The two leading technology centres in Spain have reached an agreement to offer their joint expertise and face the challenges of advanced manufacturing, Industry 4.0 and robotics in the mobility sector. These are the Automotive Technology Centre of Galicia (CTAG) and the research and technological development centre TECNALIA, which have sealed their collaboration with the virtually formalised signature of an agreement between Óscar Fernández Besteiro, president of CTAG, and Emiliano López Atxurra, president of TECNALIA.
The objective of the collaboration in which more than 1,500 researchers from both centres will work together, is to propose comprehensive services to complement the offer and capacities of the companies in the sector. To do so, CTAG and TECNALIA will offer companies new solutions and results through R&D and Innovation projects in the fields of mobility and advanced manufacturing, as well as activities that foster the creation of new technology-based companies. They will also be able to share the state-of-the-art facilities at each centre and move forward together in the provision of advanced services.
It is worth highlighting the following initiatives: first of all, as a result of the knowledge and experience of both centres in the field of robotics and exoskeletons, new solutions to improve the ergonomic conditions of operators will be developed. Secondly, new developments for the automation of special vehicles in different environments, such as ports, airports and industrial estates will be enhanced. They will also implement a joint strategy for the development of the electric car and its components, among others.
Furthermore, through this collaboration, both organisations will strengthen and increase their talent volume in areas of specialisation, such as the automotive industry, manufacturing or digitalisation, becoming a national and European benchmark in these areas.
For further information please download the press release about the agreement.
After the adoption of new preventive measures, CTAG reopens its doors to resume on-site activities in laboratories and on test track. We will continue to be available for our collaborators and clients, offering the best possible service in these circumstances.
At CTAG we continue to follow the evolution of the situation, adopting the appropriate measures with the aim of resuming the normal activity of the Center as soon as possible. The new preventive measures, without prejudice to the possible extensions that could be determined according to the evolution and the recommendations of the health authorities and of different administrations, are liable to be modified based on the new scenarios that may be determined within the next hours or days.
CTAG will spare no effort to collaborate in this situation and protect the health of its staff, collaborators and clients.
All the divisions of the Center are operational on the premises or working from home, and at your disposal for any question you may have.
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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.