CTAG doesn’t rest: getting ready for the autumn events

At CTAG we are making the most of these summer months to be able to show you all our latest news after the break.

Our team is using this holiday period to organise their attendance at different trade fairs and congresses where we will showcase the technological advances and latest research of the centre in the mobility sector.

The first event where we will be present will be the FISITA World Congress in Barcelona, between 12 and 15 September, one of the best opportunities to establish connections with the global community of mobility engineers.

One month later, we will travel to Bonn, Germany, to participate in the International VDI Congress “ELIV”, which will be held on October 18 and 19. This is the meeting point for manufacturers, suppliers, universities and researchers specialised in electronics in the automotive sector.

We will return to Barcelona from November 7 to 9 to present our innovations in the development of new Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) during the Smart City Expo World Congress, the largest and most influential international event on urban mobility.

And finally, we will end the year in Stuttgart, Germany, participating in the Automotive Interiors Expo Europe on 5, 6 and 7 December, where we will show our progress in the research of new materials for vehicle interiors.

Throughout these four months, we will also join multiple specialised conferences and symposiums to share knowledge and experiences with other leading players in the field of mobility. These will be unique opportunities to network and keep up to date with industry trends, such as the “Robotics4EU Project Workshops” on 3 and 4 October in Delft, the Netherlands.

Stay tuned for more news on our social networks and website. You can also keep updated with our communications directly to your inbox by subscribing through our contact page.

Mindtech, the leading industrial fair of the Iberian Pole, is back

This time we are staying at home: CTAG will be at the IFEVI exhibition centre, in Vigo, Pontevedra, to meet with leading companies of the metal industry and its related technologies on June 20, 21 and 22.

We will be located at stand E-12B, giving everyone who comes to visit us the opportunity to see live demonstrations of two of our latest technological solutions developed in CTAG’s Booster Manufacturing Lab, a laboratory designed for the research and development of new technologies and applications for Industry 5.0:

Our InteX project, capable of objectively assessing the impact of exoskeletons in the work environment through AI-based performance indicators and the SmartFlexCell project, a flexible and quickly adjustable robotic cell thanks to hexapod and software technology.

We will also be showcasing three other solutions from CTAG’s Materials Innovation area:

– The textile thermocouple matrix, to check how it is possible to measure temperature in different places at the same time on the same surface.

– Our heated ceramic surface.

– The resistive sensor array, which measures the pressure we apply to multiple points on the same surface.

We invite everyone to come and enjoy three incredible days during which you will learn about the latest developments in R&D&I, 4.0 technology, circular economy or mobility, among others, from more than 160 exhibiting companies.

The fair offers the possibility to participate free of charge through the following link: https://register.mindtechvigo.com/mindtech2023/es/register/Register/VisitantesPay

You can contact our managers to arrange a meeting through the following email: ctag@ctag.com

The insAI Joint Research Unit between Antolin and CTAG comes to an end

After four years of R&D&I work, the insAI Joint Research Unit between Grupo Antolin and CTAG has been successfully concluded.

The project has involved a team of 25 researchers, who have responded to the need to advance in the development of intelligent and innovative solutions for vehicle interiors, applied in the fields of safety and automated driving, comfort and health.

“I would like to highlight the trust that they have placed in us to accompany them in something as complex as the incorporation of intelligence inside the vehicle, in their product portfolio, and that has been the main objective of this Joint Unit that is coming to an end”, said Luis Moreno, General Director of CTAG, about the collaboration with Grupo Antolin during this project.

The technological progress developed after insAI has made it possible to achieve the following objectives:

– An ozonation system, an intelligent, efficient and safe device that is integrated into the car cabin with the capacity to sanitise surfaces and eliminate odours.

– An air purification system that efficiently eliminates viruses, bacteria, particles and volatile organic compounds.

– An intelligent thermal comfort system through radiant surfaces.

– An advanced control system for the opacity and transparency of the sun visor, which controls two sun visors made of different materials that can be darkened in sections.

-An electronic system for the functional lighting of the cabin, which supports the user, either to facilitate the search for elements within the user’s field of vision or to support driving assistance systems. It also covers the different ambient lighting scenarios that guarantee comfort.

Antolin and CTAG have increased their technological capabilities, improving their competitive level and boosting activity in the automotive sector and auxiliary industries. The insAI Joint Research Unit has been financed by the Axencia Galega de Innovación through the call for “Subvencións para a creación e posta en marcha de Unidades Mixtas de Investigación” (DOG No. 35, February 20, 2020) and co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) within the framework of the Galicia ERDF 2014-2020 Operational Programme (file code IN853A-2020/03), with the support of the Vicepresidencia Primeira e Consellería de Economía, Industria e Innovación of the Xunta de Galicia.

Read here the Press Release.

CTAG returns to Stuttgart to participate in Automotive Testing Expo Europe

As an Automotive Technology Centre expert in the development of new R&D laboratory tests, CTAG could not miss the world’s leading event in testing technologies and services for the development of complete vehicles, components and systems: Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2023.

This year it will be held again in the German city of Stuttgart from 13 to 15 June, where you will be able to find us at stand 1559, in hall 10, showing our new products and capabilities for testing and validation of vehicle equipment, systems and components.

We will be presenting the capabilities of all our laboratories: acoustics and vibration, passive safety, ADAS & ITS proving grounds, climatic testing, fatigue & durability, EMC & EE testing, HiL/MiL/SiL tests, engine lab, materials tests, mechatronics & reliability, as well as our newest laboratory, the Electromobility Lab, created to drive research and development of the various components of an electric vehicle.

This event will bring together more than 400 exhibitors to showcase their latest products and services. Anyone interested in learning about CTAG’s products and services can visit our stand, where our colleagues will be available throughout the event to answer any questions you may have.

And anyone who would like to arrange a meeting with one of our managers can do so by sending an e-mail to the following address: ctag@ctag.com.

More information about the event on the Automotive Testing Expo website.

CTAG showcases its latest advances in sustainable mobility in Barcelona

We are happy to announce CTAG’s attendance on 05, 06 and 07 June 2023 at the world’s leading event for public transport: the UITP Global Transport Summit in Barcelona.

This congress will bring together more than 15,000 international visitors and 380 exhibitors on more than 40,000 m² of exhibition space to showcase the latest innovations in the sector.

CTAG will participate for the first time in this fair with a stand where visitors will be able to see our 100% electric shuttle, connected and with a level of autonomy 4, a vehicle that controls the conditions of the environment in which it is located, defining the route and responding to any situation.

We encourage you to stop by our stand – 7F170, located in hall 7, where our colleagues will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our work or services.

In addition, you can arrange a meeting directly with one of our managers by email: ctag@ctag.com

For more information about the event, please visit the UITP website.

We are travelling to Stuttgart to present our latest developments in sustainable powertrains

CTAG will be participating in The Battery Show, the main international meeting point for professionals in the field of batteries and electric and hybrid vehicles.

The German city of Stuttgart will once again be responsible for hosting this event on 23, 24 and 25 May 2023. During this edition there will be more than 10,000 attendees who will have the opportunity to learn about the latest advances and technological solutions in the field of sustainable powertrains.

You will be able to find us at stand C71 where we will showcase our expertise in testing & validation of e-components, eCLIMA, eAXLE, HV power test bench and EMC testing, eMAST and Abuse Testing.

Equipped with state-of-the-art technologies and safety systems, our Electromobility Lab represents CTAG’s commitment to promote research and development of new and more sustainable powertrains and energy storage systems.

For more information about the event please visit The Battery Show website.

And if you are interested in arranging a meeting with one of our managers, you can do so by sending an email to the following address: ctag@ctag.com

We are taking our Shuttle to Lisbon to participate in the 15th ITS European Congress

 

 

 

 

 

Once again this year we are travelling to the city where the ITS European Congress is being held to present our latest innovations in smart mobility. The event will take place from May 22 to 24, 2023 at the Congress Centre in Lisbon, Portugal.

In this 15th edition, CTAG will participate in multiple ways:

– We will be at stand B30 presenting our technologies and development capabilities in Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility (CCAM).

– We will carry out the demo “CTAG Autonomous Shuttle: a way of connecting Mobility”, where the public will be able to live the experience of a smart mode of transport equipped with cutting edge technologies capable of giving the vehicle the ability to communicate with the infrastructure or with other vehicles.

– The director of the Electronics and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) division of CTAG, Francisco J. Sánchez Pons, will give a talk on the 24th, at 15:15h, entitled “Managing Urban Mobility Space – What can we expect from cities in the future”.

– With the participation of Javier Vázquez on the 23rd at 11:45h, in the panel discussion “Data services for traffic management”.

The ITS European Congress, organised by ERTICO, is a benchmark event in the field of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). This year, 57 countries will be represented and more than 2,500 attendees are expected at an exhibition area of 3,500 m2.

More information about the conference on the website of the ITS European Congress.

CTAG recognised as Technology Center of the Year

Last week CTAG attended the IV International Congress of Energy Engineering (iENER’23) in Valencia, a national event that brings together multiple actors in fields related to Energy Engineering, such as sustainable mobility, smart cities, energy service companies…

Over the two days of the event, our Shuttle was offering regular transport services around La Marina de Valencia, allowing everyone who got on board to enjoy a new form of 100% electric, connected and autonomous mobility.

As part of this pilot, travellers were introduced to the Green Priority use case, a solution that allows the Shuttle to be connected to the traffic lights on its route, so that they change to green when they detect that the Shuttle is near.

On the other hand, at the end of the first day of the congress, the AEE ANNUAL AWARDS were presented, a ceremony in which CTAG was recognised as “Technology Center of the Year”. The award was received by Francisco José Sánchez Pons, director of our Electronics and ITS division.

We thank the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), a leading certification body for professional energy managers worldwide, for recognising our work on autonomous, connected and electric vehicles and towards the search for new models of sustainable mobility.

CTAG firma la implantación del nuevo Grado en Ingeniería de Automoción de Galicia

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CTAG, la Universidad de Vigo, la Xunta de Galicia, Stellantis y CEAGA firman un convenio de colaboración para dar impulso a la implantación y el desarrollo del grado en Ingeniería de Automoción con mención dual de Galicia.

Este nuevo título oficial se lanzará por primera vez el próximo curso 2023-2024 y se desarrollará a lo largo de cuatro años, durante los cuales se darán al alumnado las bases para especializarse en el sector de la automoción, uno de los sectores más importantes y con más volumen de trabajo de Galicia.

La principal característica de este grado dual es que da la oportunidad al alumnado de desarrollar el último curso completo realizando prácticas en empresas del sector de la automoción, pudiendo aplicar ese aprendizaje práctico al desarrollo de su trabajo final de grado (TFG).

CTAG aportó su experiencia y conocimientos, en colaboración con la UVigo, Stellantis y CEAGA, en la creación de la arquitectura de contenidos para este grado. El objetivo es promover la formación de talento de cara a seguir creciendo y haciendo frente a los nuevos retos en materia de movilidad sostenible y conectada.

CTAG y BorgWarner presentan los resultados del proyecto efiFACTORY

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Evento de presentación de resultados efiFACTORYEl proyecto efiFACTORY, centrado en tecnologías de fabricación 4.0 y promovido por el Centro Tecnológico de Automoción de Galicia (CTAG) y BorgWarner Vigo, ha llegado con éxito a su fin después de cuatro años de trabajo conjunto. El proyecto ha permitido potenciar la generación de nuevos productos, mejorar los procesos productivos y resolver problemas de fabricación avanzada. Así lo han puesto de manifiesto esta mañana en las instalaciones de BorgWarner Vigo, Luis Moreno, director de CTAG y José María Salazar, director de BorgWarner Vigo en un evento de presentación de conclusiones al que han asistido el vicepresidente primero y Conselleiro de Economía, Industria e Innovación, Francisco Conde y la directora de la Axencia Galega de Innovación, Patricia Argerey.

El desarrollo de las diferentes líneas de actuación del proyecto efiFACTORY ha permitido el incremento de diferentes procesos de productividad de la planta en un 20% gracias a la digitalización y análisis de datos; la consecución de trazabilidad unitaria del 100% de la producción, asociando a cada pieza toda la información relativa a sus atributos de fabricación y calidad (parámetros de proceso, calidad dimensional, etc.), el incremento de la reactividad en la gestión del mantenimiento, disminuyendo el tiempo de actuación por intervención en un 15% y el rediseño de los procesos para empleo eficiente de los recursos, logrando una reducción de consumos superior al 10%.

Además, el alcance técnico acumulado tras las cuatro anualidades de ejecución de efiFACTORY ha permitido generar nuevos conocimientos avanzados en el campo de las soluciones tecnológicas 4.0, así como alcanzar un elevado grado de cumplimiento de los compromisos planteados al inicio del proyecto estratégico.

 

Xunta de Galicia, Unión Europea, Axencia Galega de Innovación, Xacobeo 21-22
El proyecto efiFACTORY ha sido subvencionado por la Axencia Galega de Innovación, en el marco de la convocatoria de “Axudas para o programa Industrias do Futuro 4.0” dentro de la iniciativa Industrias 4.0 – Captación de inversiones, cofinanciada por la Unión Europea a través del programa operativo FEDER Galicia 2014-2020 y cuenta con el apoyo de la Vicepresidencia Primeira e Consellería de Economía, Industria e Innovación de la Xunta de Galicia.