On Wednesday 15th of January was the kick off of the CLUG Project at the European GNSS Agency Headquarter
(CLUG : Certifiable Localisation Unit with GNSS)
This H2020 project is based on the existing and future European Global Navigation Satellite System (EGNSS) as GALILEO or EGNOS coupled with other sensors like inertial measurement unit or odometer, that can decrease the cost of the on-board and trackside equipment for signaling and foster the development of a sustainable system for the entire European railway network. Therefore, this new localisation approach can promote and accelerate the #ERTMS deployment by better location-based services (e.g. improve customer information, optimal traffic management system, feed the autonomous train operations, etc.) in Europe.
This ambitious two-year project is a large and complete consortium of different partners comprising railway companies (SNCF, DB Netz and SBB), railway signaling industries (CAF and Siemens), navigation specialists (Airbus Defense & Space, Naventik, FDC), a research institute (ENAC) and a certification expert (Navcert).
Finally, this project is the key enabling technology for the future-proof development of train digitalisation and automation to respond to the increased mobility needs of all European citizen and goods by leveraging the train, a green safe and efficient means of transport.