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.