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The EIT Urban Mobility Matchmaking event for the Business Plan 2021 took place on 3–4 March 2020 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.  The Knowledge Innovation Community (KIC) in Urban Mobility is a European space for forging networks and collaborations to accelerate innovation. It helps to reduce fragmentation and duplication, because it concentrates the resources of strategic partners. The focus of these two days was project strategy in European cities. This strong network of partners facilitates technology transfer, leads research...

The world is becoming increasingly urban, and the freight transportation plays a pivotal role in ensuring the liveability of urban spaces, due to its fulfilment of citizens needs and its induced economic impact. Delivery traffic is a standing-up burden in urban agglomerations. Conventional transport vehicles, with which goods are transported directly to the customer, are the ones who cause problems, disrupting the flow of traffic by claiming parking areas and additional space at the edge of the streets. A revolution in the automotive...

The 11th of January 2017 saw the annual SEAT Forschungstag at its Martorell location. This internal showcase presents current innovation projects, research findings and a variety of talks and discussions and is held in cooperation with Volkswagen Research. Fittingly, CARNET presented a number of current projects utilizing the opportunity to exchange ideas and information with a main partner. This provided an opportunity for a VW del egation attending the Forschungstag to visit the CARNET offices at the UPC...

With the 6th edition of the Smart City Expo World Congress having now drawn to a close, it is time to look back at this year´s event. The Expo has managed to attract further growth in exhibitor and visitor numbers and has managed to manifest itself as an important date in many schedules around the world. With over 16.000 visitors, 420 speakers, 591 exhibitors and 600 cities present at this year´s Barcelona venue, the expo can...

On the 14th of November, CARNET hosted the Symposium on Urban Mobility Challenges in Barcelona. Organised by  the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) & the Technische Universität Braunschweig (TUB), the event attracted attendance by respected international experts on urban planning, connectivity concepts and mobility services. Together, they presented their views and ideas on how to solve the global challenge of improving mobility in cities.  This article aims to summarize the main points of discussion presented at...

In November 2016 we launched our first newsletter. SUBSCRIBE HERE CARNET is aimed to the problem solving in the mobility of the future and with this Newsletter, which is going to be regular, we want to inform about our projects and researches. We have been consolidating our work on training and education, cooperative research and networking via project based collaboration. CARNET, launched jointly by Seat, Volkswagen Group Research and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, is the first open hub based in Barcelona...

We are pleased to invite you to our Symposium on URBAN MOBILITY CHALLENGES. This is the second edition of conferences based on urban mobility jointly organized by the UPC and TU-Braunschweig and coordinated by CARNET and NFF. The event will take place at the Campus Nord of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona on November 14th.  Internationally well-known experts will present their views on the global challenge of improving mobility in our cities. Attendance is free. See...

A new mode of transport: ride-sharing on-demand in multi-user vehicles Urban mobility faces challenges that can only be resolved with ingenious and creative sustainable solutions. Smart Cities need to reduce the emissions and pollutants produced by urban transport and decrease traffic flow and congestion. Solutions need to match what citizens want: safe, reliable, comfortable and eco-friendly transportation, and to avoid traffic jams as much as possible. The third variable in the equation is car manufacturers, which are considering new mobility services aligned...

The German Group Volkswagen and SEAT have developed an innovative teaching project that aims to explore new ideas alongside students from the School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ESEIAAT) at the Unversitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). The project, entitled Creative Lab, is running for the third time this year with twenty students who will be given the task of proposing new solutions for topics of interest provided by Volkswagen Group Research and SEAT. The topics...

For another year Formula Student competition arrives in Spain. This university competition, one of the most important in Europe, will involve several participants from UPC schools where they will face other teams in  the categories of design, development, construction and driving a racing car. This event, which is sponsored by SEAT, will be held between 25 and 28 August at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. More information: SEAT Formula Student  ...