EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System) is a free European satellite-based service developed with EU public funds to improve GPS positioning. EGNOS is used by farmers for machinery guidance.
GEAR (eGnos dEmonstrator for AgRriculture) is a free interactive virtual application that allows farmers and any other user to discover in a friendly and easy way the benefits of using EGNOS for machinery guidance compared with other GNSS solutions.
The application is free and users can virtually drive a tractor equipped with EGNOS signal and simulate the performance of several agricultural tasks, such as ploughing, sowing, spreading and spraying, under different weather conditions.
Users can improve their driving skills with the assistance of EGNOS, avoiding gaps and overlaps between passes, in order to optimize costs. Once the work is completed, a report is generated to analyse the economic savings and other benefits achieved by the user.