Precise and secUre autoMative trAcking

Background & Objectives

The PUMA consortium is composed of partners with expertise in automotive, GNSS security and inertial sensors.

The project aims to develop a solution to mitigate the increasing problem of GNSS jamming and spoofing in road applications. With GPS jammers increasingly available in specialised electronic stores and on the Internet for a few euros, this risk of disruption for safety and financially-critical road applications such as road tolls, pay-as-you-go (PAYG) insurance, anti-theft systems or hazmat tracking is ever increasing.

An enormous market potential is foreseen for this technology as it resolves numerous issues that are obstacles to the adoption of Galileo and EGNOS in the road sector.


The PUMA Consortium is committed to pursuing the following project objectives:

  1. Investigation and development of a dead-reckoning system based on vehicle wheel sensor data for the scope of detecting GNSS spoofing attacks;
  2. Investigation and development of software and hardware for interfacing solutions for a representative number of compatible cars, in which in-vehicle sensor data is automatically recognised and used for dead-reckoning;
  3. Development of a prototype (On Board Unit and supporting application) that will demonstrate the potentials of the technology for the target market and provide significant market opportunity;
  4. Commercialisation of the technology.
Alessandro Pozzobon
via Marinali 87
36061 Bassano del Grappa VI
EUSPA Project Officer: 
Boris Kennes
Total Cost: 
358 545 €
EU Contributions: 
289 802 €
Project Call: 
FP7 2nd Call
Contract Number: 

Work performed & results

Results are expected for mid 2011. The main outcome of the PUMA project is the On Board Unit (OBU) prototype with anti-spoofing capabilities. In normal circumstances the OBU will work as a standard tracking unit, transmitting position and vehicle data to the control centre. Under a jamming or spoofing attack, the OBU should be able to reconstruct the real path of the vehicle and notify the control centre of the event.
EGNOS and EDAS are vital parts of the technology for the provisioning of GNSS correction and integrity data, facilitating high-quality precise positioning for navigation and profiling.

University of Federal Armed Forces
Automex Sp.z o.o.

Updated: Oct 11, 2018