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: PROGRAMME

“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 welcomes the Chinese ambassador to Spain

La delegación diplomática encabezada por Lyu Fan, durante la visita a las instalaciones de CTAG

A diplomatic delegation led by Lyu Fan, the People’s Republic of China’s Ambassador to Spain, visited CTAG’s facilities with representatives of IGAPE.

After a welcome meeting, they visited different areas. The ambassador had the opportunity to see first-hand some of CTAG’s new testing equipment, such as the new climatic chambers and the battery laboratory. In addition, the ambassador tried one of the autonomous vehicle prototypes developed by CTAG, in which he was able to see the degree of development and the capabilities in the area of ADAS and automated driving.

This visit has helped to promote the Galician automotive sector and possible collaborations with one of the emerging markets with more international projection.

 

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 will present its latest innovations in Stuttgart

CTAG will participate once again in three of the most important automotive events that will be held in Stuttgart from May 21 to 23: Automotive Testing Expo Europe, Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo and Automotive Interiors Expo Europe.

At the Automotive Testing Expo Europe, CTAG will show its capabilities to validate equipment, systems and vehicle components in its different laboratories: climatic testing, acoustics and vibration, passive safety, fatigue and durability, engine, EMC, HiL/SiL, driving simulator, etc. CTAG’s test tracks equipped for ADAS/HAD development and validation will also be presented, as well as new equipment: climatic chambers, tests with PEMS systems or the new THOR 50thM dummy.

For more information please visit http://www.testing-expo.com/europe/

During the Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo, CTAG will present the activities of the Electronics and ITS team, specialised in the development and validation of HMI, design and HW/SW for autonomous vehicle and connectivity functions.

For more information please visit https://www.autonomousvehicletechnologyexpo.com

At the Automotive Interiors Expo Europe, CTAG will show its latest R&I results based on multifunctional and high-performance composites created to promote innovative solutions on thermal, visual and acoustic comfort for vehicle interiors.

For more information please visit https://www.automotive-interiors-expo.com

Location of our stands:

Automotive Testing Expo Europe: Hall 8, Stand 8034
Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo: Hall 6, Stand AV3020
Automotive Interiors Expo Europe: Hall 4, Stand A4062

 

PROXECTO COFINANCIADO POR IGAPE, XUNTA DE GALICIA E FONDO EUROPEO DE DESENVOLVEMENTO REXIONAL DO PROGRAMA OPERATIVO 2014-2020

PROXECTO COFINANCIADO POR IGAPE, XUNTA DE GALICIA E FONDO EUROPEO DE DESENVOLVEMENTO REXIONAL DO PROGRAMA OPERATIVO 2014-2020

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 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