In the Maritime segment, GNSS is used to satisfy vessel and crew demand for navigation (in open sea or in specific situations, such as harbour entrances and approaches) and positioning (including, among others, vessel monitoring, traffic management, locator beacons for distress situations, etc.). According to the 5th edition of the GSA’s popular GNSS Market Report, growth in this segment will be primarily driven by navigation- based applications for recreational vessels and providing location information to Search and Rescue (SAR) beacons.
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.
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.
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.
The testing of the ERSAT EAV system, the satellite technology for monitoring and safely managing rail traffic on conventional secondary, local and regional lines, has been completed in Sardinia. The last trial journey between Cagliari and Decimomannu (Cagliari - San Gavino line), where the experimental centre was located, was completed today. Some of the top managers of the European railway and satellite navigation agencies were even aboard the train.
Conclusi in Sardegna i test di ERSAT EAV, la tecnologia satellitare per controllare e gestire in sicurezza il traffico ferroviario delle linee convenzionali secondarie, locali e regionali.Oggi l’ultimo viaggio prova fra Cagliari e Decimomannu (linea Cagliari - San Gavino), dove è stato collocato il centro sperimentale. A bordo del treno i vertici delle agenzie europee ferroviarie e di navigazione satellitare.
Following a complex tendering process that began in January 2015, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) has awarded the Galileo Service Operator (GSOp) contract, with a value of up to EUR 1.5 billion, to Spaceopal at a special event in Brussels. Spaceopal is a joint venture between Telespazio and the German Space Agency (DLR).