GNSS Market segments



  Thanks to precision farming, powered in part by Galileo, European farmers are maximising yields, increasing productivity, optimising the use of fertilisers and herbicides and lowering their environmental impact.

Aviation and Drones

  With global air traffic increasing, there is growing pressure to better utilise Europe’s airspace. EGNOS - the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service - helps accomplish this by enabling more accurate routes, optimising airport access and improving flight safety. In the future, Galileo will support aviation operators, while receivers for Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS) are already using Galileo.

Consumer Solutions, Tourism and Health

  Almost 3 billion mobile applications currently in use rely on positioning information. European GNSS applications are supported by several categories of devices, mainly smartphones and tablets, but also specific equipment such as tracking devices, digital cameras, portable computers and fitness gear.

Maritime and Inland Waterways

  Officially recognised by the International Maritime Organisation as part of its Worldwide Radio Navigation System, Galileo plays an important role in maritime navigation. Whether it’s at sea, in a busy port or through a narrow canal, Galileo helps ensure the safe navigation of the maritime sector.


  Galileo will soon deliver improved availability and enhanced accuracy for numerous safety-critical rail applications – of particular interest for Europe’s many low density lines.

Road and Automotive

  Mobility is an important part of everyone's daily lives. Satellites support in-vehicle navigation, fleet management, road tolling and speed monitoring. Today, Galileo ensures the authenticity of the satellite signals these services depend on. In the near future, Galileo will help enable autonomous driving and connected vehicles.

Mapping & Surveying

  With Galileo satellites working together with GPS, there are more satellites in the sky, meaning more accurate positioning – of particular importance to surveyors operating in such challenging environments as cities, dense forests or at sea.  

Timing & Synchronisation

  Galileo satellites are synchronised to an extraordinary level of accuracy with the widely used Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) standard. This means Galileo is capable of delivering a timing signal demanded by such applications as communications, finance, banking, insurance and energy.