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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 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...

The most successful manner to design the future is through co-creation between complementary organisations which combine knowledge and vision to achieve goals. This is the intention of heads of Volkswagen Group Research, SEAT, and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), which have just publicly presented the Cooperative Automotive Research Network (CARNET project) to focus on urban mobility solutions in Barcelona. CARNET is an open collaboration boost initiated by the 3 principle founding members, SEAT, Volkswagen Group Research...