Arranca el proyecto INTEX – Nueva generación de bancos de pruebas basados en IA para robótica vestible, en el marco del Programa IGNICIA Prueba de Concepto de la Agencia Gallega de Innovación

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CTAG ha dado comienzo a las actividades del proyecto INTEX, cuyo objetivo es desarrollar diferentes productos y servicios tecnológicos que permitan a los proveedores de exoesqueletos impulsar el éxito de sus desarrollos al introducir nuevos dispositivos en el mercado, y a los usuarios finales (trabajadores e industrias) adoptar más fácilmente estos wearables reduciendo los costes de las evaluaciones económicas y de seguridad antes de realizar grandes inversiones en estas nuevas tecnologías. La iniciativa tiene una duración de 18 meses, y tras su finalización busca disponer de una plataforma de evaluación optimizada y cuyos servicios sean comercializables.

Este proyecto está cofinanciado por la Xunta de Galicia al amparo del Programa Ignicia, que promueve la transferencia de resultados de investigación generados en los centros de conocimiento gallego al mercado y a la sociedad.

CTAG presents its commitment to sustainable mobility at the eMobility Expo World Congress 2024

CTAG announces once again its participation in the eMobility Expo World Congress 2024. This international congress, dedicated to sustainable, connected and autonomous mobility, provides a unique space to exchange knowledge and move towards a more sustainable future in the mobility sector.

We will have a space in Hall 5, at booth B224, so that visitors can come and explore recent projects first-hand, meet our experts and obtain detailed information about CTAG’s activities.

In addition, we will take advantage of this scenario to share the latest research, developments and advances in the field of sustainable mobility through multiple panel discussions:

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  • New propulsion technologies architecture – Jorge Varela Barreras, EV and Battery expert, CTAG
  • New materials for the new vehicles – Alberto Tielas Macia, Head of the Interior Materials and Systems Department, CTAG

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  • Autonomous vehicles (cars & buses) – Francisco Sánchez Pons, Director of Electronics, ITS and Smart Mobility at CTAG

These discussions will be an opportunity for those interested in learning about the latest trends and future perspectives of the sector.

We will also offer an autonomous and connected driving experience aboard our shuttle in the Feria de Valencia square, a demonstration of what the mobility of the future will be like, last-mile, electric, smart, connected and driverless.

You can contact us to arrange a meeting at the congress by email: sales@ctag.com

CTAG presents a new pioneering equipment for advanced research on comfort with people on board

CTAG has implemented a new state-of-the-art equipment for advanced research on comfort. It is a Human Rated Dual vibration system, a multiaxial equipment for the evaluation of acoustic and vibration comfort, designed for tests both with and without people on board.

Given the strongly subjective nature of vibration and acoustic comfort, these tools are essential in the process of research and development of new solutions to improve users’ perception of comfort. This installation makes it possible to evaluate such sensations in a controlled and repeatable environment, for example in rolling conditions, for mobility applications in a broad sense.

It has two main applications:

  1. Multiaxial mechanical characterization and durability tests. Its purpose is to test the vibration behaviour of a vehicle system and its ability to withstand the demanding vibration environment to which it will be subjected throughout the life of the vehicle.
  2. Evaluation and measurement with people in the vehicle of the vibration comfort and squeak & rattle in different interior components. This evaluation can be carried out both through subjective questionnaires and through the measurement of physical and physiological parameters, such as muscular activity, always under safe conditions for the vehicle occupants participating in the test.

Thanks to this new highly versatile equipment, CTAG seeks to respond to new technical challenges in the mobility sector through both collaborative and in-house R&D projects.

CTAG reaffirms its commitment to confidentiality by achieving the highest TISAX assessment level for data and prototype protection

CTAG has reached a new level of TISAX assessment. This label reaffirms its position as a reference in the implementation of advanced technological solutions with the maximum guarantees of confidentiality for its clients, and incorporates physical and surrounding security in the comprehensive management of parts, components and prototype vehicles.

TISAX assessments represent a benchmark in information security in the automotive industry. This standard, known as Trusted Information Security Assessment eXchange, establishes a maturity-based assessment method specifically designed to meet the demands of the sector.

CTAG has been awarded the AL3 (assessment level 3) label, excelling in the following key objectives:

  • Information with High Protection Needs
  • Information with Very High Protection Needs
  • Protection of Prototype Parts and Components
  • Protection of Prototype Vehicles

This label reflects CTAG’s commitment to information security in the field of mobility. For more information about TISAX certification please visit https://portal.enx.com/en-US/TISAX/

For further information please read the Press Release.

Launch event of the European HI_MOV project for sustainable mobility

Hydrogen stands out as one of the most relevant options for zero-emission mobility in order to meet decarbonization targets. “HI_MOV Corredor Tecnológico Transfronterizo de Movilidad con Hidrógeno Renovable”, the European project led by CTAG, seeks to address the technological and infrastructural challenges for its implementation in the Galicia-North Portugal Euroregion.

The objective of the project is to create a cross-border ecosystem to boost the hydrogen value chain to promote sustainable mobility in the region. Over the next 36 months, it will focus on analysing the potential of renewable hydrogen, improving technological capacity building, and developing and demonstrating the viability of hydrogen technology solutions in cross-border pilot tests.

The launch event took place this morning at CTAG’s facilities in O Porriño, attended by representatives of the Xunta de Galicia, POCTEP, AECT-GNP, CCDR-NORTE, INEGA, USC, Universidade do Minho, ENERGYLAB, PIEP, Petrotec and Universidade do Porto.

For further information please read the Press Release.

Designation of Technology Reconnaissance Centre for automated driving vehicle testing on open roads

The General Subdirectorate of Mobility and Technology Management of the General Directorate of Traffic has designated the University Institute of Automobile Research (INSIA) as a Technology Reconnaissance Centre in the field of trials or research tests with automated driving vehicles on roads open to general traffic. To this end, INSIA will have the collaboration of the Automotive Technology Centre of Galicia (CTAG) to jointly cover all the tests and procedures contemplated in the instruction VEH 2022/07 of the DGT, in order to certify and issue the technical evaluation reports of vehicles for the performance of this type of tests.

 

This designation will make it possible to accelerate the trials or research tests of automated driving vehicles in Spain, making our country one of the international benchmarks for autonomous and connected mobility.

For further information please read the Press Release.

 

CTAG impulsa la I+D+i en Conectividad en el marco del PERTE.VEC con dos proyectos

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El Centro Tecnológico de Automoción de Galicia (CTAG) lidera la revolución del vehículo eléctrico y conectado (VEC) en España a través de su participación en los proyectos clave “Entornos de Test para la Movilidad Conectada (ETMC)” y el proyecto “Soluciones Digitales y Datos para una Movilidad Avanzada (DyD)”, dentro del marco estratégico para la Recuperación y Transformación Económica.

CTAG se centra en el impulso de la fabricación competitiva del VEC, especialmente en el ámbito de la conectividad.

  • Entornos de Test para la Movilidad Conectada (ETMC) [VEC-020 100-2022-212]: Proyecto clave del PERTE.VEC con 9 socios nacionales de proyección internacional. Su objetivo es investigar tecnologías para optimizar las comunicaciones vehiculares para VEC, creando entornos y protocolos de prueba de cara a lograr una movilidad conectada, inteligente, segura e inclusiva.
  • Soluciones Digitales y Datos para una Movilidad Avanzada (DyD) [VEC-020100-2022-219]: Proyecto del PERTE.VEC dedicado a generar conocimiento y soluciones digitales avanzadas para acelerar la digitalización en el diseño, desarrollo y ensayo de tecnologías de VEC, siendo esencial en la cadena de movilidad.

Gracias a la financiación otorgada a ambos proyectos por el Ministerio de Industria, Comercio y Turismo (MINCOTUR) bajo los fondos Next Generation de la UE, CTAG se consolida como actor clave en la configuración del futuro de la movilidad conectada. Aportamos innovación y conocimientos que impulsan el avance tecnológico en el sector de automoción español.

CTAG-IDIADA obtains an award for its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainability.

The distinction awarded to CTAG-IDIADA on 1st December for its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability marks a significant milestone in the business landscape. The Sello de Empresa Responsabilízate award ceremony, which took place at the prestigious Pazo Vista Alegre, celebrated the achievement of 200 organisations that successfully completed all the stages of the third edition of the Responsabilízate programme, an initiative backed by the Xunta de Galicia (Galician regional government).

CTAG-IDIADA has been one of the award-winning companies together with GRUPO CANALIS and Soltec Ingenieros. This award highlights them as creators of shared value, positioning them at the forefront of a new paradigm of sustainable, responsible SMEs and micro-enterprises committed to corporate social responsibility. However, this distinction not only recognises their excellence in CSR, but also positions these companies as active agents in the promotion of a new business paradigm.

 

Da comienzo el proyecto OPENLABS coordinado por CTAG

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Hoy ha tenido lugar la reunión de lanzamiento del proyecto OPENLABS que coordina CTAG junto con la Agencia Gallega de Innovación (GAIN) – CIS Tecnoloxía e Deseño, el Centro de Computación Gráfica (CCG), la Universidad de Porto y el Grupo de Organización do Coñecemento de la Universidad de Vigo.

El proyecto OPENLABS – Open Pilot Labs Network, se constituye como una Red abierta de laboratorios industriales para la transformación digital y sostenible de las empresas de la Eurorregión.

El proyecto lanzará un proceso abierto y transfronterizo (en 2 llamadas) a través del cual se seleccionarán las mejores propuestas de innovación de empresas y emprendedores para diseñar, desarrollar, perfeccionar y desplegar productos, servicios y/o procesos innovadores que quieran lanzar al mercado y que respondan a los desafíos de los sectores priorizados en las RIS3.

La primera llamada para PYMES y Start-ups se abrirá en junio de 2024. Parte de las empresas serán aceleradas en CTAG utilizando las instalaciones únicas del Booster Manufacturing Lab.

El proyecto se desarrollará entre septiembre 2023 y agosto 2026 con un coste total de 720.712,92€, y está cofinanciado por el Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER) y la UE a través del programa de Cooperación Interreg VI A España – Portugal (POCTEP) 2021-2027.

CTAG presenta en Stuttgart sus últimos avances en materiales sostenibles

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CTAG participa estos días en la feria Automotive Interiors Expo en Stuttgart, un evento de referencia en Europa sobre nuevos materiales de interior, tecnologías, conceptos, confort e innovación.

Del 5 al 7 de diciembre, compañeros del área de Innovación en Materiales de CTAG, estarán en el stand 3616 presentando las últimas aplicaciones en cuanto a materiales inteligentes, plastrónica, superficies acústicas, confort térmico y composites de altas prestaciones del centro.

Además, el día 6 de diciembre por la tarde Raquel Ledo, responsable también del área de Innovación en Materiales, llevará a cabo una ponencia sobre soluciones innovadoras para mejorar el confort térmico en el interior de los vehículos con un consumo energético optimizado.

Si quieres saber más sobre nuestro trabajo, puedes contactar con alguno de nuestros responsables a través del correo ctag@ctag.com, y para más información sobre esta feria, visita su página web.