CTAG has launched the EV LAB, a laboratory to develop, test and validate electric vehicles, their components and energy storage systems. These facilities also allow to perform complete tests for hybrid powertrain vehicles.
Equipped with state-of-the-art technologies and safety systems, the EV LAB represents CTAG’s commitment to promote research and development around new and more sustainable powertrains.
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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.
Representatives of CTAG visit these days the Battery Experts Forum, which takes place in Frankfurt from April 10 to 12. It is the largest conference on technology for automotive batteries in Europe, in which more than 100 experts in the sector are participating. The congress also has an exhibition space in which more than 80 companies show their latest solutions, designs and products.
One of the great attractions of the Battery Experts Forum is that it addresses aspects of great importance regarding mass production of electric vehicles. For CTAG, it is especially interesting to know the sector’s vision in terms of safety, recycling, sustainability, testing and validation, since the electric vehicle is one of its strategic R&D areas.
This congress will also make it possible to establish possible contacts for future projects. Another objective pursued by CTAG attending this congress is to delve into technical issues related to battery packs for electric vehicles.