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.

CTAG impulsa la I+D+i en Conectividad en el marco del PERTE.VEC con dos proyectos

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El Centro Tecnológico de Automoción de Galicia (CTAG) lidera la revolución del vehículo eléctrico y conectado (VEC) en España a través de su participación en los proyectos clave “Entornos de Test para la Movilidad Conectada (ETMC)” y el proyecto “Soluciones Digitales y Datos para una Movilidad Avanzada (DyD)”, dentro del marco estratégico para la Recuperación y Transformación Económica.

CTAG se centra en el impulso de la fabricación competitiva del VEC, especialmente en el ámbito de la conectividad.

  • Entornos de Test para la Movilidad Conectada (ETMC) [VEC-020 100-2022-212]: Proyecto clave del PERTE.VEC con 9 socios nacionales de proyección internacional. Su objetivo es investigar tecnologías para optimizar las comunicaciones vehiculares para VEC, creando entornos y protocolos de prueba de cara a lograr una movilidad conectada, inteligente, segura e inclusiva.
  • Soluciones Digitales y Datos para una Movilidad Avanzada (DyD) [VEC-020100-2022-219]: Proyecto del PERTE.VEC dedicado a generar conocimiento y soluciones digitales avanzadas para acelerar la digitalización en el diseño, desarrollo y ensayo de tecnologías de VEC, siendo esencial en la cadena de movilidad.

Gracias a la financiación otorgada a ambos proyectos por el Ministerio de Industria, Comercio y Turismo (MINCOTUR) bajo los fondos Next Generation de la UE, CTAG se consolida como actor clave en la configuración del futuro de la movilidad conectada. Aportamos innovación y conocimientos que impulsan el avance tecnológico en el sector de automoción español.

La Unidad Mixta de Investigación de Borgwarner y CTAG ha contribuido al progreso de la movilidad sostenible

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▪ Trabajando juntos desde 2020, y con una trayectoria de colaboración que arranca en 2014,BorgWarner y CTAG han logrado resultados muy satisfactorios sobre nuevos productos electrónicos vinculados a la gestión térmica para la electrificación del transporte.

▪ La Unidad Mixta de Investigación GTEST, que ha movilizado un presupuesto de más de 3,7 millones de euros y un equipo de trabajo de 50 investigadores, ha contado con el apoyo de la Xunta de Galicia a través de la Axencia Galega de Innovación (GAIN).

La Unidad Mixta de Investigación GTEST, impulsada por CTAG y BorgWarner, ha finalizado su recorrido tras 4 anualidades de ejecución. GTEST se ha enfocado hacia la investigación y desarrollo en nuevos productos electrónicos vinculados a la gestión térmica para la electrificación del transporte, de la mano del amplio potencial existente en materia de electronificación y control de sistemas y su contribución al progreso de la movilidad sostenible.

Así, en el marco de GTEST los esfuerzos técnicos se han volcado en generar una nueva área de excelencia en torno a Power Electronics, investigando sobre PCBAs (Printed Circuit Board Assembly) avanzadas y nuevos procedimientos que garanticen unos procesos de desarrollo y validación óptimos, teniendo en cuenta los exigentes estándares del sector de automoción.

El proyecto GTEST, que ha movilizado un presupuesto de más de 3,7 millones de euros y un equipo de trabajo de 50 investigadores, de los cuales 16 han sido nuevas contrataciones, ha puesto el broche a una trayectoria de colaboración iniciada en 2014 con la primera de las Unidades Mixtas conjuntas entre BorgWarner y CTAG, destinando en su conjunto más de 10 millones de euros a investigación y desarrollo en torno a la reducción de emisiones y la movilidad sostenible.

Para comprobar de primera mano los prometedores resultados obtenidos, así como la proyección que estos tienen para que el sector gallego de la automoción pueda seguir dando pasos en el ámbito del vehículo eléctrico, y, por lo tanto, en la transformación digital y ecológica de la industria, el martes 10 de octubre el Director del Área de Gestión de la Axencia Galega de Innovación, Benito Fernández, visitó las instalaciones de la Unidad Mixta en Porto do Molle (Nigrán).

La Unidad Mixta de Investigación GTEST 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-2020/01), contando con el apoyo de la Consellería de Economía, Industria e Innovación de la Xunta de Galicia.

 

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EMT gives an award to CTAG and Castrosua for their project “Vivir Madrid en Bus”

During the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Barcelona, CTAG and Castrosua were rewarded for their project entitled “Vivir Madrid en Bus” (Living Madrid by Bus) within the framework of the “Concept Bus” contest.

The contest launched by the EMT, Empresa Municipal de Transportes de Madrid, in September 2022, seeks to select the technical proposal that will define and design the bus of the future for the city of Madrid and will culminate with a full-scale prototype on the streets of the Spanish capital in 2024.

The jury valued both the digital and multimedia innovations of the project presented by CTAG and Castrosua, and awarded them a runner-up prize.

The “Vivir Madrid en Bus” project is an initiative within the field of electromobility and the commitment to urban mobility, a proposal in which CTAG put all its experience and its team of professionals to present an innovative electric vehicle model.

CTAG returns to Stuttgart to participate in Automotive Testing Expo Europe

As an Automotive Technology Centre expert in the development of new R&D laboratory tests, CTAG could not miss the world’s leading event in testing technologies and services for the development of complete vehicles, components and systems: Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2023.

This year it will be held again in the German city of Stuttgart from 13 to 15 June, where you will be able to find us at stand 1559, in hall 10, showing our new products and capabilities for testing and validation of vehicle equipment, systems and components.

We will be presenting the capabilities of all our laboratories: acoustics and vibration, passive safety, ADAS & ITS proving grounds, climatic testing, fatigue & durability, EMC & EE testing, HiL/MiL/SiL tests, engine lab, materials tests, mechatronics & reliability, as well as our newest laboratory, the Electromobility Lab, created to drive research and development of the various components of an electric vehicle.

This event will bring together more than 400 exhibitors to showcase their latest products and services. Anyone interested in learning about CTAG’s products and services can visit our stand, where our colleagues will be available throughout the event to answer any questions you may have.

And anyone who would like to arrange a meeting with one of our managers can do so by sending an e-mail to the following address: ctag@ctag.com.

More information about the event on the Automotive Testing 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.

La unidad mixta GTEST CTAG-BORGWARNER concluye sus actividades de investigación

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La Unidad Mixta de Investigación (UMI) GTEST, impulsada por CTAG y BorgWarner, finaliza su recorrido tras 4 anualidades de ejecución. GTEST se ha enfocado hacia la investigación y desarrollo en nuevos productos electrónicos vinculados a la gestión térmica para la electrificación del transporte, de la mano del amplio potencial existente en materia de electronificación y control de sistemas y su contribución al progreso de la movilidad sostenible.

Así, en el marco de la UMI GTEST los esfuerzos técnicos se han volcado en generar una nueva área de excelencia en torno a Power Electronics, investigando sobre PCBAs avanzadas y nuevos procedimientos que garanticen unos procesos de desarrollo y validación óptimos, teniendo en cuenta los exigentes estándares del sector de automoción.

De forma complementaria, el apoyo de la Unidad Mixta ha permitido que CTAG y BorgWarner dispongan de un equipo de personal investigador altamente cualificado en el ámbito de la electrónica de potencia, como disciplina clave y transversal para generar nuevas líneas de producto.

La Unidad Mixta de Investigación GTEST 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-2020/01), contando con el apoyo de la Vicepresidencia Primeira e Consellería de Economía, Industria e Innovación de la Xunta de Galicia.

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”.