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Author: Carlos Alvaro

On 6–7 July, Professor Lluís Jofre, Professor Elisa Sayrol, Daniel Serra and Dr Monika Bachofner visited the facilities of the TU Braunschweig and Volkswagen Group Research in Braunschweig and Wolfsburg (Germany) in order to strengthen collaboration. On their first day, they were kindly received by Professor Vietor, academic director of the NFF (Niedersächsisches Forschungszentrum Fahrzeugtechnik) and his staff who showed the visitors around the impressive research laboratories for vehicle engineering and autonomous driving. The NFF...

[caption id="attachment_5540" align="alignright" width="300"] Driver's Dashboard[/caption] CARNET, together with SEAT, the RACC and the start-up Shotl, have cooperated to pilot the first on-demand ride-sharing system in Barcelona. The project, called Barcelona, Smart Shuttle Pilot proposes a new urban transport system that has been tested with  UPC students and staff of the RACC as an alternative form of mobility when there is a lack of public transport, or as an additional, more convenient option under some circumstances. This is a sustainable, efficient, flexible model of urban mobility...

We welcome the  Planung Transport Verkehr AG (PTV GROUP)  as a new CARNET industrial partner. The PTV Group (Karlsruhe, 1979) is a German company that takes a holistic approach to mobility, integrating all aspects of traffic, transport and logistics to create and promote sustainable movement. Recognized as a global market leader, PTV Group develops intelligent software solutions for transport logistics, traffic planning and traffic management. This saves time and money for cities, companies...

The aim of this centre is to analyse and seek intelligent solutions to challenges facing mobility in the future, and contribute to the positioning of SEAT as a leading reference for the connected car. Metropolis:Lab was one of the partners in the Hackathon held last March. With its headquarters at Pier 01 Barcelona Tech City in Palau de Mar, Metropolis:lab welcomed the three winning teams of the Hackathon to its facilities. Students could see what kind of activity...

The SEAT Autonomous Driving Challenge is a new project format, designed and organized by CARNET and powered by SEAT. Its target is mid-term training and development of future talent in robotics and artificial intelligence. The event will be the first public project of this magnitude in Spain. In addition to the CARNET network, the project is supported by TU Berlin represented by the expert team of Prof. Dr Raúl Rojas, an European reference in autonomous...

On 11, 18 and 19 March, the Hackathon Mobility BCN was held at the UPC; an event at which teams of students from around the world presented their projects to improve the driving experience and mobility services in cities, in the context of the connected car. Over 6,000 euros were distributed in prizes for the best projects, though all the ideas that were presented were brilliant. CARNET wants to give more talent people the opportunity to develop solutions...

Automobile Barcelona is one of the most relevant events in the Automotive industry that is held in Spain and CARNET couldn't miss the chance to present its work. During the 11th and 12th of May, the Connected Hub of the Autmobile Barcelona is going to be the place where the different agents of the research and investigation panorma will meet to find out some of the latests studies and developments in the connected automobile and mobility sector. CARNET...

CARNET has recently welcomed Alexander Siebeneich as new industrial director, and Lluís Jofre as new academic director. Alexander Siebeneich replaces Christoph Wäller, who had held the position of industrial director since the foundation of CARNET. Siebeneich comes to CARNET from Volkswagen Research, where he most recently worked on vehicle concepts for the future. He has a background in design, and holds a degree in Plastic Technologies. He has worked for various departments at Volkswagen since he started...

The second of February 2017 saw a new edition of the Catalonian ITS congress on mobility topics. Hosted at the RACC automobile club in Barcelona, the congress was once again attended by highly regarded experts in the field. CARNET was invited by ITS Spain to attend this prestigious event. ITS Spain was founded as a non-profit association in 2002 as a forum of new technologies in transportation. ITS aims to bring together public, private and academic sectors...

Following the great success of the inaugural Hackathon last year, on 11, 18 and 19 March CARNET held the second edition of “Hackathon Mobility Barcelona”, hosted again at the UPC in Barcelona. This edition had a new extended format, with an additional session of techpills to challenge participants to address the automotive and mobility trends of the future. Student teams enjoyed the opportunity to prove themselves and showcase their wide range of abilities. This Hackathon was not only...