CTAG visits the biggest congress for automotive battery experts in Europe

Representatives of CTAG visit these days the Battery Experts Forum, which takes place in Frankfurt from April 10 to 12. It is the largest conference on technology for automotive batteries in Europe, in which more than 100 experts in the sector are participating. The congress also has an exhibition space in which more than 80 companies show their latest solutions, designs and products.

One of the great attractions of the Battery Experts Forum is that it addresses aspects of great importance regarding mass production of electric vehicles. For CTAG, it is especially interesting to know the sector’s vision in terms of safety, recycling, sustainability, testing and validation, since the electric vehicle is one of its strategic R&D areas.

This congress will also make it possible to establish possible contacts for future projects. Another objective pursued by CTAG attending this congress is to delve into technical issues related to battery packs for electric vehicles.

Proxecto cofinanciado polo IGAPE, Xunta de Galicia e o Fondo Europeo de Desenvolvemento Rexional do programa operativo 2014-2020.

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

 

 

Workshop Proyecto NANOEATERS: presentación del caso de uso de transferencia y valorización de nanotecnologías en el Sector Automoción

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El Centro Tecnológico de Automoción de Galicia (CTAG) organiza, en colaboración con la Axencia Galega de Innovación (GAIN) y el Laboratorio Internacional de Nanotecnología (INL), la jornada sobre “Estudio y aplicaciones prácticas de tecnologías capacitivas en elementos HMI de vehículo”.

El evento se enmarca en las actividades del proyecto Nanoeaters, una iniciativa de cooperación entre varios Centros Tecnológicos y Organismos Públicos para la promoción del desarrollo de soluciones nanotecnológicas de valor añadido orientadas al mercado, cofinanciado por el Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER) a través del Programa Interreg V-A España-Portugal (POCTEP) 2014-2020.

El evento se celebrará el próximo 12 de abril de 2019 en las instalaciones de CTAG en O Porriño.

Puede descagar el folleto con el programa de la jornada.

Las solicitudes de inscripción se realizarán enviando un correo electrónico a la dirección gestion.innovacion@ctag.com antes del 10/04/2019.

Logotipos: Interreg España-Portugal, NANOEATERS

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 Joins the Consortium in DECOAT, a new H2020 Project Addressing the Recycling of Coated and Painted Textile and Plastic Materials

DECOAT

The EU-funded Project, in which CTAG is a key partner, held a kick off meeting on 20-21 February 2019 at the EU Commission in Brussels, Belgium. The project consortium, led by Belgian R&D centre CENTEXBEL, consists of 17 partners from across Europe from across the value chain including design, manufacturing, NGOs, and research and innovation.

The focus of the consortium is on coated and painted textiles and plastic materials which are not currently recyclable. Ambitious plastic recycling targets of 50% have been set by the European Plastics Industry, and to meet these targets, smart solutions to enable the circular use of textile and plastic parts with multi-layer coatings must be considered. Many materials consist of more than one chemical component, hindering their recyclability, such as coated and laminated products. Ideally, all the components of an object after its end-of-life should be separated and fed to the most suited recycling streams.

DECOAT has therefore been established to investigate triggerable smart polymer material systems and appropriate recycling processes. The solutions will be based on smart additives (like microcapsules or microwave triggered additives) for the ‘coating’ formulations that will be activated by a specific trigger (heat, humidity, microwave, chemical).

The bold aim of the four-year project is to decrease landfilling of ca. 75% of the coated parts considered in the DECOAT use cases, which cover clothing, electronic goods and automotive. A reduction in the carbon footprint by at least 30% for the considered products is aimed for. By enabling the recycling of such materials, DECOAT is expected to generate on medium term a novel market of over 150 million in Europe.

 

DECOAT is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 814505 For more information on the project, visit www.decoat.eu

 

CTAG present at the European Robotics Forum (ERF2019)

European Robotics Forum 2019

CTAG present at the European Robotics Forum (ERF2019)

Representatives of CTAG visit Bucharest these days to participate in the European Robotics Forum. This is the most influential meeting of the robotic community in Europe, which brings together researchers, engineers, entrepreneurs and other professionals in the sector to discuss current issues in European robotics. Specialists from more than 40 countries attend this year’s edition, with a special focus on innovation strategies and on the future impact of robotics in the world.

The industrial exoskeleton is one of the research areas in the Factory of the Future and Industry 4.0 at CTAG, where tests with diverse prototypes are carried out with the objective of improving the conditions of the worker in industrial plants.

The process can be divided into four phases: solution identification, laboratory validation, pilot testing and in-line testing. CTAG has implemented this test process in assembly plants for four exoskeletons, with different applications for the back, shoulder and hand. One of these projects has recently been awarded, together with Groupe PSA, recognising the work of both organisations in the development and implementation of a methodology that allows the validation of exoskeletons as support systems for industrial production line workers.

The event is held on March 20, 21 and 22 in Bucharest (Romania).

For more information about ERF2019 please visit https://www.eu-robotics.net/robotics_forum/

Proxecto cofinanciado polo IGAPE, Xunta de Galicia e o Fondo Europeo de Desenvolvemento Rexional do programa operativo 2014-2020.

 

CTAG participates in the JEC World 2019

JEC World 2019, The Leading International Composites Show. Paris Nord Villepinte, march 12-13-14, 2019. CTAG: Visit Us at hall 6, stand G84

The event will be held at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center from 12 to 14 March. CTAG will show its latest R&I results based on multifunctional and high-performance composites created to promote innovative solutions on thermal (heating/cooling through Joule/Peltier effects with integrated capacitive activation and near field sensor ability), visual (integrated lightening, natural materials for noble aesthetics) and acoustic comfort (acoustic surfaces) for vehicle interiors.

This is the most important event in Europe concerning composites, where exhibitors will present innovations in different sectors such as the automobile, aerospace, building, civil engineering industry, etc.

Our Materials Innovation Area researchers and the commercial team will be at our stand and are at your disposal to set up a meeting beforehand. You will find us in Hall 6, Stand G84, next to AUTO PLANET where we will be pleased to receive you.

For more information about the show please visit
http://www.jeccomposites.com/knowledge/international-composites-agenda/jec-world-2019

 

CTAG awarded together with PSA in the IV Edition of Innovation and Health Awards

Operario 4.0 realizando una operación con un exoesqueleto en las instalaciones Process Lab 4.0 de CTAG

This award recognises the work of both organisations in the development and implementation of a methodology that allows the validation of exoskeletons as support systems for industrial production line workers.

The Innovation and Health Awards, granted by Mutua Universal, are intended to reward the work of those companies that are highly committed to health promotion and that have carried out innovative projects or actions that represent an improvement in the quality of life and in the health of workers, beyond the compliance with labour risk prevention regulations.

In its fourth edition, one of the Institutional Awards of the Innovation and Health Awards has been given to the collaboration between Groupe PSA and the Automotive Technology Centre of Galicia (CTAG). This recognition highlights the work carried out by these organisations in the development and implementation of the methodology that allows the validation of exoskeletons as support systems for industrial production line workers, which contribute to the preservation of their health and wellbeing by making the company a better and safer space.

Groupe PSA has contributed its experience in the online manufacturing process and ergonomic improvements. For their part, the experts in exoskeletons of CTAG’s Processes and Materials Division have analyzed the adequacy and efficiency in the processes, developing an exoskeleton evaluation methodology that allows to determine which complementary physical assistance device adapts to a specific workplace, establishing if such device helps effectively in the task so that, based on the results, its use is recommended or not in a definitive way.

 

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/

Presentation of the BUSINESS FACTORY AERO first call

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Civil UAVs Initiative

BFAero es la aceleradora del sector aeronáutico y de los vehículos no tripulados de Galicia, que forma parte de la Iniciativa estratégica Civil UAVs, de la Xunta de Galicia. El acto, en cuya mesa redonda participará CTAG, tendrá lugar el próximo día 22 de enero de 2019 a las 12:00 en la sede de ASIME (Avenida Doctor Corbal Nº51, Vigo)

El programa será el siguiente:

  • 11:45 – 12:00 Recepción de asistentes
  • 12:00 – 12:05 Bienvenida (Enrique M. Mallón, presidente del Consorcio Aeronáutico de Galicia (CAG))
  • 12:05 – 12:35 Mesa redonda: “Emprendimiento e innovación en el sector aeronáutico de Galicia”
  • 12:35 – 12:50 La convocatoria BFAero (Rodolfo Ojea, Gerente de Fundación CEL)
  • 12:50 – 14:00 Networking

Le rogamos que confirme su asistencia a través del siguiente enlace: https://bfaero.typeform.com/to/S9S0Fe

Promueven:

Xunta de Galicia, Indra, Babcock, CTAG, Fundación C.E.I.

Colabora:

CAG