ISQ and CTAG – Centro Tecnológico de Automoción de Galicia, are developing an exchange of human resources with the aim of developing methodologies to validate components to be integrated into the next generations of vehicles: smarter, more efficient, sustainable, recyclable and autonomous. This partnership takes place under the IACOBUS Programme which is a European Union programme for interreg (cooperation between regions) to foster cooperation and exchange between the human resources of the Galicia- Northern Portugal Euroregion. As Pedro Matias, President of ISQ, points out, "Within the framework of the new paradigm of mobility linked to the next generations of vehicles and the rapid technological evolution, new components emerge that it is necessary to validate, putting them to the test and evaluating their performance and quality". In fact, the validation phase of the vehicle is one of the most important phases and with greater relevance in the final product. "This is a careful selection process that is used to evaluate and determine tests and tests that can reveal weaknesses and provide important information about vehicle performance," adds Pedro Matias. Typically, the methodologies used to develop these validation methods come from experiences in previous validations and in a standard database, enriched for decades. However, in the case of electric vehicles (VE) for example – a relatively recent trend in the field of future mobility and in full development – there are still insufficient data histfacts in the databases, and the development of new test methodologies for new components that arise in the new VE, using new technologies and advanced testing equipment, is necessary. "This is a project of the utmost importance and follows the major trends of the automotive industry worldwide. The project is perfectly aligned with ISQ's R&D and Innovation strategy, which deepens the theme of industry 4.0 and Circular Economy applied to the automotive industry", concludes Pedro Matias. The main objective of the IACOBUS Programme is to promote cooperation and exchange between the human resources of the higher education centres of the Galicia – Northern Portugal Euroregion – teachers; researchers; administration and services, facilitating the sharing of training, research and dissemination activities. This Euroregion initiative is a pioneer in Europe and GNP, AECT is the managing body of the IACOBUS Programme. The IACOBUS Programme is co-financed by Interreg Spain-Portugal and promoted by the Regional Coordination and Development Commission of Northern Portugal and the Xunta de Galicia.
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