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Of the various ways that R&D&i can be developed, open innovation has been and continues to be that which best explains the collaboration processes that are rewriting the history of scientific and technological advances, and how these have been transferred to the production sector. The world advances and changes, overcoming challenges with new products, services and processes through incremental or disruptive innovation. In the field of mobility, which encompasses not only transport, but other complementary aspects such...

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...

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...

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...

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...