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automated vehicles

Future Mobility Lab

Automated Vehicles

Galileo Online: GO!

The project aims at the development of a reliable and high-precise Galileo navigation receiver for railway applications. Application-specific problems, e. g. signal shadowing in railway specific receiving conditions, are analyzed, possible solutions are developed and implemented.

A unique characteristic of the receiver is the seamless connection of the receiver's soft- and hardware to central services. Therefore, a system is designed using a synthesis of optimized communication channels for data exchange, as well as services based on a modular service architecture. Thus, by means of modern navigation and communication technologies, new realization scenarios focusing on railway applications can be designed. Therefore, the efficiency of existing processes can be increased and, at the same time, the potential of modern, precise navigation tools can be integrated into the economic value chain.

The efficiency of the overall system is shown exemplarily using an automated shunting scenario. The scenario is implemented on mobile test platforms (Buggies) and, in addition, on test vehicles within a real marshalling yard to validate the system under real railway conditions.


René Zweigel
Institute of Automatic Control
+49 241 80-28034
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Project duration

04/2015 – 03/2018

Project partner

Institute of Automatic Control, IMST GmbH, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, SCISYS Deutschland GmbH, Vodafone GmbH, InnoZ – Innovationszentrum für Mobilität und gesellschaftlichen Wandel GmbH

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Supported by

The authors gratefully acknowledge the contribution of the joint research project Galileo Online: GO! (title 50NA1510) supported by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) with aid of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, in compliance with a resolution of the German Bundestag.