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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP | Phase: SST.2008.5.2.2. | Award Amount: 3.41M | Year: 2009

A Volumetric Navigation System (VNS) started with great interest in new traffic navigation solutions considering certain scenarios in which all the vehicles share information in order to be part of a collaborative navigation network. In those scenarios, 3D volume dimensions are used to define the position of an associated volumetric envelope in time. In the maritime navigation the volume of the ship is the envelope of the ship after a given time.Horizontal dimensions of this ships envelope will consider his current speed and also from his extreme stopping and manoeuvring capabilities from the given speed and load, and correction for the drift due to local measured wind and mapped currents. The vertical dimension in navigation at sea is the water distance below the keel at fore and the aft of the ship and the sea bottom as given by carthography and tide. The display may overlap the Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) screen.VNS is a human error avoiding tool for collision avoidance, manouevring and navigation in low separation traffic lines and channels, crossings, port traffic, congested shallow waters. The system key points are: Every vessel may be represented by a safety volume envelope which geometry will depend on its real shape, navigation and dynamical parameters and the surrounding environment; The position and course and heading of a vessel may be accurately calculated in real time from its position, speed and drift by GPS and GNSS technologies. Combining position, course, drift and volume, each vessel may be considered as a geo-referenced geometrical volume; In an scenario with different ship sizes and tonnage and speeds each vessel or boat generates his own volume that is transmitted to the other vessels in the area . The shore, docks river or channel sides and shallow water obstacles generate a warning when the volume of the vessel approaches at different levels of risk .


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: GALILEO-1-2015 | Award Amount: 3.28M | Year: 2016

Lane-level positioning and map matching are some of the biggest challenges for navigation systems. Although vehicle telematics provide services with positioning requirements fulfilled by low-cost GNSS receivers, more complex road and driver assistance applications are increasingly been deployed, due to the growing demand. These include lane-level information as well as lane-level navigation and prioritised alerts depending on the scenario composition (traffic sign, navigation instructions, ADAS instructions). These applications need a more accurate and reliable positioning subsystem. A good example of these new requirements can be witnessed in the increasing interest in navigation at lane-level, with applications such as enhanced driver awareness, intelligent speed alert and simple lane allocation. As well as the accuracy of positioning data being a big driver, there is also a question around the adaptability of navigation systems to these applications. This depends firstly on the availability of an accurate common reference for positioning (an enhanced map) and secondly, on the level of the provided pose estimation (integrity). However, neither the current road maps nor the traditional integrity parameters seem to be well suited for these purposes. Delivering lane-level information to an in-vehicle navigation system and combining this with the opportunity for vehicles to exchange information between themselves, will give drivers the opportunity to select the optimal road lane, even in dense traffic in urban and extra-urban areas. Every driver will be able to choose the appropriate lane and will to be able to reduce the risks associate with last-moment lane-change manoeuvres. inLane proposes new generation, low-cost, lane-level, precise turn-by-turn navigation applications through the fusion of EGNSS and Computer Vision technology. This will enable a new generation of enhanced mapping information based on crowdsourcing.


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: GALILEO-3-2014 | Award Amount: 1.43M | Year: 2015

The objective of the UKRAINE project, in line with GALILEO-3-2014 Call, are to foster application development through international cooperation and to create a broad acceptance of EGNSS in Ukraine, creating at the same time opportunities both for knowledge building and at commercial level. The contribution of the UKRAINE project with respect to the aforementioned objectives relates to the achievement of the following impacts: - preparation of the Ukrainian aviation market to the extension of EGNOS - support to the uptake of regulated EGNSS applications through the elaboration of a legislative roadmap - generation of innovative solutions for multimodal logistics and dangerous goods - creation of business matchmaking opportunities for Ukrainian and EU companies These impacts will be achived by a set of coordinated actions: 1. performing a study on integrating the Ukrainian legal framework to key European directives and regulations on EGNSS transport 2. working on aviation as the starting point for the extension of EGNOS to Ukraine, by a) preparing the ground for LPV procedures, b) working on GNSS signal monitoring and c) setting the required legal framework 3. innovating in the field of EGNSS tracking and tracing of Dangerous Goods and performing a pilot on multimodal freight transport 4. creating business matchmaking opportunities between EU and Ukrainian companies and engaging GNSS stakeholders through a contest on a multiconstellation receiver 5. disseminating results through pilots, demonstrators and an extensive communication campaign The maximum possible involvement of Ukrainian stakeholders will be ensured by a) the direct involvement of the State Space Agency of Ukraine, the National Aviation University and the Technical Polytechnic of Kiev (KPI), b) the organization of events, matchmaking opportunities and contests targeting Ukrainian entities and c) the vision to release products on the Ukrainian market.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2011.5.5 | Award Amount: 2.65M | Year: 2011

Visually disabled people have striking needs for trustful navigation systems enabling for efficient mobility services, mainly considering safety and autonomy. In this context, satellite positioning and navigation technologies available are being implemented in innovative personal navigation devices. But existing products and solutions based on GNSS fail because they lack accuracy and integrity, they dont provide a suitable and efficient man-machine interface adjusted to this user segment, or rely on costly infrastructures.\nARGUS project focuses onto a satellite based navigation (GNSS/ EDAS) terminal for people with impaired visually capabilities, guiding them along pre-defined tracks (pre recorded or automatically calculated route), using specifically designed HMI such as acoustic and haptic signals. ARGUS project introduces the opportunity to develop an innovative guidance support system for visual impaired people based on the provision of a track perception to the end user through holophonic technologies. Neither research or patents, nor products, have solved the problem of providing a track line perception. Track perception would allow blind people to imagine the geometry of the path and walk along it. This will provide track navigation instead the classical waypoint or route navigation which is used for car navigation or people with all visual capabilities. This project focuses on visually impaired community which requires some modification to the traditional navigation guidance providing them personal inclusion and integration into daily life. Information collected by the users, will be gathered in a server supporting a social network where Argus users (and also any other user who could benefit from the data collected) could access web services delivering useful information that can increase safety or enhance the experience when performing outdoor activities.\nThe user groups identified for ARGUS are visually impaired people, covering all levels of visual impairment, and also people working in environments with low visibility. Elderly people could in many occasions be included among such groups.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: GALILEO-2007-3.1-01 | Award Amount: 2.86M | Year: 2009

The objective of the project is to develop a new 2 frequency GALILEO/EGNOS/GPS satellite navigation receiver concept for automotive applications and to push the state-ofthe-art of GNSS receivers by elaboration of relevant core technologies. The project will consider the FP6 achievements in the developement of single frequency mass market receivers and expand and explore these on new features such as the use of MBOC for the open signal, OS authentication and dual frequency reception of L1- and E5/L5 band for the use in automotive applications like driver assistance systems.

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