The German start-up company LatitudeN offers intelligent location-based solutions with focus on tourism.

It is the mission of LatitudeN to create a new way of feeling and exploring unknown environments, bridging the gap between the information available and the real travellers’ demands and expectations.

LatitudeN helps its clients to create innovative mobile solutions which are able to project users' experience to the next level.

Project: Farol

'Farol City Guides' is the brand name of an intelligent travel city guide for smart phones focused on the specific needs of short city-break visitors who often lack the time to prepare their trips. 

The guide provides fast and easily the most of what a city can offer within a short stay.

Its unique profile estimation features and real-time adaptation makes this mobile application the perfect 'travel buddy' for business travellers with still some hours left after a meeting for sightseeing, and for tourists on a short weekend city-break trip.

The guide’s artificial intelligence algorithm not only generate fully personalised tours, but also adapts real-time to the user’s profile.

Therefore, and unlike any other solution available on the market, Farol City Guides optimizes time spent in a city, presenting the most relevant sightseeing information that matches the travellers’ preferences.

From space to industry

The location-based ’Farol City Guides’ solution developed by LatitudeN is very dependent on position estimates which places the pedestrian users on a navigation map. The satellite GNSS navigation signal accuracy is key to achieve the desirable results.

LatitudeN is permanently working on techniques to constant improve the positioning accuracy of its products. The Galileo GNSS improved capabilities and accuracy will in the future be integrated in our solutions.

In addition to the outdoor location-based solutions, LatitudeN is currently developing an international R&D project aiming at implementing a seamless transition between outdoor and indoor environments.

ESA Business Incubation

LatitudeN is hosted at ESA Business Incubation Centre (BIC) Darmstadt, Germany, and is in the phase of consolidating the company.

The close collaboration with researchers at ESA’s satellite control centre ESOC for the development of software components in LatitudeN’s system has contributed to achieve the high quality results for the product.

The day-to-day support provided by ESA BIC Darmstadt to LatitudeN as well as the opportunity to exchange experiences with other incubated companies makes from our incubation a very enriching experience.


LatitudeN is hosted at ESA BIC Darmstadt since October 2009.





Bruno Fernandes
Managing director and founder

LatitudeN GmbH
64293 Darmstadt

Phone: +49 (0)6151 679 06 59


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