To make HIT the main and integrated Research Pole in the fields of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Tourism in Greece and among the top 10 relevant nodes of technology and expertise in Europe.

Acronym: Galileo 4 Mobility
Project title: Fostering the adoption of GALILEO for Mobility as a Service
Duration: 30 months (01/11/2017 – 30/04/2020)

Description: GALILEO 4 Mobility will aim at supporting the introduction of GALILEO technology within the Mobility as a Service context, by analysing the needs in terms of geolocation of the different stakeholders involved and demonstrating it the benefits of GALILEO through pilot demonstrators of shared mobility services.
Urban mobility is becoming an issue of great importance in today’s society due to the increasing population movements towards big cities and the exponential growth of cities in developing countries. Today, urban mobility schemes are evolving faster than ever mainly due to social, economic and technological changes. The democratization of smart mobile devices is allowing new business models based on sharing goods and services: the sharing economy. Its fast growth during recent years reflects a shift from owning goods toward accessing them when you need them.
In that context, Shared mobility (SM) services have grown exponentially during last years. Whilst car sharing is still the most widespread form of SM, other services such as bike sharing, ride hailing and flexible forms of public transport are also growing rapidly. New services based on the use of mobile apps to match demand and offer and to aggregate different transport modes are constantly increasing. These developments create the potential for an integrated system of multi-modal SM services – increasingly referred to as “Mobility as a Service” (MaaS) – that will drive market innovation.
Geolocation of users and vehicles by means of satellite navigation technologies has been widely used and it´s a key enabler for most of the services. While traditional GPS-based solutions have proven not to be a reliable solution, GALILEO will further improve signal availability, thus enhancing continuity of service for shared mobility services in urban or challenging environments.


  • To understand, define and validate which are the requirements for GNSS in Mobility as a Service sector, identifying the benefits that GALILEO might bring compared to existing solutions.
  • To develop the key elements to exploit GALILEO benefits within the MaaS sector.
  • To disseminate the project results and support their exploitation after the project.

HIT key role and responsibilities: HIT is the responsible for the collection and definition of the requirements and specifications as well as the leader of the Thessaloniki pilot implementation.


Contact Person:
Josep Maria Salanova Grau
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