CTAG collaborates in the first 5G cross-border data connection in mobility in the world


This is a demonstration of the potential of 5G carried out by Vodafone España and Vodafone Portugal together with Ericsson, in which, apart from CTAG, Groupe PSA and the Xunta de Galicia also participated as prominent partners of Vodafone and Ericsson in the joint development of future applications for Autonomous and Connected Vehicle, whose tests use the Porto-Vigo European corridor.

The event was led by professional e-sports players Ricardo “Fox” Pacheco and Toni “Tojor” Jordá, who completed the journey between Tui (Spain) and Valença de Minho (Portugal) in separate cars while playing PUBG Mobile in their tablets. During this journey, the e-sports players enjoyed the advantages of 5G, with a stable and interruption-free connection at the border crossing.

The demonstration has been done on Vodafone’s pre-commercial network using Ericsson’s network core infrastructure and radio systems, as well as eight 5G antennas. The antennas were installed in existing base stations in Portugal and Spain. In addition, Massive MIMO and other technologies in development have been used for this demonstration. These are two of the innovations that will allow the development of the new generation of mobile communications, providing greater capabilities and efficiency.

In this project, CTAG’s participation has focused on the vehicle’s data processing and cooperative safety services, in addition to working on the integration of the 5G receiver and the screens used.


CTAG organizes HUMANIST SUMMER SCHOOL, research conference on the human factor in the future of the autonomous vehicle.

Hummanist Summer School

CTAG will host this event on its facilities in Porriño on 13, 14 and 15 September.

This Summer School consists of a combination of lectures and workshops in which aspects of autonomous transport will be worked on from the perspective of the human factor. During this event attendees may participate in demonstrations with prototypes of autonomous vehicle, both in circuit and in driving simulator.

The main fields of research will be control transitions, mental load, acceptability, confidence and the search for improvements in safety aspects. In addition, work will be done on the communication and interaction of the autonomous vehicle with infrastructures and other users.

Full Summer School Programme.

You can register through the following link: https://fr.xing-events.com/SummerSchool2017.html