CTAG will host the first C-MobILE TESTFEST in Vigo

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

Preparatory webinars

In order to prepare for the TESTFEST, the C-MobILE project team will hold two explanatory webinars. Register now for these two dates:

CTAG presenta sus avances más recientes en sistemas inteligentes de transporte

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Instalaciones de electrónica e ITS en CTAGLa 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.

CTAG presents its capabilities in electronics at ELIV 2019

eliv_sistemas ADAS y vehículo autónomo y conectadoELIV 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/

 

Proxecto cofinanciado por Igape, Xunta de Galicia e Fondo Europeo de Desenvolvemento Rexional do programa operativo Feder Galicia 2014-2020

CTAG leads the autonomous driving tests in urban environment along with Groupe PSA and Vigo City Council

AUTOPILOT, Luis Moreno, Abel Caballero, Ignacio Bueno y Francisco SánchezThese 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/

 

Presentation of the Grupo Antolin – CTAG Joint Unit

e-SPACE Nueva generación de interiores de vehículos ante los futuros retos de la movilidadThe 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.

 

 

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 and the press release.

“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 visits ITS European Congress 2019

ITS European Congress 2019

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.

 

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