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Galileo, the European satellite navigation system

Miguel Angel Martinez-Olagüe
Director of Corporate Development

Joaquín Cosmen - Schortmann
Director General Counselor GNSS

At the end of this decade Europe will be made available to the international community a new satellite navigation system. Unlike the American GPS system, the European system, known as Galileo, will be under civilian control and allow its users a service guarantee. This article introduces the main characteristics of Galileo, its key differences from the GPS and tries to anticipate developments imply for the world of road transport.

GNSS, GPS, Galileo, ITS, Telematics, Automatic Toll Booth.

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