Application of Galileo In the LBS
AGILE contributes to the successful take-off of Galileo based LBS applications,
addressing and mitigating all enabling elements (institutional and technological),
and paving the way for medium-term, business-effective LBS applications
that maximise the benefits derived from EGNOS and Galileo.
Location Based Services for personal mobility have for some time been
recognised as the primary future market for Galileo in terms of the number of
users and potential revenue. Previous GNSS/Galileo activities in this field have
focused, primarily, on emergency services and professional applications. The
challenge of the AGILE (Application of Galileo in the LBS Environment) project is
to address the LBS mass market by focusing on all aspects that may facilitate
the acceptance and success of EGNOS and Galileo based solutions from the
perspective of delivering profitable business returns.
The strategies of AGILE
- To precisely characterise the LBS market in terms of classes of applications,
and to deeply analyse and assess the service enablers for each of these
- To push further for an open business model as a framework for success of
- To reinforce standardisation and regulation activities to ensure that Galileo
signals and services will be usable in mobile networks.
- To promote the Galileo advanced features and their potential benefit for the
- To assess the European geo-information market for availability of relevant
content, critical to the successful development of the LBS market sector.
- To demonstrate a pre-commercial EGNOS-based LBS platform based on
industrial commercial products with the objective to support the short-term
commercial launch of EGNOS-based services. Prototype elements will also
be integrated for longer-term demonstrations of Galileo.
The AGILE solution places emphasis on the LBS enablers that will foster the
development of GNSS based LBS applications for the mass market. The ultimate
objective is to proceed and consolidate the roadmap and actions that will
efficiently bring Galileo-based, value-added applications to reality, for the
benefit of users (travellers in their every day life) and investors.
LogicaCMG, UK (lead)
Alcatel Alenia Space, France
Deimos Space, Spain
IIASL – Leiden University, The Netherlands
Telecom Italia Lab, Italy
TeleConsult Austria, Austria
Telefónica I+D, Spain
Telefonica Moviles Espania, Spain
Galileo Joint Undertaking, under FP6 of the European Union
Successfully completed in 2007