Electronics and Smart Mobility

Specialised team dedicated to research and development in the various fields of smart mobility

Safer, comfortable and sustainable mobility

In the field of electronics and intelligent transport systems, CTAG is at the international forefront of cutting-edge technology, offering new solutions to the automotive and transport sector.

Our multidisciplinary team works cross-functionally on research and development of systems for the autonomous and connected vehicle, HMI and UX, interior comfort, function development, embedded hardware and software architecture, and technical and functional validation.

CTAG's competences focus on the following fields of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) and automated and autonomous driving.

It supports the development of projects for OEMs and TIER1 at component or system level.

CTAG participates in R&D projects in the field of automated and autonomous driving both internally and in European and national programmes.
In the field of connectivity CTAG offers competences in:
  • Short-range (ITS-G5, PC5) and long-range (3G, 4G and 5G) V2X technologies and communications.
  • Cloud computing
  • Infotainment systems (Android Auto, Android Automotive)
  • Connected infrastructure
In collaboration with traffic administrations, it has a real corridor of more than 200 km to test future autonomous and connected mobility services.
Definition, development, prototyping and validation of in-vehicle electronic systems related to the main comfort functions of a vehicle:
  • Seats
  • Access Systems
  • Thermal Comfort
  • Steering wheel
  • Cockpit
  • Rear-view mirrors
  • Roof consoles
  • Door Panels
CTAG has a team specialised in the definition, development, prototyping and evaluation of UX and HMI solutions in the field of mobility. It is a team of UX designers, ergonomists, psychologists and SW developers who, in collaboration with the rest of CTAG's teams, have the capacity to respond to the UX and HMI needs of current systems, and to propose, define and evaluate solutions adapted to the new concepts of mobility and new technologies.
Definition, development, prototyping and validation of lighting systems.
CTAG has the necessary equipment and means for the development of lighting solutions, carrying out HW design and development, SW development and executing electrical and system validation.
CTAG has a team dedicated to the conceptual design of new products, being able to propose design solutions from the earliest stages, at sketch level, to the development of 3D models necessary for prototyping and manufacturing.
CTAG also has a team dedicated to UI design for the graphical definition of user interfaces in the different systems associated with mobility.
CTAG has E/E systems development teams that follow the processes defined by Automotive SPICE in its V development model, with the aim of guaranteeing the standards established by the automotive sector:
  • System architecture: Specification of requirements and design of the system architecture. Competence in different EE architectures, development and communications environments.
  • Embedded Sw: Requirements specification, architecture design, detailed design and coding. Skills in AUTOSAR (Classic and Adaptive), integrated Sw project management, communications, operating systems, bootloaders and diagnostics.
  • HW Design and Architecture. Requirements specification and architecture design. Skills in schematic/PCB design, component selection, DFMEA, metrics and WCCA. In addition, competences in HW design verification including simulation (layout review, power and signal integrity, capacitive sensors and EMC).
To complement the development activity, there is a Prototyping Laboratory.
CTAG has been successfully working on development and quality for years. We work with clients from all automotive sectors, guiding them through continuous change, collaboratively addressing the establishment of standards and regulatory requirements, such as functional safety, ASPICE® or cyber security.
CTAG offers assistance in various areas such as:
  • Process implementation
  • Consulting services
  • Coaching y formación
  • Coaching and training
  • Accompanying consulting
  • Management services
  • Operational support
  • Evaluations
Quality standards covered:
  • Automotive SPICE® v3.1 & v4.0
  • Functional safety ISO26262:2018
  • SOTIF ISO/PAS 21448:2019
  • Cybersecurity ISO/SAE 21434:2021
CTAG’s Automotive Cybersecurity Department was created in 2019 in order to address the problem of cybersecurity in connected and autonomous vehicles. It currently covers all phases of the automotive product development life cycle, offering the following cybersecurity consulting and engineering services to our clients, which include:
  • Support on the way towards R155 and the implementation of ISO/SAE 21434 processes.
  • Identification of the assets to be protected and their potential threats, discovering their vulnerabilities and designing the necessary mitigations in terms of requirements to reduce or eliminate their impact.
  • Development and implementation of products based on client's cybersecurity requirements or carrying out the entire conception phase, including TARA (Threat Analysis and Risk Assessment), performing V&V Cybersecurity tests and pentesting on individual ECUs and/or at vehicle level.
We have electrical, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and Hardware in the Loop (HiL) test laboratories, where we carry out the following services:
  • Validation plan definition
  • Development of validation tools
  • Test preparation and execution
  • Test automation
  • Data analysis and reporting