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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...

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...

After six months of hard work, AMUVAG, a team from the University of Valladolid, has won the first edition of the SEAT Autonomous Driving Challenge. The winners of joint second place were the URBots team from the University Rovira i Virgili, and the Autopia team from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. The competition, the first of its kind on a national level, was promoted by CARNET and sought to bring together talented students in robotics and artificial...

One of the main aims of CARNET is to identify and support talent, and to attract talented individuals and the knowledge required for the future of mobility. Accordingly, CARNET has collaborated in setting up the Case Study in the local phase of the European BEST Engineering Competition (EBEC), held on 25–26 November at the Barcelona East School of Engineering (EEBE). EBEC is the biggest university engineering contest in Europe organized for students, with the participation of...

CARNET organized the third edition of the Symposium on Urban Mobility Challenges: Mobility-as-a-Service, which took place at the UPC on November 13 with speakers from all around Europe. Predictions for the future of urban mobility show that the situation will not improve if we continue to implement traditional policy responses to the current transformation of cities, to deal with the increasing pressure on the livability of the urban space. Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) is a key solution that could relieve the...

[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...

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...