European GNSS Programmes at Innotrans 2018
For four days during the third week of September the focus in Berlin was on InnoTrans and EGNOS was present there at Hall 6.2. This edition boasted record exhibitor and trade visitor numbers: around 160.000 trade visitors from over 110 countries and 3.062 exhibiting companies and institutions from 61 countries, all of them contributing to the success of the world’s leading trade fair for transport technology.
The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking was presenting more than 20 innovative developments through live demos and speeches. Its several members showed the initial results after less than two years after the start. And it is worth mentioning that satellite positioning is one of the technologies included in S2R innovation programmes to boost the enhancement of railway signalling systems.
Satellite Technology for railways was presented at UNIFE stand, focused on highlighting the latest achievements in European H2020 projects STARS and the recently launched ERSAT GCC. STARS was focused on developing a universal approach to predict the achievable GNSS performance in a railway environment and ERSAT GCC aims at launching an operational line using satellite technology into ERTMS and to accelerate the standardization process at European level for the inclusion of satellite requirements into the new ERTMS specifications.