An 8th Partner for Galileo?
Galileo's fate could well hang on Germany's determination to bring a new partner into the consortium that is to build the future European satellite navigation system. [...]
A consortium led by France's Sagem -- now part of the new group Safran alongside Snecma -- has just won a contract to manage Biodev, a program to design biometric visas that is being tested as a forerunner to VIS, the Schengen area's future visa system. [...]
In coming years the European Union countries can be expected to deploy computer architecture designed to see to the identification of persons by incorporating new factors like biometric elements (fingerprints, iris scans) or even biological data, such as DNA. [...]