Creating the urban mobility of the future

We are pleased to invite you to the presentation of CARNET, the Cooperative Automotive Research Network, a new initiative by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), SEAT and Volkswagen Group Research.

CARNET is an open hub for industrial and academic partners from the areas of automotive and mobility research & innovation, and it is focused on innovation and solutions that close the gap between automotive and urban mobility.

The event will take place on the 1st of June at the Aula Master, in the Campus Nord of the UPC.


1st June 2016

09:30h. PART I - CARNET Presentation

  • 09:30h. Registration
  • 10:00h. CARNET Introduction
    • Prof. E. Fossas Colet, Rector, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
    • Mrs Mercedes Vidal, Councillor Mobility Department of Barcelona City Council
    • Dr. Matthias Rabe, Vice president R&D, SEAT
    • Prof. Jürgen Leohold, Executive Director, VOLKSWAGEN GROUP RESEARCH
  • 10:15h. CARNET: a vision in Urban Mobility
    • Dr. Christoph Wäller, Industry Director, CARNET
      Manager of Innovation and Alternative Mobility, SEAT
    • Dr. Jaume Barceló, Academic Director, CARNET
      Professor Emeritus UPC
  • 10:30h. Questions from media

10:50h. COFFEE BREAK (Sala Àgora)


  • 11:50h.The Future of Urban Mobility
    • Mr. Wolfgang Müller-Pietralla, Head of Coorporate Foresight, VOLKSWAGEN
  • 12:05h.Connected Cars and Machine Learning/li>
    • Mr. Jean-François Lalande, Advanced Automotive Architectures Director, ALTRAN
  • 12:20h.Advances in Autonomous Driving
    • Mr. José Manuel Barrios, Innovation Manager, IDIADA
  • 5 minutes Q&A
  • 12:40h.The Urban Mobility System Upgrade
    • Dr. Jari Kauppila, Head of Statistics and Modelling, International Transport Forum
  • 13:10h.Strategic perspective for mobility in the AMB
    • Dr. Francesc Magrinyà, Strategic Planning Director, AMB
      Professor UPC, Department of Transport and Regional Planning
  • 5 minutes Q&A

13:45h. NETWORKING EVENT & LUNCH (Sala Àgora)

15:00h. Closure

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Aula Master

C/ Jordi Girona 1-3, Campus Nord

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