Transport Systems Division will present their latest innovations in this field, as well as the most recent equipment and facilities of the Centre, which has made great progress in ADAS systems and in autonomous and connected vehicles.
CTAG has extensive experience in automobile electronics, where special attention is given to interaction concepts between technologies and the driver, electronic architecture, hardware and software development and technical and functional validation.
For more information about the European projects in which CTAG has participated please visit https://ctag.com/proyectos/electronica-e-its/
BFAero, the accelerator of the Galician aeronautics and unmanned vehicles sector presented last week its second call at the Pazo de Feiras e Congresos in Lugo. During the event, there was a round table on entrepreneurship in the aeronautics and unmanned vehicles sector in which Ana Paul, CTAG’s director of technological innovation, participated.
BFAero aims to make companies from all over Spain with innovative ideas take off for their development and launch at the local, national and international levels. In order to do this, it has the firm support of public institutions and multinational companies of reference in the sector.
For more information about Business Factory Aero please visit https://www.bfaero.es/
The Industry Night Gala, organised by the Colegio y Asociación de Ingenieros Industriales, gathered in Vigo 500 professionals from the sector to celebrate the IV Premios Galicia awards.
Luis Moreno, general director of CTAG, received one of the Galicia Industria awards for FORTAPE, a European research project led by CTAG that combined the experience and knowledge of the automotive and aeronautical sectors to develop new, more efficient and lightweight solutions for plastic parts.
Two other companies from Vigo were also awarded, Norlean, for its innovative solutions for the digital transformation, and Xesol Innovation S.A., which develops its own technology based on machine vision and neural networks. The prize list was completed by the Ourense company Aceites Abril, which received the Concello de Vigo Award; Luis Abelleira Álvarez, manager of Aerolugo; and the Lugo company PCM+n.