TAG: Galileo

European Navigation Conference 2017

May 9, 2017By

The 2017 European Navigation Conference (ENC) will take place May 9-12 at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lusanne, Switzerland. The 25th annual event is being organized by the Swiss Institution of Navigation (ION-CH). This year’s ENC will focus on challenges posed by the increased need for positioning in the commercial world. There also will be an exhibition displaying products and services... read more

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Top-level updates from Munich summit on four GNSS

March 22, 2017By

Here’s a panorama in broad strokes across the range of GNSSs, garnered from top system spokespersons at the Munich Satellite Navigation Summit. It’s been several years since breaking news was aired at this annual late winter/early spring event, but it’s always good for a wide-ranging update, recalibrating levels, so to speak. GPS. With 31 operational satellites (24 is baseline) and... read more

GHOST project developing intelligent public transportation

March 15, 2017By
The GHOST system equips existing public transport fleets with a Galileo-enabled camera and connects these vehicles to a web portal. (Photo: GSA)

News from the European GNSS Agency (GSA) All across Europe, the number of smart cities is multiplying. To tackle their growing needs and to guarantee efficient city planning and maintenance, many cities are engaged in massive investments in such key areas as street lighting, road maintenance, traffic and waste management. In parallel, public transportation is continuously evolving in terms of... read more

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Galileo Commercial Service Implementing Decision enters into force

February 15, 2017By
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The European Commission and the European GNSS Agency (GSA) confirm that the first generation of Galileo will already provide users with high accuracy and authentication services. Both the commission and GSA have adopted the Galileo Commercial Service Implementing Decision. The Commercial Service will complement the Galileo Open Service by providing an additional navigation signal and added-value services in a different frequency band.... read more

Emergency 112 calls in Europe saving lives with GNSS

February 14, 2017By
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On Feb. 11, the European Union (EU) celebrated 112 Day in honor of the single European emergency phone number. The 112 system uses Advanced Mobile Location (AML) to receive location information from mobile phones. Every year, about 300,000 people who call the emergency services cannot describe their location because they may not know where they are, because they are too... read more

Galileo clock anomalies under investigation

January 19, 2017By
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The European Space Agency (ESA) issued a press release addressing the Galileo clock failures reported Jan. 18. GPS World Innovation editor Richard Langley provided the following summary of the satellites and clocks involved, based on information we have received to date. 5 satellites affected: 3 IOVs, 2 FOCs Total of 10 failures; 1 fixed; so 9 continuing failures 5 masers... read more

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NSL CEO Vidal Ashkenazi honored with Queen’s OBE

January 11, 2017By
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Vidal Ashkenazi, founder and CEO of Nottingham Scientific Ltd (NSL), has been awarded an OBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours List for Services to Science. An OBE is a Queen’s honor given to an individual for a major role in any activity such as business, charity or the public sector. OBE stands for Officer of the Most Excellent Order... read more

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Galileo declares: Open for business!

January 11, 2017By
Galileo Goes Live! ceremony in Brussels: European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, responsible for the Energy Union, and Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska, responsible for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, count down to hit the “Go” button.

At a Dec. 15 ceremony in Brussels titled “Galileo Goes Live,” two high officials of the European Commission issued the Galileo Initial Services Declaration. Plus: Ground control upgrade for GPS III approved; GPS funded at $847 million for FY 2017. read more

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