European Commission has launched European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS), a five times accurate sat nav model than the current models at free of cost to business and individuals. They claim that new applications and opportunities are made possible with its more precise navigation signals.
“The technology can now inlude more intricate use, from agricultural crop spraying to guiding blind people in their everyday lifes.”, says EU Transport Commissioner Antonio Tajani.
This new technology was developed with the backing from European Space Agency and is currently being certified for aviation news.
The Commission said that the system is Europe’s first-ever contribution to satellite navigation. The Commission is said to be committed to support EGNOS for a long term basis, extending its geographical scope.