Galileo / EGNOS Enhanced Driver Assistance


Adoption of GNSS technologies, in particular of EGNOS/EDAS and Galileo, for advanced driver assistance systems for high precision, reliable and certifiable service

Brief Description

The general objective of the GENEVA project is to develop an innovative application within the context of advanced driver assistance for high precision, reliable and certifiable use. The application will contribute to the adoption of EGNOS/EDAS and the introduction of Galileo in one of the most important market segments i.e. the European automotive industry.

The application “Urban Assist” is targeted to road telematics applications. Urban Assist will bring benefits e.g. increased road safety to all European citizens and has a broad social and public dimension. For the implementation of the application sophisticated technology is needed with high level of innovation. The output of GENEVA will be an application with clear market implementation focus using GNSS as primary positioning technology.

Urban Assist mainly aims to significantly reduce the number of urban road accidents and consequently the number of injured and killed people in road traffic. Besides this main target, collision avoidance has also positive influence on other aspects important for the community. It helps to reduce traffic jams, resource consumption, air pollution and CO2 emissions.

Key topics of Urban Assist therefore are:

  • Driver support in standard situations to improve safety before or when entering a critical situation.
  • Development of a scalable, inexpensive high accuracy positioning system for urban environment with build-in integrity monitoring.
  • Enrichment of existing map technologies for attributes needed for safety relevant driver assistance systems in urban environment and their standardization.
  • Development of algorithms to verify attributed maps with sensors for environment perception like camera/image processing and laser/radar.
  • Development of algorithms to verify calibration of sensors for environment perception. If possible, systematic errors should be estimated and used for recalibration.

Urban Assist is a first element of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) for vehicles where reliable GNSS (EGNOS/EDAS and Galileo) services will be the key enabler.


Project Partners
  • OECON GmbH, Germany
  • Volkswagen AG, Germany
  • Fraunhofer IIS, Germany
  • TeleConsult Austria GmbH, Austria
  • Tele Atlas BV, The Netherlands
  • NavCert GmbH, Germany
  • The 425 Company Ltd, UK
  • Technical University Braunschweig – IFF, Germany
  • Institute of Geomatics, Spain

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7-GALILEO-2008-GSA-1) under grant agreement no° 248198.

  • Successfully completed in 2012