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05 | 2017
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First edition of the SEAT autonomous driving challenge

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 intelligence. It provided the opportunity to participate in the development of new technologies and algorithms for autonomous... Read more...


Virtual Mobility LAB: Modelling Transport In The First Ring Of The Barcelona Metropolitan Area

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 mobility solutions for citizens. VML can analyse and assess the impact of smart mobility projects in Barcelona, and the results can be extrapolated before the implementation of a pilot Read more...


Symposium on Urban Mobility Challenges 2017

CARNET organized the third successful Symposium on Urban Mobility Challenges: Mobility-as-a Service on November 13 with speakers from all around Europe. The Open Space for Doctorates in Future Mobility took place after the symposium. The event’s goal was to bring together researchers in the field of mobility. CARNET contacted PhD students who wished to present their work at the event. The Symposium and OpenSpace are relevant due to the current transformation of cities, and the increasing pressure on the liveability of. Read more...


CARNET collaborates in the European Best Engineering Competition Challenge at the 10th Edition of WEC

One of the main aims of CARNET is to identify and support talent, and to attract talented individuals and the knowledge required for the future of mobility. Accordingly, CARNET has collaborated in setting up the Case Study in the local phase of the European BEST Engineering Competition (EBEC), held on 25–26 November at the Barcelona East School of Engineering (EEBE). EBEC is the biggest university engineering contest in Europe organized for students, with the participation of 95 technological universities in 33 countries. The EBEC contest opened the 10th Edition of the Week of Engineering Competition (WEC), a meeting point between companies and students from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). The industry is Read more...



We welcome Kineo Mobility Analytics as a new CARNET industrial partners. Kineo is a research-intensive technology company that analyses anonymised geolocation data from mobile devices and blends them with other data sources to provide mobility and travel demand information. Kineo is a joint company by Nommon Solutions and Technologies  and Luis Willumsen, which brings together Nommon’s capabilities in big data processing and spatio-temporal data analysis with Luis Willumsen’s recognised expertise in transport and traffic modelling. Kineo works in partnership with. Read more...
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Catalonia government along with the CIAC starts a unique environtment in Europe for testing Autonomous Vehicles

Besides testing in controlled environments, connected & automated driving stakeholders require open road testing to assess the impact and validate the developed functions in real-world conditions. A large and heterogeneous number of scenarios are envisioned for testing connected & automated vehicle technologies and services in complex environments including a wide variety of road types, radio access technologies, road user communities and modes of transport Read more...
Altran Spain presents the report "Operator overboard Throw him to digital service!"

 Altran has presented the report "Operator overboard! Throw him to digital service! "(Operator to the water! Launch him a digital service!) Carried out by the Telecommunications, Media and Services Division of Altran Spain, and that analyzes the need for operators to increase their income based on new and innovative offers, which will be in the field of new digital services.


RACC will participate in the C-MobILE project (Accelerating C-ITS Mobility Innovation and depLoyment in Europe). The project’s vision is fully safe and efficient road transport without casualties and serious injuries on European roads, particularly in complex urban areas and for vulnerable road users. It envisages congestion-free, sustainable and economically viable mobility, and a reduction in the environmental impact of road transport. Read more...
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Sightseeing the future: How Will We Live in the Year 2030? (One Shared House / Ikea), Andreessen Horowitz analyst Benedict Evans predicts the four most significant technologies of the next decade — including the tech opportunity he believes will allow us to radically reimagine cities (FastCo)

Robocars: Fully Self-Driving Cars Are Here,' Taxi Service Coming (Gizmodo), To Save Lives, Deploy Self-Driving Cars ASAP (Wired), Waymo’s Safety Report: how we’re building a safer driver (Medium), Self-driving taxi startup Voyage hints that its rides will be free—and potentially supported by ads (Quarz), Volvo Responsibly Delays Autonomous Car Program Four Years Because It Cares (Jalopnik), The AV revolution is speeding up (McKinsey)

On Demand mobility: Volkswagen’s MOIA debuts its all-electric rideshare vehicle (techcrunch), An Uber Mess Up (Medium), Ford reveals plans for on-demand minibus commuter service in London (EveningStandard)

Urban Mobility: Report: Public-private collaborations for urban mobility (McKinsey), Public leaders should take the reins on microtransit (CityLab), Series Intro: 15 Innovations That Shaped the City (Medium), How Cities Can Fight Climate Change Most Effectively (MIT), The 20 cities leading the way for electric vehicles (Curbed), 10 Mobility Principles for Livable Cities (Shared Mobility Principles)

Urban Logistics: Logistics companies are seeking P3s to overcome urban operating challenges (Smart Cities Dive), Street Life After Retail: 5 Scenarios That Imagine the Future (Sidewalks), The US Postal Service Is Building a Self-Driving Mail Truck (Wired), How Walmart, Amazon, Target and others are coming up with new ways of getting more stuff to you faster (Recode), The $13.7 billion Whole Foods buy has turned the whole world against Amazon — and we'll see the sparks fly next year (Business Insider), Amazon Flex and the uberisation of logistics (Medium), The Future of Retail Is Stores That Aren’t Stores (Atlantic), What Amazon’s HQ2 Wish List Signals About the Future of Cities (HBR)

Reading List:  5 new tech books for urbanists (Citiscope), 101 ways to improve transportation in your city (Curbed)
Listen: Q&A with self-driving car engineer Chris Urmson (Recode), CARNET on the Radio (Rne4)

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