Reaching for the stars: how Galileo’s satellites could help automotive logistics

With visibility in the supply chain more critical than ever, technologies to provide data on vehicle position and movement have proliferated. But this year’s expansion of the Galileo satellite system will take tracking to a whole new level for the automotive industry

 

Since launching its first test navigation satellite in 2005, the European Space Agency (ESA) has steadily built up the Galileo global positioning network and today operates 22 satellites. With four further launches due in 2020, the Galileo network is set to become the first fully operational high-accuracy global navigation satellite system (GNSS) – heralding a new era of precision navigation and, for the automotive industry, bringing opportunities for improved vehicle logistics.

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