La movilidad y el vehículo autónomo y conectado son algunos de los puntos clave para el futuro del sector automoción, tratándose además de áreas estratégicas para CTAG en las que el Centro cuenta con una amplia experiencia; trabajando de forma transversal en la interacción entre las tecnologías y el conductor, en la arquitectura electrónica, el desarrollo de hardware y software y en la validación técnica y funcional.
Esta semana el centro participa en diversos foros y congresos en torno a estos ámbitos, empezando por S-MOVING, que se celebra en Málaga los días 9 y 10. Se trata de un foro sobre vehículos autónomos en el que Pablo Dafonte, responsable de Percepción, Funciones, Control, Mapas HD e IA de CTAG, llevará a cabo una ponencia el miércoles 9 sobre tecnologías en vehículos autónomos.
El miércoles 9 se celebra el 1st CoRAI Summit on the Future of Autonomous Mobility and the Exhibition on Testing Autonomous Driving, un congreso a nivel europeo que se celebra en Bruselas. CTAG está representado por Francisco Sánchez, director de Electrónica y Sistemas Inteligentes de Transporte, que presentará SISCOGA 4CAD, un corredor de más de 130 km de carreteras que sirve como laboratorio permanente para la investigación, el desarrollo y el despliegue de funciones CAD y conectadas.
Además, Francisco Sánchez participa el jueves 10 en el Congreso Nacional de Movilidad, en Madrid, con una ponencia titulada El vehículo conectado y automatizado: Presente y futuro, junto a otros destacados actores relacionados con la movilidad en España. El Congreso Nacional de Movilidad se celebra en IFEMA, en el Salón Internacional de la Movilidad Segura y Sostenible – Feria Traffic 2019.
ELIV 2019 is an international congress that brings together experts in automotive electronics and presents the most relevant innovations, developments and challenges in the sector. ELIV has become a meeting place for manufacturers, suppliers, universities and researchers from all over the world. It is held in Bonn, Germany, every two years and this time it will take place on October 16 and 17 at the Bonn World Conference Center.
You will be able to find CTAG at stand 162, where representatives of the Electronics and Intelligent Transport Systems Division will present their latest innovations in this field, as well as the most recent equipment and facilities of the Centre, which has made great progress in ADAS systems and in autonomous and connected vehicles.
CTAG has extensive experience in automobile electronics, where special attention is given to interaction concepts between technologies and the driver, electronic architecture, hardware and software development and technical and functional validation.
For more information about the European projects in which CTAG has participated please visit https://ctag.com/proyectos/electronica-e-its/
BFAero, the accelerator of the Galician aeronautics and unmanned vehicles sector presented last week its second call at the Pazo de Feiras e Congresos in Lugo. During the event, there was a round table on entrepreneurship in the aeronautics and unmanned vehicles sector in which Ana Paul, CTAG’s director of technological innovation, participated.
BFAero aims to make companies from all over Spain with innovative ideas take off for their development and launch at the local, national and international levels. In order to do this, it has the firm support of public institutions and multinational companies of reference in the sector.
For more information about Business Factory Aero please visit https://www.bfaero.es/
The Industry Night Gala, organised by the Colegio y Asociación de Ingenieros Industriales, gathered in Vigo 500 professionals from the sector to celebrate the IV Premios Galicia awards.
Luis Moreno, general director of CTAG, received one of the Galicia Industria awards for FORTAPE, a European research project led by CTAG that combined the experience and knowledge of the automotive and aeronautical sectors to develop new, more efficient and lightweight solutions for plastic parts.
Two other companies from Vigo were also awarded, Norlean, for its innovative solutions for the digital transformation, and Xesol Innovation S.A., which develops its own technology based on machine vision and neural networks. The prize list was completed by the Ourense company Aceites Abril, which received the Concello de Vigo Award; Luis Abelleira Álvarez, manager of Aerolugo; and the Lugo company PCM+n.
CTAG will participate in the Salon de la Sous-Traitance Automobile in Tangier (Morocco), an event that will take place on September 25, 26 and 27. This event, organised by the Association Marocaine pour l’Industrie et la Construction Automobile, brings together representatives of engineering, testing, logistics, components and spare parts companies of the automotive sector, among others, to present their expertise and seek new business opportunities.
This event will take place in Tangier Free Zone, Ville Nouvelle, Chefarate, in front of the Renault factory.
You will be able to find us at booth 87, where we will be delighted to welcome you.
The conference entitled Cutting-edge equipment for innovation in the Automotive Sector will take place on Friday, September 27. During this event, CTAG will present its new capabilities thanks to the acquisition of cutting-edge technological equipment to face the future challenges of the Sector, as well as the preview of the Exploitation Plan scheduled for each of the laboratories.
The event will be held at CTAG facilities and will be divided into four blocks:
- New advanced validation methodologies
- Occupant protection challenges in frontal collision
- Autonomous and connected vehicles
- Industry 4.0
The conference is aimed at executives, technicians and R&D and innovation, engineering and production managers in the automotive sector. Registration is free and can be done through the email address email@example.com
The objective of this event organised by CTAG is to announce the infrastructure projects launched by the Centre and financed by the Agencia Gallega de Innovación, within the framework of the call “Ayudas para el fortalecimiento de los centros de generación de conocimiento” (DOG Nº24, 02 February 2018), with the support of the Consellería de Economía, Emprego e Industria, and co-financed by the European Union, within the framework of the ERDF Operational Programme Galicia 2014-2020.
CTAG’s expert team will be at booth 199B, where live presentations will be given with the latest developments for exoskeletons and cobots. In addition, CTAG will exhibit at Mindtech 2019 some of its most recent projects in the fields of new materials and autonomous driving.
Mintech 2019 is an international event in which the leading companies in the industrial, metallurgical and metal mechanic sectors and in the related technologies will be present. The event, which takes place in Vigo from September 10th to 12th, aims to become the leading trade fair for the Iberian Polo industrial sector.
For more information about Mindtech 2019 please visit https://mindtechvigo.com/
These tests are part of AUTOPILOT, the European project launched at the beginning of 2017 which explores and evaluates the contribution of new communication technologies, such as IoT (Internet of Things) or V2X (Vehicle to Everything), at the service of autonomous driving. The project is developed in five European cities, including the city of Vigo.
The tests carried out in Vigo focus on automated parking in car parks (with a demonstration in the City Hall parking lot), and autonomous driving in urban areas (with a demonstration in Gran Vía avenue) in which the following situations are studied: adjustment to the optimal speed when approaching a traffic light and protection of vulnerable users. Thanks to the communication with the infrastructure, both urban driving situations tested contribute to the anticipation and adjustment of the vehicle speed, for a safer, more fluid and eco-responsible controlled driving, generating new mobility experiences.
For more information about the AUTOPILOT Project (Automated Driving Progressed by Internet of Things) please visit http://autopilot-project.eu/
The presentation of the Grupo Antolin-CTAG Research Joint Unit e-SPACE has taken place today at CTAG. With the title e-SPACE Nueva generación de interiores de vehículos ante los futuros retos de la automoción, its objective is to develop and investigate new solutions and electronic functionalities for the interior of the car of the future, electric, autonomous and connected, and the new forms of mobility.
The event was attended by Francisco Conde, Conselleiro de Economía, Empleo e Industria, Patricia Argerey, Director of GAIN, Javier Villacampa, Corporate Innovation Director of Grupo Antolin and Luis Moreno, General Director of CTAG.
For Grupo Antolin and CTAG this is an opportunity to establish a joint knowledge centre. As a result of the collaboration between both organisations, the first prototype of the Over Head Premium Console, which integrates advanced functions, such as matrix lighting, loudspeaker, microphone or e-call, has been shown today.
eQUALS is funded by the ESMERA European project and will be led by Ledisson AIT, expert company in the implementation of robotic lines. CTAG is a strategic partner for this project. Its Processes and FOF Department will contribute its experience in the implementation of robotized systems with functionalities applied to cars in motion.
This is a new solution for the automated inspection of vehicles at the paint shop. In the first phase of the project, a Proof of Concept will be carried out to design the robotization of the measurement device and demonstrate its potential in a simulated environment.
The project will be based on two approaches:
- The application of CTAG’s technology for applications in motion, using different sensors.
- Application of CTAG’s technology to off-line robotic programming through DELMIA, ROBCAD o process simulation.
ESMERA is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant agreement No 780265
For more information on the project, visit http://www.esmera-project.eu/welcome/