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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...

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...