CTAG organises the 2nd Technical Boot Camp of the European Project Connected Car

<IMPACT> Connected Car, 2nd Technical Boot Camp. 11, 12 y 13 de junio de 2019.

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: PROGRAMME

“This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 731343”. Bandera de la Unión Europea y logo <IMPACT> Connected Car

CTAG collaborates in the first 5G cross-border data connection in mobility in the world

5G

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.

 

CTAG, awarded for its work in the promotion of telecommunications

The Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación de Galicia (COETG) and the Asociación de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación de Galicia (AETG) have awarded CTAG with one of the Premios Galicia de las Telecomunicaciones y de la Sociedad de la Información 2019. This is the Member of Honour Award, a recognition to figures or organisations that stand out for promoting telecommunications in Galicia.

The boards of COETG and AETG have highlighted CTAG’s contribution to the development of ICT and its involvement in the sector, through cutting-edge projects such as the autonomous vehicle project.

This call will also reward the work carried out by Nueva Pescanova, the Proxecta application, developed by a group of students from the University of Vigo and the engineer Rafael Moya.

The awards ceremony will take place on May 24 during the celebration of the XXIV Noite Galega das Telecommunications (Galician Night of Telecommunications).

For more information please visit http://www.aetg.gal/articulos/premios-galicia-das-telecomunicacions-reconecemos-as-mellores-practicas-de-2019-no-sector-

Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación, Asociación de Enxeñeiros de Telecomunicación de Galicia

CTAG celebrates Spanish-Portuguese General Assembly of the 5G Mobix project

Fotografía de los participantes en 5GMOBIX

Within the framework of the 5GMOBIX European Project, the General Assembly takes place today at CTAG between the Spanish and Portuguese partners, which is one of the main pilots of the 5GMOBIX project. The objective is to prepare the different milestones of the project, and to define the joint strategy for the deployment of 5G technology which will take place in the coming months.

The purpose of the 5GMOBIX project is to specify, deploy and evaluate 5G services that will support Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility (CCAM), defining in this way different use cases of Connected and Autonomous Driving that will use 5G technology as the communication base channel to improve the safety and comfort of the services deployed in the vehicles.

The corridor between Vigo and Oporto is the most important cross-border corridor where the tests defined within the scope of the project will be carried out. With the collaboration of the different partners it will be possible to carry out all the necessary deployment in the different parts that are covered: infrastructure, communications, telephony, vehicles, users, etc.

Thus, this corridor includes partners that cover the complete value chain, including public institutions, research centres, telecom companies and car manufacturers.

DGT, IMT, Telefónica, NOS, Nokia Bell Labs, Nokia Portugal, Vigo City Council, CTAG, Dekra, ALSA, AEVAC, University of Murcia, CCG, Infraestruturas de Portugal, Norte Litoral, Siemens, IT, TIS and A-To-B, form this Spanish-Portuguese consortium with the aim of strengthening the development of 5G technology and Autonomous Driving, which will become  reality in the coming years.

The first tests of the 5GMOBIX project will begin at the end of 2019, starting with tests in the laboratory and test tracks, arriving on the road throughout 2020. The tests will be extended until 2021 when the project will end.

For more information about the initiative please visit https://www.5g-mobix.com/ ; https://www.5g-mobix.com/x-border-trials/spain-portugal

 

 

CTAG holds the KIC-EIT Urban Mobility South Innovation Hub meeting

Fotografía de los participantes en las instalaciones de CTAGThe working meeting of the KIC-EIT Urban Mobility Initiative South Innovation Hub was held yesterday at CTAG. This initiative was approved last December by the European Commission.

The KIC Consortium Innovation Manager attended the meeting, where innovative ideas were shared in order to respond to the challenges of urban mobility from different perspectives, cities, universities, technology centres, mobility service providers and car manufacturers.

The 25 participants were able to visit CTAG’s facilities and particularly check the results of the various European research projects carried out by the Centre in the field of mobility.

For more information about the initiative please visit https://eit.europa.eu/eit-community/eit-urban-mobility

 

CTAG presents the challenges of autonomous driving in Lisbon

Francisco Sánchez, Electronics & ITS Director at CTAG, is visiting Lisbon these days to participate in various workshops on technologies and challenges related to autonomous driving.

Paisaje, Lisboa.The first one, CREATE the Next Generation IoT eXperience for the Future, is held between February 26 and 28 and aims to foster links between communities of IoT (Internet of Things) users and providers, as well as with EU Member States’ initiatives

CTAG participates in two of the four sessions that make up the programme by presenting the AUTOPILOT project (Automated Driving Progressed by Internet of Things), a platform in development for connected vehicles that integrates infrastructure, IoT objects and vehicle, with special attention to automated driving safety. This project develops a range of services that combine autonomous driving and IoT, such as car sharing, autonomous parking service and the improvement of digital maps for autonomous vehicles.

On February 28, the AUTOCITS Workshop will take place, focusing on the challenges in autonomous driving implementation, with the participation of leading professionals in the sector. Francisco Sánchez will give a presentation on the technical challenges for autonomous and connected driving.

For more information about these workshops please visit:

https://european-iot-pilots.eu/2019-february-lisbon/

https://www.autocits.eu/

For more information about CTAG’s expertise in Electronics and ITS please visit:

https://ctag.com/competencias/electronica-e-its/

CTAG participates in the ITS World Congress 2018

Representantes de CTAG participando en el ITS World Congress 2018.

Representatives of CTAG have participated in the 25th edition of the ITS World Congress, a worldwide reference event in the field of Intelligent Transport Systems. This congress, organised by Ertico, took place from 17 to 21 September in Copenhagen, where more than 2,000 professionals gathered to discuss the latest advances in intelligent, multimodal, integrated and sustainable transport.

The event had more than 150 technical and scientific sessions, as well as exhibitions, workshops and demonstrations of organisations from around the world. CTAG participated in two technical sessions. Diego Bernárdez, head of the Connectivity Department, gave a presentation on the activities of the CEF C-Roads Spain project, which aims to accelerate the deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems in Spain. For his part, Diego Rodríguez, Coordinator of the R & D Project Management Area, presented the results of CTAG’s participation in the H2020 project <IMPACT> Connected Car with a paper entitled “Promoting value chain innovations in the emerging ‘Connected Car ‘industry: ICCar approach “.

 

 

Proxecto cofinanciado polo Igape, Xunta de Galicia e o Fondo Europeo d eDesenvolvemento Rexional do programa operativo 2014-2020

CTAG participates in the conference on Opportunities and challenges of 5G networks

5G

The objective of this conference was to generate a forum for debate around the framework in which the 5G networks will be developed, the impact these networks will have on the Galician society, the challenges for its implementation and the potential of the Galician ICT hypersector to position itself in this emerging technology context.

Francisco Sánchez Pons, Director of Electronics and ITS at CTAG, made an exposition of the 5G specific initiatives of use that are developed in CTAG.

The conference took place at the convention hall of the CINC building of the Cidade da Cultura, in Santiago de Compostela and was organized by Amtega, (association of telecommunications engineers of Galicia).

 

Meeting at CTAG on 5GCAR: Fifth Generation Communication Automotive Research and innovation project

Ensayo en pista del proyecto 5GCAR
Ensayo en pista del proyecto 5GCAR

 

CTAG hosts a working meeting on this European Project focused on the use of 5G technology to achieve safer autonomous driving.

During the meeting, on March 21, 22 and 23, the first tests of 5GCAR are being carried out. This Horizon 2020 project, which is within the framework of the 5GPPP programme, started in June of 2017 lasting for 24 months. It has a global budget of 8 million euros.

The main objectives of the project are the following:

  • Developing a 5G global architecture that allows high robustness and low latency connectivity services for V2X safety applications.
  • Providing high precision 5G positioning solutions for vulnerable users and vehicles.
  • Demonstrating and validating the concepts developed, quantifying the benefits that 5G V2X technology can provide in both conventional and autonomous driving scenarios.

CTAG’s participation is focused on the implementation and integration in vehicles of coordination systems for lane joining manoeuvres, cooperative perception and protection of vulnerable users, highlighting their development in the areas of machine vision, data fusion algorithms and connectivity.

The 5G CAR Consortium, led by ERICSSON and made up of 14 companies and knowledge centres, both in the telecommunications sector and the automotive sector, includes the following organisations: ERICSSON, HUAWEI, NOKIA, ORANGE, PSA GROUP, VOLVO CARS, BOSCH, MARBEN, VISCODA, SEQUANS, Chalmers University of Technology, King’s College London, Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya and CTAG.

More information in https://5gcar.eu/

CTAG finished the first round of info days on H2020 Connected Car project

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Within the framework of the <IMPACT> Connected Car project, CTAG, as responsible of the Spanish Hub, in collaboration with PSA Groupe, one of the partners of the project, has carried out the first dissemination events.

<IMPACT> Connected Car supports innovative SMEs (focused on products and services for connected car) with up to EUR 60,000 equity free, and offers also technical and business coaching and international promotion.

At the first Info Day at CTAG headquarters on November 28th, companies had the opportunity to hold bilateral meetings with the project team.

For those companies that missed the Galician event, a second customized session was organized in collaboration with ITS Spain at its headquarters in Madrid on December 4th.

The last Info Day of this round, coordinated with PortusPark (Science and Technology Parks and Incubators) in Sanjotec (Business and Technology Center) in S. João da Madeira, was on December 12th, where great interest among innovative Portuguese SMEs has been generated.

In this sense, CTAG is committed to continue organizing new events to reach the largest number of innovative SMEs interested in applying to <IMPACT> Connected Car calls.

Further information at h2020@ctag.com or +34 986 900 300 (ext. 1474)

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<IMPACT> Connected Car is a project funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union, Grant agreement No. 731343