The SISCOGA Smart Corridor, managed by CTAG, integrates more than 100km on interurban roads in collaboration with the DGT and urban sections in collaboration with the City of Vigo. The objective of this permanent corridor, pioneering in Europe, is to conduct operational tests on car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure communication systems.
This corridor is used in research projects, Field Operational Tests, pilot projects, and cooperative systems development and set-up projects with automotive companies.
This corridor is currently part of two European pilot projects supporting the market deployment strategy of this type of technologies:
- Compass4D, which aims to improve safety and energy efficiency for sustainable mobility in urban environments, especially in intersections http://www.compass4d.eu/
- CO-GISTICS, which analyses how to improve truck logistics in cities in terms of energy efficiency using cooperative systems. (Help at intersections, recommendations to reduce CO2 emissions and facilitate truck parking) (http://cogistics.eu/)
Cooperativos Road Map
CTAG has been granted funding to conduct the research project called ” Desarrollo de nuevos sistemas y aplicaciones cooperativas para la mejora de la seguridad en entornos interurbanos basados en la comunicación v2x y fcd (floating car data)” – Development of new systems and cooperative applications to improve safety in intercity environments based on v2x communication and fcd (floating car data) – with reference number SPIP2014-01517 and call decision dated 19/12/2014. This project is funded by the Dirección General de Tráfico (DGT), Ministerio del Interior of Spain.
Based on the vision of the great potential of cooperative communication systems in the increasingly booming field of smart vehicles, connected not only to other vehicles but also to the road infrastructure, the DGT has included in the projects funded by its Área de Movilidad, with reference SPIP2014-01517, the new approach proposed by CTAG on the use of vehicles as traffic information mobile sensors, using the communication channel specified by ETSI for such purpose -G5-.
CTAG’s project uses such innovative technologies as C2X, cloud computing or FCD to achieve the “detection” of events that are potentially dangerous for driving where conventional sensors do not exist to that end.
The evaluation of the technical feasibility of the proposed idea with a view to leave an open door to a real use of this information by conventional systems and services has also been studied within this initiative.
On 19th February, 2014 CTAG inaugurated the new facilities of Electronics and Intelligent Transport Systems.
130 technologists work in these new facilities, which cover an area of more than 7,000 m2 including workshops, laboratories and development studios, and more than 15,000 m2 of tracks that reproduce different environments to test the new intelligent driving systems. System validation and innovation activities which meet current and future needs of the automotive sector are carried out at these facilities.
CTAG participates in many European R&D projects and provides advanced skills in ADAS systems and vehicle automation, connectivity, electromobility and interior comfort, HMI, hardware, software and validation of electronic systems.
In order to meet the goals, the new infrastructures have seven laboratories (ADAS, Connectivity, Electromagnetic Compatibility , Electromobility , Volume and Shape, HMI Technologies and Augmented Reality, and Hardware in the Loop), a Function and System Development area, areas for Electronic Design and Electronic Prototype Manufacturing, a Design and New Concepts studio, an advanced Driving Simulator, Intelligent Transport Systems test tracks, Research prototypes, and a Cooperative Communications C2X Siscoga Intelligent Corridor.
Francisco Sánchez Pons, Director of Electronics and ITS at CTAG, participated in the 2014 edition of the ERTS2 congress that took place on February 5th to 7th at the Pierre Baudis Congress Centre in Toulouse, France.
Francisco Sánchez took part in the roundtable discussions on the topic “Highly Automated / Autonomous Vehicule”, presenting the latest projects developed at CTAG in this matter.
The ERTS2 Congress is a unique European cross sector event on Embedded Software and Systems, a top-level scientific platform with representatives from universities, research centers and industries.
The 2014 edition gathered more than 100 talks, 500 participants and 80 exhibitors.
For more information on the Congress, please visit the website: www.erts2014.org