Galileo for Interactive Driving
Background & Objectives
In order to achieve these challenging goals, GAIN will gather partners with outstanding expertise and wide experience in the field of satellite navigation, communication, map management and telematics. The consortium covers the complete value chain and is supported by a market research company and a university. GAIN intends to commercialize the project outcome and, thereby, to provide an innovative green driving product which is accepted by the end user.
Why this project is important for EGNOS/GSA/SatNav?
GAIN will extend the concept of the Horizontal Protection Level (HPL) of EGNOS/EDAS and exploit its value for road applications, as this is one of the major strengths of EGNOS/EDAS.
The aim of the GAIN project is to develop the Enhanced Active Green Driving (EAGD) system for real time optimization and reduction of CO2 emissions and fuel consumption. The proposed solution is based on an already existing prototype called Active Green Driving (AGD) which needs to be extended and optimized. The prototype currently being implemented is limited by only using a simple GPS system and static route information from standard navigation maps. Due to erroneous positioning solutions, the AGD prototype often proposes inappropriate manoeuvres to the driver. To prepare a successful market entry for this green driving application, this limitation has to be removed. The EAGD system will be based on EGNOS/EDAS. Furthermore, the project will follow an active dissemination strategy through web site and conference contributions. In addition, GAIN will focus on compliance with the AUTOSAR standard and directly contribute to defining guidelines for the proper application of EGNOS/EDAS corrections in the transport domain.
How does it work?
Within the GAIN project, a refined positioning algorithm which is based on EGNOS/EDAS data will be developed. Furthermore, the concept of position integrity is introduced and used to innovatively detect multipath in urban areas through a GNSS/INS tightly coupled approach and 3D modelling of the environment. In addition, communication through Vehicle-to-Vehicle standards will be used to improve the Electronic Horizon to also contain dynamic information about other vehicles present on the road.
GAIN will focus on compliance with the AUTOSAR standard and directly contribute to defining guidelines for the proper application of EGNOS/EDAS corrections in the transport domain.
Work performed & results
Expected results for the GAIN project are, to:
- Reduce CO2 emissions and fuel consumption;
- Develop the Enhanced Active Green Driving system and prepare for market introduction;
- Use EGNOS and EDAS corrections data for improved GNSS positioning accuracy;
- Extend the SBAS MOPS Horizontal Protection Level concept from aviation to road transport applications and give advice and guidelines.