CTAG publishes its first Eco-design Guide

The Automotive Technology Centre of Galicia (CTAG) presents its new eco-design guide developed in the framework of the SALIENT project, funded by the European Union. This guide is designed to help the automotive industry to integrate sustainable practices and minimise the environmental impact of vehicles from the design stage.

SALIENT’s eco-design guide offers a detailed approach on how to incorporate environmental criteria in the early stages of product development, addressing key aspects such as energy efficiency, the use of recycled materials and design modularity. It also highlights the importance of life cycle analysis (LCA) and provides a clear methodology for assessing and improving the environmental impact of products.

This guide is a significant step towards transforming the industry. By integrating eco-design from the beginning, we can achieve more sustainable and efficient vehicles, contributing to the overall goal of reducing the carbon footprint.

We invite you to explore this guide and learn more about the SALIENT project.

CTAG recibe la visita de tres representantes públicos de innovación y educación

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Hoy hemos tenido el placer de acoger en nuestras instalaciones a tres importantes figuras del ámbito de la innovación y la educación:

Teresa Riesgo – Secretaria General de Innovación del Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades
Román Rodríguez – Conselleiro de Educación, Ciencia, Universidades y FP
Carmen Sotelo – Directora de la Agencia Gallega de Innovación (GAIN).

Durante la visita, pudieron recorrer nuestras instalaciones y conocer de primera mano las capacidades de CTAG en I+D, así como nuestras colaboraciones con otras entidades para la transferencia de conocimiento y resultados.

Tuvimos la oportunidad de mostrarles, a través de múltiples demostradores y pruebas de prototipos en pista, los resultados de proyectos destacados como la Red CERVERA-INTEGRA, coordinada por CTAG y financiada por el CDTI. Este proyecto se centra en la investigación de tecnologías para la movilidad autónoma, conectada y segura.

Además, destacamos el potencial de proyectos europeos como Hi-Drive, ALMA o SALIENT, que ponen el foco en el desarrollo de soluciones de movilidad sostenible, segura e inteligente.

También se resaltaron las colaboraciones con empresas gallegas en el marco del programa de UMI (Unidades Mixtas de Investigación) o Fábrica Inteligente y Sostenible, ambos financiados por GAIN.

We are presenting for the first time at E-Tech our advances in electromobility

After two years since the fair was launched, CTAG will finally be present at this third edition of E-Tech Europe 2024, in Italy.

On 07 and 08 May we will meet with over 250 exhibitors from more than 20 countries to exchange knowledge on batteries and innovative technologies for the production of cars and electric vehicles.

We will be in hall 22 of the Bologna Exhibition Centre, specifically at stand E81, showing some of our innovations in CTAG’s research lines: Sustainable, Autonomous, Intelligent and Connected Mobility | Innovative Materials | Factory of the Future | UX and Comfort.

We will present some of our laboratories, such as the Electromobility Lab, CTAG’s commitment to promote research and development around new propulsion systems, as well as new equipment developed at the centre such as the Human Rated Dual, a state-of-the-art multi-axial equipment for the evaluation of acoustic and vibration comfort, designed for testing both with and without people on board.

If you are interested in arranging a meeting with one of our managers, please send an email to the following address: sales@ctag.com

More information about the event at https://e-tech.show/

CTAG drives the disruptive transformation of the sector with RISpire Training project

The main objective of RISpire’s Knowledge Boosting Training is to fence the disruptive transformation of the sector by offering capacity building activities to trainers and innovators in three key regions of Europe.

The RISpire programme focuses on innovation and entrepreneurship to address current challenges in the mobility sector. With a focus on unlocking innovation and entrepreneurial opportunities in Romania, Czech Republic and the Euroregion Galicia-North Portugal, the programme aims to foster sustainable growth in urban mobility through intensive and thematic trainings on innovation, ESG and women empowerment.

CTAG, as part of the project, assumes a fundamental role in needs analysis and capacity building in equality, social challenges (ESG) and open innovation in the urban mobility ecosystem of the Euroregion Galicia-North Portugal.

Innovation professionals, students and public servants with business ideas are invited to join this exciting programme that aims to drive collaborative innovation and sustainable growth in the urban mobility sector.

RISpire Trainings is a project supported by the EIT Urban Mobility.

Read the press release here.

For more information, please contact raul.urbano@ctag.com

 

CTAG acoge en su sede la Reunión Plenaria del Hito 1 del Proyecto REMOTE-DRIVER

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Durante el día de ayer y hoy, 14 y 15 de marzo, CTAG ha tenido el placer de recibir en su sede de O Porriño a todos los socios del proyecto Remote Driver para evaluar los avances llevados a cabo a lo largo de su primera anualidad.

El encuentro ha reunido a los distintos representantes del consorcio del proyecto, cuyos objetivos fundamentales son lograr un vehículo conectado con una conducción remota de vehículos a altas velocidades que tolere altas pérdidas, proporcione baja latencia, saque partido a las capacidades de red 5G y reaccione ante cambios en la calidad de conexión.

Durante estos dos días de reunión, se han podido intercambiar impresiones sobre el progreso alcanzado hasta el momento y explorar posibles estrategias de cara a abordar los próximos pasos en la gestión del proyecto.

Este encuentro permitirá a los socios reafirmar su compromiso en cumplir con sus objetivos, pero también poner en valor los logrados durante todo este primer año de proyecto.

El proyecto REMOTE DRIVER, impulsado y financiado por el Ministerio de Industria y Turismo del Gobierno de España y la Unión Europea, NextGenerationEU, en el marco de Mecanismo de Recuperación y Resiliencia, cuenta con un consorcio conformado por múltiples empresas privadas del sector, universidades y el Centro Tecnológico de Automoción de Galicia, CTAG.

CTAG kicks off a new project: BEAGLE, Blue Oceans Strategy for Value Creation

BEAGLE (Blue oceans strategy for value creation), is a project that seeks to strengthen the links between academia and industry for the valorisation of knowledge and the creation of new market niches, applying the blue ocean strategy.

A multidisciplinary team coordinated by the CTAG, and formed by 3 universities and 4 business clusters, will launch a participatory process that expects to attract 240 professionals, including innovators (from industry) and researchers (from universities and technology centres).

Consortium: Universidad Rovira i Virgili (ES-Coordinador), University of West Bohemia (CZ), University West (SE), CTAG (ES), Cleantech Bulgaria Foundation (BU), NextMove (FR), F6S (IE), Association of Chemical Industry of the Czech Republic (CZ) and UNIMOS Alliance (PL).

Read here the press release.

Los socios del Proyecto ‘Soluciones Digitales y Datos para una Movilidad Avanzada’ se reúnen en el museo Mobility City para evaluar los avances del proyecto

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En este encuentro, los socios revisaron el desarrollo del proyecto, consolidando esfuerzos y fortaleciendo la colaboración para impulsar la innovación en movilidad.

El pasado 6 de febrero, se llevó a cabo una reunión presencial entre los socios del proyecto “Soluciones Digitales y Datos para una Movilidad Avanzada”, enmarcado en el proyecto “Ecosistema industrial de innovación para la fabricación del Vehículo Eléctrico y Conectado en España” del PERTE VEC liderado por Renault Group España, el cual impulsa y financia el Ministerio de Industria y Turismo del Gobierno de España y la Unión Europea, NextGenerationEU, en el marco de Mecanismo de Recuperación y Resiliencia.

El encuentro, que se celebró en el museo Mobility City en Zaragoza, congregó a los distintos representantes de las empresas involucradas en este proyecto, cuyos objetivos fundamentales son la generación de conocimiento y construcción de soluciones digitales, estructuras y modelos de datos y mecanismos de análisis avanzado para los principales agentes de la cadena de Valor de la Movilidad Avanzada. Además, promueve la aceleración de la digitalización del ecosistema de empresas y centro dedicados al diseño, desarrollo y ensayo de soluciones y tecnología relacionadas con los vehículos eléctricos y conectados como elemento principal de la cadena de movilidad.

Durante el encuentro, se mencionaron los puntos más relevantes del seguimiento del proyecto, compartiendo el grado de avance y discutiendo acerca de los próximos pasos en la gestión de este.

Con esta reunión, los socios pudieron tener una mayor visión conjunta del proyecto y reafirmar su compromiso en cumplir con sus objetivos.

El proyecto está siendo realizado por Applus+ IDIADA; CENTRO ZARAGOZA, Instituto de Investigación sobre Vehículos, S.A.; NE-MI Mobility Solutions, S.L.; BILE Comunication, S.L.; PARKUNLOAD, S.L.; FACTUAL Consulting, S.L.; TECHNICA Electronics Barcelona, S.L.; Smart Mobility Solutions, S.L.; KAPS Management Group, S.L.; Fostering Mobility, S.L.U. y el Centro Tecnológico de la Automoción de Galicia (CTAG).

CTAG presents its commitment to sustainable mobility at the eMobility Expo World Congress 2024

CTAG announces once again its participation in the eMobility Expo World Congress 2024. This international congress, dedicated to sustainable, connected and autonomous mobility, provides a unique space to exchange knowledge and move towards a more sustainable future in the mobility sector.

We will have a space in Hall 5, at booth B224, so that visitors can come and explore recent projects first-hand, meet our experts and obtain detailed information about CTAG’s activities.

In addition, we will take advantage of this scenario to share the latest research, developments and advances in the field of sustainable mobility through multiple panel discussions:

13/02/2024

  • New propulsion technologies architecture – Jorge Varela Barreras, EV and Battery expert, CTAG
  • New materials for the new vehicles – Alberto Tielas Macia, Head of the Interior Materials and Systems Department, CTAG

14/02/2024

  • Autonomous vehicles (cars & buses) – Francisco Sánchez Pons, Director of Electronics, ITS and Smart Mobility at CTAG

These discussions will be an opportunity for those interested in learning about the latest trends and future perspectives of the sector.

We will also offer an autonomous and connected driving experience aboard our shuttle in the Feria de Valencia square, a demonstration of what the mobility of the future will be like, last-mile, electric, smart, connected and driverless.

You can contact us to arrange a meeting at the congress by email: sales@ctag.com

CTAG presents a new pioneering equipment for advanced research on comfort with people on board

CTAG has implemented a new state-of-the-art equipment for advanced research on comfort. It is a Human Rated Dual vibration system, a multiaxial equipment for the evaluation of acoustic and vibration comfort, designed for tests both with and without people on board.

Given the strongly subjective nature of vibration and acoustic comfort, these tools are essential in the process of research and development of new solutions to improve users’ perception of comfort. This installation makes it possible to evaluate such sensations in a controlled and repeatable environment, for example in rolling conditions, for mobility applications in a broad sense.

It has two main applications:

  1. Multiaxial mechanical characterization and durability tests. Its purpose is to test the vibration behaviour of a vehicle system and its ability to withstand the demanding vibration environment to which it will be subjected throughout the life of the vehicle.
  2. Evaluation and measurement with people in the vehicle of the vibration comfort and squeak & rattle in different interior components. This evaluation can be carried out both through subjective questionnaires and through the measurement of physical and physiological parameters, such as muscular activity, always under safe conditions for the vehicle occupants participating in the test.

Thanks to this new highly versatile equipment, CTAG seeks to respond to new technical challenges in the mobility sector through both collaborative and in-house R&D projects.

Designation of Technology Reconnaissance Centre for automated driving vehicle testing on open roads

The General Subdirectorate of Mobility and Technology Management of the General Directorate of Traffic has designated the University Institute of Automobile Research (INSIA) as a Technology Reconnaissance Centre in the field of trials or research tests with automated driving vehicles on roads open to general traffic. To this end, INSIA will have the collaboration of the Automotive Technology Centre of Galicia (CTAG) to jointly cover all the tests and procedures contemplated in the instruction VEH 2022/07 of the DGT, in order to certify and issue the technical evaluation reports of vehicles for the performance of this type of tests.

 

This designation will make it possible to accelerate the trials or research tests of automated driving vehicles in Spain, making our country one of the international benchmarks for autonomous and connected mobility.

For further information please read the Press Release.