Sapcorda Plans Centimeter-scale GPS for Europe – IEEE Spectrum

http://spectrum.ieee.org/cars-that-think/aerospace/satellites/fourway-japaneurope-joint-venture-aims-to-establish-industry-open-standard-for-precision-global-navigation-satellite-system-services

Germany’s Bosch and Geo++u-blox of Switzerland, and Japan’s Mitsubishi Electric announced the establishment of Sapcorda Services, a joint-venture that plans to provide global navigation satellite system (GNSS) positioning services of centimeter-level accuracy via satellite transmission, mobile cellular technology, and the Internet.
The U.S.-operated Global Positioning System (GPS) is only accurate to about 10 meters, while Europe’s corresponding Galileo system now has an accuracy of 1 meter.

Details at the Sapcorda announcement were sketchy, but essentially it plans to augment GPS and Galileo positioning data in Europe by employing surveyed reference stations on the ground. 

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