SEAT, a UPC and Volkswagen Group Research name Barcelona to emanate a mobility of a destiny with CARNET

Posted on 02. Jun, 2016 by in Volkswagen Canada

SEAT, a Universitat Politècnica de Cataluña (UPC) and Volkswagen Group Research are kicking off CARNET –Cooperative Automotive Research Network–, a initial vital investigate and creation heart to concentration on a automotive margin and civic mobility of a destiny of Barcelona. This believe and team-work height between attention and university has comparison a city as a proof belligerent to exam new technological solutions and concepts that will urge a peculiarity of life of a members of a village in a margin of mobility.

Some of a CARNET initiatives now underway embody a plan involving microcities or new, multimodal hubs and stations for mobility and civic transport, an app for locating parking spaces and a ride-sharing platform. Through this network of team-work in creation and investigate into civic mobility in Barcelona, university and attention emanate a common front to create, rise and exercise innovative record directed during addressing a hurdles of destiny civic lifestyles: new mobility systems and new, some-more fit ways of regulating vehicles.

UPC rector Enric Fossas pronounced that this partnership “originated in a SEAT Chair of a UPC, an educational entity that has grown towards some-more transversal action: an attention and university network that, handling in a city such as Barcelona, is an event to foster new ideas and lift out civic projects on a heading corner of knowledge, some of that with a appearance by UPC students and post-graduate students”.

“The automotive attention targets 3 areas for innovation: electrification, a connected automobile and unconstrained driving, and all 3 will lead us to new concepts in mobility. The destiny of a attention depends on investigate and innovation”, points out SEAT Vice-president for RD Dr. Matthias Rabe. “SEAT wants to be a heading code in a growth of new mobility solutions and CARNET is a joining to formulating a civic mobility of a destiny in Barcelona, a city that serves as a impulse for a vehicles”.

“Mobility in a automotive zone is undergoing a model change and new skills and technologies will be indispensable in a future”, asserts Volkswagen Group Research executive executive Professor Dr. Jürgen Leohold. “Through CARNET, Volkswagen Group Research aims to rise ideas and foster projects in Barcelona, one of a many appealing intelligent cities for a investigate of mobility”.

By 2050 a 70% of a world’s race will live in cities

As a outcome of a augmenting civic emigration of new years, cities all over a world are removing bigger and a trend in sprawling megacities seems unstoppable. A mutation and series in civic vital is expected, that will need us to rethink mobility from tellurian perspectives that confederate all components: infrastructures, trade systems, car use and resources such as energy, space and time, that are increasingly limited.

The hurdles confronting civil areas and car manufacturers can be seen in trends such as intelligent cities, where civic services are being softened and apropos some-more fit by exploiting a distributed control of rarely sensorised apparatus and infrastructure. It is also reflected in connected driving, that enables online services and mobile communication among vehicles, for safer, some-more fit driving.

In this context, some of a projects begun by CARNET are already transforming a approach people expostulate and are on their approach to revolutionising civic mobility: apps giving a best routes and ride options, intelligent trade and ride government systems, mobility assistive robots or innovative communications and connectivity systems, among others, that will spin civil areas into some-more intelligent spaces that are improved to live in. At a same time, new car-sharing platforms and flexible, on-demand, doorway to doorway open ride systems are being complicated to promote mobility and save time and resources.

From Barcelona to a world

Recognised as one of a world’s tip 10 intelligent cities, Barcelona is an glorious contrast belligerent for opposite mobility models and technologies, as a city gathers endless information on trade patterns, parking spaces and atmosphere wickedness by sensors commissioned on streetlights.

CARNET is operative on several projects and is study their destiny doing in Barcelona:

Microcities: this is a plan to spin normal parking spaces, both dedicated as those compared with large-scale amenities, selling centres and use hubs in civic and civil settings, open use facilities, travel comforts and mobility. In these microcities, ride infrastructure combines with use areas for vehicles, parking and user services. They yield limit accessibility to a city’s categorical points of interest, as they also work as multimodal exchanges tighten to trains, metro, bicycles, car pity and electric cars. The complement has been complicated to exercise it in Barcelona, by formulating an information recording and visualising complement amounting to an interactive map for locating a categorical microcity spaces. The plan has been jointly grown by a group during a UPC’s Department of Urbanism and Territorial Planning associated to a Vallés Advanced Technical School of Architecture (ETSAV), SEAT and Volkswagen Group Research, and can be replicated in several complicated civil regions.

Parkfinder: A vehicle-integrated app that finds accessible parking spaces in genuine time regulating information supposing by a European plan height iCity within a intelligent city framework. Once a user selects a destination, a antecedent communicates with a car’s navigation complement and provides a motorist with a estimate stretch and estimated time of attainment to a comparison location. In sequence to pledge protected use while driving, a user interface has been grown that fulfils a despotic ‘Drive Distraction Rules’. The antecedent has been successfully tested in Barcelona’s Les Corts district. SEAT and a inLab of a UPC’s IT faculty, a member of a university’s Centre for Innovation and Technology (CIT UPC), participated in a development.

Urban Co-Car: This plan focuses on analysing and assessing a impact of a multiple-user common car system, good exploiting a fact that their routes entirely or partially coincide. Sustainable mobility is not usually a doubt of technology; new automotive record and IT and Communication (TIC) apps, total with a changing amicable model involving changeable from car tenure to car use capacitate any user to entrance mobility services that concede them to go anywhere during any time. Designed in a university’s IT expertise regulating make-believe models, a plan addresses how to entrance a system, how to conduct a fleet, how to allot services and how to boost track flexibility, among many other issues.

Creative Lab: This is a pioneering university-business training beginning in Spain. Its idea is to get students to beget new ideas that redesign a judgment of civic car and rise a new judgment of civic mobility. The initial book of this laboratory was hold final year during a UPC’s Terrassa School of Industrial, Aerospace and Audiovisual Engineering School, where multi-disciplinary teams of students worked on opposite hurdles due by SEAT and Volkswagen Group Research engineers, led and tutored by a school’s professors and association professionals. Ultimately, a association evaluated a feasibility of a projects.

Research, training and cooperation

Collaborative research, a training of engineers and scientists, and appearance in general networks are a 3 categorical pillars of CARNET’s activity.
Taking into comment a boost in traffic, wickedness and parking problems in cities, a heart conducts investigate into a pattern of new car concepts. At a same time, new approaches into civic navigation are considered. Other vital areas of investigate are a ride of people and products as good as a economic, environmental and amicable impact.

On a emanate of training and participating in general networks, CARNET seeks to settle bridges of team-work among universities and attention and yield students with pursuit chain opportunities, as good as assistance kindle students into completing PhD theses associated to investigate projects with industrial seductiveness by a programme of industrial doctoral degrees.

A partnership of companies

CARNET originated as an beginning of a SEAT Chair in a UPC, is concurrent by a university’s Centre for Innovation and Technology (CIT UPC), and has a support of several business partners including Altran, Applus + Idiada, Ficosa , RACC and Rucker Lypsa. The display of CARNET falls within a horizon of a convention Creating a Urban Mobility of a Future delivered by UPC rector Enric Fossas, SEAT Vice-president for RD Dr. Matthias Rabe, and Volkswagen Group Research executive executive Professor Dr. Jürgen Leohold, with appearance by a Barcelona Council’s Councillor for Mobility Mercedes Vidal, CARNET industrial executive and SEAT Manager of Innovation and Alternative Mobility Dr. Christoph Wäller and CARNET educational executive and UPC highbrow emeritus Jaume Barceló.

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