TUD COST Action TU1302
Satellite Positioning Performance Assessment for Road Transport




The overall aims of the Action are threefold:

  • To develop a framework for the definition of service levels for the GNSS-based positioning terminals, used in ITS and personal mobility applications, and the associated examination framework for certification purposes;
  • To promote high-level educational and training programmes in the fields of GNSS positioning, GNSS-based ITS and personal mobility applications;
  • To promote the use of GNSS in general, and EGNOS and Galileo in particular, in ITS and personal mobility domains, for their common long-term development and deployment in Europe.


Under the overall aims, this interdisciplinary Action between road transport, personal mobility and satellite navigations targets the following specific objectives:

  • Capitalizing the main results of a number of National, European and International projects of the past 5 years that addressed the use of GNSS in the road sector, most of which involved the participation of the partners of this Action (aims 1, 2 and 3)
  • Coordinating European scientists to highlight problems and open issues, strength and weaknesses of GNSS solutions envisaged in different ITS and personal mobility applications (aim 1)
  • Developing a framework for the definition of service levels for the GNSS-based positioning terminals and the associated framework for certification purposes. This will be in form of guidelines and data sets, which will constitute major inputs to the related European standardisation activities for GNSS-based mobility and transportation services. (aim 1)
  • Linking the academic community and stakeholders to standardisation bodies (ETSI, CEN, ISO, national standardisation bodies) with the creation of targeted working groups (aim 1)
  • Supporting European-related legislation activities (aims 1 and 3)
  • Organizing a high-level educational and training programme, with the aim of raising the ITS stakeholders’ awareness and understanding of GNSS-related issues, and reciprocally. (aim 2)
  • Promoting a widespread, advanced and effective use of GNSS in ITS and personal mobility services. (aim 3)