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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The German Group Volkswagen and SEAT have developed an innovative teaching project that aims to explore new ideas alongside students from the School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ESEIAAT) at the Unversitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). The project, entitled Creative Lab, is running for the third time this year with twenty students who will be given the task of proposing new solutions for topics of interest provided by Volkswagen Group Research and SEAT. The topics...

This university-company academic co-project is pioneer  in Spain and last year was awarded with the prize Best Academic Initiative by the daily economy newspaper “El Economista”. In its second edition of  the innovation project Creative Lab, about thirty students have been working on future mobility concepts since September, 2015. On March 9th, 2016, the students participating presented the conclusions of the four projects supported by SEAT, Volkswagen and UPC through the Engineering School of Terrassa. Under theThis academic...