CTAG joins again the Urban Era of Smart City Expo

From November 7th to 9th 2023, we will participate once again in the Smart City Expo World Congress in the city of Barcelona, the world’s leading event on urban innovation:

  • More than 25,000 attendees
  • More than 1,000 exhibitors from across the mobility ecosystem
  • More than 800 cities and 140 countries
  • More than 600 international speakers, representatives of cities, institutions, research centers and companies
  • We will share with them our most innovative technological solutions to redefine cities towards a better future, with safer, greener, more efficient and smarter urban spaces.
    From booth number 149 in hall 2, we will offer our visitors the opportunity to see up close and even get into one of our innovations in smart, autonomous, multimodal, sustainable and connected mobility: CTAG’s 100% electric Shuttle, a level 4 autonomous last-mile vehicle.
    For more information, please visit the Smart City Expo website.

    CTAG showcases its latest advances in sustainable mobility in Barcelona

    We are happy to announce CTAG’s attendance on 05, 06 and 07 June 2023 at the world’s leading event for public transport: the UITP Global Transport Summit in Barcelona.

    This congress will bring together more than 15,000 international visitors and 380 exhibitors on more than 40,000 m² of exhibition space to showcase the latest innovations in the sector.

    CTAG will participate for the first time in this fair with a stand where visitors will be able to see our 100% electric shuttle, connected and with a level of autonomy 4, a vehicle that controls the conditions of the environment in which it is located, defining the route and responding to any situation.

    We encourage you to stop by our stand – 7F170, located in hall 7, where our colleagues will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our work or services.

    In addition, you can arrange a meeting directly with one of our managers by email: ctag@ctag.com

    For more information about the event, please visit the UITP website.

    CTAG y ANTOLIN concluyen el desarrollo de las líneas de I+D establecidas en el marco de la unidad mixta de investigación insAI

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    La Unidad Mixta de Investigación (UMI) insAI, iniciativa de colaboración entre CTAG y Antolin, llega a su fin tras su lanzamiento en el año 2020. Su principal objetivo ha sido el análisis, definición, diseño y desarrollo de soluciones inteligentes e innovadoras de monitorización de los ocupantes de un vehículo, con el fin de contribuir a garantizar la seguridad y mejorar la experiencia de usuario y el confort.

    Así, las cuatro anualidades de ejecución han posibilitado que las líneas de investigación emprendidas permitiesen desarrollar nuevas soluciones avanzadas en el ámbito de la electrónica, de aplicación en el campo de la seguridad y conducción automatizada, del confort y de la salud.

    Por lo expuesto, la finalización de las actividades de la Unidad Mixta ha permitido un incremento del nivel competitivo de CTAG y Antolin, potenciando la actividad del sector de automoción, como industria clave en las economías regional y nacional.

    La Unidad Mixta de Investigación insAI ha sido subvencionada por la Axencia Galega de Innovación mediante la convocatoria de “Subvencións para a creación e posta en marcha de Unidades Mixtas de Investigación” (DOG Nº 35, de 20 de febrero de 2020), y cofinanciada con cargo al Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (Feder) en el marco del programa operativo Feder Galicia 2014-2020 (código de expediente IN853A-2020/03), contando con el apoyo de la Vicepresidencia Primeira e Consellería de Economía, Industria e Innovación de la Xunta de Galicia.

    We are taking our Shuttle to Lisbon to participate in the 15th ITS European Congress






    Once again this year we are travelling to the city where the ITS European Congress is being held to present our latest innovations in smart mobility. The event will take place from May 22 to 24, 2023 at the Congress Centre in Lisbon, Portugal.

    In this 15th edition, CTAG will participate in multiple ways:

    – We will be at stand B30 presenting our technologies and development capabilities in Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility (CCAM).

    – We will carry out the demo “CTAG Autonomous Shuttle: a way of connecting Mobility”, where the public will be able to live the experience of a smart mode of transport equipped with cutting edge technologies capable of giving the vehicle the ability to communicate with the infrastructure or with other vehicles.

    – The director of the Electronics and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) division of CTAG, Francisco J. Sánchez Pons, will give a talk on the 24th, at 15:15h, entitled “Managing Urban Mobility Space – What can we expect from cities in the future”.

    – With the participation of Javier Vázquez on the 23rd at 11:45h, in the panel discussion “Data services for traffic management”.

    The ITS European Congress, organised by ERTICO, is a benchmark event in the field of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). This year, 57 countries will be represented and more than 2,500 attendees are expected at an exhibition area of 3,500 m2.

    More information about the conference on the website of the ITS European Congress.

    CTAG recognised as Technology Center of the Year

    Last week CTAG attended the IV International Congress of Energy Engineering (iENER’23) in Valencia, a national event that brings together multiple actors in fields related to Energy Engineering, such as sustainable mobility, smart cities, energy service companies…

    Over the two days of the event, our Shuttle was offering regular transport services around La Marina de Valencia, allowing everyone who got on board to enjoy a new form of 100% electric, connected and autonomous mobility.

    As part of this pilot, travellers were introduced to the Green Priority use case, a solution that allows the Shuttle to be connected to the traffic lights on its route, so that they change to green when they detect that the Shuttle is near.

    On the other hand, at the end of the first day of the congress, the AEE ANNUAL AWARDS were presented, a ceremony in which CTAG was recognised as “Technology Center of the Year”. The award was received by Francisco José Sánchez Pons, director of our Electronics and ITS division.

    We thank the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), a leading certification body for professional energy managers worldwide, for recognising our work on autonomous, connected and electric vehicles and towards the search for new models of sustainable mobility.

    CTAG signs with the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism a collaboration protocol for the future Spanish Network of Laboratories for Autonomous and Connected Vehicles

    CTAG and the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism (MINCOTUR) sign a collaboration protocol with the aim of formalising the launch of a laboratory network and a testing and research centre to develop technologies related to autonomous and connected vehicles.

    Different vehicle and component manufacturing companies will have the opportunity to validate, test and pre-homologate new products and R&D activities before introducing them into the market.

    CTAG will be able to share its experience in this field, to which it has been committed since 2005 with a strategic line of R&D&I in development and validation of autonomous and connected vehicles, as well as help to “Position Spain as the European testing and validation reference ground for the connected vehicle, and become a benchmark in the new industrial model associated with the design and manufacture of connected, autonomous and sustainable vehicles, with the attraction of investments and new projects for companies in the sector” as our managing director, Luis Moreno, highlighted yesterday.

    Furthermore, Reyes Maroto explained that “Spain wants to play a leading role in the design and development of autonomous and connected vehicles and this protocol is committed to a public-private collaboration model to promote connected, autonomous, sustainable and safe mobility”.

    We’re taking the SHUTTLE to Seville to participate in the XXIII Spanish and V Ibero-American ITS Congress

    Next 28th, 29th and 30th March, the ITS Congress (Intelligent Transport Systems) will be held in Seville, this year focusing on the “Deployment of ITS for sustainable mobility”.

    CTAG will be attending as a speaker with our Electronics and Intelligent Transport Systems Director, Francisco Sánchez Pons, in the context of Cooperative Systems and with the topic “Current global trends in autonomous and connected driving”.

    During this exhibition, he will present our 100% electric, connected and autonomous SHUTTLE, a sustainable mobility solution that can cover both short and long distance transfers.

    In addition, on the last day of the event, the annual ITS 2023 Sector Awards will be presented to organisations, projects and individuals. Within the latter group, one of the award winners will be our colleague Ana Paul, Director of Technological Innovation at CTAG. Congratulations!
    More information about the event on the ITS Spain website.

    CTAG performs autonomous driving tests on the International Bridge that connects Spain with Portugal

    Autonomous driving tests have begun on the A55 International Bridge that connects Spain with Portugal, which also belongs to the SISCOGA4CCAM corridor. This Spain-Portugal cross-border corridor connects the cities of Vigo and Porto and covers the entire value chain, including car manufacturers, telecommunications companies, public administrations and research institutions.

    The tests will be carried out within the framework of the 5GMOBIX project during the months of March, April and May. The main objective of 5G-MOBIX is to lay the foundation for the deployment of 5G CCAM services and applications and to give a big boost in both countries towards the development of opportunities around 5G in the ITS sector. Furthermore, this cross-border corridor will explore the challenges of seamless interoperability between different countries and between different types of operators (public and private). The aim of this project is to develop a global 5G architecture that offers highly robust and low latency connectivity services for safety applications, provide high precision 5G positioning solutions, demonstrate and validate the concepts developed, and quantify the benefits of this technology in terms of driving.

    These tests are carried out with the support of the competent traffic management authorities, such as the Dirección General de Tráfico (DGT), Infraestructuras de Portugal, S.A., the Instituto da Mobilidade e dos Transportes, and the Ministerio de Transportes, Movilidad y Agenda Urbana, who authorize and facilitate the management of road closures necessary for the execution of tests with 5G technology in the safest possible way.

    The tests being performed include various autonomous driving use cases in urban and interurban environments. Among these use cases the Overtaking, Lane Merge and HD Maps manoeuvres stand out, carried out with autonomous and connected vehicles capable of integrating 5G technology to increase the response capacity in manoeuvres.

    For more information and a complete list of the partners that make up the consortium within the 5GMOBIX initiative, please visit the website: https://5g-mobix.com/consortium.

    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



    CTAG returns to Israel to delve into its Start-ups ecosystem

    CTAG visits Tel Aviv again, one of the most powerful innovation centers in the world, with the aim of identifying new opportunities for the Galician automotive industry around the mobility of the future and Industry 4.0.

    The visit has highlighted the interest in activities focused on autonomous driving, driving assistance and improving productivity in industrial plants, allowing to see first-hand how the start-up methodology is applied in these fields.

    In addition, it has allowed to search for new technologies and products and to get in contact with companies set up in Israel in order to establish possible collaborations, for which common areas of interest, such as product and process design or electronic integration have been identified. The objective is to lay the foundations for possible collaborations in CTAG’s activities and to study, together with possible partners, the execution of European projects.

    This trip is also useful to consolidate the commercial and institutional relations in Israel, since the visit gives continuity to previous expeditions in which CTAG participated together with Galician organisations and companies from different sectors.