GLOVE is a technological STREP proposal which investigates the mutual benefits coming from the cross-domain integration between (i) Galileo/EGNOS GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) and (ii) VANETs (Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks). Such integration is already foreseen on vehicular On-Board Units (OBU), but has not been extensively studied to exploit all the potential benefits of a tight-coupling between the two domains. GLOVE proposes to cover this area, in strong synergy with other research projects. The problem is split into three steps, corresponding to the functional blocks constituting the overall GLOVE OBU: 1) a tightly-coupled GNSS receiver (OBUg) integrating also signals other than GNSS ones (e.g. from VANET domain); 2) a VANET transceiver/router (OBUv) benefiting as much as possible from both time and space information; 3) a block (OBU) performing the integration between Galileo/EGNOS and VANET data, expected to improve existing vehicular services and to enable novel ones. Expected results of the project include both theoretical (architectures, performance evaluations, analysis of weaknesses and points of strength of the envisioned solutions) and practical ones (proof of concept demonstration of the solutions and of the related services).
Both results have a scientific relevance and are also expected to widen the Galileo potential. Remarkably novel solutions are envisioned: they are specifically drawn to investigate services which could play a key-role for Europe to achieve a strong competitive advantage in the field of GNSS receivers and Navigation Platforms.