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5GMOBIX – 5G for cooperative & connected automated MOBIlity on X-border corridors

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2019-2021 The 5GMobix project, funded through Horizon 2020, aims to validate 5G technologies for CCAM (Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility) use-cases, in seven different European and Asian trial sites, including a Portugal-Spain Corridor connecting the cities of Porto and Vigo. The remarkable technical advance of the last few years regarding communication networks like 5G and autonomous driving technology is paving the way for a future of CCAM. The European Union intends to be on the innovation frontline of this new paradigm, contributing to the technological development, preparing regulations and identifying business models that can support it. The 5GMobix project is a step in such a direction, involving 58 partners from several European and Asian countries. CCG’s contribution CCG will take part through the PIU (Perception, Interaction, and Usability) e UMC (Urban Mobile Computing) applied research domains. It will coordinate the technology user-acceptance evaluation across all trial sites and conduct the technical coordination of the Portuguese-Spanish Corridor. The project is expected to produce valuable knowledge regarding the real-world deployment of CCAM – 5G technologies, potentiating business models for exploitation and supporting the regulatory effort in years to come. Partners: EUROPEAN ROAD TRANSPORT TELEMATICS IMPLEMENTATION COORDINATION ORGANISATION S.C.R.L. Aalto-korkeakoulusäätiö Asociación española vehículo autónomo y conectado AKKA Informatique et Systèmes ALSA GRUPO S.L. UNIPERSONAL Aselsan A.Ş. BRISA INOVACAO E TECNOLOGIA SA Satellite Applications Catapult Centro de Computação Gráfica China National Heavy Duty Truck Group Co Ltd COSMOTE FUNDACION PARA LA PROMOCION DE LA INNOVACION, INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO EN LA INDUSTRIA DE AUTOMOCION DE GALICIA Daimler AG, Research & Technology Dalian University of Technology Datang Telecom Group Dalian Dazzlee Technology Co. Ltd DEKRA Testing and Certification S.A.U. DIRECCION GENERAL DE TRAFICO Ericsson Hellas ERICSSON ARASTIRMA GELISTIRME VE BILISIM HIZMETLERI A.S. Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute Ford Otosan Fraunhofer IAO GT-ARC gemeinützige GmbH Gemeente Helmond HERE GLOBAL B.V. INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS Instituto da Mobilidade e dos Transportes, I.P. Intrasoft International S.A. Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa Instituto de Telecomuni  cações Korea Automotive Technology Institute Koninklijke KPN NV Luxembourg Insititute of Science and Technology National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS PORTUGAL, S.A. NOKIA BELL LABS AUTO – ESTRADAS NORTE LITORAL SOCIEDADE CONCESSIONARIA – AENL SA Sensible 4 Oy Institute of Automation Shandong Academy of Sciences Siemens Portugal Snet TASS International B.V. Telefónica Investigación y desarrollo SAU Tis.pt, Consultores em Transportes, Inovação e Sistemas, SA NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO (DAI Labor) Technische Universität Berlin Technische Universiteit Eindhoven Turkcell Technology University of Luxembourg Universidad de Murcia VALEO Schalter und Sensoren VEDECOM FONDATION PARTENARIALE MOV’EOTEC FUNDACIÓN CENTRO DE TECNOLOGÍAS DE INTERACCIÓN VISUAL Y COMUNICACIONES Vicomtech CONCELLO DE VIGO Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy WINGS ICT solutions Financing: This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825496. Total investment: 26.5 Million EC Financing: 21.4 Million  

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UMinhoTech – Technology for Future

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2017-2019 The UMinhoTech project has as main objective to promote economic recovery of R&D results produced by the University of Minho and its technological interfaces and strengthen the transfer of scientific and technological knowledge for the business sector. The UMinhoTech project aims to be a pioneer project on economic valuation of the scientific knowledge produced at the University of Minho and in its technological interfaces. With the implementation of this project the promoter Consortium seeks to achieve the following operational objectives: promote and facilitate communication with the corporate sector; promote the visibility of R&D units, raise new customers (new companies and new economic sectors); receive new projects (European and national); offer the industrial sector an integrated response University – research centers; promote the internationalization of the University of Minho and its technological interfaces. For the pursuit of these objectives the promoter of this project, consortium aims to operationalize an innovative approach of the corporate sector. Promoters: CCG PIEP CVR Participation: TecMinho Financing: COMPETE2020 through European funds under the ERDF. Approved investment: 897.667,62 Euro ERDF Support granted: 763.017,47 Euro Photo by Hugo Delgado WAPA

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PATErSoN – Prototyping medical AcousTic Environments for the deSign of New auditory warning signals

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2018-2021 The “PATErSoN – Prototyping medical AcousTic Environments for the deSign of New auditory warning signals” project will redesign the sound alarms of the medical equipment present in the operating rooms and hospital recovery rooms. This Paterson project aims at a user-centered approach to the design of audio warning interfaces, rooted in psychophysics and neurophysiology, making warning signals more informative and detectable. We believe this will reduce the probability of human-generated errors that often result in serious harm to patients. All new warning signals will be validated in three different settings: laboratory psychophysical and neurophysiological tests, audio-visual immersive CAVE-like environment using real-time auralisation, integrating motion capture and 3D projection, and finally in a biomedical simulator environment. Contribution of the CCG CCG, by the applied research domains PIU e UMC, is responsible for the tasks of modeling and simulation of sound space in laboratory context and validation of sound warning signals in laboratory, immersive and simulated environment. Results The project’s final output will be a library of audio warning signals adapted to different levels of workload, background noise and events. All requirements will be translated into an acoustic prototyping tool which will serve both manufacturers and sound designers. It will allow selecting different sounds for different events and understand their real effect on a simulated operating or recovery room soundscape. As a whole, this research will contribute to a set of more adequate audio design guidelines for medical contexts, and better interactions and decisions in highly stressful and workloaded environments. Partners: University of Minho – Algoritmi and Psychological Neuroscience Laboratory CCG – Centro de Computação Gráfica University of Aveiro – Institute of Electronics and Informatics Engineering of Aveiro Financing: FNR/FEDER and OE ERDF: 201.495,12€ State Budget: 35.557,96€

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Product in Touch


2018 – 2021 The Product in Touch – Development and Industrial Validation of a Multimodal Virtual Prototyping for In-Car Design project aims the exploration of the tactile sensation in the design of specific components integrated into the cars interiors, where the project aims to achieve the following results: A tactile probe to extract tactile features from real plastic components; A computational model for correlating tactile sensation and object features to improve the product quality check in injection molding plastic components to meet the customers satisfaction; An advanced virtual prototyping method based on multisensory stimulation to integrate the customers’ feedback in the product quality check and preference verification, in a virtual way, before it enters into injection molding phase of plastic components. The solution presented by PRODUCT IN TOUCH seeks to standardize tactile sensation in a virtual environment to improve design, quality and manufacturing process in the injection molding of plastic components used in car interiors. This cross-sectional project includes the domains of applied research of the CCG: CVIG (Computer Vision, Interaction and Graphics) and (PIU (Perception, Interaction and Usability). Know more about the Product in Touch project. Partners: Edilásio Carreira da Silva, Lda. INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory CCG – Centro de Computação Gráfica Financing: Compete2020, Portugal 2020, ERDF Eligible investment: EUR 1,2 million ERDF Support: 818 thousand euros    

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Transfer of Scientific and Technological Knowledge from CCG – SIAC TT

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2017 – 2019 The SIAC TT project has as main objective to reinforce the transfer of scientific and technological knowledge to the business sector, promoting a greater effectiveness in the R & I System and the creation of value in organizations. With this project, the CCG – Centre for Computer Graphics intends to carry out a set of actions that stimulate and foster the transfer of scientific and technological knowledge of its 4 areas of specialization (CVIG, EPMQ, PIU, UMC) to the business sectors, as well as stimulating and enhancing its economic activities of the North region of the country. With the transfer of scientific and technological knowledge, it is intended to contribute to: create value in organizations; improve tradable solutions; increase in exports (of products and services); strengthen the competitiveness of companies and the North region.   In accordance with these objectives, the action plan is constituted by 3 complementary initiatives and one last one, transversal to all others, of dissemination and dissemination of results: Action 1 – Initiatives of Interaction and Knowledge Transfer of “computer graphics”; Action 2 – Actions to disseminate, disseminate and integrate scientific and technological knowledge in the business fabric; Action 3 – Actions for the economic valuation of R & D results; Action 4 – Dissemination actions and dissemination of results. The project NORTE-02-0246-FEDER-000037, approved on 07/06/2018, has the co-financing of the Operational Program Norte2020, and European Union through the European Regional Development Fund. Eligible investment of € 398,184.17 Financial support ERDF: € 338,456.55

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2015-2018 The INNOVCAR program includes the creation of knowledge and technology in Portugal that translate into global innovations in the future automobile solutions. The challenges of the car of the future include: safety and comfort (having autonomous driving in mind); convenience and entertainment (for the current paradigm of “connected car” in the context of transport grids and smart cities); efficiency and environmental impact. The INNOVCAR program comprehends a set of interconnected R&D lines. Among them, there is P689, which is focused on the development of Human-Machine Interaction (HMI) systems that will contribute for advancing autonomous driving state-of-the-art. This new mobility paradigm brings exciting challenges for HMI systems. Assuming the car as the Third Living Space following home and workplace, the HMI will take a central role on transition tasks between manual/autonomous mode, establishing trust between the driver and the vehicle, allowing him to engage in different tasks while the car drives itself. In the context of the INNOVCAR, the project P689 “Cockpit Of The Future: HMI Concepts And Functions” seeks to develop the interaction concepts and functionalities which will be part of the future cockpit. CCG will take part, through its applied research domain PIU, on the tasks related to the application of a usability engineering process for validating the technologies and HMI prototypes developed in the project. With the INNOVCAR project BOSCH Car Multimedia Portugal S.A. (Bosch BrgP) intends to continue standing as a source of new knowledge and technology “made in Portugal” for the next generation of multimedia solutions directed for the car of the future. Following the success achieved with the HMIExcel project, the R & D partnership between Bosch Car Multimedia Portugal and the University of Minho was embodied in the INNOVCAR project. INNOVCAR: Innovation for Smart Vehicles (no. 002797), co-financed by the ERDF through Portugal 2020 – Operational Program for Competitiveness and Internationalization (COMPETE 2020). Client: Bosch CM em Portugal – BOSCH Car Multimédia Portugal, S. A. Partners: BOSCH Car Multimédia Portugal, S. A. Universidade do Minho

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ANPEB – Analysis of pedestrians behaviour based on simulated urban environments and its incorporation in risk modelling

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2017-2019 The ANPEB project will try to reduce the number of injured pedestrians on the roads. Among the top priorities for the transport topic of the “Horizon 2020” program is the goal of improving the efficiency, integration, and safety of the transport systems. Regarding security, the continuous automotive technological development has contributed to a substantial reduction of injury and death risk for vehicle occupants. However, there is a growing need to account for the vulnerabilities of the so-called Vulnerable Road Users (VRU), particularly pedestrians that, in Europe, account for 21% of road kills. In this scope, the University of Minho leads a research project, funded by FCT, aiming to study risk factors of pedestrians’ behavior. Different factors will be approached, namely: different kinds of road environments; pedestrians’ demographic profile; interaction with motorized traffic.   The study’s main goal is to obtain risk models that can describe the pedestrian-vehicle interaction in road-crossings without traffic lights, based on the analysis of pedestrians’ behavior. These models will be grounded on: field observational studies in which pedestrians’ behavior in real-world situations will be observed, registered and analyzed; simulated virtual environments that will allow recreating and manipulating road-crossing situations with different risk levels.   CCG, through its domain PIU (Perception, Interaction, and Usability) will have a relevant role on the simulation component, contributing for the construction of simulations and working directly on data gathering and analysis of the simulated environment experiments, which will take place at the CAVE room at CCG facilities. CCG will contribute for the project outputs, including a set of simulation models of pedestrian-vehicle accident risk as a function of road geometry, pedestrians’ personal traits, perceived risk, vehicle and pedestrian traffic and pavement type. Also planned is the development of attrition models and pedestrians’ group movement models. Partners: University of Minho, FEUP Client: University of Minho

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2016-2017 The eVotUM project aims to create an electronic voting system, via the web, accessible to the entire community of the University of Minho (UM). This system, which will be the first electronic voting system in UM, will allow several simultaneous elections, with anonymity, security, transparency, and uniqueness. It will be available to be used by any UM unit in electoral processes (electoral acts or opinion referendum). Voters can interact with the eVotUM system by using a browser installed on a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. The eVotUM system will also provide a voting simulation mechanism for the purpose of demonstrating or accustoming/training the system. CCG is responsible, through its domain of applied research PIU, for the design of the interface and navigation in the eVotUM system for the various categories of its users (system administrators, electoral commissions and voters), including in this observation the quality and adequacy of the help, alert and error messages generated by the system. Another responsibility of the CCG is the validation of the system in tests with users. Partners: CCG, University of Minho, Devise Futures, EuroTux Client: University of Minho More info: eVotUM

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