Press Releases

26 July 2018
Four new Galileo satellites were successfully launched from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana on July 25, bringing the constellation to a total of 26 satellites, thereby enabling the provision of a more precise signal across a range of services.
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, which takes advantage of the precise positioning offered by European GNSS - EGNOS and Galileo - to quickly alert emergency services in the event of a road accident.
16 May 2018
The Galileo Reference Centre (GRC), the new state-of-the-art performance monitoring hub for the EU’s global satellite navigation system, was officially inaugurated today in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. The ceremony was presided by Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management Cora van Nieuwenhuizen and European GNSS Agency (GSA) Executive Director Carlo des Dorides, among others.
07 December 2017
Pražské sídlo Agentury pro evropský globální družicový navigační systém (GSA) se ve dnech 8. – 9. prosince 2017 již potřetí otevírá pro veřejnost. Bude to první Den otevřených dveří od okamžiku, kdy GSA letos převzala provozní řízení evropského systému Galileo poskytujícího globální družicové navigační služby. Široké veřejnosti se tak nabízí jedinečná příležitost nahlédnout do centra Evropských globálních družicových navigačních systémů (EGNSS) a seznámit se s lidmi, kteří je řídí.
23 May 2017
Praha, 23. května 2017 – Když průkopnická barcelonská služba MOTIT, jež umož - ňuje uživatelům sdílet elektrické skútry tím způsobem, že si je mohou vypůjčit a po jízdě zase zanechat k dispozici dalším uživatelům ve městě kdykoliv a kdekoliv, potřebovala přesnější lokalizační řešení, obrátila se na Agenturu pro evropský GNSS (GSA) a na evropský navigační systém Galileo.
23 May 2017
When MOTIT, a Barcelona-based electric scooter sharing service that lets users pick up and drop off vehicles wherever and whenever they want, needed a more precise positioning solution, they turned to the European GNSS Agency (GSA).
10 May 2017
As the aviation industry continues to grow, with passenger numbers increasing annually, so too does the use of GNSS-based navigation. European GNSS has revolutionised the way we fly, creating more access to small airports, increasing safety and facilitating business across Europe.
10 May 2017
Although GNSS is widely used by non-safety relevant Rail applications, its use in safety- relevant applications represent an emerging opportunity. For example, GNSS-enabled signalling applications provide increased safety and reduce the costs of infrastructure management and operations compared to legacy signalling solutions. According to the 5th edition of the GSA’s popular GNSS Market Report, it is this need to increase safety and lower costs that drives GNSS growth in the Rail segment.
10 May 2017
The global GNSS market is expected to grow from 5.8 billion devices in use in 2017 to an estimated 8 billion by 2020. Today, nearly 3 billion mobile applications already rely on GNSS-based positioning information, including smartphones, tablets, tracking devices, digital cameras, portable computers and fitness gear. According to the 5th edition of the GSA’s popular GNSS Market Report, the extraordinary growth of GNSS in the LBS segment is set to continue.
10 May 2017
In the Road segment, European GNSS, including Galileo and EGNOS, significantly reduces congestion and, consequently, CO2 pollution. It also improves the efficiency of road transportation by providing navigation guidance, fleet management and traffic monitoring. According to the 5th edition of the GSA’s popular GNSS Market Report, the continued evolution of the autonomous vehicle represents a huge opportunity for European GNSS. Together with other technologies, GNSS serves as the answer to these vehicles’ need for accurate positioning and reliable localisation.