The aim of this project is to fill the gap between ERTMS needs for safety critical applications and EGNSS services, through a characterisation of the railway environment and of GNSS performances assessment in that environment. The application of GNSS in ERTMS shall lead to significant economic benefits through reduction of trackside equipment, reduction of maintenance, increase of availability and performance.
On 22 September 2016, STARS project has been presented during InnoTrans, the world’s largest trade fair focused on the rail transport.
STARS project session has been introduced by Daniel Lopour, European GNSS Agency, who introduced the subject by presenting how European satellite solutions can bring the added value to future generations of railway systems.
Project will develop an universal approach to predict the achievable GNSS performance in a railway environment, especially for safety critical applications. Necessary evolutions of ETCS to include GNSS services will be determined together with quantification of economic benefits through reduction of costs.