Galileo / EGNOS Enhanced Driver Assistance (GENEVA)
Adoption of GNSS technologies, in particular of EGNOS/EDAS and Galileo, for advanced driver assistance systems for
high precision, reliable and certifiable service
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
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
- 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.
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