Aarhus welcomes the GPS of the future

The accuracy within a few meters might not be important when a family uses a GPS for driving during the vacations. But for the development of the society and the applicability of new automatic systems and technologies new and accurate positioning systems are required, and the demand of those positioning system will increase during the years to come.

In the late autumn of 2018 the city of Aarhus welcomes the platform for research and innovation, TAPAS. TAPAS resists of high technological reference infrastructure which will improve and specify the quality of satellite signals in the city center. The municipality of Aarhus offers there by an open platform, available for all kinds of business.

Then TAPAS will be tested through real life cases which can guarantee applicability outside the laboratory. The open system is offered to anyone who wants to work innovatively with accurate positioning. Therefore, TAPAS is flexible, so it can adapt user-specific requirements during the test period.

TAPAS in Aarhus is a part of a study which will examine how to use the 18 new satellites of Galileo. The project is created in collaboration with the National Space Agency of Denmark, DTU Space, and it will examine the possibilities of the new technology. In the futures it can hopefully create growth in areas like transport, agriculture, environment, and urban development. For example, the technology could cause helping devices such as driverless vehicles, drones etc.

The accuracy of TAPAS comes down to a few centimeters – even for moving elements – which opens for use inside most business areas.

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Photo: Danish Agency for Data Supply and Efficiency