Tracking the Rapid Uptake of Galileo Initial Services
GNSS Service Galileo Approaches 1 Billion Devices
With the rise of “bring-your-own device” in construction and surveying, now is a good time to look at the devices and applications where Galileo is adding accuracy – in the air, on the farm and in the world all around us. Over the past two years, the UseGalileo.eu portal has tracked Galileo’s market development – and the figures from the site are very encouraging.
The first and most visible statistic from the site is the fact that the number of Galileo-enabled smartphones in use is rapidly approaching the 1-billion mark. But it’s not all about smartphones; there are many other devices on the market where Galileo initial services are already contributing additional accuracy, resilience and robustness in a range of sectors – from road, maritime, rail and air transport to mapping and surveying, timing and synchronization and location-based services.