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We welcome ELISAVA as a new CARNET industrial partner. Established in 1961, it was the first design school to be launched in Spain. ELISAVA is a leading institution in design studies, both at local and international level, with a professional approach. It is a centre of excellence, and a pioneer in providing the official degrees established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). ELISAVA promotes education, knowledge, research, development, and innovation in the fields of design, engineering, and communication. The...

Launch of the MaaS Manifesto MaaS Catalonia is an initiative launched with the main aim of generating a space for debate, expert analysis, knowledge sharing, development of opportunities, and projects relating to MaaS in Catalonia. MaaS Catalonia calls on all public and private stakeholders to participate and come up with proposals, in a constructive and open way, in a framework of cooperation. Our first initiative was to launch the "MaaS Manifesto", released on May 28, a document that sets out seven principles...

The Cooperative Automotive Research Network (CARNET) research and innovation hub, promoted by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Volkswagen Research and SEAT and focused on the automotive sector and future urban mobility, has received the Catalan National Award for Public-Private Research and Innovation 2017, given by the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (FCRI), with the support of the Catalan Government. CARNET is a leading platform for knowledge and collaboration between industry and the university. It uses 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...