CTAG develops an air pollution measurement unit for vehicles within the CAROLINA project

Air pollution is a global challenge and a major concern in major cities around the world. While networks of fixed measurement stations have been a quite accurate solution during the past years, the low spatial resolution of the collected data does not allow the assessment of the spatial variability of pollutants in detail and other drawbacks include their large size, high price and laborious maintenance.

Although the deployment of low-cost sensors and IoT technologies have experienced great growth in recent years, the sticking point remains on how to get valuable air samples ensuring traffic-based pollution indicators to improve the Air Quality Monitoring Systems (AQMS) of cities.

The APMU (Air Pollution Measurement Unit) is the solution provided by the CAROLINA project to equip vehicles as part of an AQMS. Designed by CTAG, in collaboration with the Centre Tecnològic de Transferència de Calor (CTTC) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), the APMU will contribute to improving the quality of the AQMS and therefore increase the competitiveness of companies that incorporate this kind of system into their product portfolio, having a direct impact on society.

Technical details can be found in the brochure. For enquiries and further information, please contact us at sales@ctag.com.

This APMU is part of the “Real-time pollution City mAp thRough cOLlaborative sensing aNd Analysis (CAROLINA)” activity that has received funding from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). This body of the European Union receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

Meeting at CTAG on 5GCAR: Fifth Generation Communication Automotive Research and innovation project

Ensayo en pista del proyecto 5GCAR
Ensayo en pista del proyecto 5GCAR


CTAG hosts a working meeting on this European Project focused on the use of 5G technology to achieve safer autonomous driving.

During the meeting, on March 21, 22 and 23, the first tests of 5GCAR are being carried out. This Horizon 2020 project, which is within the framework of the 5GPPP programme, started in June of 2017 lasting for 24 months. It has a global budget of 8 million euros.

The main objectives of the project are the following:

  • Developing a 5G global architecture that allows high robustness and low latency connectivity services for V2X safety applications.
  • Providing high precision 5G positioning solutions for vulnerable users and vehicles.
  • Demonstrating and validating the concepts developed, quantifying the benefits that 5G V2X technology can provide in both conventional and autonomous driving scenarios.

CTAG’s participation is focused on the implementation and integration in vehicles of coordination systems for lane joining manoeuvres, cooperative perception and protection of vulnerable users, highlighting their development in the areas of machine vision, data fusion algorithms and connectivity.

The 5G CAR Consortium, led by ERICSSON and made up of 14 companies and knowledge centres, both in the telecommunications sector and the automotive sector, includes the following organisations: ERICSSON, HUAWEI, NOKIA, ORANGE, PSA GROUP, VOLVO CARS, BOSCH, MARBEN, VISCODA, SEQUANS, Chalmers University of Technology, King’s College London, Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya and CTAG.

More information in https://5gcar.eu/