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Agriculture

  The costs associated with agriculture are on the rise and environmental demands are gaining ground by the day, meaning efficient and sustainable farming solutions are needed more than ever. EGNOS offers an affordable solution to move towards precision agriculture. In doing so, it enhances precision, eliminates waste, saves time, reduces fatigue, optimises the use of equipment (thus extending its lifetime) and increases crop yields.

Aviation

  Aviation is the key market segment for European GNSS. In fact, EGNOS was designed for aviation. In brief, GNSS programmes like EGNOS have revolutionized the way we fly. It has created more access to small airports, increased safety and facilitated business across Europe. Across the commercial, regional, general and business aviation sectors and from airports to OEMs and the end user - everyone is benefitting from EGNOS.

Location Based Services (LBS)

  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.

Mapping & Surveying

  European GNSS provides an efficient technology for mapping and is widely used by such organisations as utility companies as well as regional and local authorities. EGNOS can contribute in growing the use of GNSS in real time mapping solutions by providing free accuracy that is widely available. And did we mention it's free? Today, most new GNSS devices are EGNOS-enabled, premitting real-time positioning and covering the majority of Europe.

Maritime

  European GNSS, and specifically EGNOS, contributes substantially to the maritime sector. All passenger ships and cargo ships larger than 500 gross tonnage are regulated and rely heavily on GNSS for navigation. What's more, GNSS systems for maritime navigation are widespread across commercial and recreational vessels, both overseas and in high traffic areas. GNSS is also used to ensure safe navigation in inland waterways (rivers, canals, lakes and estuaries).

Rail

  Aside from the more well-known facts such as passenger information, European GNSS serves the rail sector in various other ways. From asset management to High and Low Density Command & Control Systems, the amount of initiatives in the world shows the consideration given to Rail and GNSS developments. GNSS enabled signalling applications provide increased safety and reduce costs of infrastructure management and operations compared to legacy signalling solutions.

Road

  Mobility is an important part of everyone's daily lives. European GNSS, including EGNOS, is making everyone's life on the road easier by significantly reducing congestion and, consequently, CO2 pollution, improving the efficiency of road transportation through navigation, fleet management opportunities and satellite road traffic monitoring.