by cidaut | Jul 4, 2014 | Sin categoría
Jersey project (http://www.lifeproject-newjersey.com/) is a Life+ project which main objective is to demonstrate and validate a new generation of eco-friendly safety barriers with improved impact absorption performance made of recycled rubber, recycled plastics and concrete, by means of developing, designing and manufacturing the barriers and later on testing, demonstrating and validating them in a real road stretch.
Every day 3,6 people die at Spanish roads, as announced by the Dirección General de Tráfico. Though this figure is considerably lower than the 2000 average, there is still a long way to go to reach our complete safety. A good alternative to mitigate accidents and injuries is the improvement of the dampening properties of safety barriers, decreasing their stiffness and increasing the energy absorption. Moreover, if recycled rubber in form of end of life tires (ELT’s) and secondary plastics are part of the equation, then you have a safer and eco friendly barrier, which is exactly New Jersey’s main goal.
New Jersey project Consortium consists of: the Dirección General de Carreteras de la Comunidad de Madrid, Acciona Infraestructuras, Signus Ecovalor, Cidaut and the European Union Road Federation (ERF). Together, New Jersey partners have undertaken the study of the amount of rubber that can be added in the barrier, and how to include it; and the development of a elastic cover for the used rubber. Two prototypes were designed in the project and scale models of the two types of barriers have been designed, and manufactured.
Prototype 1 consists of a New Jersey Barrier with a coating of ELTs, plastics and Resins. For this prototype a material analysis was performed. Different designs were proposed and evaluated and then real scale prototypes were manufactured. Finally, EN 1317 crash test ended on July 2013.
For this prototype a material analysis was performed as well, and then a barrier was designed and produced. A summary of the results of the tests can be found on the project website (http://www.lifeproject-newjersey.com/activities.php).
Ongoing work currently focuses on prototype 2 (mixed concrete with ELTs). Prior to evaluating Prototype 2 behaviour on full scale vehicle crash test, according to EN 1317, during the month of May, several pendulum dynamic tests have been performed to evaluate impact behaviour of selected mixed concrete with ELTs formulation. (http://www.lifeproject-newjersey.com/images/ACTION32.pdf)
by cidaut | Jul 4, 2014 | Sin categoría
One more year, Cidaut was exhibiting at the European Automotive Testing Expo, which took place in Stuttgart (Germany) from June 24th to June 26th.
The Automotive Testing Expo is the global exhibition for every aspect of vehicle, motorcycle and components testing, validation, reliability assessment, quality evaluation and related data capture and analysis. It is the only event of its type taking place globally, and the essential environment for every vehicle and motorcycle test and validation system, with around 300 exhibiting parties. The latest technologies and new iterations of existing technologies are shown. This is an event that you should visit every year if you are involved in any area of vehicle, motorcycle and components testing, evaluation, quality engineering and validation.
This year, three departments from Cidaut were involved in the exhibition, namely Acoustics & Vibrations, Mechanical Testing and Vehicle Safety. We showed our visitors how partnering with CIDAUT can help them to speed up their developments thanks to our concurrent engineering basis where a full range of testing facilities, numerical modelling and engineering services with multidisciplinary experts are combined together on the same place.
by cidaut | Jul 4, 2014 | Sin categoría
With the aim of mitigating consequences of a possible run-off accident of a motor vehicle and protect the vulnerable users (pedestrians and cyclists), CIDAUT-CIDRO has developed the first road restraint system (RRS) to contain impacts of passenger cars, coaches and buses.
Run-off accidents in urban areas mean an important road safety problem, specially for pedestrians and cyclists, due to the fact that current RRS installed between the urban road (platform) and the pedestrian pavement or the cycling pathwhen they do not meet safety requirements indicated in the european standard (EN-1317-2 “Road Restraint Systems – Safety Barriers”).
With the aim of mitigating consequences of a possible run-off accident of a motor vehicle and protect vulnerable users like pedestrians and cyclist, CIDAUT-CIDRO has developed the first RRS ready to be safe (to contain) against impacts of passenger cars at 80Km/h (although urban speed limit is lower) and coaches and buses at 50Km/h: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXUixw1azK8. The impact parameters (based on EN-1317-2) measured during these crash tests will ensure mitigation of severity associated to this kind of accidents.
Last May, this innovative solution was applied in the Spanish city of Lucena, urban road belonging to the Spanish Road Administration of “Junta de Andalucía”.
by cidaut | Jul 4, 2014 | Sin categoría
The Green eMotion project is part of the European Green Cars Initiative (EGCI) that was launched within the context of the European Recovery Plan. It supports the achievement of the EU’s ambitious climate goals, such as the reduction of CO2 emissions by 60 percent by the year 2050. EGCI supports the research and development of road transport solutions that have the potential to achieve sustainable as well as groundbreaking results in the use of renewable and non-polluting energy sources. The project is working to prepare the foundation for the mass deployment of Europe-wide electromobility.
Green eMotion demonstration sites, the locations from which EV will reach Brussels include Dublin, Strasburg, Berlin and Copenhagen among others.
As part of the Green eMotion project events, EV interoperability will be shown next September 18th in Brussels during the EC mobility week. Several partners in the project will drive different EV from their countries to the Belgium capital; the different charging events necessary to reach Brussels will be managed using the Green eMotion market place. The idea is to demonstrate that EV charging is feasible between different companies managing these charging points, as well as between different countries in a similar way to the mobile phone roaming. This rally to Brussels will be complemented on the morning of September 18th with a live demonstration of the EV interoperability. The EV driven to Brussels will be connected to different charging points, the identification of those vehicles, as well as the authorization for the charging of their batteries will be shown validating the Green eMotion marketplace, which is the tool developed within the project.
This Green eMotion project event will be held in Hotel Courtyard Brussels, Avenue des Olympiades 6, Brussels 1140 and it will include a demonstration of charging, using different vehicles, charging points and charging RFID cards. Afterwards, a series of conferences will be held, to present the main achievements of the project on the charging infrastructure, ICT tools and standards among others. The demonstration of the charging event and the marketplace will take place on the morning, while the conferences will take place from 13.00 to 17.00.
You will find more information on the following number of our newsletter, as well as on the Green eMotion project public web site http://www.greenemotion-project.eu/
by cidaut | Jul 4, 2014 | Sin categoría
Have you ever felt the sun heat coming on your body while having a shower? Can you swim in an open pool at 28 degrees in winter? Are you aware of the savings that a solar network of district heating provides to its users?
Solar prospective markets are on the move and most European countries have been seeing some of their smart technology companies leaving off to America to start up business in the last few years. Now the falling prices of systems are driving the growth of the solar market in Eastern Europe, while main markets such as South and Western Europe are losing their importance when compared internationally. In addition, the players of the international sector are in the meantime looking towards the Asia-Pacific region leaving behind a struggling European economy.
Is there a true effort to explore all chances within an activity area or are companies just getting used to the limits of the current market?
Cidersol Tecnología Solar is a new generation of solar concept. Having a free shower may have never been easier for ALL. Our systems are aimed at the savings of the final customer, while retaining the highest comfort, confidence and promoting green feeling through a conscious use of renewable energies, and not simply heating the house.
Whether you live in a farm or a flat you are always welcome to explore ways of “adapting the sun to you”, thinking of biomass as a perfect companion when we are committed to fulfill the needs of the application.
Hundreds of families are already enjoying Cidersol solar benefits guaranteed for three years by the installers. After such a time of coping with a solar system, most individuals can be perfectly aware of their savings, efficiency, cleansing and goodness, and would create to their new generations a positive feeling that here comes the future… and WORKS.
Cidersol Tecnología Solar has been on the market since 2011. Our manufacturing site has been conceived in Cidaut as a spin-off devoted to provide high-efficient products to the renewable energy sector in Spain and the vast Globe. Our strong motivation is doing our best “in the right way, in the right market, in the right position” and exploring all possibilities on how YOU, who are reading, could take advantage of that of which there is millions of watts available in the nature for use… and for FREE.
Cidersol solar thermal collectors have an excellent performance/price/weight ratio. With an innovative construction based on an auto insulated frame of hybrid material and an absorber with a unique design to improve the thermal transmission between the absorber surface and the fluid conduits.
• Collector glazing: 4mm low iron coating tempered glass.
• Aluminum harp constructed absorber specially designed for a balanced flow and an optimal thermal transfer.
• High selective vacuum coating (absorption 95%, emission 5%).
• Metal-plastic hybrid frame with the best insulation/weight/toughness ratio.
• High performance thermal insulation.
• Ready to use Cidersol quick connections.
• Several anodized and lacquered finishing available.
For the first time a manufacturer can provide a whole long-life primary circuit in aluminum, avoiding high costs of copper.
We use a highly automated manufacturing process in a compact production cell with state of the art technology to deliver consistently the highest levels of quality in our products.
Custom made research and development for each specific manufacturing process ensure continuous improvement of our products.
Become part of our team, and receive specialized technical support and preferential treatment, which will provide the edge of technology needed our days to satisfy our customers.
Contact us in firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find further references in: http://www.cidersol.es/en_index.html
by cidaut | Jun 7, 2010 | Sin categoría
This page describes how to manage the site in relation to the processing of personal data of website Users. This notice is prompted by Recommendation no. 2/2001 implemented on May 17th 2001 by the European Authorities for personal data protection, brought together in the Working Party established by Art. 29 of Directive no. 95/46/EC in order to identify several minimum requisites for the collection of personal data online, and, in particular, the procedures, times and the nature of the information that data controllers must supply Users when the latter connect to web pages, regardless of the purposes of connection.
Data controller (the person responsible for processing your data)
Designation: FUNDACION CIDAUT (CIDAUT)
Address: PLAZA VICENTE ALEIXANDRE CAMPOS Nº 2 –
47151 BOECILLO – VALLADOLID (ESPAÑA).
- Inscribed at the Registro de Fundaciones Castilla-León (register of Castilla y León’s foundations), number 78.
Tel.: +34 983 548035
TAX ID No.: G47448519
PURPOSE OF THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA VIA THE WEBSITE / NEWSLETTER
The data provided in the contact form shall be solely and exclusively used to keep you informed about the current developments and news affecting CIDAUT, to carry out statistics and reports in anonymous form, ) to provide information and answers about our services and to send newsletters or other commercial information.
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Collecting the data
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The data processed include:
- Data classed as basic data, the following are necessary for contact: Identification and email address.
- navigation data derived from the users’ navigation. This category of data (which includes, by way of example but not limited to, IP addresses and domain names of the User’s computer) is collected by the Data Controller for statistical purposes in anonymous form, but by means of some data processing procedures it could be possible to trace the User identification in order to ascertain any liability for crimes committed via the Website or damages against it.
- Google Analytics: This website uses Google Analytics, a simple, easy-to-use tool that helps website owners measure how Users interact with website content. Google Analytics gives us the ability to track the visitor interactions by using first-party cookies that can record information about the time and the page a User has seen, for example the URL of the page, and “remember” what a User has done on previous pages or any interactions with the website. Google Analytics tracks and traces the website visitors IP address to identify the visitors by providing their geographical location. Google Analytics does not collect any personal information about the website Users it reports website trends without identifying individual visitors.
CIDAUT shall not use (and shall not allow any third party to use) this Service to record, collect or upload any data that identify an individual (such as for example name, email address, IP address, billing information) or other data that can be reasonably linked to such information by Google. You may decline cookies by deactivating them in your browser but this may prevent you from accessing certain or all features of this website.
We will not transfer your data to third party companies unless legally obligated to do so. In the event that we intend to do so, we would first collect authorisation from the affected persons.
Everyone has the right to know whether CIDAUT is processing their personal data or not.
You have the right to access your personal data, which implies knowing which elements of your data being used, the purpose and the period of use, among other information. This also includes the right to request the rectification of data that are inaccurate or incomplete and even to request that the data be cancelled when they are no longer necessary for the purpose for which they were collected.
If your personal data were made public and the data controller is obliged to delete them, you can request that the data controller adopt measures to notify all persons authorised to process the data of your intention to delete the said data (the right to be forgotten).
In some cases the interested person may request that processing is restricted. In this case, the data may be stored to exercise their defence or to make claims. If the limitation of processing is withdrawn, the interested person should be informed of this.
In some situations you may oppose to the processing of your data. In these cases, CIDAUT shall stop processing your data, provided that there are no other compelling legitimate grounds or if these data will be used to exercise or defend possible claims.
You have the right to receive the data provided to the data controller to whom they correspond or to have these data transferred to another data controller.
The interested persons have the right to file a claim before the control authority.
In some circumstances the compliance of these rights by the data controller may be subject to other laws in force that affect how the rights will be applied.
For this reason, we hereby ask that you give us your express consent by accepting the processing of your data in accordance with the new regulation.
Hereby, the user gives CIDAUT the permission to publish any photography taken during the events that the Consortium could organize and where the user is present. These images could be broadcasted in CIDAUT’s different digital channels but always with informative aims, never for commercial purposes.
CIDAUT is not responsible for the privacy and information protection policies pertaining to the information of third parties that can be accessed from this web site.
CIDAUT accepts no responsibility for the opinions dumped onto its blogs and social networks.