FUNDACION PARA LA PROMOCION DE LA INNOVACION, INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO EN LA INDUSTRIA DE AUTOMOCION DE GALICIA
CTAG (Centro Tecnológico de Automoción de Galicia) is a private, non-profit R&D technological automotive centerdevoted to support the automotive industry in its research, development and innovation needs. CTAG is presentin the different stages of the development of a product, from initial advanced research to the product life. The fields of competence where CTAG concentrates its activities are: Safety, Manufacturing process and new materials, Environment, Electronics and ITS, HMI and Innovation management. During the last years CTAG has acquired wide experience in the preparation and execution of tests in real environment. In fact, its test-site is already part of some important national and European initiatives and projects like SISCOGA, DRIVE-C2X, OpEneR, Mobi2Grid or EcoDriver.
Other Projects such as AVOIDANCE, MOBIONE, euroFOT, eCoMove, Freilot, Interaction or FOT-NET are examples in which CTAG has been working in different activities related with evaluation and validation tests.
The Institute for Transport Studies (ITS) is a free-standing academic department of the University of Leeds and part of the Faculty of Environment, and one of the world’s largest academic centres for transport research. The Institute’s primary purpose is to advance the understanding of transport activity, operations and use, and to develop skills and best practice among transport professionals and decision-makers.
ITS is particularly notable for the breadth and depth of research, the international quality of which has been verified by Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) stretching back over a period of 20 years. It has a staff of 40 with a reputation for research of ‘internationally recognised’ quality and originality, significance and rigor. The Institute’s training and staff development policies have helped it become the first academic unit in the UK to receive ISO9001 status for research management (1995). ITS has led a number of projects on the safety assessment of new transport technologies, including HASTE, AIDE, CityMobil, ITERATE, euroFOT, ecoDriver and UDRIVE. In terms of systems to enhance safety, it has pioneered research on intelligent speed adaptation (ISA), in both European and national projects.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 610453.