Participación no Programa Galicia Exporta Orgnanismos Intermedios 2016

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“Esta empresa participa no Programa Galicia Exporta Organismos Intermedios 2016


Operación cofinanciada polo Fondo Europeo de Desenvolvemento Rexional

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Programa Galicia Exporta Organismos Intermedios 2016

Como apoio ao proceso de internacionalización, CTAG ten axuda concedida polo IGAPE para participar no Programa Galicia Exporta Organismos Intermedios 2016, cofinanciado polo Fondo Europeo de Desenvolvemento Rexional no marco do Programa Operativo FEDER de Galicia 2014-2020. OT3. “Conseguir un tecido empresarial mais competitivo”.

Fondo Europeo de Desenvolvemento Rexional, unha maneira de facer Europa

O obxectivo principal do Programa Exporta Organismos Intermedios 2016 é incentivar e estimular o comercio exterior galego e a internacionalización das pemes galegas. O resultado que se pretende é aumentar a base de empresas exportadoras e consolidar a presenza de empresas galegas nos mercados internacionais.”

The ecoDriver project comes to an end

After more than four years of activity, the ecoDriver project has published its preliminary test results of 9 different assistance systems for eco-driving, in which 170 drivers participated in seven European countries, both in controlled and real driving conditions.


The objective of the ecoDriver project is to develop the most effective feedback system (HMI) to get the driver to adopt a green driving behaviour in vehicles equipped with the project developments. The ecoDriver systems take into account vehicle data and environment and, based on these data, they perform energy calculations to recommend to the driver the optimal point, in order to drive as efficiently as possible. These recommendations are based on the optimal speed profile in each situation, gear shift, and behaviour generally based on the anticipation of the road circumstances.

The targets of the project are to achieve a significant reduction of fuel consumption, increase driving safety and reduce emissions of polluting gases.

CTAG’s role in the project

CTAG played an important role in the ecoDriver project, participating in most activities. In the development phase CTAG contributed to the energy rating system, foundation of the Full ecoDriver System (FeDS) for the calculation of the recommendations to the driver, and developed fully the programmed HMI on an Android Samsung Galaxy Note 2 device. The following image shows an example of the interface designed and programmed in the final version of the FeDS, presented at the final event held at the Mercedes Benz Museum in Stuttgart last March 17, 2016:




CTAG led the development of this HMI application defining its final design, behaviour and operation logic, both for the first version, used during the road tests, and for the final version presented at the final event. Besides, CTAG directed all the planning, design and development of the road tests conducted with the systems developed by Daimler, BMW, FIAT, TomTom, CTAG and Ifsttar in seven European countries.

CTAG performed tests, both during the design phase and the testing phase, in the driving simulator, in Vigo and its surroundings (urban and interurban areas and highways) and on the recently built private test track.

In order to obtain the final results CTAG made a central server available to the project, where all the data collected during the tests were stored and managed. In addition, CTAG developed the tools to manage these data, generating the necessary indicators to evaluate the results.


Average speeds in free driving are reduced around 3% when driving maintaining cruising speeds, and acceleration and deceleration intensity are reduced by 6%.

Regarding the main objective of the project, fuel reduction using the ecoDriver system was reached in figures between 13% and 20%, depending on how the driver followed the recommendations proposed by the system. As a result of this gas emissions were significantly reduced.

This project, with a consortium of 12 partners (BMW, CRF, CTAG, Daimler, ERTICO, IFSTTAR, IKA, Simotion, TNO, TomTom Telematics, Université de Leeds et VTI) was co-financed by the European Commission within the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development.

For more information please visit ecoDriver Project


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Development of automotive plastic components with sensor function integrated in smart textile

The adoption of novel lighter and more compact and ecofriendly solutions for the design of components in the automobile sector becomes an added value that means a fundamental part in the development of new concept cars. Within this line is placed the SMARTCOVER project, leaded by CTAG in collaboration with AIMPLAS and CETEMMSA and supported by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation and by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). SMARTCOVER aims to establish the “Assembly Design” methodology in the design of a button panel from a

vehicle door, integrating the fabric, the button panel and the armrest support in only one part by means of the combination of a sensor textile with tactile properties, a protector covering and a back-injected thermoplastic support.


Below is an article with details of this project published in Modern Plastics Magazine in June 2010


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