CTAG presents its commitment to sustainable mobility at the eMobility Expo World Congress 2024

CTAG announces once again its participation in the eMobility Expo World Congress 2024. This international congress, dedicated to sustainable, connected and autonomous mobility, provides a unique space to exchange knowledge and move towards a more sustainable future in the mobility sector.

We will have a space in Hall 5, at booth B224, so that visitors can come and explore recent projects first-hand, meet our experts and obtain detailed information about CTAG’s activities.

In addition, we will take advantage of this scenario to share the latest research, developments and advances in the field of sustainable mobility through multiple panel discussions:


  • New propulsion technologies architecture – Jorge Varela Barreras, EV and Battery expert, CTAG
  • New materials for the new vehicles – Alberto Tielas Macia, Head of the Interior Materials and Systems Department, CTAG


  • Autonomous vehicles (cars & buses) – Francisco Sánchez Pons, Director of Electronics, ITS and Smart Mobility at CTAG

These discussions will be an opportunity for those interested in learning about the latest trends and future perspectives of the sector.

We will also offer an autonomous and connected driving experience aboard our shuttle in the Feria de Valencia square, a demonstration of what the mobility of the future will be like, last-mile, electric, smart, connected and driverless.

You can contact us to arrange a meeting at the congress by email: sales@ctag.com

Designation of Technology Reconnaissance Centre for automated driving vehicle testing on open roads

The General Subdirectorate of Mobility and Technology Management of the General Directorate of Traffic has designated the University Institute of Automobile Research (INSIA) as a Technology Reconnaissance Centre in the field of trials or research tests with automated driving vehicles on roads open to general traffic. To this end, INSIA will have the collaboration of the Automotive Technology Centre of Galicia (CTAG) to jointly cover all the tests and procedures contemplated in the instruction VEH 2022/07 of the DGT, in order to certify and issue the technical evaluation reports of vehicles for the performance of this type of tests.


This designation will make it possible to accelerate the trials or research tests of automated driving vehicles in Spain, making our country one of the international benchmarks for autonomous and connected mobility.

For further information please read the Press Release.


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.

CTAG y ANTOLIN concluyen el desarrollo de las líneas de I+D establecidas en el marco de la unidad mixta de investigación insAI

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La Unidad Mixta de Investigación (UMI) insAI, iniciativa de colaboración entre CTAG y Antolin, llega a su fin tras su lanzamiento en el año 2020. Su principal objetivo ha sido el análisis, definición, diseño y desarrollo de soluciones inteligentes e innovadoras de monitorización de los ocupantes de un vehículo, con el fin de contribuir a garantizar la seguridad y mejorar la experiencia de usuario y el confort.

Así, las cuatro anualidades de ejecución han posibilitado que las líneas de investigación emprendidas permitiesen desarrollar nuevas soluciones avanzadas en el ámbito de la electrónica, de aplicación en el campo de la seguridad y conducción automatizada, del confort y de la salud.

Por lo expuesto, la finalización de las actividades de la Unidad Mixta ha permitido un incremento del nivel competitivo de CTAG y Antolin, potenciando la actividad del sector de automoción, como industria clave en las economías regional y nacional.

La Unidad Mixta de Investigación insAI ha sido subvencionada por la Axencia Galega de Innovación mediante la convocatoria de “Subvencións para a creación e posta en marcha de Unidades Mixtas de Investigación” (DOG Nº 35, de 20 de febrero de 2020), y cofinanciada con cargo al Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (Feder) en el marco del programa operativo Feder Galicia 2014-2020 (código de expediente IN853A-2020/03), contando con el apoyo de la Vicepresidencia Primeira e Consellería de Economía, Industria e Innovación de la Xunta de Galicia.

CTAG signs with the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism a collaboration protocol for the future Spanish Network of Laboratories for Autonomous and Connected Vehicles

CTAG and the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism (MINCOTUR) sign a collaboration protocol with the aim of formalising the launch of a laboratory network and a testing and research centre to develop technologies related to autonomous and connected vehicles.

Different vehicle and component manufacturing companies will have the opportunity to validate, test and pre-homologate new products and R&D activities before introducing them into the market.

CTAG will be able to share its experience in this field, to which it has been committed since 2005 with a strategic line of R&D&I in development and validation of autonomous and connected vehicles, as well as help to “Position Spain as the European testing and validation reference ground for the connected vehicle, and become a benchmark in the new industrial model associated with the design and manufacture of connected, autonomous and sustainable vehicles, with the attraction of investments and new projects for companies in the sector” as our managing director, Luis Moreno, highlighted yesterday.

Furthermore, Reyes Maroto explained that “Spain wants to play a leading role in the design and development of autonomous and connected vehicles and this protocol is committed to a public-private collaboration model to promote connected, autonomous, sustainable and safe mobility”.

We’re taking the SHUTTLE to Seville to participate in the XXIII Spanish and V Ibero-American ITS Congress

Next 28th, 29th and 30th March, the ITS Congress (Intelligent Transport Systems) will be held in Seville, this year focusing on the “Deployment of ITS for sustainable mobility”.

CTAG will be attending as a speaker with our Electronics and Intelligent Transport Systems Director, Francisco Sánchez Pons, in the context of Cooperative Systems and with the topic “Current global trends in autonomous and connected driving”.

During this exhibition, he will present our 100% electric, connected and autonomous SHUTTLE, a sustainable mobility solution that can cover both short and long distance transfers.

In addition, on the last day of the event, the annual ITS 2023 Sector Awards will be presented to organisations, projects and individuals. Within the latter group, one of the award winners will be our colleague Ana Paul, Director of Technological Innovation at CTAG. Congratulations!
More information about the event on the ITS Spain website.

CTAG leads the first public demonstration of autonomous driving supported by 5G technology on the border between Spain and Portugal

These tests have been carried out within the framework of the 5G-MOBIX European project, focused on 5G technology for advanced Connected and Automated Mobility. The demonstrations carried out reveal the impact of the solutions tested in various scenarios of a dynamic border route characterized by the low latency and the service continuity enabled by the 5G network.

At the Tui-Valença international bridge, with the 100% electric autonomous shuttle developed by CTAG, two main use cases were presented: speed adaptation, where the autonomous shuttle slows down or stops to avoid a pedestrian thanks to the information provided by the infrastructure and the 5G network; and remote driving in a critical situation, where the vehicle relinquishes control to an operator to drive remotely from the control centre.

CTAG’s tracks also hosted live tests within the framework of the 5G-MOBIX project. Specifically, tests were carried out where an autonomous vehicle, in transit alongside non-connected vehicles, receives, through 5G, information on the position of the vehicles in the main lanes (for example, on a motorway), predicts their trajectories and adapts the speed for a safe merging manoeuvre.

Other tests focused on updating maps in real time: when the autonomous vehicle receives information from the traffic management centre about road works; the vehicle onboard unit receives the information, compares it with its own map, and concludes that its internal map is out of date. At that moment, it prompts the driver to take control and begins to record the information captured by the sensors. Once the vehicle has cleared the road works, it continues its way, in autonomous mode, and the on-board unit sends the data recorded by the sensors, via 5G, to the ITS Centre, which processes everything and generates a new map in HD. This new map is sent by the 5G network to nearby vehicles so that they can clear the road works autonomously.

Nearly one hundred technicians and representatives of the different project partners attended the presentation of the results of the 5G-M project and the live tests.

For more information, please check the press release of the event.

An autonomous vehicle designed by CTAG performs its first public tests in Arteixo

This morning the first open to the public tests of CTAG’s last-mile autonomous vehicle took place in Arteixo. The town mayor and the neighbors have had the opportunity of being the first to enjoy a ride on the 100% electric Shuttle.

The tests took place throughout the morning from Sabón beach car park, showing the joint work that Arteixo town council and CTAG are doing and revealing the solutions that this connected vehicle brings to mobility and as a complement to other transport services.


CTAG participa en ITS European Congress en Toulouse

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ITS European CongressCTAG participa en la decimocuarta edición del ITS European Congress, que se celebra en Toulouse (Francia) desde el 30 de mayo hasta el 1 de junio.

Estaremos en el stand número D15, presentando nuestras tecnologías y capacidades de desarrollo en movilidad conectada, cooperativa y automatizada (CCAM). Además, presentaremos nuestros avances en conducción autónoma y las últimas novedades de SISCOGA, un corredor permanente de más de 200 km de carreteras urbanas e interurbanas para la realización de pruebas con sistemas inteligentes de transporte.

El evento contará con una ponencia de Francisco Sánchez, director de la División de Electronica y Smart Mobility de CTAG, titulada “Disruptive Technologies for Last-Mile Autonomous Shuttles”, el martes 31 de mayo a las 11:45.

El ITS European Congress se celebra en el Centro de Conferencias MEETT de Toulouse, contando con instituciones y empresas de más de 40 países líderes en movilidad inteligente y digitalización del transporte.

Más información sobre la conferencia en la web del ITS European Congress.

Acto de conclusión de Factoría 4.0, un proyecto de I+D de alto valor añadido enfocado a la fábrica y al vehículo del futuro

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de Factoría 4.0 de Automoción a través de I+D en Producto/ProcesoEsta mañana se ha celebrado el acto de conclusión de Factoría 4.0 de Automoción a través de I+D en Producto/Proceso, un proyecto de I+D+i de cinco años de duración impulsado por Stellantis Vigo, en colaboración con CTAG y con el apoyo económico de la Xunta de Galicia.

El acto, celebrado en la Planta de Vigo de Stellantis, ha contado con la participación de Ignacio Bueno, Director de Stellantis Vigo, Luis Moreno, Director General de CTAG, y Francisco Conde, Vicepresidente Segundo y Conselleiro de Economía, Empresa e Innovación de la Xunta de Galicia.

Factoría 4.0, que culmina en diciembre de 2021, ha supuesto la realización de acciones de I+D por valor de 145 millones de euros, cumpliendo dos objetivos principales: diseñar procesos para la fábrica del futuro (virtual, conectada, ágil y flexible y humana); y diseñar, desarrollar y validar productos y sistemas para el vehículo del futuro (autónomo, conectado, limpio, atractivo y asequible).

En los 62 meses de desarrollo de este proyecto fueron realizadas más de 300 actuaciones, se llevaron a cabo más de 2 millones de horas de ingeniería avanzada y fueron registradas 36 patentes.

En el siguiente vídeo te mostramos los hitos más destacables de Factoría 4.0 de Automoción:


Logotipos de GAIN y Xunta de Galicia


Proyecto cofinanciado por la Axencia Galega de Innovación – Vicepresidencia Segunda e Consellería de Economía, Empresa e Innovación de la Xunta de Galicia (expediente IN854A 2016/01)