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The reports provide an in-depth analysis of user needs and requirements in various market segments

Just published: First report series on User Needs and Requirements on Position, Navigation and Time

31 October 2018
A first series of Reports on User Needs and Requirements on position, navigation and time has been published on the European GNSS Service Centre web portal in the section “GSA Publications”. The publication of this series paves the way to the 2018 edition of the User Consultation Platform to be held in Marseille on 3-4 December 2018 as part of European Space Week.
Panel discussing the role of GNSS in autonomous driving at ITS World Congress 2018 in Copenhagen

Precise positioning takes the stage in Copenhagen

25 October 2018
Key representatives from the automotive industry came together at the ITS World event in Copenhagen to discuss their work in the field of autonomous driving. All of them are using Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) solutions and other localisation techniques in order to make safe driverless road transport a reality.

GSA funding opportunity: Multi-frequency multipurpose antenna for Galileo

22 October 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has opened a call for proposals within its Fundamental Elements funding mechanism to develop a Galileo-enabled multi-frequency antenna. The activity shall also focus on developing a close-to-market GNSS antenna for both mass-market and professional users. The deadline for submissions is 08 March 2019.
The FE call aims at developing a Galileo-based positioning engine meeting full automation PVT performance.

GSA funding opportunity: Enhanced receiver for autonomous driving

03 October 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has opened a call for proposals within its Fundamental Elements funding mechanism, targeting the development of an innovative positioning On-Board-Unit (OBU) suitable for fully automated driving. The deadline for submissions is 1 March 2019.
The eCall-enabled Volvo V60 being presented at ITS World Congress Copenhagen

Volvo presents on stage the first eCall-enabled car

26 September 2018
Carmaker Volvo presented its V60 model, the first one equipped with the Pan-European eCall emergency response system, at the ITS World Congress 2018 in Copenhagen on 18 September. eCall leverages the precise positioning offered by Galileo and EGNOS to quickly share the location with emergency services in the event of a road accident, automatically dialling the European emergency number 112.
The enhanced UseGalileo site is another example of how the GSA is keeping the user at the centre of European GNSS.

Enhanced UseGalileo site offers a more tailored experience

21 September 2018
To keep up with the increasing interest in Galileo and the many new Galileo-enabled devices and services coming onto the market, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) launched an enhanced version of its popular UseGalileo.eu site.
At ITS World Congress 2018, the GSA will present innovations that leverage space technology to make Europe’s roads smarter, greener and safer

Space-driven innovation for safer roads at ITS 2018

14 September 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is joining with other stakeholders to present the eCall emergency response system and other innovations that leverage space technology to make Europe’s roads smarter, greener and safer, at the ITS World Congress 2018, in the Bella Centre in Copenhagen on 18 September.
Although the GSA GNSS User Technology Report won’t be officially launched until ION GNSS+, you can already reserve your free copy today.

Coming soon: the 2018 GSA GNSS User Technology Report

11 September 2018
Ready to take the pulse of the GNSS user technology industry? Want to get an inside view on how the latest trends are changing the market? Then sign up today to be one of the first to download a free copy of the GSA’s GNSS User Technology Report – Issue 2.
Much of Galileo’s early success is the result of intense cooperation between the GSA and private GNSS chip and receiver manufacturers and service providers.

EU citizens and businesses already benefiting from Galileo

09 August 2018
Following last week’s successful launch of four new Galileo satellites from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, representatives of leading industry that have adopted Galileo held a special press briefing for journalists from across the Continent.
Volvo is the first car maker to integrate eCall system with Galileo capabilities. ©Volvo Cars

eCall satellite navigation certified for first European customers

26 July 2018
Following the April 1 entry into force of the European eCall regulation, requiring all new car and light van types sold in the EU to be fitted with the emergency systems, Swedish automobile manufacturer Volvo Cars has taken the lead as the first car-maker to equip its vehicles with eCall.
The EU Space Programmes Hackathon is a great opportunity to showcase skills and win great prizes!

Space for your App Hackathon – don’t miss out!

02 July 2018
Experts and developers interested in shaping the future of Earth Observation (EO), location-based services (LBS) and the Internet of Things (IoT) will be heading to Padua, Italy on 24-26 October 2018, to take part in the 2nd EU Space Programmes Hackathon. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to showcase your skills, gain a competitive advantage for your future projects and win great prizes.
The GNSS Market Report is insightful and gives a nice overview of what the GNSS market is all about.

GNSS Market Report proves a useful tool across the GNSS market

28 June 2018
With over 21,000 downloads since it was first published online on 21 May 2017, the GNSS Market Report 5 is proving to be a useful tool for all market players, from laymen to GNSS experts, providing a comprehensive overview of the status and trends on the GNSS market.

European GNSS and the environment

24 May 2018
With the 2018 edition of the European Union’s annual Green Week taking place across Europe from 21 to 25 May it is timely to consider the contributions that the European GNSS (EGNSS) – EGNOS and Galileo - are making to improving and protecting our environment.

Galileo Reference Centre now officially open

18 May 2018
The official inauguration of the Galileo Reference Centre took place on 16 May 2018 in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. The Centre represents another crucial Galileo Programme element now in place, supporting the provision of services to the core system and its users.
Autonomous truck

Precise and robust positioning for automated road transportation

04 May 2018
The Horizon 2020 funded PRoPART project is developing an enhanced Real Time Kinematic (RTK) software solution for automated vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems. To do this, project researchers are combining some of Galileo’s distinguishing features with other positioning and sensor technologies.