Road in action

The RLS was successfully tested with a Kannad SafePro emergency position indicating radio beacon.

Successful Galileo Return Link demonstration with market-ready beacon

05 February 2020
The recent successful activation of the Galileo Search and Rescue (SAR) Return Link Service was very much in the spotlight at a press event held at the European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) Prague headquarters on February 3. At the ‘GNSS for #EUProtect’ event, which focused on the contribution of European GNSS to emergency response and civil protection in Europe, the SAR Return Link was successfully tested, demonstrating an impressive response time.
Carlo des Dorides and his team at GSA headquarters in Prague

‘I am a true believer in the European project’ - Carlo des Dorides talks about his time at GSA

30 January 2020
Carlo des Dorides took up his position as executive director of the European GNSS Agency (GSA) on February 1, 2011. In the nine years since then, the Galileo programme has progressed from a project on paper to an operational programme with over a billion users around the globe. As his term at the helm of the Agency draws to an end, the GSA executive director looks back at the successes and challenges of the past nine years and speaks about his hopes for the future.
Carlo des Dorides, GSA Executive Director

A message from Carlo des Dorides, GSA Executive Director

20 December 2019
This has been a year of tremendous growth for the GSA, Galileo, EGNOS and the European Space Programme as a whole. We hit the ground running in 2019, buoyed by a wave of optimism following the successful European Space Week, held in in Marseille last December.
Space is driving innovation and supporting service delivery across the global economy

The true impact of space is felt downstream

16 December 2019
The upstream space market, with its rocket launches and high-tech satellite payloads, may seem at a first glance to be the most exciting segment of the space industry. But when it comes to innovation, job and revenue creation and the provision of services that change people’s lives for the better, the downstream market is where the action is. This was the key message delivered by European GNSS Agency (GSA) Executive Director Carlo des Dorides at the New Space Economy forum in Rome on December 12.
The ProPART solution may be a game changer for future autonomous transport.

PRoPART demonstrates highly accurate automotive positioning solution

10 December 2019
The Horizon 2020-funded PRoPART project successfully tested a Galileo-based positioning solution enhanced with Real Time Kinematic (RTK) technique for automated trucks and advanced driver assistance systems at the AstaZero Proving Ground in Sandhult, near Borås, Sweden, at the end of November. Combining Galileo’s differentiators with other positioning and sensor technologies, the solution offers reliable cm-level accuracy using correction data from reference stations.
The test saw a Renault ZOE electric car autonomously driven on tracks and on public roads.

First Galileo-enabled autonomous vehicle successfully demonstrated

28 November 2019
The University of Technology of Compiègne, France, has hosted a live demonstration of the first autonomous vehicle powered by Galileo. As part of this demonstration, a Renault ZOE electric car has been autonomously driven on tracks and on public roads in a world first for the Galileo programme.
Under what conditions would it be beneficial to implement an EGNOS service for payment and liability critical applications in the road sector in the 2025-2035 timeframe?

Invitation to tender: EGNOS service for payment and liability-critical road applications

20 November 2019
The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) has issued an Invitation To Tender (ITT) for a 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 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.
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.
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.
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 latest issue of the GNSS market Report was eagerly awaited by all market stakeholders.

GNSS Market Report downloaded 1,000 times in first 24 hours

17 October 2019
The sixth issue of the GNSS Market Report from the European GNSS Agency (GSA) has been downloaded over 1,000 times since it was published on the GSA website on October 15. With its comprehensive overview of the current status and future trends on the global GNSS market, the report was eagerly awaited by all market players, from global corporations and SMEs to R&D organisations and academia.
The GSA GNSS Market Report has become the go-to reference for all GNSS market players.

European GNSS Agency (GSA) releases 6th GNSS Market Report

15 October 2019
The GNSS market is developing rapidly. Demand for precise location information is also growing and the evolution of GNSS technology is ongoing. In this environment, the 6th issue of the GSA GNSS Market Report, officially launched today, is a valuable tool enabling all stakeholders to skilfully navigate and benefit from the flourishing GNSS market.
 

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