HELMET will impact on the Work Programme 2018-2020 objectives creating a liaison between three transport applications benefitting from a high integrity-high accuracy localization platform. Common requirements, large scale production and standard certification rules are the ingredients for a massive utilisation of the EGNSS in the land transportation sector, making this ecosystem a better place for private investments with respect to a fragmented approach.
This below table shows HELMET impact according to the Work Programme 2018-2020.

The HELMET project has the ambitious objective to set the stage for a future standard of GNSS applied to railway/automotive/UAV (supporting road and rail) applications to foster the adoption of EGNSS applications. Consequently, a specific effort is planned for a multi-purpose dissemination plan targeting the key stakeholders and users.
In particular the following communities will be reached:
– Railway community;
– Automotive community;
– UAV community;
– Satellite services community;
– Standardization and regulatory bodies;
– Certification and authorisation authorities;

Item described in the topic

Foster the EGNSS market uptake in transport. It should build on specific features and differentiators of Galileo and EGNOS, demonstrating the advantage of their use in smart and green mobility.

Action in HELMET

Multi-modality is a key differentiator of HELMET to aggregate the needs of cars and trains with a consequential effect to catch the demand of UAVs for monitoring rail and road assets. The platform relies on the know-how of SBAS-EGNOS world-leading technology for high integrity services in the aviation sector to stepping into the multi-constellation multi frequency and multi sensor domain to fight back against common hazards of the land mobile scenarios.

Contribute to the resource efficient, climate and environmental friendly transport that will be also safe and seamless for the benefit of all citizens, the economy and society.


HELMET accelerating the adoption of EGNSS on local and regional trains, connected cars and UAVs for   monitoring railways and roads assets will drastically improve the quality of life of citizens and the environment with much less emissions of CO2.

To satisfy increased mobility needs of people and goods whilst improving transport service continuity.

The high accuracy localization platform of HELMET will reduce the safe-distance between two vehicles contributing to increase the capacity of transport especially on peak-hours avoiding to construct new roads and railways.

Encourage market take-up, taking into account infrastructure and regulatory requirements, coordination of multiple actors and projects.

Market take-up depends on the maturity, cost of the on board units as well as the regulatory framework and service provisioning. HELMET, creating a liaison between train and cars ecosystems, will favour an osmosis among these sectors, in particular, through the sharing of the expertise on the safety and certification process acquired in the train domain, and the opportunity of new multi-sensors platforms that the automotive market is requiring on a much larger scale. Furthermore, HELMET, continuing along the roadmap of the previous RHINOS project, will involve primarily RFI and ANAS as potential early adopters, and will interact with the RTCM Committee on GNSS-based High Accuracy Applications Group. The final objective is to contribute to a roadmap to fulfil the standardisation and certification process, taking into account the regulatory requirements since the beginning of the project, and user needs and operational requirements coming from many different land transportation operators and actors involved through HELMET steering committee.

Commercialise the developed products and services.

HELMET exploitation strategy is based on the creation of a service provider targeting the rail and road segments and involving private and institutional actors. This approach is in line with the EGNOS SoL (Safety of Life) services delivery to the aviation sector through the ESSP company. The presence of Sogei in the consortium can facilitate this process, being Sogei the ICT partner of Ministry of Economy and Finance that is also the shareholder of the Italian Railways Group that includes RFI and ANAS.