23 February 2011 Successful Closure of Project MARTA

Minister Cristina Garmendia at ICFO’s demo

ICFO contributed to the two-day event with a demo of advance head-up display technology. MARTA (Mobility & Automotion through Advanced Transport Networks) was one of 16 projects approved by the Government to foster R+D in Spain. The project, coordinated by the multinational corporation Ficosa, was meant to develop new scientific and technological basis for transportation. Areas of focus included safety, efficiency, and sustainability.

The Optoelectronics group at ICFO, led by ICREA Prof. Valerio Pruneri, in collaboration with ADTelecom, SEAT and FICOSA, contributed to the project with the development of an alternative light-based, low cost and high performance technology for Head-Up Displays. The development of these kind of driver-assistance systems makes driving safer and easier.

The closure of the project took place in Barcelona on February 10-11. Minister Cristina Garmendia and Ficosa President Josep Maria Pujol attended the event.