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

<IMPACT> Connected Car Looking for TOP Connected Car Startups & SMES, apply now

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)

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

CTAG organizes an information day about the 1st call for proposals, within the project Connected Car, for SMEs and Startups

<IMPACT> Connected Car Mobilize your connected car company to make an impact

The Automotive Technology Centre of Galicia – CTAG will organise, in collaboration with PSA Groupe and CEAGA, an infoDay about the European project <IMPACT> Connected Car next 28th November.

This project aims to support innovative SMEs focused on products and services for the Connected Car:

  • Up to €60,000 equity free
  • Participation in the #ConnectedCar open space hub
  • World class business and technical coaching
  • International PR exposure

The 1st Open Call will be open until next 10th of January 2018.

Interested entities will have the opportunity to hold bilateral meetings during this infoDay, which will be organized at CTAG’s facilities.

Registration for this event can be requested by sending an email to h2020@ctag.com before 27th November.

Further information at +34 986 900 300 (ext. 1474)

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CTAG coordinates the ITS España course on Automated and autonomous driving

This course, organised by ITS España, took place last October 17 at the Dirección General de Tráfico in Madrid. In addition to CTAG, a number of organisations and companies involved in autonomous driving collaborated, including DGT, INSIA, ASTI, Ferrovial, Here, RACC and Telefónica. The course was coordinated by Francisco Sánchez Pons, Director of Electronics and Intelligent Transport Systems at CTAG.

This was an excellent opportunity to go into detail about the technologies involved in automated and autonomous driving together with outstanding professionals of the sector. The main international initiatives and projects in this field were presented as well as topics on which the vehicle of the future is being built: technologies, legislative aspects, infrastructures, connectivity and validation and set-up. This last topic was presented by Rosa Blanco, Head of the Department of Validation of Electronic Systems, Quality and HMI at CTAG.

Presentation at CTAG of the latest advances in connectivity and autonomous vehicle with Groupe PSA

Last 6 September, CTAG held the Innovation Meeting to present the latest advances in connectivity and the AVA “Autonomous Vehicle for All” programme for the development of autonomous vehicle and associated technical solutions, as well as to know the advances in driver assistance functions (ADAS), already available in the latest launches of the Peugeot, Citroën and DS brands.

Carla Gohin, Director of Research & Advanced Engineering of Groupe PSA participated in this event together with Francisco Conde, Conselleiro de Economía, Empleo e Industria de la Xunta de Galicia; Jaime Moreno, Subdirector de Movilidad de la Dirección General de Tráfico (DGT); Frédéric Puech, Directeur Pôle Ibérique of Groupe PSA and Luis Moreno, General Director of CTAG.

In the course of the Innovation Meeting, progress in the different lines of cooperation between Groupe PSA and CTAG was reviewed: human-machine interface (HMI) for autonomous, intelligent and connected vehicle; and innovations in cooperative systems and new interior architectures for advanced comfort. In addition, a visit to the laboratories associated with these lines of work was carried out, including CTAG’s Innovation Centre in Electronics.

Innovation Meeting highlighted Groupe PSA’s commitment to Spain in matters of R&D through the innovation collaborative ecosystem developed in Galicia in collaboration with CTAG and the support of the Xunta de Galicia.