Road in action

CEN approves CORE specification revision

15 February 2018
To reflect the evolution in EGNOS service provision, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has approved and published a revision of the CWA 16390 specification for the CORE project (Consistently Optimised Resilient Secure Global Supply-Chains) - this technical specification covers the development of products and applications based on services provided by EGNOS.

European GNSS and Earth Observation: A promising convergence for sustainable development

31 January 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) discusses how using European GNSS (i.e., Galileo and EGNOS) with Copernicus, Europe’s Earth Observation programme, can help the world meet its Sustainable Development Goals as set out by the United Nations.

ESCAPE completes preliminary design of positioning engine

17 January 2018
The ESCAPE project, funded under the European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) Fundamental Elements programme, has completed the preliminary design of its ESCAPE GNSS Engine (EGE), an innovative positioning engine that leverages the Galileo signal to provide a critical positioning component in autonomous vehicles.

GSA publishes eCall guidelines to facilitate GNSS compatibility tests

10 January 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission’s in-house science service, have published a joint report containing a set of guidelines to facilitate the implementation of eCall testing in compliance with the EU Regulation 2017/79 by technical centres in charge of issuing the EC type-approval for eCall On-Board Units (OBU).

Users now on the centre stage of Galileo’s future

08 December 2017
Less than one year on from the launch of Galileo Initial Services (IS) in December 2016, the European GNSS Service Centre (GSC) near Madrid was the venue for the very first Galileo User Assembly jointly organised by the European Commission and the European GNSS Agency (GSA). During this highly successful gathering of the Galileo community, the European GNSS User Consultation Platform (UCP) was officially launched to provide an open forum for users to discuss their needs, share experiences and provide feedback on the performance of European GNSS (EGNSS).

Central role for robust GNSS in autonomous driving

17 November 2017
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 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.

Last chance to start your Space3ac adventure and apply for financial support

30 October 2017
The latest recruitment drive for Space3ac, a three-month acceleration programme for start-ups using satellite technologies to create solutions for the intermodal transportation, oil and gas and insurance sectors, is set to end at midnight on Tuesday, 31 October. Interested start-ups with capabilities to solve problems provided by industry partners should “raise their hands” and register (by filling out a short form) on the programme’s website. The recruitment process will continue with interviews and meetings on 20-21 November.
As the effects of climate change continue to impact our day-to-day lives, European GNSS will play an increasing role in meteorology and weather forecasting.

The essential role of European GNSS in meteorology

13 September 2017
With hurricanes battering the US, Europe just coming out of another hot summer, and all signs pointing to climate change – weather dominates both our headlines and our policy-making. But did you know that European GNSS plays an important and growing role in meteorology?

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.

Invitation to Tender: EGNOS High Accuracy service analysis

14 August 2017
Under what conditions would an EGNOS High Accuracy service be beneficial? The European Commission in launching a study to find out EGNOS High Accuracy user needs and requirements, and applications.
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.

India: A high-tech partner for European GNSS

27 July 2017
In this part of our series on GNSS in Asia, we look at the opportunities for European companies within India’s Smart Cities Mission.