The SeamlessCities project is part of the strategic European Mobile and Mobility Industries Alliance (EMMIA) initiative. The two-year project is meant to serve as a large-scale demonstrator of intermodal mobility services that provide seamless real-time navigation and environmental information.
The project aims to facilitate applications for seamless localisation and navigation services for European urban areas (based on the continuous positioning technology awiloc® and Galileo/EGNOS) and to boost the use of Earth observation data provided by the second flagship of the European space programmes, Copernicus (previously known as GMES), in mobile services.
The SeamlessCities App Camp is organised and held to encourage the development of further city-app concepts and support their advancement, with co-financing from the project in cooperation with European cities.
Furthermore, as part of the project, an intermodal transport service app for the City of Nuremberg (incl. multimodal routing and booking) will be developed as a large-scale demonstrator by a consortium, which aims to roll out the service in further European cities.
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The European Mobile and Mobility Industries Alliance (EMMIA)
The European Mobile and Mobility Industries Alliance (EMMIA) is a strategic initiative that brings together policy makers and industry representatives at the European level. In addition to enhancing transnational cooperation, its aim is to develop more sustainable solutions in the field of mobility with the support of mobile services through better use of other current and planned initiatives.
The Alliance comprises a policy learning platform and five specific actions in the areas of large-scale demonstrators (real live testing), financial access, and improving the interoperability of mobile services.
This initiative is supported by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry and financed under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP), which aims to encourage the competiveness of European enterprises.
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Copernicus (previously known as GMES) is the most ambitious Earth-observation programme to date. It will provide accurate, timely, and easily accessible information to improve the management of the environment, understand and mitigate the effects of climate change, and ensure civil security.
This initiative is headed by the European Commission (EC) in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Environment Agency (EEA).
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EU satellite navigation programmes Galileo and EGNOS
EGNOS, the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service, is Europe's first venture into the field of satellite navigation. It is paving the way for Europe's independent global satellite navigation system, Galileo, which is currently under development. EGNOS is operational and available for use, with both an Open Service and a Safety-of-Life Service for aviation.
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The Galileo programme is Europe's initiative for a state-of-the-art global satellite navigation system that provides a highly accurate, guaranteed global positioning service under civilian control. The fully deployed system will consist of 30 satellites and the associated ground infrastructure. Galileo will be interoperable with GPS and GLONASS, the two other global satellite navigation systems.
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The Fraunhofer ISS technology awiloc® enables continuous positioning - both indoors and outdoors - by combining satellite navigation (GNSS) and Wifi-based localization. Its self-positioning of mobile devices is based on a method known as fingerprinting and solely considers the measured signal strength of existing wireless LAN base stations at a given reference point.
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