Galileo Green Lane app eases cross-border traffic through satellite

For a month, it was used by over 2 500 truck drivers

Over 2 500 downloads were registered since the Galileo Green Lane app was kicked off in the beginning of May, proving its popularity among truck drivers. The app uses the positioning services of Europe's Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). For drivers and national authorities, the app visualises relevant border situations providing information on traffic flows and waiting times.

The Green Lane app is developed by the European GNSS Agency (GSA) in collaboration with the Commission. It is a key tool in the EU’s Covid-19 pandemic response, facilitating traffic flow of goods through the EU’s borders.

Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton, pointed out that through the Galileo Green Lane app, the EU demonstrates the value of space based technologies and applications to provide innovative and concrete solutions, for instance in support to the free flow of goods across the Single Market.

Encouraging transport workers and operators to download and use the app, Commissioner for Transport, Adina Vălean, accented that while borders were closing and lockdowns looming, the Green Lanes were preventing a supply chain crisis”. Member States embraced this concept and made it operational very quickly, she added.

 

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