The GNSS market is set to grow steadily across the next decade. Global annual GNSS receiver shipments are forecast to grow continuously across the next decade, from 1.8 bln units in 2019 to 2.8 bln units in 2029.

The overall installed base will grow from more than 6 bln units in 2019 to 10 bln units by 2029. The market for the various GNSS applications is very large, among these the application in road transport has undergone profound changes due to the gradual adoption of portable personal devices and solutions integrated with means of transport.

Road Key Market trends

-         Value creation in the automotive industry is shifting: from hardware to software, with vehicles becoming more intelligent automated; and from product to service, thanks to connected vehicles and the development of the Mobility-as-a-Service paradigm

-         As the data generated by the vehicle is at the core of new business models, OEMs internalise the technologies generating this data, including positioning and GNSS

-         The development of in-vehicle positioning engines offers the opportunity to both OEMs and solution providers to leverage a unique GNSS receiver to support added-value services

-         As automation requires vehicles to rely on very stringent positioning performance, there is a push towards increased robustness and accuracy of satellite navigation solutions

 Hybrid GNSS Receiver – HGR for Enhanced Safety and Security of Transports

Our HGR product is aimed at the PNT user segment domain, and in particular for time and position certification, information of fundamental value for any transport system.

The product is based on the exploitation of patented anti-spoofing algorithms based on the integration of data from three different information sources:

-         The GNSS, for continuous, accurate and worldwide available timing and positioning;

-         The ADS-B, as source of a priori unknown messages in terms of content, signal characteristics (e.g. frequency deviation caused by the Doppler shift) and emission time. By design, in fact, ADS-B messages are transmitted by each airplane at random times, in order to avoid message conflicts in accessing the shared ALOHA channel at 1090 MHz (ADS-B is based on a pure ALOHA access);

-         A secure synchronisation mechanism based on a communication network, to provide alternative timing through a secure channel.