Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Intelligent regulation system of pedestrian crossings by monitoring the waiting areas and adaptive traffic light controlThe research group Intelligent Vehicles and Traffic Technologies of the Automation Department of the University of Alcalá has developed a system that allows the intelligent control of the opening and closing times of a traffic light that governs a pedestrian crossing, especially in urban areas. It is a road safety system that ensures that pedestrian traffic at pedestrian crossings is carried out safely, while optimizing the opening and closing times of traffic lights, achieving an improvement in traffic flow in urban areas. For this purpose, the monitoring of waiting areas for pedestrian crossings is carried out by means of a stereoscopic vision system with infrared illumination. The images provided by the stereoscopic vision system are processed by a computer, obtaining information regarding the presence of pedestrians in the waiting areas. This information is used to act on a traffic light that controls the pedestrian crossing. The group is looking for licensing agreements, technical cooperation agreements, manufacturing agreements and commercial agreements with technical assistance with companies in the sector of transport infrastructure and traffic safety as well as public institutions, such as municipalities and councils.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:New free online course in Translation and Interpreting in Public ServicesThe FITISPos and FITISPos e-learning groups of the University of Alcalá present an introductory MOOC course for the training of bilingual people who act as translators and interpreters in public services or in situations in which the figure of these professionals is necessary. The online course is entitled: "Get Started in Translation and Interpreting in Public Services". The main objective of this course is to work on issues related to the communication process between foreign users who are not familiar with the Spanish language and the public or private institutions that provide services to society. The course is also focused on describing and practicing the functions of the translators and interpreters who work in these areas and showing how to get to work within this booming sector. The research groups FITISPos and FITISPos -ELearning seek to reach commercial agreements with technical assistance or technical cooperation agreements with public services and public institutions (courts, police stations, hospitals, schools, town halls, etc.) or private institutions (NGOs, associations of entrepreneurs with international interests or foreign employees, banks, tourist offices, etc.).
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Improvement of the working environment and the increase of productivity: diagnosis and solutions to improve the conciliation of work and family life for employees.A research group from the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Alcalá offers a consulting service for diagnosis and solutions to improve the work and family life conciliation for employees. The group is open to reach commercial agreements with companies that want to improve the working environment within their organization for better efficiency and profit maximization. Aware that conciliation is a matter of all, there is a need for men and women to share responsibility of their personal and professional duties. But of course, it is also fundamental a social consciousness aware of the relationship between conciliation and efficiency and better business performance, so that the investment in conciliation policies presume an improvement of business efficiency and loyalty of employees in the companies that follow these practices
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Model of business transformation to increase the competitiveness of the companyA Spanish researcher from the Department of Business Studies at Alcalá University has developed a model of business transformation to improve the competitiveness of the enterprises. The methodology developed allows to identify the modern state of the enterprise and discover its level of competitiveness to prioritize actions to take in the different activities of the value chain, in order to adapt the business model and identify the functions where the real competitive advantages lie in the company and focus on them, and removing the ones that harm its competitiveness. They look for companies with problems of competitiveness to reach commercial agreements with technical assistance or license agreement.