Germany Funds Project for High Precision Pedestrian GPS

NAVIGON, NAVTEQ and others take part in the research



Germany Funds Project for High Precision Pedestrian GPS
The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research has launched a research project called NAPA that involves mid size companies and universities to develop a high accuracy GPS receiver for pedestrian.

Among the participating companies are IMST (as project coordinator), NAVIGON, NAVTEQ Germany, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, NavCert GmbH and the Institute for Integrated analog circuit (IAS) of the RWTH Aachen and the University of Koblenz.

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research has allowed €3.1 million to this research project. The ambition is to develop a GNSS receiver handling both GPS and Galileo signals as well as embedding precise map data and able to locate a pedestrian on a sidewalk and pinpoint pedestrian road crossings and traffic lights.

Würzburg (where NAVIGON has a research center) and Koblenz will be the the first locations of the demonstrators.

Thursday, November 25th 2010


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