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Geofencing - for a safe and secure journey

Friday, May 5, 2023

"For us, offering a safe and secure journey is a priority", says Tomas Hagelberg, planning manager within the urban environment administration, Göteborgs stad

In the GeoSence project, which CLOSER leads, geofencing solutions are developed that should lead to better traffic flows, higher security and better air quality. Here you can see the film about how the city of Gothenburg tested geofencing to ensure speed restrictions in the city.

How is the city of Gothenburg doing?

The City of Gothenburg has the ambition to use geofencing in public procurement. In the GeoSence project, concrete descriptions of functionality, contract texts and follow-up of compliance must be produced. Likewise, a technical solution has been tested in collaboration with two transport companies that drive for the city of Gothenburg.

The aim is to ensure that speed limits are respected, especially in areas where there are unprotected road users such as near schools. The tests were carried out in some of the vehicles used for service trips for people with special needs. Low-speed areas were set up in a so-called zone management system, which was used temporarily during the tests. In the vehicles that participated, retrofitted equipment was used to support the drivers in maintaining the speed that applied in the respective zone.

See how the city of Gothenburg is testing geofencing and why it is important for the city


The test was carried out within the framework of GeoSence.

GeoSence is the first project of its kind to examine the implementation of geofencing and its impact from a holistic perspective, working closely with local planning authorities. The overall aim of GeoSence is to design, test and evaluate new geofencing concepts and solutions for specific cases in cities and to propose new ways to deploy different geofencing applications.

Facts about GeoSence

GeoSence is a joint initiative JPI Urban Europe-project funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 and brings together project partners from Germany, Norway, Sweden and Great Britain.The GeoSence project period is April 2021 to March 2024 with a budget of approximately 1.6 million euros.
Project partners:
Göteborgs Stad, City of Munich, Stockholm stad, Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA), Chalmers University of Technology, RISE, SINTEF, Technical University of Dresden, University of Westminster & CLOSER.
Support partners:
ALICE, City of Helmond, City of London, City of Madrid, London European Partnership for Transport (LEPT), POLIS, Swedish Transport Administration, Volvo Group & Scania.

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Rodrigue Al Fahel

Rodrigue Al Fahel

International coordinator
City logistics, Geofencing, Construction logistics