The 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
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.
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.
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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 “.
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org before 27th November.
Further information at +34 986 900 300 (ext. 1474)
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.
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.
CTAG’s strong commitment to the development of automotive electronics and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), autonomous vehicle and connectivity has been publicly acknowledged during the XVII Spanish Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS).
This congress, organised by ITS España, was held in Madrid from April 25 to 27, 2017. Among the participants were many organisations, personalities and experts related to the transport sector, the new mobility concepts and new technologies applied to the vehicle.
A large number of papers were presented during the event by organisations such as the DGT, local governments, universities and large infrastructure companies. Galicia had a very significant participation led by CTAG, which presented a paper on the Autopilot project, in which PSA and Vigo City Council also participate. CTAG was awarded the “ITS en el Vehículo” prize, in recognition of its consolidation as a Reference Technology Centre in Europe for the application of ITS in the automobile.
In this way, CTAG has been recognised for the work undertaken since 2005 in research, development and innovation projects focussed on intelligent transport systems.