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E.g., 15/08/2020
E.g., 15/08/2020
Thanks to satellite navigation, advanced signaling system controls the maximum allowed speed and the distance of the trains, instant by instant.

Satellite navigation: the new frontiers in railway traffic management

11 August 2020
For the first time in Europe, the Italian Railway Network (RFI) has introduced a new railway traffic control and management system that uses satellite technologies, including Galileo.
What integrity concept to develop for the autonomous transportation system using EGNOS and Galileo?

Prior Information Notice: Integrity Service Complementing EGNSS High Accuracy

07 August 2020
The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Defence, Industry and Space (DG-DEFIS) has issued a Prior Information Notice (PIN) for a planned call to address how the future evolution of European GNSS (EGNSS) could be beneficial for autonomous transportation. The new service contract shall assess the feasibility of an integrity service complementing EGNSS High Accuracy in the 2030+ timeframe.
The deadline for submitting ideas is 16 October 2020.

Geomatics on the Move competition open for submissions!

03 August 2020
The European GNSS Agency (GSA), in collaboration with the Council of European Geodetic Surveyors (CLGE), has launched the Geomatics on the Move 2020 competition with the aim of fostering the use of EU satellite programmes Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus among students, young professionals, entrepreneurs and small and mid-sized businesses (SMEs), to create innovative geomatics applications and solutions across all over Europe. The deadline for submission of ideas is 16 October 2020. Interested? Click here!
The GNSS.Asia Market & Technology Trends Report is a must read for GNSS companies looking to do business in Asia.

First GNSS Asia Market & Technology Trends Report now available

31 July 2020
GNSS.asia, a Horizon-2020 project of the European GNSS Agency (GSA) that aims to stimulate the creation of partnerships between GNSS industries in Europe and Asia, has announced the publication of its first Market and Technology Trends Report for the Asian market. Packed with key insights from GNSS.asia teams on the ground in Asia, this report, provided on quarterly basis, is a must read for companies looking to expand into Asian markets or to cooperate with Asian companies and institutions.
Check UseGalileo.eu to see if your sports wearable benefits from Galileo’s accuracy

Get the most out of summer with Galileo

27 July 2020
As Europe cautiously emerges from lockdown, people are eager to stretch their limbs and engage in summer activities – from running and hiking to biking and sailing. With Galileo as your training partner, you can improve your performance and get the most from all of these activities. What’s more, in the unlikely event that you have an accident while engaging in your chosen activity, Galileo will ensure that help reaches you as quickly as possible.
Vilnius Airport is the first of 3 airports in the country to upgrade to EGNOS by the end of the year

EGNOS procedures implemented in Vilnius

23 July 2020
EGNOS procedures were launched at Vilnius Airport in Lithuania on 18 June 2020 as part of the EGNOS Lithuania project. Funded under the European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) Aviation Grant Programme, EGNOS Lithuania aims to implement 5 LPV approach procedures at the three biggest airports in Lithuania: Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga.
Under what conditions would it be beneficial to implement an EGNOS service for payment and liability-critical road applications in 2025-2035?

EC launches study on EGNOS integrity concept for road applications

22 July 2020
The European Commission, with the support of the GSA, has launched a new project using EGNOS, the European satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS), with the aim of developing a tailored integrity concept for payment and liability critical applications in the road sector such as road tolling or pay-as-you-drive insurance in the 2025-2035 timeframe.
Teams should submit their initial ideas by 31 August 2020.

MyGalileoDrone contest open for submissions!

17 July 2020
The European GNSS Agency (GSA), the operational agency of the European Commission for Galileo and EGNOS, is launching its MyGalileoDrone competition on July 17. This contest is targeting the design and development of drone-based applications or services, using a Galileo/EGNOS-enabled receiver, that address the EU’s key priorities such as the Green Deal, and support the EU Recovery Plan for Europe. Initial ideas should be submitted by 31 August. A wide participation from all Member States is expected.
A Logo Design Contest is launched for EUSPA.

Will your design be our future? EUSPA logo design contest is open

14 July 2020
The European GNSS Agency, operational arm of the European Commission for the EU Space Programme, is on the hunt for forward thinking graphic designers and visual artists from across the EU to craft its new EUSPA logo. Five finalists, one winner and up to €15k! Ready to break the mould? Proposals should be submitted by 14 August.
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13 July 2020
The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness-raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take this further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.
Innovative solutions will help unblock GNSS potential for the Internet of Things.

IoT positioning in the spotlight at GSA webinar

08 July 2020
Over 100 participants came together online on 18 June to discuss power-efficient positioning for the Internet of Things at a webinar organised by the European GNSS Agency (GSA). At the webinar, which featured input from innovation projects and major chipset manufacturers in the IoT domain, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) presented its recent White Paper on the topic.
The future is bright for the European space programme and for the GSA.

We are writing an extraordinary chapter in the history of space

06 July 2020
At the 45th meeting of the European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) Administrative Board back in July 2016, Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of CNES, the French space agency, and France’s interministerial coordinator for European satellite navigation programmes, was elected as Chair. European GNSS has gone from strength to strength in the four years since then. As his term draws to an end, he looks back at what has been achieved.
97% of new tractors in Europe using GNSS are equipped with EGNOS, the preferred low-cost entry technology for precision farming in Europe

A “Cerealist’s Diary”, the testimony of a wheat farmer

29 June 2020
A cereal farmer in Salamanca, Spain, explains how satellite navigation systems help farmers to reduce CO2 emissions and save time and money, and demonstrates how EGNOS currently plays an important role in European agriculture, helping farms to improve crop yields while reducing their environmental footprint.
Both the Open Service and the SAR/Galileo Service performance figures generally exceed the MPL targets in Q1-2020.

First Galileo Performance Reports of 2020 now available

26 June 2020
Galileo Initial Services Open Service and SAR/Galileo Enhanced Services Performance Reports covering the first quarter of 2020 are available in the Electronic Library of the European GNSS Service Centre web portal.
GNSS is a key technology underpinning future evolutions of the ERTMS

Satellite positioning: a game changer for the European Railway Traffic Management System

23 June 2020
A Work Plan for the European Railway Traffic Management System (ERTMS), published by the European Commission in May this year, lists satellite positioning as one of the game changing technologies underpinning future evolutions of the system and a key element to be included in future Technological Specifications for Interoperability (TSI).
 

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