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Location-Based Services Handbook by Mohammad Ilyas, Syed A. Ahson

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Chapter 12

Assisted Global Navigation Satellite Systems: An Enabling Technology for High Demanding Location-Based Services

Paolo Mulassano and Fabio Dovis

12.1 Introduction

Enabling factors for a new generation of location-based services (LBS) are a combination/fusion of information and communication technologies (ICT) (i.e., communication and navigation, sensors) as well as a good framework for partnerships among companies belonging to different sectors merging their knowledge (ICT, Automotive, Electronic systems and services). Good examples are concrete actions of TelCo providers with car manufacturers grouping with the aim to hit the market of in-car telematic services that require position and in most cases always-on connectivity.

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