Europe's Galileo and EGNOS satellite navigation systems and the requirements of the road transport sector are the focus of an international workshop to be held in the Czech Republic on 17 February 2010.
Às part of the Galileo Users Forum (GUF) series of events, the free half-day workshop will be held at the Škoda Auto University in Mladá Boleslav. The city is located about 40km north of Prague and is the headquarters of Škoda, the Czech-based auto manufacturer.
The workshop, conducted in English, will discuss the benefits of EGNOS and Galileo in the road transport sector.
“At present, the EGNOS system already provides services that increase road traffic continuity and safety,” the GUF said in announcing the event.
Discussions among end users and the European institutions responsible for the deployment of EGNOS and Galileo will result in recommendations relating to the road transport sector.
Pavel Škvára, the Czech Deputy Minister of Transport, will open the workshop. Other speakers include Philippe Hamet from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Transport and Energy, Francisco Ferreira from the Directorate-General for Information Society and Media and Stefan Gustafsson from the European Space Agency.
Representatives from Škoda Auto, NavCert, ERTICO-ITS, the ADASIS Forum, ITS Niedersachsen, AustriaTech, Telematix, Telefónica are also among speakers who will make presentations.
The workshop is hosted by the Czech Ministry of Transport in cooperation with the City of Prague, Škoda Auto, the General Auto-Moto-Club Czech Republic, and the Czech and Slovak Intelligent Transport Systems & Services Association.
Register online for the ‘GNSS for in-vehicle and co-operative systems and for enhancing the road safety’ workshop at www.spacedepartment.cz.
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Registration for GUF workshop at Czech Ministry of Transport