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/
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, 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.
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/
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/
The presentation of the Grupo Antolin-CTAG Research Joint Unit e-SPACE has taken place today at CTAG. With the title e-SPACE Nueva generación de interiores de vehículos ante los futuros retos de la automoción, its objective is to develop and investigate new solutions and electronic functionalities for the interior of the car of the future, electric, autonomous and connected, and the new forms of mobility.
The event was attended by Francisco Conde, Conselleiro de Economía, Empleo e Industria, Patricia Argerey, Director of GAIN, Javier Villacampa, Corporate Innovation Director of Grupo Antolin and Luis Moreno, General Director of CTAG.
For Grupo Antolin and CTAG this is an opportunity to establish a joint knowledge centre. As a result of the collaboration between both organisations, the first prototype of the Over Head Premium Console, which integrates advanced functions, such as matrix lighting, loudspeaker, microphone or e-call, has been shown today.
This is a European project in which CTAG participates as technical coordinator and head of the Spanish Hub. <Impact> Connected Car aims to support innovative SMEs focused on products and services for the Connected Car.
Within this framework, from Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 June 2019, CTAG hosts the 2nd Technical Bootcamp of the European project <IMPACT> Connected Car, in which the 18 selected startups, which have reached the third stage of product development, will show their progress in the areas of Safety, Vehicle Management, Mobility Management, Infotainment, Driver Assistance and Well-being.
These European startups are:
- 25ways (Germany): A provider-independent mobility platform that encourages behavioral changes towards sustainable mobility options.
- 2hire (Italy): 2hire’s technology acts as a gateway enabling the interaction and both standard parameters and non-standard parameters reading.
- Anadue (Ireland): An analytics platform to help Connected Car Service Providers to maximize the value of their real-time data.
- BeNomad (France): A navigation software tailored to helping companies manage their mobile resources as effectively as possible.
- Better World (France): Better World collects feedback from customers, analyzes the data and shares it with car-making businesses.
- Capricode (Finland): Cyber security of connected vehicles in form of automated updates and configurations.
- Discoperi (Spain): Discoperi develops System Eye, able to prevent roads accidents and monetize automotive data, thanks to its built Discoperi Blockchain Protocol.
- Drivvisor (Spain): An app-based driving monitoring system that uses the front camera of a smartphone to perform driver distraction and fatigue detection while driving.
- Go To-U (Ukraine): An app for drivers to book the charging EV station at the most convenient time.
- Journify (Spain): A carpooling app for daily commutes, such as going to work or to school.
- Mappo (Israel): A geo-culture content layer created by an algorithm.The geo-culture content combined of texts, music, TV and AR.
- Micocar (Spain): An app to save 10% to 50% on all taxi rides. An efficient marketplace where ride prices are calculated according to supply and demand.
- Newport IMS (France): A vocal companion providing in-car mobility services and products.
- Ozone Drive (Spain): A tech-based EV car-sharing solutions to address the zero-emissions mobility challenges as an optimized way of transportation.
- Parquery (Switzerland): Parquery analyzes images from any camera to detect objects and provide parking managers with real-time answers.
- Safemode (Israel): SafeMode profiles driver behaviour using Big Data & AI algorithms based on behavioral economics techniques.
- Secmotic Innovation (Spain): An awareness and safety system for work zone invasion that increases safety and controls accessibility in temporary working areas of roads.
- X-Motion (France): An app that leverages artificial intelligence and smartphone sensors to provide predictive analytics for driving behaviour and vehicle management.
Click on this link to download the programme and the press release.
Representatives of CTAG visit these days Eidhoven, 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.
This is a demonstration of the potential of 5G carried out by Vodafone España and Vodafone Portugal together with Ericsson, in which, apart from CTAG, Groupe PSA and the Xunta de Galicia also participated as prominent partners of Vodafone and Ericsson in the joint development of future applications for Autonomous and Connected Vehicle, whose tests use the Porto-Vigo European corridor.
The event was led by professional e-sports players Ricardo “Fox” Pacheco and Toni “Tojor” Jordá, who completed the journey between Tui (Spain) and Valença de Minho (Portugal) in separate cars while playing PUBG Mobile in their tablets. During this journey, the e-sports players enjoyed the advantages of 5G, with a stable and interruption-free connection at the border crossing.
The demonstration has been done on Vodafone’s pre-commercial network using Ericsson’s network core infrastructure and radio systems, as well as eight 5G antennas. The antennas were installed in existing base stations in Portugal and Spain. In addition, Massive MIMO and other technologies in development have been used for this demonstration. These are two of the innovations that will allow the development of the new generation of mobile communications, providing greater capabilities and efficiency.
In this project, CTAG’s participation has focused on the vehicle’s data processing and cooperative safety services, in addition to working on the integration of the 5G receiver and the screens used.