EU’s Galileo High Accuracy Service (HAS) positioning launches
The European Union (EU) has announced the operational launch of the High Accuracy Service (HAS) positioning system from its Galileo global navigation satellite platform – a location-fixing application that becomes available free of charge to myriad users worldwide, including drone operators.
In announcing the start of HAS functionality from Galileo, EU officials said the service will provide users around the world with significantly enhanced precise point positioning data over existing systems, and entirely free of charge to boot. European Commissioner for Internal Markets, Thierry Breton, hailed the rollout as providing locational information that has become vital to people and businesses on a daily basis, and “feeding a prosperous market for innovative applications – from farming to drone navigation and autonomous driving.”
Introduced to the public after a period of testing, the EU’s HAS improves the accuracy of Galileo’s positioning…