ARIADNA in a nutshell

In a thriving context of transformation of urban mobility, where schemes combining public and private mobility options (also known as Mobility as a Service) are evolving faster than ever due to social, economic and technological changes, Public Transport Authorities (PTA), Public Transport Operators (PTO), and industrial providers must get prepared and adopt the necessary tools and knowledge to manage the mobility services of the future in a more flexible and efficient way. EGNSS has the potential to enhance the quality of public transportation by reducing operational costs, and reducing negative externalities, while fostering the development of a wide range of new shared mobility services.

ARIADNA supports the adoption of EGNSS for Public Transport and urban mobility by raising awareness on GALILEO / EGNOS benefits, and its superior technical features, among the different stakeholders involved, namely decision-makers, PTAs/PTOs, and supporting the introduction of new solutions provided by SMEs and start-ups, in a fruitful cooperation with academia and research centres, ultimately promoting visibility at global scale, generating broad awareness, and technological capacitation.


ARIADNA targets the following stakeholders…

… … to raise broad and comprehensive awareness, build the capacity, and increase confidence in promoting and adopting EGNSS in the field of urban mobility.

Public Transport
Authorities & Operators

EGNSS has the potential to enhance the quality of Public Transportation by reducing operational costs and increasing efficiency, by leveraging the superior features of GALILEO, i.e. more accurate positioning and authenticated services.


The two EU navigation programmes – EGNOS & GALILEO – have great potential that must be unlocked to help Cities provide better mobility, giving citizens reliable and robust positioning of the smartphones, vehicles and goods on which they depend daily.

& Research Centres

The project brings together the so-called knowledge triangle: Universities, Research Centres and industry, plus cities, generating scientific knowledge, and dissemination through international journals and international sectorial events.


According to the GSA, “the advent of 5G, Automated Driving, Smart Cities and the IoT is set to spawn a further proliferation and diversification of GNSS-enabled added-value services”. The project will focus on public transport as an entry point to other ITS applications.

& Startups

The project supports SMEs & Startups by covering the various cycles of business development, networking with industry players and liaising with academia & research through hackathons with GALILEO-based approaches targeting challenges facing public transport.


The project will contribute to increase confidence and boost massive adoption of EGNSS-supported applications by end users where precise, accurate and reliable location services for transportation choices is needed.