First GALILEO-enabled autonomous vehicles

Nowadays, GALILEO is a potential driver for the future navigation of autonomous vehicles.

The last November 27th, demonstrations of autonomous vehicles took place at the University of Technology of Compiègne, France. These live demonstrations involved for the first time Gelileo-enabled autonomous vehicles made in the EU.

Assisting participants to the event had the unique opportunity to ride in an autonomous vehicle fitted with a GALILEO-enabled ESCAPE GNSS engine (EGE).

The EGE is an innovative positioning engine that leverages the Galileo signals and services to provide a core positioning component in autonomous vehicles. It was designed and prototyped by the ESCAPE project, funded under the European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) Fundamental Elements programme.