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The GNSS User Needs and Requirements series is based on a systematic consultation with users of position, navigation, and time services and technologies.

Latest updates to Reports on User Needs and Requirements released

19 November 2019
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has released updates to its Reports on User Needs and Requirements. This series of reports is compiled following a systematic process of consultation with the community of users of position, navigation, and time services and technologies. Thanks to these consultations it is possible to take users’ needs and requirements into account in the short and long-term evolution of European GNSS.
Europe’s strong and innovative space industry supports economic growth, benefitting European citizens.

Space programme in focus at Brussels meetings

18 November 2019
The European Space Programme was very much in focus at two meetings in Brussels at the start of November. The first, on 5 November, was a meeting of the European Council’s Space Working Party, dealing with space solutions for a sustainable Arctic, while the second, on 6 November, dealt with European space policy – perspectives for business. At both meetings, the invaluable contribution of EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) was underscored.
What integrity concept to develop for the rail sector using EGNOS and Galileo?

PIN: EGNSS-based rail safety service analysis

15 November 2019
The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) has issued a Prior Information Notice (PIN) for a planned call for a new service contract to assess the feasibility of an EGNSS-based safety service for the rail sector beyond 2022 which would make it possible to rationalise rail signalling infrastructure.
The GSA Open Days give the public the opportunity to see for themselves the benefits of EU investment in space

Excited and interested visitors @ GSA Open Days 2019

15 November 2019
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) threw open its doors for the 5th year in a row on 8-9 November to welcome visitors to the GSA Open Days 2019. With a wide range of activities targeted at the general public, this year’s event received nearly 2000 visitors from the Czech Republic and across Europe, including families with kids, young adults interested in science and technology, space enthusiasts and young professionals interested in technology and EU affairs.
GSA Executive Director Carlo des Dorides speaking at the #CCRCC2019 ERTMS Conference

GNSS and the future of rail

14 November 2019
New technologies that offer safety and efficiency benefits will define the rail system of the future. GNSS is one such technology and is already being used to track rolling-stock, and in passenger information, traffic management and predictive maintenance systems. In his speech at the ERTMS conference #CCRCC2019 “The Engine for the Digital Future,” European GNSS Agency (GSA) Executive Director Carlo des Dorides outlined how his Agency is working with the rail sector.
EUSW is a unique opportunity to discover cutting-edge Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus applications and meet award-winning entrepreneurs, start-ups and visionaries.

European Space Week: A taste of what to expect

13 November 2019
It’s that time of year again. Preparations are already well underway for European Space Week 2019, which this year will take place at the Helsinki Congress Paasitorni in the Finnish capital on December 3-5. The week will be packed full of exciting events ranging from keynotes, discussions and conference sessions, to the E-GNSS User Assembly, a festive awards ceremony and much more.
MyGalileoApp competitors use Galileo differentiators to deliver valuable services.

MyGalileoApp: the results are in!

08 November 2019
The winners of this year’s MyGalileoApp competition have been announced at a ceremony held at the European GNSS Agency (GSA) headquarters in Prague on November 7. First prize of EUR 100,000 went to ARGEO, a mobile app based on geolocation, augmented reality and blockchain that allows users to discover content such as prizes, coupons and shopping cards geo-located around the streets of a city.
The new calls aim to increase the market uptake of EGNSS solutions that benefit users.

Final EGNSS calls open under Horizon 2020

05 November 2019
The new Horizon 2020 EGNSS market uptake 2019-2020 Call, with a total budget of EUR 21 million, opened on 5 November. Dealing with the development of new innovative applications fostering digitisation, smart mobility, societal resilience and environmental protection and with a brand new topic tailored to public authorities, this is the last Horizon 2020 Call before the launch of its successor framework programme – Horizon Europe. The deadline for submissions is 5 March 2020.
GSA Executive Director Carlo des Dorides speaking at the ITS World Congress in Singapore

GNSS and mobility: innovation in motion at ITS Singapore

04 November 2019
Connected and Automated Mobility is poised to transform the movement of people and goods, vehicle ownership and mobility services. Recent technological leaps are rapidly bringing us closer to this new frontier, making transportation safer, more accessible and sustainable. At the ITS World Congress in Singapore, European GNSS Agency (GSA) Executive Director Carlo des Dorides stressed the central role of GNSS in the Connected and Automated Mobility ecosystem.
The GNM181 has dual-frequency and multi-constellation capacity.

5G - a huge potential market for GNSS

31 October 2019
5G will deliver high-speed, low-latency broadband connectivity that will open the door to a new generation of applications, according to the GNSS Market Report from the European GNSS Agency (GSA), published earlier this month.
The Galileo Innovation Challenge will include individual specific challenges - the Accuracy Matters challenge from the GSA, an interference challenge from DA-Group and a GNSS in robotics challenge from u-blox.

Galileo Innovators – take up the challenge!

31 October 2019
In the run up to European Space Week (EUSW), Helsinki will play host to another exciting space-related event. The Galileo Innovator Challenge will be held at Traficom Headquarters - Dynamicum, in Helsinki on 29 November – 1 December. The competition includes an Accuracy Matters challenge from the European GNSS Agency (GSA), so if you have an idea for an app that leverages Galileo’s added accuracy, sign up now to be in the running for some amazing prizes!
Galileo-enabled intelligent transport solutions were in focus at ITS World Congress in Singapore.

GSA showcases space-driven innovation for transport at ITS Singapore

29 October 2019
By providing reliable and accurate positioning for the automotive industry, European GNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) supports innovative applications that are underpinning the smart mobility solutions of the future. The European GNSS Agency (GSA) showcased a number of cutting-edge automotive projects that leverage Galileo’s added accuracy at its stand at this year’s ITS World Congress in Singapore.
Participants in the demos will be able to experience a ride in a driverless car for themselves!

Save the Date: Live demo of first Galileo-enabled autonomous vehicle

23 October 2019
Connected and Automated Driving is transforming the way vehicles are operated and integrated in the connected mobility ecosystem, and Europe’s GNSS programme Galileo is at the heart of this transformation. Join us at the University of Technology of Compiègne, France, on 27 November for a live demonstration of the first Galileo-enabled autonomous vehicle made in the EU and see for yourself how Galileo is driving the future of autonomous vehicles.
What integrity concept to develop for payment and liability critical applications in the road sector using EGNOS?

PIN: EGNOS service for payment and liability-critical road applications

21 October 2019
The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) has issued a Prior Information Notice (PIN) for a planned call for a new service contract on using satellite-based augmentation systems (SBAS) for applications such as road tolling or pay-as-you-drive insurance with the aim of developing an appropriate integrity concept for payment/liability critical applications focused on the road sector.
The MyGalileoApp awards will be handed out at a ceremony at GSA headquarters in Prague on 7 November.

MyGalileoApp enters the final stage

18 October 2019
Final preparations are underway as the October 21 deadline approaches for the 10 finalists in this year’s MyGalileoApp competition to deliver a finalised version of their app. All the teams to successfully complete the second development phase will be invited to the award ceremony, to be held at the Prague headquarters of the European GNSS Agency (GSA) on 7 November 2019, where they will present their apps to a GSA evaluation board.
 

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