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Collaboration on digitization for safe, smart cities

The Swedish Transport Administration has been tasked by the Government to test geofencing in demonstration projects in urban environments. In connection with this, a collaboration project was begun in the autumn to initiate demonstrations and also to develop the relevant existing research and innovation programs so that geofencing is included.

Geofencing can direct things so that only authorized vehicles can be driven within a defined geographic area. By making use of the possibilities of digitization – geofencing, for example – transportation can be made more efficient, speeds can be limited, greenhouse gas emissions and noise from traffic can decrease, outdoor air can be improved and traffic safety can increase.

To have a safe, secure and quality-assured city, we’ll need a smart combination of new technology, infrastructure, and physical design. To get there, we’ll develop a range of tools and an action plan for solutions that will be tested in real environments. The long-term goal has to be solutions that are internationally marketable,” says Maria Krafft, Director of Traffic Safety at the Swedish Transport Administration.

An important part of this effort is the opportunity to work jointly on a robust digital infrastructure in cities. One condition for this is collaboration between government authorities, cities, and the business sector,” says Lina Olsson of CLOSER, project manager of the effort by order of the Swedish Transport Administration.

The Swedish Transport Administration is responsible for the work on geofencing being carried out in collaboration with The Cities of Stockholm and Gothenburg, Scania AB, AB Volvo, Volvo Personvagnar AB and Autoliv; CLOSER is managing the collaborative project.

Read more on the Swedish Transport Administration website

Read more on the Swedish Government Offices website

Read more on Scania’s website