CTAG expands its R&D capabilities with a new investment co-financed by the Xunta de Galicia and the European Union, through two new projects in order to boost R&D and the validation of new disruptive technologies applied to autonomous and connected vehicles (File IN607E 2020/01), and to develop and validate electric vehicles (File IN607E 2020/02).
The new scientific-technical equipment will allow CTAG to progress in research excellence and strengthen its capacities to improve its position at an international level, through the development of its own R&D&I projects alone or in effective collaboration with companies. In addition, the equipment acquired, together with the improvement of the scientific-technical capabilities derived from the development of its own lines of research, will allow CTAG to offer the productive fabric high added value technological services necessary for experimentation and testing to put on the market innovative products and services that will lead to an increase in industrial competitiveness.
In order to guarantee the viability of the infrastructures and the transfer of knowledge to the Sector, CTAG has defined a work plan for the 2020-2023 time horizon. Since the aid was approved last September, work has been underway to install and start up the equipment, as well as to train technical and research staff.
The projects are financed the Axencia Galega de Innovación, within the framework of the call “Ayudas para el fortalecimiento de los centros de generación de conocimiento (Aid for the strengthening of centres of knowledge generation” (DOG No. 33, of February 18, 2020), with the support of the Vicepresidencia segunda and the Consellería de Economía, Empresa e Innovación, and is co-financed by the European Union, within the framework of the ERDF Operational Programme Galicia 2014-2020. Objetivo temático de promover el desarrollo tecnológico, la innovación y una investigación de calidad, para incrementar el número de investigadores que trabajan en instalaciones de infraestructuras de investigación mejoradas, contribuyendo también al incremento del número de patentes solicitadas (Thematic objective of promoting technological development, innovation and quality research, to increase the number of researchers working in improved research infrastructure facilities, also contributing to the increase in the number of patents applied for ”.
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La Xunta de Galicia, a través de la Axencia Galega de Innovación, apoya la preparación y participación de CTAG en propuestas de proyectos del Programa Marco Europeo de I+D (H2020) mediante el Programa Ayudas para la concesión de subvenciones para el fomento de la participación gallega en el Programa marco de investigación e innovación de la Unión Europea. En particular, para el año 2020, CTAG ha obtenido el apoyo para la propuesta “ROADIN: NEW GENERATION OF SMART ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE FOR FUTURE MOBILITY”.
El objetivo del Programa era la preparación de propuestas de calidad, que alcanzasen en el proceso de evaluación una puntuación superior al 75% de la nota máxima establecida en sus convocatorias.
Este Programa cuenta con el apoyo financiero de la Unión Europea, cofinanciado por el Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (Feder) en el marco del Programa Operativo Feder Galicia 2014-2020, a través de las ayudas concedidas por la Axencia Galega de Innovación – GAIN (Expediente: IN607F 2020/08) y con el apoyo de la Conselleria de Economía Emprego e Industria.
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.
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/
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/
CTAG’s expert team will be at booth 199B, where live presentations will be given with the latest developments for exoskeletons and cobots. In addition, CTAG will exhibit at Mindtech 2019 some of its most recent projects in the fields of new materials and autonomous driving.
Mintech 2019 is an international event in which the leading companies in the industrial, metallurgical and metal mechanic sectors and in the related technologies will be present. The event, which takes place in Vigo from September 10th to 12th, aims to become the leading trade fair for the Iberian Polo industrial sector.
For more information about Mindtech 2019 please visit https://mindtechvigo.com/
These tests are part of AUTOPILOT, the European project launched at the beginning of 2017 which 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. The project is developed in five European cities, including the city of Vigo.
The tests carried out in Vigo focus on automated parking in car parks (with a demonstration in the City Hall parking lot), and autonomous driving in urban areas (with a demonstration in Gran Vía avenue) in which the following situations are studied: adjustment to the optimal speed when approaching a traffic light and protection of vulnerable users. Thanks to the communication with the infrastructure, both urban driving situations tested contribute to the anticipation and adjustment of the vehicle speed, for a safer, more fluid and eco-responsible controlled driving, generating new mobility experiences.
For more information about the AUTOPILOT Project (Automated Driving Progressed by Internet of Things) please visit http://autopilot-project.eu/
Representatives of CTAG visit these days Eindhoven, Netherlands, to participate in this congress, one of the most important events on smart mobility in the world.
This edition has an international programme with top speakers from the sector, demonstrations of the latest technologies and developments for transport and an exhibition area with innovative companies. CTAG will be represented by Francisco Sánchez, Electronics & ITS Director, with a presentation entitled SISCOGA extended pilot at C-Roads Spain: testing European C-ITS services; and Diego Bernárdez, Head of the Connectivity Department with the presentation Concorda Spanish Pilot Site.
The connected vehicle and the autonomous vehicle are two of CTAG’s strategic R & D areas, so the presence in this type of event is a good opportunity to follow the trends, innovations and opportunities that arise in the sector.