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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...

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...

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...