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.
In the fast evolving world of satellite navigation technology and GNSS applications,monitoring the landscape and having the latest information is essential. With itsin-depth look at market opportunities and trends across eight market segments,the GSA’s 2017 GNSS Market Report is a key resource for successfully navigating thisexciting market.
As an efficient tool for mapping and surveying, GNSS is widely used by organisations such as utility companies and regional and local authorities, most often being employed by services requiring centimetre-level accuracy. As highlighted in the 5th edition of the GSA’s popular GNSS Market Report, GNSS’ market penetration of the Mapping and Surveying segment has grown with the launch of Galileo Initial Services, which provides high-precision users positioning services with sub-decimetre level accuracy.
According to the 5th edition of the GSA’s popular GNSS Market Report, the uptake of GNSS-enabled precision agriculture will continue to grow. This is due to the many benefits precision agriculture provides farmers, including increased productivity, reliability and cost-effectiveness. The Market Report also identifies a trend towards integrating GNSS into other technologies in order to further enhance farm management.
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.