The European Commission will hold a one day free conference, “European GNSS: actions for road transport, multimodal logistics and dangerous goods” on 20 February 2014 starting at 0930 and ending at 1730.
This will cover the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Applications Action Plan related to the smart tachograph, long-range coaches, transport of dangerous goods, multimodal logistics and solutions for road building upon GNSS-based positioning and transmission of the vehicle ID.
GNSS receivers determine location by using the timing and positioning data encoded in the signals from space. The USA’s NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS) and Russia’s Global'naya Navigatsionnaya Sputnikovaya Sistema (GLONASS) are examples of GNSS.
Europe is in the process of launching its own independent GNSS, Galileo. When it becomes operational in 2014, Galileo will provide positioning and timing services through a network of 30 satellites and an associated ground infrastructure. Galileo will be interoperable with GPS and GLONASS. This interoperability will allow manufacturers to develop terminals that work with Galileo, GPS and GLONASS.