Location Based Services (LBS) in action

The report summarises the results of a GSA-JRC testing campaign for eCall devices, in which device manufacturers provided samples for conformity assessment.

Do eCall devices conform?

13 May 2019
Since 31 March 2018, all new car and light vehicle models sold in the EU must be fitted with an eCall device that can automatically alert emergency services in the event of an accident and transmit the position of the vehicle. In parallel with the launch of this life-saving service, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) launched a testing campaign for eCall devices, inviting all device manufacturers to provide samples for conformity assessment by the European Commission’s science service: the Joint Research Centre (JRC). A summary report of the results has just been published.
Students of topography, GIS, geodesy, mapping and related studies are invited to submit unique and innovative ideas.

2019 CLGE Students’ Contest is scouting for ideas

09 May 2019
The eighth edition of the CLGE Students’ Contest is now open for submissions. The deadline for applications is 23:00 on 29 July 2019.

Galileo Masters 2019 open for submissions!

07 May 2019
The 2019 edition of the Galileo Masters opened for submissions on May 1. Since it began in 2004, the Galileo Masters has scouted for the most forward‐thinking applications based on Galileo and EGNOS. Innovators and entrepreneurs are now invited to submit their innovative solutions to the competition by 31 July.
The GSA has selected 30 teams to advance to the development phase of the competition.

MyGalileoApp rocks the app development world

24 April 2019
The European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) MyGalileoApp competition has sparked significant interest among the app development community, with the high number of entries in the competition underlining the value that app developers place on Galileo’s precise positioning. The GSA has now selected the 30 most innovative projects to advance to the next phase of the competition.
GNSS underpins many smart city applications in its own right and enables other smart city technologies

Satellites and the City

17 April 2019
As urban populations grow, cities will have to become smarter to provide the same level of services to their residents, while tackling growing environmental and logistical challenges. A dedicated session at the recent Munich Satellite Navigation Summit discussed the future needs of smart cities and how synergies between GNSS and other emerging technologies support the applications that will meet these needs.
The winning KAUST team at the ERL Emergency Local Tournament in Seville.

KAUST wins GSA Special Prize at ERL Emergency Local Tournament 2019

16 April 2019
A team from the Robotics, Intelligent Systems, and Control (RISC) lab at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia were the lucky winners of the GSA Special Prize at this year’s ERL Emergency Local Tournament, which took place in the fields surrounding the ‘Hacienda de Oran’ in Seville on 18-23 March.
The GSA’s Fiammetta Diani (centre) told the conference that GNSS is ready to meet augmented reality’s needs in terms of ubiquity, accuracy and security.

Augment your reality with GNSS

11 April 2019
Augmented reality is becoming increasingly widespread, with a variety of professional and leisure applications using digital content to complement and augment the physical world, and many augmented reality software developers are taking advantage of GNSS high-accuracy for their localisation needs. A session at the Munich Satellite Navigation Summit at the end of March discussed the challenges of combining these two technologies.
NaviSoC leverages Galileo's dual-frequency in a unique, high-precision receiver for the mass market.

NaviSoC: leveraging Galileo’s dual-frequency precision for the mass market

27 March 2019
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) had an important message for the recent 2019 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona: When close isn’t enough, use Galileo! The EU-funded NaviSoC project is doing just that, leveraging Galileo's dual-frequency GNSS signal to create a unique, high-precision receiver for mass market applications.
FLAMINGO will deliver high accuracy and reliable positioning and navigation services for the mass market

FLAMINGO unveils high-accuracy solution for smartphones

26 March 2019
For the European GNSS Agency (GSA), the success of Galileo is to be gauged in part in terms of its uptake within the location-based services (LBS) market. The EU-funded FLAMINGO project is unleashing the potential of GNSS, leveraging the dual-frequency Galileo signal for improved LBS performance in the urban environment.
GEO++ presented its high-accuracy positioning application for Android smartphones at the GSA stand at MWC Barcelona.

GEO++ in Barcelona – High-accuracy positioning for smartphones

19 March 2019
GEO++, a German-based company, with support from the European GNSS Agency (GSA), presented a new high-accuracy positioning application for Android smartphones at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC).
Galileo-supported E112 will result in faster response times and more lives saved.

New Regulation mandates Galileo capability for all smartphones sold in the EU

14 March 2019
A recently published Commission Delegated Regulation sets out measures to introduce Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) capability, particularly Galileo capability, in advanced computing capability mobile telephones (or ‘’smartphones’’) placed on the European Union market from 17 March 2022, so that they can support the transfer of caller location information from GNSS (at least Galileo) in the event of 112 emergency calls (E112).
U.S. manufacturers are eager to take advantage of the added accuracy that Galileo offers.

GNSS chip manufacturers gear up for Galileo roll-out in U.S.

12 March 2019
Following a waiver by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of its rules in November last year, in which it allowed devices in the United States to access signals transmitted by the Galileo Global Navigation System, leading U.S. manufacturers are preparing to roll-out Galileo on U.S. territory.
The Korea Telecom´s 5G Remote Cockpit system

The GSA and Galileo at MWC Barcelona

07 March 2019
Whether smartphones, drones, robots or autonomous vehicles, many of the innovations making headlines at this year's MWC in Barcelona absolutely depend on GNSS. Advanced positioning services like those being delivered by Galileo are helping to transform the latest technologies into functional mass market solutions.
Participants in the European Space Policy Conference heard how Galileo is a cornerstone of the strategy for a European Single Digital Economy

Galileo is key to Europe's digital economy

31 January 2019
At the 11th European Space Policy Conference in Brussels, GSA Executive Director Carlo des Dorides explained why Europe's flagship satellite navigation system, Galileo, is a cornerstone of the strategy for a European Single Digital Economy.
The Galileo Booth at MWC 2019 will showcase several Horizon 2020 funded, Galileo-based innovations.

GSA takes the Galileo ‘Accuracy Matters’ message to the 2019 Mobile World Congress

30 January 2019
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) comes to the 2019 Mobile World Congress (MWC) with an important message: When close isn’t enough, use Galileo!
 

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