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GSA Head of Market Development Gian Gherardo Calini presented highlights from the GNSS User Technology Report at ION GNSS+ in Miami

Eyes on the GSA’s GNSS User Technology Report at ION GNSS+

12 October 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA), in cooperation with the European Commission, organised a demo session at the ION GNSS+ 2018 conference in Miami. Participants learned about the GSA’s GNSS User Technology Report, which covers breakthrough innovations expected in the coming years, and they heard from hands-on developers of hardware and applications that use Galileo-enabled, dual-frequency positioning.
A young visitor enjoying the packed programme at last year’s GSA Open Days

GSA Open Days builds on momentum of World Space Week

10 October 2018
World Space Week, an international celebration of the contribution of science and technology to the betterment of the human condition, ends today, October 10. However, some of the associated events extend well beyond the week. One such event is the GSA Open Days, to be held on 16-17 November, during Czech Space Week.
Source: GSA

Informative Note about Galileo SVIDs tracking

08 October 2018
An informative note has been published under the Electronic Library on GSC web portal to notify users about the fact that some receivers or firmware versions are reportedly unable to track signals from Galileo satellites with SVID greater than 32.
The GSA’s Justyna Redelkiewicz delivering a keynote address at the IPIN 2018 indoor positioning and navigation conference

GNSS a key element of all-purpose, user-driven positioning solutions

05 October 2018
Users don’t differentiate between good indoor and good outdoor positioning; they want solutions that deliver good positioning everywhere. Speaking at the IPIN 2018 indoor positioning and navigation conference in Nantes on 25 September, the European GNSS Agency’s Justyna Redelkiewicz presented the agency’s work to map user requirements along with the latest issue of its GNSS User Technology Report.
The GSA/JRC test campaign will support the maritime receiver industry with the implementation of Galileo

GSA, JRC launch test for maritime receivers

04 October 2018
The widespread uptake of GNSS in commercial shipping has raised the need for common performance, reliability and resilience standards.
The FE call aims at developing a Galileo-based positioning engine meeting full automation PVT performance.

GSA funding opportunity: Enhanced receiver for autonomous driving

03 October 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has opened a call for proposals within its Fundamental Elements funding mechanism, targeting the development of an innovative positioning On-Board-Unit (OBU) suitable for fully automated driving. The deadline for submissions is 1 March 2019.
A GNSS tutorial at IPIN 2018 highlighted the benefits of using raw measurements in Android

GNSS raw measurements delivering greater accuracy

02 October 2018
With the release of Android 7 (Nougat) in 2016, Google made GNSS raw measurements available to smartphone users, allowing them to improve their positioning accuracy. A tutorial at the IPIN 2018 indoor positioning and navigation conference in Nantes on 24 September explained how users can access raw measurements and examined how they are contributing to better location performance in mass market applications.
The IPS anticipates any degradation of performance, allowing operators to put in place mitigation measures in good time.

New EC service monitors ionosphere for GNSS users

28 September 2018
Ionospheric effects can be a major source of disruption to GNSS signals, so it is important to be able to predict and compensate for these disturbances. With this in mind, the European Commission-funded Galileo Ionosphere Prediction Service (IPS) monitors ionospheric activity and informs GNSS users in good time of an upcoming event that could disrupt GNSS signals and applications.

Registration for European Space Week 2018 is now open!

28 September 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is pleased to announce that registration for European Space Week 2018 is now open. Register today, and don’t miss out on this opportunity to shape the discussion at the number one European Union space event connecting business, policy-makers, international experts, space-powered businesses and application user communities.
The eCall-enabled Volvo V60 being presented at ITS World Congress Copenhagen

Volvo presents on stage the first eCall-enabled car

26 September 2018
Carmaker Volvo presented its V60 model, the first one equipped with the Pan-European eCall emergency response system, at the ITS World Congress 2018 in Copenhagen on 18 September. eCall leverages the precise positioning offered by Galileo and EGNOS to quickly share the location with emergency services in the event of a road accident, automatically dialling the European emergency number 112.