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03 | 2017
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CARNET welcomes new directors

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 there in 1985, including production planning and control, quality management and process development. In 2000, he took on a role in Volkswagen Group Research, where he was responsible for designing the interior of the first... Read more.


The Automotive Industry Cluster Of

Catalonia joins CARNET

We would like to welcome the Automotive Industry Cluster of Catalonia (CIAC) as a new industrial member of CARNET. CIAC is a platform formed on 30 April 2013 to promote cooperation and cohesion between Catalan automotive companies. Its aim is to increase the competitiveness of the automotive industry by promoting projects that can generate employment and boost the automotive industry. SEAT, NISSAN, GESTAMP, FICOSA and DOGA are all founding members and promoters of the cluster, which now has 180 members. CIAC aspires to represent almost 500 companies that, directly or indirectly, work in the automotive sector in Catalonia. This new member will help us to strengthen the CARNET project, expand its area of work and cooperation and promote innovation in the field of urban mobility.


Hackathon Mobility BCN

Following the great success of the inaugural Hackathon last year, on 11, 18 and 19 March CARNET held the second edition of “Hackathon Mobility Barcelona”, hosted again at the UPC in Barcelona, with the support of our main Sponsors SEAT and Altran. This edition had a new extended format, with an additional session of techpills to challenge participants to address the automotive and mobility trends of the future. Student teams enjoyed the opportunity to prove themselves and showcase their wide range of abilities. This Hackathon was not only a great learning and networking experience, but also an opportunity to help actively define the future of mobility and create... Read More  


CARNET at the ITS event

The second of February 2017 saw a new edition of the Catalonian ITS congress on mobility topics. Hosted at the RACC automobile club in Barcelona, the congress was once again attended by highly regarded experts in the field. CARNET was invited by ITS Spain to attend this prestigious event... Read more
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Sustainability: The future will be battery-powered (Grist). Only 14% of plastics are recycled: Can tech innovation tackle the rest? (Guardian). Self-Driving and Electric Cars Are Going to Have Tons of Strange Effects on Society (Technologyreview)

Self-Driving: Self-Driving Cars Can’t Cure Traffic, but Economics Can (NYT). RANKED: The 18 companies most likely to get self-driving cars on the road first (Business Insider). The race for autonomous cars is over. Silicon Valley lost (Autoblog). The world through the eyes of a self-driving car (Medium)

City-Planning: A key to democratizing urban solutions is building better models (Medium). Driverless cars could change urban landscape (Chicago Tribune). Superblocks for a small city (Medium). Open Source Urbanism (Medium)

Future Mobility: A fascinating glimpse at how we’ll all Carpool 2027 ( Wired ). Smart cities need smart cars: In the future, your car will be able to “see” through buildings (Salon). Why did Helsinki’s on-demand mobility fail? (Circulate)

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Vehicle controlled remotely over 5G network during the MWC17 

During MWC17 Applus IDIADA jointly with Ericsson and Telefonica revealed a key demonstration to remotely drive a car from Barcelona placed at IDIADA’s proving ground 70 Km away. Under the capabilities of the 5G network and the connected vehicle lab mobility solutions services that IDIADA offers the driver had a full driving experience at real time.


RACC becomes a shareholder of SocialCar

The RACC has acquired a stake in SocialCar, the first collaborative mobility platform in Spain and a leader in car rental between individuals. This strategic partnership of the RACC and SocialCar will create the largest community of drivers in Spain, and with it the RACC consolidates its commitment to the digitalization of mobility services..
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