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.
The STARS Mid-Term event was held on Thursday, 15 June, in the attractive premises of Toulouse’s Cité de l’Espace. The event gathered more than 50 participants, including project consortium members and stakeholders from the rail industry, the aerospace sector and various research centres.
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.