GNSS-based metering for vehicle applications and value added road services – GNSSmeter
The project develops a road pricing and pay per use insurance application system based on vehicle on-board technology
that can be integrated rapidly to an existing market product. Currently, GPS is used as the primary positioning
technology and is the key enabler of the existing system. Within GNSSmeter, the existing concept is extended by
integrating EGNOS/EDAS augmentation data as well as Galileo measurements.
The first Galileo signals will be processed and in the near future significantly increase the ability for metering
calculation especially in urban canyons. A sophisticated PVT software which incorporates GPS, EGNOS and Galileo raw
measurements, will handle and process several satellite signals and additionally will carry out several integrity checks
to improve the necessary charging integrity which is required for liability critical services (such as pay per use
insurance applications). The PVT solution will incorporate augmentation data from EGNOS signal in space as well as EDAS
in a communication link. The metering calculation software will use the GNSS (GPS/EGNOS/Galileo) raw data forwarded by
the PVT software for the metering calculation which is further used for road pricing calculation. The calculated
position, velocity, and time from the PVT software will be used to validate the extended metering calculation software.
Thus, the project proposes some significant advantages over the status quo. The scope of GNSSmeter addresses the topics
vehicle applications with high public utility such as road pricing and vehicle value added services such as Pay Per Use
The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Framework Programme
(FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement no. 247922.