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The GSA has selected 30 teams to advance to the development phase of the competition.

MyGalileoApp rocks the app development world

24 April 2019
The European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) MyGalileoApp competition has sparked significant interest among the app development community, with the high number of entries in the competition underlining the value that app developers place on Galileo’s precise positioning. The GSA has now selected the 30 most innovative projects to advance to the next phase of the competition.
The PRS ensures continuity of service to authorised users when access to other navigation services is denied.

PRS – the future is bright!

23 April 2019
One of the four Galileo services, along with the Open Service, High Accuracy Service, and the Safety of Life Service, the Public Regulated Service (PRS) is an encrypted navigation service designed to be resistant to involuntary interference and spoofing. With increased user involvement, new procurements to support the PRS user segment, and enhanced services all in the pipeline, the future of the PRS looks bright.
Galileo accuracy is helping EMT Madrid to improve their services.

EMT Madrid announces readiness to Galileo in all the metropolitan bus fleet

19 April 2019
The city of Madrid is one of the first utilising Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in conjunction with enhanced positioning services, in order to improve public transport services in the Spanish capital.
The new EU Space Programme will foster a strong and innovative space industry in Europe.

EP endorses provisional agreement on EU Space Programme

18 April 2019
In a vote on 17 April 2019, the European Parliament endorsed a provisional agreement reached by co-legislators on the EU Space Programme for the 2021-2027 budget period. The agreement passed by a large majority, with 560 votes in favour, 63 against and 32 abstentions.
GNSS underpins many smart city applications in its own right and enables other smart city technologies

Satellites and the City

17 April 2019
As urban populations grow, cities will have to become smarter to provide the same level of services to their residents, while tackling growing environmental and logistical challenges. A dedicated session at the recent Munich Satellite Navigation Summit discussed the future needs of smart cities and how synergies between GNSS and other emerging technologies support the applications that will meet these needs.
The winning KAUST team at the ERL Emergency Local Tournament in Seville.

KAUST wins GSA Special Prize at ERL Emergency Local Tournament 2019

16 April 2019
A team from the Robotics, Intelligent Systems, and Control (RISC) lab at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia were the lucky winners of the GSA Special Prize at this year’s ERL Emergency Local Tournament, which took place in the fields surrounding the ‘Hacienda de Oran’ in Seville on 18-23 March.

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

15 April 2019
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?
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.