Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), including Galileo, play a key role in the Internet of Things. Information on positioning, velocity and timing is driving growth in a wide array of context-aware applications, from drones and driverless cars, to assets tracking. With such a wide application spectrum, innovation around positioning is evolving along three main dimensions:

  • Ubiquitous location, aiming at locating people and objects at any time, everywhere.
  • Automation of the positioning systems, enabling the positioning system to sense the environment and react to it in real time.
  • Security of positioning, especially in liability-critical applications such as autonomous driving, where hacking threats can put in danger the life of people.

In recent years, access to GNSS technology has developed exponentially, quickly moving from the first GPS navigation equipment to more than 6bln GNSS devices available globally today, targeting to cover all interconnected devices.  The current location performance is considered adequate to support many applications, but it will not be enough for tomorrow’s self-driving cars, drones and the IoT, all of which require more accuracy, ubiquity of location indoor and outdoor, and security of location data, all with the lowest possible power consumption.

On 29th of November 2018 at 14:00, Fiammetta Diani and Justyna Redelkiewicz Musial from the European GNSS Agency (GSA) will talk about Galileo’s unique features for IoT, such as signal authentication to prevent spoofing, additional frequencies for better accuracy in urban environments, and high accuracy service for more demanding applications.

Registration is free and open, by following this link.