GNSS-based metering for vehicle applications and value added road services


Development of a road pricing and pay per use insurance application system based on vehicle on-board technology that can be integrated rapidly into an existing market product.

Brief Description

The project develops a road pricing and pay per use insurance application system based on a vehicle on-board technology that can be integrated rapidly to an existing market product presently offered by Skymeter Ltd. At present, GPS is used as the primary positioning technology and is the key enabler of the present application. Within GNSSmeter, the existing application/system concept is extended by integrating EGNOS/EDAS integrity and augmentation data as well as Galileo measurements.

The first Galileo signals will be processed and in the near future significantly increase the ability for metering calculation especially in urban canyons. Thus, the existing GPS-only receiver chipset will be replaced by an innovative miniaturised GPS/EGNOS/Galileo chipset supporting a tailored acquisition aiding functionality.

Furthermore, PVT (position, velocity, time) software which incorporates GPS, EGNOS and Galileo raw measurements, will handle and process several satellite signals and additionally will carry out several integrity checks to improve the necessary charging integrity which is required for liability critical services (such as pay per use insurance applications). The PVT solution will incorporate augmentation data from EGNOS signal in space as well as EDAS.

The metering calculation software will use the GNSS (GPS/EGNOS/Galileo) raw data forwarded by the PVT software for the already patent protected metering calculation which is further used for road pricing calculation. The calculated position, velocity, and time from the PVT software will be used to validate the extended metering calculation software.

TeleConsult Austria as the coordinator of the GNSSmeter project received on 29th June 2010 the Award

“Austrian Champions in European Research – 2010”

from the Austrian Research Promotion Agency.


Project Partners
  • TeleConsult Austria GmbH, Austria (lead)
  • Skymeter Ltd., United Kingdom
  • CTAE – Aerospace Research & Technology Centre, Spain
  • DKE Aerospace Swiss GmbH, Switzerland
  • supported by: NavCert GmbH, Germany
  • European GNSS Supervisory Authority (GSA), under FP7 of the European Union
  • Successfully completed in 2011