Experts in communication technologies gather in San Sebastián to study intra-vehicle connectivity and traffic control centers in order to provide more information in real time and greater safety for travelers


On June 6-7, the CEIT-IK4 Technology Center will host global experts in the field of communication technologies for transport during the International Workshop on Communication Technologies for Vehicles (NETS4).

Workshop participants representing companies, universities and technology centers in Europe and the United States will meet in order to study current intelligent transport systems (ITS) and discuss the progress that universities, research centers and companies are making in the rail, aerospace and auto industries in terms of communication between vehicles, infrastructure and information networks.

The continuing integration of these smart technologies and the increased connectivity in road and rail vehicles and aircraft will have a direct impact on the safety, sustainability and efficiency of passenger mobility and transport.

Over the course of the two-day workshop, participants will present the latest technologies and developments that are being implemented for highway vehicles (cars and buses), aircraft (manned and unmanned) and rail transport (train, metro and tram systems) and are geared toward optimizing routes, digital maps, traveler information services, multimodal transport and the international standardization of networks, among other crucial issues.

The three main research topics of the workshop are ‘Communications in Transport’, ‘Information Management’, and ‘Validation, Certification and Standardization’, although projects outside these topics will also be presented and discussed.

In addition, members from Ceit-IK4’s Intelligent Transport Systems Group are participating in the recently created Thematic Network on Smart Vehicles (RETEVI), whose objective is to establish a joint action framework for research actions related to autonomous vehicles and communications.

This thematic network, financed by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and coordinated by the University Institute of Automobile Research (INSIA) at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM), brings together organizations that are leaders in research on intelligent transport systems and intelligent highway vehicles. This research framework ensures that cutting-edge approaches and technology tools will be used in research on intelligent transport systems, which encompasses self-driving vehicles, inter-vehicle communications, cooperative systems and vehicle sensors.

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