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Both the Initial Open Service and the SAR Service performance figures generally exceed the MPL targets in Q4-2018.

Last Galileo IS OS & SAR Performance Reports of 2018 available!

11 April 2019
OS and SAR Service Performance Reports for the last quarter of 2018 (covering October, November and December) have been published on the European GNSS Service Centre (GSC) web portal.
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.
EGNOS and Galileo are already activated in the majority of GNSS-enabled on-board units for tolling of HGVs in Europe today.

Galileo and EGNOS easing road toll interoperability

09 April 2019
Lack of interoperability is a significant issue in electronic road tolling systems. These systems need to be reliable, user friendly, and cost-efficient to enable the development and implementation of fair road-charging policies and to cope with future technical developments. A significant step forward for interoperability at EU level has been made with the publication in March of a new European Directive on the interoperability of electronic road tolling systems and the European GNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) is slated to play a major role.
Satellite technologies can provide scalable positioning solutions to increase rail safety, and boost capacity and efficiency.

Space4Rail: From innovation to implementation

05 April 2019
The first Space for Innovation in Rail conference in Vienna on 18 and 19 March brought together stakeholders from the rail and space sector in a unique event to discuss the important role of satellite-based positioning technology for the future of the European rail sector. The event highlighted a portfolio of research, innovation and deployment projects being funded by the GSA and the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking that demonstrate how satellite technologies can provide scalable positioning solutions to increase rail safety, boost capacity and efficiency, and deliver global success for advanced European technologies.
Panel members (l-r) Mattias Petschke, Jan Woerner, Pascale Ehrenfreund, Jia Peng, Carlo des Dorides, David Comby and Oleg Kem, with moderator Claus Kruesken at the opening plenary.

GNSS year in review at the Munich Satellite Navigation Summit

04 April 2019
The opening plenary of the Munich Satellite Navigation Summit, on March 25, provided an opportunity for representatives from the GNSS industry in Europe and around the world to look back on what has been achieved in the year since the last summit, and to look to the future, where the challenge is to maintain current high levels of performance.
Hackathon teams used Galileo in applications to support smart cities, smart mobility, health or vulnerable citizens.

NavPro takes top prize @ Galileo Hackathon by GNSS.asia

03 April 2019
The NavPro team took the top prize at the Galileo Hackathon by H2020 project GNSS.asia, with their Rail Unfail solution, a GNSS-based maintenance system that geotags potential fault locations on railway tracks.
Space for Innovation in Rail highlighted the important role of satellite-based positioning technology for the future of the rail sector.

E-GNSS key to increasing capacity, efficiency and sustainability in European rail networks

02 April 2019
Stakeholders from the space and rail sectors joined with regulators and government representatives to review the benefits and make a point on the way forward for European Global Navigation Satellite Systems (EGNSS), Galileo and EGNOS within railway applications in Europe. The two-day Space for Innovation in Rail event on 18 – 19 March 2019 in Vienna was jointly organised by the Austrian Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, the European GNSS Agency (GSA), the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA), and the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU) and highlighted the important role of satellite-based positioning technology for the future of the rail sector.
AESA is ensuring that national advances towards the use of Galileo and EGNOS in drones serves as an inspiration to other Member States

AESA recognised for pioneering efforts to make EGNSS use in drones a reality

29 March 2019
AESA (Agencia Estatal de Seguridad Aérea/ State Agency for Aviation Security) has taken on board the use of EGNOS and Galileo in drones.
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.
Both EGNOS and Galileo are evolving to meet modern aviation needs.

GSA presents EGNSS opportunities in aviation, hosts EGNOS awards

21 March 2019
The opportunities and demand for EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) in the domain of aviation continue to grow, and their applications to meet new users needs were the subject of a workshop organised at the 2019 World ATM congress
ESCAPE has designed and prototyped the ESCAPE GNSS Engine (EGE), a unique positioning module intended to enable autonomous or semi-autonomous driving functions.

ESCAPE project launches positioning module for autonomous driving

21 March 2019
Automated vehicles are on the way, and the European GNSS Agency (GSA) sees satellite navigation as a core technology that will help to ensure their safe operation. At the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the GSA shared its space with the 'ESCAPE' project, an EU-funded initiative that has developed a unique positioning module for autonomous or semi-autonomous driving.

GSA highlights added value of EGNSS for drones at WATM 2019

20 March 2019
The added value of EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) for drones was the focus of a special session organised by the European GNSS Agency (GSA) at this year’s World ATM Congress in Madrid on 12 March, at which representatives from several projects spoke about how they are benefitting from the European space programme.
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).