inLane and SaPPART have jointly written an article for Thinking Highways. The article was published in CONNECTED North America, the Thinking Highways’ magazine produced for and with the ITS World Congress, which took place at the end of October in Montreal, Canada. The magazine was given out to around 2,000 delegates at the Congress and was available in the exhibition hall for anyone interested.

The inLane and SaPPART article summarizes the outcomes of the SaPPART COST Action. It emphasizes the role of postitioning in liability-critical road applications, and the necessity to assess accurately the quality of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) based positioning.

GNSS are becoming one of the main components supporting Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and value-added  services in road transport and personal mobility. The use of GNSS is expected to grow significantly due to improvements in positioning  performance, with positive impacts such as: finding the optimal route; improving traffic and travel efficiency, as well as safety and security; reducing congestion and optimizing fuel consumption. The deployment of many automotive applications, like for instance automated driving, requires highly reliable positioning information. However, the positioning reliability depends strongly on the quality of the GNSS signal, which varies greatly according to the road and operational environment. It is therefore important to specify the GNSS performance requirements for the various road transport applications.

Read the full article here.