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Hackathon Mobility Barcelona was held at UPC on 18th, 23rd and 24th of March. 60 participants who were mainly students with different background took part in this event organized by CARNET with the collaboration of SEAT. The participants of the Hackathon were divided in small groups and faced one of the two challenges proposed by the organization. On one hand, the students had to solve the problem with the sound of Electric Vehicles. They had to create...

MOBILus has become the new innovation community (KIC) of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a network that positions Barcelona as the European capital of urban mobility. This platform is formed by 48 partners from 15 countries that include cities, companies, universities and research centres. One of the partners is CARNET, which has played a vital role in bringing onboard its founding partners Barcelona City Council, the UPC and SEAT, as well as the...

CARNET, in collaboration with the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and the Automotive Research Centre Niedersachsen (NFF), organised the symposium Challenges for Urban Mobility 2018, held on 12 November. The event brought together international experts who shared their views of Connectivity and 5G, Mobility as a Service and Data&Mobility.  The speakers addressed how to deal with global challenges in urban mobility. The audience gained deeper insight into the emerging opportunities of 5G technologies and could exchange ideas...

As part of Smart City week, a three-day hackathon took place in Barcelona bringing together creative and inquisitive minds to find solutions and tools for the gentrification problem that affects the historic and tourist centres of Barcelona. The event was an initiative by the Barcelona City Council and BIT, and was organized by CARNET.   The Citython is an event at which small groups of young professionals search for innovative and creative solutions. It is an opportunity for...

After three days of intense competition between the best Spanish universities in robotics and artificial intelligence, AUTOPIA from the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) has been crowned winner of the second edition of the Autonomous Driving Challenge. The UMAGarage team from the University of Málaga led throughout most of the competition but ended up in second place. The surprise was a tie for third place between AMUVAG from the University of Valladolid and UrBots from the...

Hackathon Mobility BCN was held at the UPC on 5, 9, 10 and 11 March. At this event, 72 participants, who were mainly students, presented their innovative solutions for the mobility of the future. This year, the projects focused on how we will move, our experience while on the move, and services relating to our movements, in response to three challenges: ‘Hack For Good, Social Mobility: waking up the machines’, by Telefonica, ‘Visualizing Mobility’, by Metropolis Lab, and ‘AI For Mobility...

Of the various ways that R&D&i can be developed, open innovation has been and continues to be that which best explains the collaboration processes that are rewriting the history of scientific and technological advances, and how these have been transferred to the production sector. The world advances and changes, overcoming challenges with new products, services and processes through incremental or disruptive innovation. In the field of mobility, which encompasses not only transport, but other complementary aspects such...

The Cooperative Automotive Research Network (CARNET) research and innovation hub, promoted by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Volkswagen Research and SEAT and focused on the automotive sector and future urban mobility, has received the Catalan National Award for Public-Private Research and Innovation 2017, given by the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (FCRI), with the support of the Catalan Government. CARNET is a leading platform for knowledge and collaboration between industry and the university. It uses the...

CARNET presented the Virtual Mobility Lab (VML) as part of the Smart City Expo World Congress 2017 on the SEAT stand in the Mobility Hub, and on the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) stand. The aim of VML is to develop new tools for urban planning. It has been defined as ‘strategic’ by the CARNET Partners, due to inLab FIB’s proven experience in traffic simulation and cities’ growing need for new simulation tools to implement new...

We welcome Kineo Mobility Analytics (www.kineo- analytics.com) as a new CARNET industrial partners. Kineo is a research-intensive technology company that analyses anonymised geolocation data from mobile devices and blends them with other data sources to provide mobility and travel demand information. Kineo is a joint company by Nommon Solutions and Technologies (www.nommon.es) and Luis Willumsen (www.luiswillumsen.com), which brings together Nommon’s capabilities in big data processing and spatio-temporal data analysis with Luis Willumsen’s recognised expertise in transport and traffic modelling. Kineo works in partnership...