Location Based Services (LBS) in action

GSA launches Galileo test campaign for GIS grade receivers

16 November 2017
GSA is reaching out to receivers manufactures with a Galileo test campaign for GIS grade receivers. Receivers will be tested using Signal in Space, and comparing GNSS constellations or their combinations both in a single frequency and dual frequency mode.

H2020 EGNSS Call for Proposals coming next year

15 November 2017
Through the next 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.
ESNC GSA special prize

Winner of ‘EU at 60 – Space for Europe’ Special Prize helps keep kids safe

09 November 2017
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.

GNSS raw measurements set to be a game changer

25 October 2017
Are GNSS raw measurements in consumer devices just a playground for scientists, or do they represent a real market opportunity? This was the question posed by the GSA’s Raw Measurements Task Force at a panel discussion on the topic held 28 September at ION GNSS+ in Portland, Oregon (USA).

Galileo and Copernicus combine forces at InterGEO 2017

20 October 2017
Europe's flagship space programmes, Galileo and Copernicus, shared a stand and a stage at this year's InterGEO event in Berlin.
This figure shows the improvement of the location service in terms of accuracy and availability that ELAASTIC technology provides in difficult environments, here in downtown Toulouse, reaching a reliable 1.5-meter accuracy.

Expanding GNSS performance with assistance data

27 September 2017
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.

Broadcom announces world’s first dual frequency GNSS receiver for smartphones

21 September 2017
Broadcom Limited, a leading developer of digital and analogue semiconductor connectivity solutions, recently announced the launch of the world’s first mass-market, dual frequency GNSS receiver device for smartphones, the BCM47755.

Tartu to host SpaceTech Integrated Applications hackathon in November

19 September 2017
Engineers, developers, designers, scientists, and other experts will come together at the SpaceTech Integrated Applications hackathon in Tartu, Estonia, on 3-5 November to brainstorm on possibilities for new applications that combine satellite navigation positioning systems, Earth observation data, hardware and social media.
Latest Apple iPhone 8 uses Galileo.

The latest iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X are Galileo-enabled

18 September 2017
The new features of the latest iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X launched on September 13, include built-in support for the European Galileo satellite system, among other GNSS. This multi-constellation support means that the new phones will offer more accurate positioning, making it harder for iPhone users to get lost, wherever they are.

Japan joins the GNSS table with QZSS

06 September 2017
The Japanese government forecasts that 80% of the economic effects from QZSS will be in the car navigation, mobile terminal and value-added mobility application segments. The upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics will also give precise positioning and timing solutions an added boost. This instalment of our GNSS Asia series looks at Japan’s evolving QZSS system and the many benefits it is set to bring.
GNSS.asia in Taiwan has built a good network with key Taiwanese counterparts from both the public and private sectors.

Opportunities abound in Taiwan

24 August 2017
This instalment of our GNSS in Asia series focuses on the many opportunities for European GNSS companies in Taiwan.
To ensure European industry is able to take full advantage of these opportunities, the GNSS.asia Korea team is on the ground working with companies and collaborating with organisations.

Ample opportunities in Korea

22 August 2017
This instalment of our GNSS in Asia series focuses on the many opportunities for European GNSS companies in Korea.
EU-China cooperation on GNSS gains momentum

EU-China cooperation on GNSS gains momentum

07 August 2017
In this instalment of our GNSS in Asia series, we look at how the close cooperation between the GNSS.asia China team and China’s LBS association is resulting in big opportunities for EU companies.

Integrating GNSS in UAVs for faster SAR

31 July 2017
The main objective of the Horizon 2020-funded MOBNET project is to locate victims during natural disasters and emergency situations such as earthquakes, hurricanes or large snowstorms using EGNSS (both Galileo and EGNOS) and DCT (Digital Cellular Technologies). Its system assumptions were presented at TRANSCOM 2017 in Slovakia at the start of June.

Personal tracking devices set to dominate the Location Based Services (LBS) market growth

24 July 2017
Personal tracking devices will soon become the fastest growing market within the LBS sector and the solutions start to use Galileo for enhanced performances.
 

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