Central role for robust GNSS in autonomous driving
Scientists and researchers participating at the final event of the EU-funded SaPPART COST Action ('Satellite Positioning Performance Assessment for Road Transport') discussed the potential of GNSS to deliver necessary high-integrity and high-precision positioning capabilities for autonomous road vehicles. A robust centralised on-board GNSS unit could deliver the requisite levels of performance for a variety of in-vehicle applications.
H2020 Call for Proposals Now Open
Through its latest Horizon 2020 (H2020) call for proposals, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is seeking Galileo and EGNOS-enabled applications to meet the evolving needs of various market segments.
Galileo Public Regulated Service (PRS) application takes overall prize at ESNC awards in Tallinn
SORUS, a GNSS-powered safety application that enables Galileo Public Regulated Service (PRS) navigation for a wide range of users, was awarded the overall prize at this year’s European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) at a ceremony held on November 7 as part of the Satellite Masters Conference & Horizon 2020 Space Info Day at European Space Week 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia.
Winner of ‘EU at 60 – Space for Europe’ Special Prize helps keep kids safe
CENTRIP, this year’s winner of the ‘EU at 60 – Space for Europe’ Special Prize Special Prize at the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC), uses GNSS – including Galileo – to help teachers keep track of students during field trips and outings.
EGNOS’ annual workshop captures state-of-play and state-of-the-art
The EGNOS Annual Workshop is an opportunity to catch up on the latest state-of-play and state-of-the-art in Europe’s satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS). Another year and again goals have been met, there are more and more users and EGNOS continues to forge forward in accuracy and reliability.
GNSS at the centre of a revolution in agriculture
The agriculture sector has gone through a series of evolutionary milestones, from mechanisation, through the green revolution, to precision farming. The current revolution in the agriculture sector is digital farming, in which information about weather, soil conditions and crop health is combined with network technology to allow farmers to optimise their systems and improve their productivity. In Europe, EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) is a key enabling technology underpinning this revolution.
Precision farming becoming more and more important in modern agriculture
Agriculture faces significant challenges, there is ever-increasing pressure on profit margins and farmers are also trying to produce food in the most sustainable way possible.
Time is of the essence
To identify timing service needs that are not yet being met by the EGNSS basic time service, the ‘DEMonstrator of EGNSS services based on Time Reference Architecture’ (DEMETRA) project developed a prototype of an EGNSS-based time disseminator that provides time certification, redundancy, resilience, integrity, and improved accuracy, while validating the concept of ‘time as a service’.
Are you an EGNOS user? We want to hear from you!
With the 2017 EGNOS User Satisfaction Survey, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) aims to gain a clearer picture of the requirements of EGNOS users so it can improve EGNOS service delivery.
Expanding GNSS performance with assistance data
ELAASTIC technology increases a device’s position accuracy and availability, opening the door to a number of user applications requiring a high-level of performance.